Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2
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Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2

CDJ-800 MK2, Tabletop DJ player from Pioneer in the CDJ series.

All user reviews for the Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 50 reviews )
 38 reviews76 %
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IanLightsOut12/06/2010

IanLightsOut's review"The King Of DJ CD Players!"

Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2
The Pioneer CDJ 800 is one of the best DJ CD players available for the money. With the advancement of CDJ series far beyond this basic model, they can be acquired for an affordable cost and offer the high quality you have come to expect from Pioneer as a DJ. The pitch adjust is solid and precise, and once you get the hang of it, you can hang on any Pioneer CD player out there. The Vinyl mode is essential and makes cueing CD's a cinch. The looping function makes working in tracks and spicing up DJ sets easy, with on the fly control of looping increment and length. If vinyl mode is not desired, regular cd playback mode is available. The user can also select the speed and pitch range of the track, so that slower tracks can be sped up far beyond the original tempo, allowing for more options in a DJ set than ever before. The 'Wide' pitch control option also allows for some really fun effects simply from slowing down and speeding up the track. Readout options let you customize the time display, track display, and time remaining readouts. The player gives the DJ the control desired, but is not too complicated for the less specified user to figure out. The quick playback response and informative display (Although lacking a waveform readout or peak reader, which will come on later model CDJs) gives the user enough information to play a smooth and well executed set. The sound, especially when enhanced with cable upgrades, is perfect. After having used many other CD players of varying brands and models, and experiencing the shaky pitch adjusts, poor displays, unreliable playback and sound quality, I am very pleased with the selection of this product.
Audiofanzine FR12/08/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2
(Originally written by Dave Sark/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
How long have you been using it?

One year.

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

Pros:

* Auto loops

* Cue

* Very accurate BPM counter and pitch function

* Sturdy and quite affordable professional device.

* Read ID-tags

* Very reliable

Cons:

* Refuses to read some CDs.

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

Yes. Denon, Numark... No other brand is worth it. The 1000 mk3 offers additional functions compared to the 800 mk2 but they are not very useful for me, and they are not comprehensive enough considering the price (twice the money)!!

- How would you rate its value for money?

Ok.

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?

Yes!!!

I give it 9/10.
mahol10/19/2008

mahol's review

Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2
I have owned one cdj-800 for about a year, and i was so impressed i bought another! both work flawlessly and have amazing built quality even though the exterior is plastic.

Many rivials (vestax cdx range, which i found to be tacky, cheap feeling and very badly designed, it was as if the increase of gadgets was added to make the customer not feel as conned for buying a second rate piece of kit for a not so second rate price tag! ) some i have used have nothing compared to pioneers cdj range.

I love vinyl, and was very anti cd deck. If vinyl died, Pioneer is to blame! but it opens so many new exciting ways to DJ in fact i have switched, my monthly vinyl spend has decreased alot as CDs are much lighter and cheaper (my back loves cd).

The cd load time is really fast maybe 3 seconds and your ready, the jog wheel in vinyl mode has the analog feel and it does feel like vinyl. very handy tools such a auto loops, good quality display that shows you everything you need to know. the quick return feature is really handy for lazy scratch DJs as you dont need to pull the record back! just set a cue point and will always return.

it remembers your cues in it own memory which is also handy.
Yes it is £515 but its well worth it, for quality, reliability and for your own reputation.

If i had the choice again yes i would buy them again, or save the extra £200 and go for its brother the CDJ 1000, i cant really knock them
Bardouin04/29/2014

Bardouin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not much better than the MK1"

Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2
I use it for 3 years in a bar where I mix

I like the simplicity and robustness, the jog niquel, the fact that we can keep the CUE button and press play to start the song! it can avoid mistakes on my MK1 800 this function does not exist and if we used it to mix like we were in the shit! You press play or not, when the finger touches the cue was removed the song stopped!

I do not like the CD jumping all the time! Much more than the MK1! CD stops in the middle when it takes him, I thought the plate was defective but apparently I'm not the only one having this problem on AF.

Then I've never used the MP3 function, for me this is a format to flee, but I admit that mix a whole evening with only 4 or 5 CD it must be nice!
jeremy.poisson.1403/06/2014

jeremy.poisson.14's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good for beginner DJ turntable"

Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2
How long have you use it? 4 months

Have you tried many other models before buying it? Denon DNS 3500 and CDJ 2000

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
the +: cue buttons and very reactive play, jog, automatic loops.
The -: Only 2 percent for keyed (6% and 100%), there is no song titles so require of them written on a piece of paper or ear to know what you're playing.
It lacks a USB port

How would you rate the quality / price? This is a good deck, but it is more suitable for beginners because I find it too simple for me, if the deck is reliable and worth the money (1400 €)

With experience, you do again this choice? I ... did not buy it, I tested a pair of 800 Mk2 in a few evenings and it is not a deck that I buy too easy to use and missing some stuff (USB port, Title Display ...) However, it will agree to beginners who want more reliable pioneer and low prices.
funkmachine01/20/2014

funkmachine's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good"

Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2
I use it for 4 months

Yes whole range pioneer

Most, all this plate is extra
the - no usb slot but that is normal considering the technological context of the time.

R / P / Q, this platinum is expensive for people who buy new at the time, but hey it's good stuff.
Yes without hesitation but I think again on the new.
jacquesdebreb05/15/2012

jacquesdebreb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good turntables functional"

Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2
since 2006

I try cdj 1000, dn-s 5000

the least: nothing special

most: the tray and loops.

proper value for money compared to 1000 have cdj can do anything with the 800!

I do not redeem the 800 because the 850 is out!
euskadi3109/12/2011

euskadi31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super Platinum"

Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2
- How long have you use it?

4 years

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

yes

- What is so special that you like most and least?

most: the jog wheel

the least: the price


- How would you rate the quality / price?

a bit expensive

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

yes, I think from a more upscale model still in the Pioneer CDJ series.
jeremstyle09/01/2011

jeremstyle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2
Good stuff versatile, I use it with traktor. The functions are basic. The hot loops really accurate.

Be some lack of detail on the display when playing cds!
Play and cue buttons a bit small compared to the cdj 1000, for example. Lack the function emepche dejecta a cd during playback.

Good value! Above it reads MP3 CDs!
SaNkAmAn08/08/2011

SaNkAmAn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Qque good!"

Pioneer CDJ-800 MK2
It's been quite a while that I mix on CDJ800MKII I out of 200.

Nothing to say special, top notch, the Piopio koi! ;)

For my usage (and sometimes mix house bar / small club) that is enough.

MP3 playback, (not me).

To buy without a prob.