You know something? The name “Pioneer” itself already lends an extremely heavy weight to the rest of the company, especially when you consider how the company would need to live up to its name all the time when it comes to the introduction and delivery of new products. I have a Pioneer DVD player in my living room that isn’t doing too hot – the lens itself is just way too sensitive, that it cannot even read original DVDs that I pop in (of the same region), while those DVDs work fine on a $40 generic China brand. Well, that aside, it seems that Pioneer might be on to something here with what they deem as the industry’s first all-in-one DJ system that will boast of wireless control functionality via an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, thanks to Pioneer’s specially designed remote box app.
This is a particularly versatile system that features Wireless Direct, where it is capable of enabling reliable wireless connectivity using an iOS device, which works great especially when you are not within the vicinity of a Wi-Fi network. It will be different from conventional systems since the XDJ-R1 itself comes with dual CD players apart from an USB port that supports media playback. The system itself will play nice with a range of different music formats, where among them include (but are not limited to) conventional compact discs and MP3, AAC4, WAV and AIFF files stored on CD-R/RW and USB storage devices. You should be able to bring home the Pioneer XDJ-R1 sometime later this month for $1,099 a pop.