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In response to numerous requests from professional DJ's, Pioneer has created a limited-edition upgraded pro-use CD player that handles uncannily like a turntable. We've done it by including an extra-large jog dial for music search and cue-point selection. And we've simplified operation with a Loop-Out Adjust function. Combining superlative digital audio quality with a distinct vinyl turntable feel, the CDJ-500II is a music maker in a class by itself.



Vinyl Turntable Design
Jog Dial
- For a Closer-To-Vinyl Feel!
This large, quick-response dial makes frame-by-frame search and cue point selection easy and accurate while providing a closer-to-vinyl turntable feel.

Flat-Top Design
The CDJ-50011's top-mounted controls are easy to use, for DJs used to working with turntables.

Quick Start

When you hit the Play button, the CDJ-500II starts the music instantly so you can match rhythms with pinpoint accuracy.

Playing Address

A light bar provides an at-a-glance graphic indication of elapsed playing time.

Tempo Control

A DJ-standard long-stroke slide allows quickresponse control over pitch and speed within the range +/-10%.

Digital CD Features
Master Tempo
An industry first, this new Master Tempo control locks in the music's pitch even when the tempo changes. Now you can vary the beat with no change in vocal or instrument tone.

Loop Functions

Any sequence can be sampled and seamlessly looped as many times as desired.
This function lets you set a phrase start point in real time during a live performance. The end point is also set in real time.
During a loop, use this function to enter the Loop-Out Point correction. Then, after the adjustment is made, the jog dial enables easy re-setting.
With Long Loop, up to 10 minutes of music can be sampled and seamlessly looped as many times as needed, while Short Loop lets you loop half beats and phrases as short as one frame.
After a loop is released, the reloop button returns you to the loop start point.

Cue Functions

Auto Cue / Manual Cue
Auto Cue automatically locates the song's start point even if it differs from the track's 0 frame, while Manual Cue allows the cue point to be set freely. Also, using the Cue button, you can operate the player like a sampler.

Easy Cue Point Correction

The Manual Search button or the jog dial can make cue point a frame-by-frame search of the CD for the exact cue point you want.

Real-Time Cue Point Input

Set the cue point by pressing the Loop In button during playback. Then press Cue to set the cue point.

Pioneer Gives You More
Fader Start Play / Back Cue Play
When the CDJ-500II is used with a DJM-500, DJM-300, or DJM-300-S mixer, you can start the music with a fader, or cross fader, or use them to return to the cue point.

Built for Professionals

Power and Eject button safety guards prevent accidental music cutoff and thepickup protective slide operates automatically when the CD door opens.

Disc Type: Compact Disc
(5 inch/3inch)
Frequency Response: 4 Hz-20kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 106 dB or more
Dynamic Range: 96 dB or more
Total Harmonic Distortion: less than 0.0004%
Channel Seperation: 98 dB or more
Line Out: RCA PIN
Audio Output: 2.0 V
Power Requirements: AC 120 V
50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 19 W
Net Weight: 9 lbs 1oz
(4.1 kg)