Pioneer continues to ditch CDs with its new media player for DJs.
Pioneer has announced the XDJ-700, an affordable media player that looks like a CDJ but only plays digital files via USB, smartphone or computer.
As well as costing just €699 each, Pioneer is touting the XDJ-700 as one of its most compact standalone media players yet, with the additional benefits of a touchscreen and removable stand. As is the case with every piece of Pioneer DJ kit, the XDJ-700 is fully compatible with the company’s Rekordbox, which was recently upgraded to full performance software.
The XDJ-700 is by no means the first time Pioneer has ditched the CDs in its CDJs, but the XDJ-700’s relatively low price does put it more within the reach of home users than last year’s XDJ-1000 model. The XDJ-700 will be available in December, but you can watch it in action in the video below.