A New Horizon: Introducing the DJM-A9 next-generation professional DJ mixer
-Stunning sound quality that beats the DJM-900NXS2-
-Evolved playability and enhanced performance features-
-Expanded connectivity with brand-new input options-
February 28, 2023: AlphaTheta Corporation announces the release of the DJM-A9 next-generation professional DJ mixer from its Pioneer DJ brand. The 4-channel unit raises the bar for club standard mixers – boasting huge upgrades compared to its predecessor, the DJM-900NXS2 – with stunningly clear sound quality, enhanced playability and connectivity, and a host of new features to help you take your performances to the next level.
You’ll sound better than ever when you perform on the DJM-A9. An ESS Technology 32-bit high-quality A/D converter is built in to the channel input section and D/A converters of the same type are featured in the master and booth output sections to produce crystal-clear, natural-sounding audio on the dancefloor and in the booth for any genre of music you play. The sound from the microphone input and headphone outputs has also been enhanced through fine-tuning and improved construction with carefully selected new components.
The DJM-A9 has also received major upgrades to the way it feels. Various elements have been tweaked to make the DJ mixer more instinctive and comfortable to play on, including increased spacing around the EQ knobs. The channel faders and the MAGVEL FADER crossfader are slicker than those on the DJM-900NXS2, enabling you to mix and scratch more smoothly. And the Sound Color FX include the world’s first Center Lock feature, which you can turn on to ensure you don’t accidentally cross over between the hi/low parameters, no matter how quickly you turn the knob.
Beat FX are more instinctive to use on the DJM-A9 thanks to the new color display and revamped X-Pad, which is now arranged horizontally for simple, sideways finger sliding. The Beat FX channel selector is now a dedicated button, enabling quicker effect routing, and the Multi I/O section has been upgraded to offer true send capabilities. In total, there are 14 Beat FX to play with, including 3 new ones.
An enhanced microphone section brings new possibilities when streaming or MCing. You can connect a condenser mic directly to the DJM-A9 for the best possible vocal sound quality thanks to the phantom power supply to the mic input, which is an industry-first feature on a DJ mixer. To dynamically change the sound of your voice, there are 3 different mic effects plus a dedicated reverb to play with.
Changing DJs or playing back-to-back is a breeze on the DJM-A9 thanks to the dual sets of USB Type-B and Type-C ports, which enable you to connect two PCs/Macs running either rekordbox or Serato DJ Pro. And the mixer’s expanded connectivity opens up new possibilities for your performances. If you want to play tracks from a mobile device, Bluetooth®/MD input makes it easy on the DJM-A9. The audio can be routed to any channel and you can use all the mixer’s effects to change the sound.
The DJM-A9 is compatible with the forthcoming version of rekordbox, which will be available in March 2023. To use the mixer with Serato DJ Pro, you’ll need to buy a license or subscription for the software and download the latest version here. The mixer supports DVS control via either applications.
The Wi-Fi® connectivity built in to the DJM-A9 is useful for front of house teams, who can use the new Stagehand app to remotely monitor various information from the mixer, and even control selected functions, via an iPad that’s wirelessly connected to the same LAN router as the decks. By keeping an eye on things such as level meters and track information, engineers can adjust sound system settings and troubleshoot without entering the booth or disturbing the DJ.
Product category: 4-channel professional DJ mixer
Model number: DJM-A9
SRP: £2,469 including VAT
In-store date: Out now