The CDJ 250 is not rackable, it is a table top CD player that is not very good. The jog wheel is pretty big though. It is a great starting point for a digital style DJ who wants to learn the ins and outs of mixing music digitally. There is a backlit display screen right on it that will show our songs and let you scroll through them easily and quickly. Beat matching is also pretty easy with this player.
Setting it up takes no effort at all and anyone can have it up and running in a few minutes after opening the box. But right away you will notice how light it is and how much it feels like plastic. Being that it does only cost around 140 dollars you really cannot expect solid metal or aluminum casting though.
This unit is compatible with audio CD’s and MP3 CDS but .wav files could cause many issues. Sometimes they play, sometimes they do not. Also CD Rewrite disk do not work well with this CD player either.
I have use this a few times and never really liked it too much mainly because I am use to better sounding CD players and units. This is only for a new user who is just learning. I would never gig with it in anything other than a small house part for friends or family. I would never gig with it in a club or venue mainly because the audio output is not as powerful as it needs to be in order to be heard properly in larger systems and large spaces. This is ok for small stuff like at home or practicing. Also there are not really any one board effects, there is a brake mode to give stops like using real vinyl but besides that nothing else really stood out to me.