Pioneer Pro DJ XDJ-RX2 – an updated version of the popular 2-channel DJ system.
Right after the Rekordbox 5, Pioneer DJ presented a modernized version of its popular 2-channel all-in-one DJ system XDJ-RX. The updated model XDJ-RX2 inherited some functions and design elements from the components of the flagship setup NXS2. In particular, as the developers note, the XDJ-RX2 has the same equalizer and fader curves as the DJM-900NXS2 mixer. From it, the system got two new Sound Color FX effects – Sweep and Dub Echo (in XDJ-RX, Crush and Filter were instead).
The Pioneer Pro DJ XDJ-RX2 also boasts a 7-inch touchscreen (the same as the CDJ-2000NXS2) and a track search function via the on-screen QWERTY keyboard. From the above-mentioned player, the novelty also inherited a large rotary selector and features such as Needle Search, Track Filter and Short Cut.
Another extremely important improvement of the XDJ-RX2 is the doubled number of pads – now there are 16 (eight on each deck). These pads provide access to various performance functions, including those missing in the previous model – Slip Loop and Beat Jump.
Among other features of XDJ-RX2 we note the presence of a separate AUX-stereo input and a new Link Export mode. Using it, you can connect the laptop to the XDJ-RX2 (via a USB cable) and play the prepared tracks. Thus, you do not need to export them to a USB drive.
Differences from Pioneer XDJ-RX
The XDJ-RX2 now includes eight pads per channel, a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen, enhanced viewing controls, an integrated color FX from the DJM-900NXS2 (Dub Echo, Sweep, Filter and Noise) mixer, a parameter knob for additional tuning , two microphone inputs, two line inputs for connecting players or DJ players, and a USB connector for connecting directly to the laptop to download ringtones from Rekordbox or to control the Rekordbox DJ.
The touch screen is a welcome addition. It allows you to search for tracks using the Qwerty keyboard. Built-in Color FX and Beat FX use some of the most popular effects used in the DJM-900NXS2.
Price. Where is the best place to buy Pioneer Pro DJ XDJ-RX2?
Pioneer Pro DJ XDJ-RX2 will be available in late September at recommended retail price of €1699. The license key for Rekordbox DJ software will be bundled with the system. And the very first customers will get a license for Rekordbox Video Plus Pack.