Improved audio quality is the focus of the company’s new high-end models.

Pioneer DJ’s top-of-the-line Nexus CDJ-2000NXS and DJM-900NXS mixer have received an update.

According to the company, the fresh updates are a “giant leap into the future” that represent the result of years of DJ feedback.

Both models look much the same as their predecessors, but Pioneer is banking on what’s inside to convince people to upgrade. The new CDJ includes the expected touch screen and MIDI input, but also support for lossless formats FLAC and ALAC – something that’s been requested from Pioneer for years.

The DJM-900NXS2 should also offer vast improvements on audio quality, with an improved sound card and improved EQ and fader curves. It also features two USB ports, which should be a relief for anyone who’s tried to swap a laptop over at the end of a set.

What’s most notable about the CDJ-2000NXS2 is that it still plays CDs. Most of Pioneer’s recent media players have omitted the CD player in preference of USB and network playback, but it seems that as far as its flagship model goes, CD support is still a going concern.

The CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 will be available this February, but they don’t come cheap – both models cost €2,299 (approximately £1,721) each.

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