pioneer turntable

Ever since the Panasonic corporation discontinued production of the beloved Technics product line in 2010, there’s been a power vacuum in DJ booths worldwide with no commercially available, industry standard turntable to take its place.  Requesting permission to come aboard? Pioneer.

The internet and global DJ community has been buzzing at the sight of this new Pioneer turntable concept since it debuted at Musikmesse 2014 in Frankfurt last month.  In the video below, you’ll see that the vinyl turntable prototype has the aesthetic familiarity of Technics save for Pioneer’s iconic round start/stop button found on their CDJs.

Already the gold standard when it comes to CDJ technology, Pioneer’s DJM mixer series is also, by far, the most popular option for clubs, concert venues and performers of every genre.  How many turntables can you spot at Coachella?

Considering the resurgence of vinyl, especially for electronic music, the addition of a high quality turntable option in Pioneer’s product line will likely secure its monopoly of the entire market for high end DJ equipment.  Stay tuned!

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