Best DJ player of 2020

2020 was a difficult year, but it also blessed us with some outstanding new DJ equipment releases. As we prepare for 2021, we take a look back at some of the best releases of the last 12 months, picking out our favourites.


Best DJ player of 2020: Pioneer CDJ-3000


Pioneer don’t update their flagship CDJs very often, but when they do it’s always a big deal. There could be no other choice for our top DJ player of the year than the new CDJ-3000, despite the unfortunate fact that it arrived when clubs around the world found themselves facing unprecedented challenges.

No matter the circumstances, the 3000 improves on the previous flagship CDJ-2000NXS2 in countless ways. It’s not a case of reinventing the wheel so much as making a series of subtle improvements which add up to a major evolution: bigger, better touchscreen; better jog wheels, buttons and overall build quality; mildly tweaked layout; faster, more powerful processing; improved sound. There’s no doubt at all that the CDJ-3000 will be the new industry standard when nightlife returns to normal.

Read our full review of the Pioneer CDJ-3000 here.

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