Pioneer DJ DDJ-RZX Quick Review

Pioneer DJ DDJ-RZX
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Categories: DJ Controllers, DJ Gear Manufacturers, Pioneer DJ

A real top of the line DJ controller, the DDJ-RZX is jam packed with features. The 3 high-resolution screens support video and are the best we have seen. The decks and mixer feel like a much more expensive professional setup and there are enough inputs and outputs for every need on the back. But it comes at a price.

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The Pioneer DJ DDJ-RZX is big, heavy and expensive. And if you are looking for the best of the best in the DDJ range, this is it. It supports virtually all the features in Rekordbox DJ, including and foremost Rekordbox Video.

The RZX is an RZ on steroids. Apart from the high-resolution screens, it has an improved sound color effects section compared to the RZ, and several small improvements that make it stand out.

If you have the budget and are a Video DJ, this is the best your money can buy. The fact the RZX cannot play from USB is a bit disappointing, but on the other hand, it comes very, very close of a CDJ-2000NXS2/DJM-900NXS2 and that costs…double the money.

Positive
  • Fantastic, high-resolution screens
  • Double USB inputs
  • A lot of onboard (and computer independent) FX options
  • CDJ/DJM feel and size for a half the price of the real thing
Negative
  • It’s heavy (15,8 kilos) and bulky
  • At USD 3000, it costs a small fortune
  • Despite all of the above, and the build in screens, it still needs a computer to operate, and the requirements are punishing for older models

Features & Specifications

    • Offers popular features from the CDJ and DJM-Series
    • Best sound quality: Asahi Kasei D/A-converter with 96 kHz & 32 Bit
    • Three touch-screens for complete control
    • Professional microphone section
    • Extensive effects: Combo-FX, Sampler-Repeat, Sound-Colour-FX, Release-FX
    • Active-Censor
    • Incl. three license keys: rekordbox dj, relordbox dvs and rekordbox video
    • Newly developed cross-fader: designed for more than 10 million cycles
    • OSC-Sampler
    • Two USB connections for seamless DJ switching
    • Brushed aluminium front-plate
    • P-Lock fader caps
    • Software: rekordbox dj
    • Inputs: 4 x CD/Line (Cinch), 2 x Phono (Cinch), 2 x Mic (XLR & 6.3 mm Stereo jack)
    • Outputs: 2 x Master-Out (1 x XLR, 1 x Cinch), 1 x Booth-Out (6.3 mm Stereo jack), 2 x Headphone-Monitor-Output (1 x 6.3 mm Stereo jack, 1 x 3.5 mm Stereo-Mini-jack)
    • Other connections: 2 x USB Type-B
    • Power supply: AC 110 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
    • Power consumption: 48 W
    • Dimensions (W×H×D): 945 x 119.7 x 547 mm
    • Weight: 15.9 kg

    Minimum system requirements

    • CPU: 2.5GHz dual-core Intel® Core™ i5 or higher
    • Memory: 8GB or more of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 250MB or more of free space (not including space for storing music files, etc.)
    • Display resolution: Resolution of 1280×768 or greater

    Recommended system requirements

    • CPU: 2.2GHz quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 or higher
    • Memory: 16GB or more of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 250MB or more of free space (not including space for storing music files, etc.)
    • Display resolution: Resolution of 1280 x 768 or greater

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