Introducing the Pioneer DJ Turntable - The PLX-1000
Yep, you read that right, Pioneer has officially announced their DJ turntable, the PLX-1000 (it debuted namelessly at a trade show this past March). From what we can tell after checking the specs, watching the video, and evaluating the design, it's pretty darn close to the Technics 1200 series, with a few modern upgrades. Multi-setting pitch controls, removable power/RCA cables, and icy blue LED lighting are some standouts.
Here's what Pioneer DJ had to say:
Pioneer is marking 20 years in the DJ industry with the launch of a modern classic: the PLX-1000 professional turntable. The PLX-1000 is precision engineered for the booth, drawing on 50 years' experience of making high-end turntables. The result is a familiar layout with some next generation improvements, including a high-torque direct drive system, multi-pitch control, club-grade build and sound quality, and detachable power and audio cables.
All the specs for the gear heads are below. No word on the price point yet, but stay tuned. For more info, visit Pioneer.