Pioneer Brings The Perfect Mix of Music and Functionality With New DJ Mixer

DJM-850 Loaded with Advanced Features and Effects for Creative Mixing Capabilities

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division continues to make advancements in its lineup of DJ products with the launch of its new DJM-850 performance DJ mixer that brings more functionality for the growing number of DJs that utilize today’s popular DJ software. Inheriting many of the same technologies, reliability and operability of Pioneer’s industry standard DJM-900nexus mixer, the DJM-850 (video demonstration) also features a built-in high-performance USB sound card, various functions for laptop-connected DJ performances, and the industry’s first1 BEAT COLOR FX function, which changes effects by linking the audio input of each channel.

“Pioneer has included innovative new features in the DJM-850 that expand DJs’ creative capabilities when they’re using their favorite DJ software. We see the growing use of DJ software as a great opportunity to bring professional level quality and features to this space,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

Variety of Effects
The DJM-850 follows Pioneer’s traditional mixer layout, featuring a variety of advanced sound effects that provide DJs with virtually limitless possibilities when mixing their music. Pioneer includes a new BEAT COLOR FX function, which changes effects by linking the audio input from each channel.

Sound Quality
The design of the DJM-850 combines broad functionality and high quality components to achieve great sound quality:

The DJM-850 offers compatibility to the Scratch Control (DVS) with Native Instrument’s TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2/DUO 2 software. Using the timecode disc bundled with the software and a PC, the DJM-850 is ready for scratch control (DVS) with a CDJ player or Vinyl turntable.

Additional Features
The DJM-850 is equipped with additional features that add to the versatility of the mixer:

The DJM-850 will be available in black or silver colors in March 2012 with a suggested retail price of $1,999.

Main Specifications 

No. of channels Audio: 4, Mic: 2
Inputs CD/LINE x 4 (RCA), LINE x 2 (RCA), PHONO x 2 (RCA)
MIC x 2 (XLR & 1/4 inch PHONE combined use x 1, 1/4 inch PHONE x 1)
Outputs MASTER OUT x 2 (RCA x 1, XLR x 1)
BOOTH OUT x 1 (1/4 inch PHONE)
HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x 1 (top side 1/4 inch PHONE)
Other Ports SEND X 1 (1/4 inch PHONE), RETURN x 1 (1/4 inch PHONE)
MIDI OUT x 1 (5P DIN), USB x 1 (top side B port), CONTROL x 4 (Φ3.5 mm MINI JACK)
Sampling rate 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz
D/A converter 32 bit
A/D converter 24 bit
Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Total harmonic distortion 0.004% or less
S/N ratio Min. 106 dB (LINE)
Head-room 19 dB
Power use 120 V AC (60 Hz)
Electricity consumption 30 W
Max. external dimensions  12.6” (W) × 15.0” (D) × 4.25” (H)
Weight 17 lbs.

1 As a hardware DJ mixer. Current as of February 23, 2012, based on Pioneer research.
2 Windows/MacOS supported. For Windows, distribution to three or more systems is possible only when using software that supports ASIO.
3 USB sound card functions can be used by installing the driver software and setup utility software from the included CD-ROM.
4 TRAKTOR SCRATCH can be used without connecting a soundcard.
5 Standard for linked performance with electronic music instruments.
6 Serato’s SCRATCH LIVETM is not supported.
7 System for playback of music files on PC in combination with playback position/speed of the time code disc
8 CD/vinyl record with time code for control of DVS software.

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation
SCRATCH LIVE is a registered trademarks of Serato Audio Research.
TRAKTOR 2 is a registered trademark of Native Instruments, Inc.

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Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJM series of mixers has become an industry standard at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for its high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, established in Tokyo in 1938, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.

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