Pioneer has unveiled a new DJ media player that is aimed at the up and coming DJ not quite ready for pro level gear. The new media player is called the CDJ-850. The media player is designed with a layout that is the same as the pro level offerings from Pioneer like the CDJ-2000 and the CDJ-900.
The 850 offers a 206mm jog dial with a rotary selector and browse buttons within the display. The device can play MP3, AAC, WAV, and AIFF audio formats directly from a USB drive or from recordable CDs.
The 850 also ships with Rekordbox software for analyzing track data like the Wave, Beat Grid, BPM, and ID3 tags. Music can be exported to USB and has MIDI controls for connecting to a laptop. The CDJ-850 will ship in August for $999.