Pioneer XDJ-RX2 has finally been released by the brand after a flurry of online gossip and speculation. The original XDJ-RX was a much loved and respected piece of kit, so it is interesting to see how the new kit measures up to its predecessor.
With excitement mounting for the release of this brand new model, let’s take a closer look at what promises to be a truly exciting addition to the Pioneer family.
Stylistically and aesthetically, the RX2 does not look massively dissimilar to the earlier model. Like the RX, this new incarnation is also a two-channel design.
Upon closer expectation however, it is apparent that the RX2 has enjoyed a sleek facelift that will attract a new legion of fans while also winning over devotees of the earlier model.
So, what’s new with the RX2 and are the upgrades impressive enough to make you want to buy it? To put it simply, yes, they definitely are. The biggest improvement has to be the new, larger touchscreen. Bold, bright and brilliantly easy to use, the display as a whole is reminiscent of Pioneer’s CDJ2000 NXS2.
This encapsulates one of the fantastic elements of the design, namely how Pioneer has skilfully incorporated the best of their other models into this brand new design.
Great Pioneer Features
The artful blending of other Pioneer models into the RX2 is apparent in a host of other design features. The mixer component of the model draws heavily on the DJM450 and DJM900 NXS2 for inspiration. Like these two other models, the mixer on the RX2 showcases two channels with Colour FX, a 3 band EQ and Beat FX.
The RX2 also enjoys new and updated decks. The model showcases jog wheels that are instantly recognisable from the brand’s DDJ controller. The jog wheels are somewhat larger than those found on earlier models and have a clean feel to them, small improvements that go a long way to enhance the user experience of the model.
The decks also showcase sixteen performance pads, which thanks to their backlit design, also place the model very firmly within the brand’s design heritage.
It is fair to say then that the RX2 is a definite improvement on the model’s already high-calibre original. Let’s take a closer look at the model’s high-performing features.
Vibrant, Helpful Screen
Without a doubt, the screen on the RX2 is instantly alluring, allowing you to immerse yourself into the creative process. The screen comes in at 7 inches and is full of exuberant colour. The screen is super helpful for allowing the user to enjoy a simple yet useful visual reference during the mixing process.
The Wave Zoom feature offers helpful detail for track breakdown and peaks, so you can get a full perspective on your creations. The screen also showcases a host of handy tools such as Needle Search, Track Filter, Short Cut features, a rotary selector and a QWERTY keyboard.
RekordBox DJ Included
The RX2 comes included with a RekordBox DJ license key. By activating the key you can get the RX2 connected and start DJing immediately. The model also showcases the RekordBox video expansion which allows you to load images and videos to the decks from your laptop which you can then embellish with text and FX.
Well Worth The Wait
Price-wise, the RX2 is a little costlier than its predecessor. However the model comes in at a lower price than the CD2000 NXS2, featuring a whole system and a RekordBox license, which is a fantastic deal.
The RX2 is well deserving of the hype and excitement it has received. Order the RX2 today from DJ Tech Direct to experience this world-beating, industry-leading all-in-one player. You will not be disappointed!