Pioneer recently announced their new Professional budget Mixer, the DJM-250. That’s right an entry level 2 channel mixer that’s filled to the brim with professional quality outputs and effects. Quality filters are usually confined to high-end mixers, but now with the Pioneer DJM-250 two-channel mixer, DJs can combine EQ effects with not one, but two filters to perform mixes that sound like they were meant to be. All at the bargain price of $399 or 299 euros.
Filters have been making waves on the high end market for some time now, but now even beginners can sound like a pro with a simple twist of a knob. Offering filters on a per channel basis beginner DJs now get the chance to do what they could only dream of doing. For its price the DJM-250 is extremely well equipped and almost expected of most Pioneer products. This will fly off the shelves fast for new and budget conscious DJs.
So what does it offer, check our Pioneers Video first.
The DJM-250 is loaded with 8 inputs to connect with an array of sources, including 1 MIC input for MCing at parties. The mixer mirrors the layout of its bigger brothers to deliver the professional experience. Plus the XLR balanced output guarantees the high quality sound expected from our club standard mixers, making it perfect for DJing at home, parties or in music bars.
* Two independent sound colour filters
Borrowed straight from our high-end DJM-900 Nexus, the two sound colour filters can be added independently to each channel for seamless marrying of tracks. Combine that with the EQ effects to really carve out the mix. Lights on the filter knobs clearly show when each filter is engaged, to provide a unique visual aid to DJs for perfect performance every time.
* Eight input paths for maximum connectivity
Proving that you can’t judge a mixer by its size, the compact DJM-250 is loaded with eight inputs (four DJ multi-player and analogue turntable paths, three AUX and 1 MIC input), giving DJs the option of connecting to multiple equipment such as portable music players and synthesizers. It can also be used as a pre-amp.
* XLR balanced outputs for high-quality sound
Equipped with XLR balanced XLR outputs, the DJM-250 provides clear, accurate sound with no degradation of the source audio signal. And you can connect it to XLR compatible devices, such as powered speakers, without the need for an adapter.
* Other features:
o 48 kHz/24-bit full digital processing for clear sound quality.
o 3-band isolator type equalizer (+9dB to -∞) for the HI/MID/LOW bands on each channel.
o Fader Start Play function to control fader operation on Pioneer players linked by cable.
o Peak level meter for audio inputs on each channel.
o Cross Fader Curve Adjust function enables switching between three patterns of cross fader curves.
o Built-in rack-mount brackets for installation in booths or home studio desk.
We are always telling beginner DJs not to blow their cash on the most expensive mixer money can buy and here Pioneer give us another reason to say just that. Perfectly priced for DJs who do not have a few grand to spend, this mixer may be cheap but it packs in a lot of high end features. A smart move by Pioneer, who we would always recommend anyways due to great build qwuality and performance. A top brand at a low price, we couldn’t have asked for more.