Pioneer DJ Raises the Bar with its Next Generation DJM-A9 DJ Mixer
This professional mixer produces a heightened, clear sound quality and includes evolved playability features and expanded connectivity
The DJM-A9 raises the bar for club standard, professional mixers with stunningly clear sound quality, enhanced playability and connectivity, and a host of new features to take performances to the next level.
Offering multiple advancements over its predecessor, the Pioneer DJ DJM-900NXS2, the new DJM-A9 mixer produces a higher level of natural-sounding audio. By including an ESS Technology 32-bit high-quality analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) converters into the channel input section and the master and booth output sections, the DJM-A9 disperses clear sound to the booth and dance floor.
The DJM-A9’s new layout design makes it more instinctive and comfortable to play. Spacing was added around the EQ knobs. The channel faders and the MAGVEL FADER crossfader are slicker than those on the DJM-900NXS2, to enable performers to mix and scratch more efficiently. And the Sound Color FX include the world’s first Center Lock feature, to ensure artists don’t accidentally cross over between the hi/low parameters.
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.
Through fine-tuning and improved construction with carefully selected components, the microphone section of the DJM-A9 brings new possibilities when streaming or MCing. Artists 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 the artists 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 artists to connect two PCs/Macs running either rekordbox or Serato DJ Pro. And the mixer’s expanded connectivity opens up new possibilities for artists performances. If an artist wants 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 an artist can use all the mixer’s effects to change the sound.
The DJM-A9 is compatible with the upcoming version of rekordbox, which will be available in March 2023. To use the mixer with Serato DJ Pro, artists will need to buy a license or subscription for the software and download the latest version here. The mixer supports DVS control via either application.
The DMJ-A9 also delivers industry-first features, including a Center Lock feature when using Sound Color FX, which prevents accidental crossing between the high/low parameters, no matter the knob turn speed.
With Wi-Fi connectivity built into the DJM-A9, front-of-house teams can monitor the mixer through the new Stagehand iPad app. By remotely monitoring various information from the mixer, and even control selected functions, engineers can adjust sound system settings and troubleshoot without entering the booth or disturbing the DJ.
The next-generation club sound of the DJM-A9 comes from extensive development and fine tuning of existing technology from previous units, plus brand-new components. The channel input section is equipped with an ESS Technology 32-bit high-quality A/D converter for crystal-clear, high-resolution sound, while the master and booth output sections employ 32-bit high-quality D/A converters from the same brand so you can experience sound from the booth monitors that’s the same as the crowd hears on the dancefloor. Even the sound quality of the microphone input and headphone outputs has been improved with carefully selected new parts and design optimization.
Increased spacing around the EQ knobs gives you the room to twist your fingers and high-grade, bright LEDs in the channel section make it easier than ever to get a visual grasp on sound levels. You can perform more dynamically than ever thanks to the frequency response of the isolators, which have been optimized to make the most of the latest music production traits. And, with higher quality, slicker channel faders than the DJM-900NXS2, plus the third-generation MAGVEL FADER crossfader, you can enjoy silk-smooth mixing and rapid, stable scratching.
Turn on the brand-new Center Lock feature and, when you’re using the popular Sound Color FX, each knob will stop turning when you reach the center position. This means you can twist the knob as quickly as you like, taking the effect right up to the maximum of the hi, or down to the minimum of the low parameter, without the risk of going too far and switching to the opposite parameter. When you turn Center Lock off, the Sound Color FX knobs work in the same way as those on the DJM-900NXS2.
A new color display helps you to quickly and accurately understand the status of the selected effect, and it features lighting that corresponds with the X-Pad’s horizontal arrangement, enabling more intuitive control with a simple finger slide. You can use the X-Pad to change the Echo and Ping Pong effects to create a unique analog tape-style sound. And, within the 14 total Beat FX, there are 3 new ones (Mobius, Triplet Filter, and Triplet Roll) you can use to add extra variation to your performances.
Even better, the channel selector is now a dedicated button, enabling you to quickly apply effects to your chosen channel.
The phantom powered input means you can connect a high-quality condenser mic directly to the DJM-A9, a feature never seen before on a DJ mixer. And there are 3 new microphone effects (Echo, Pitch, Megaphone) with a dedicated reverb effect so you can change the sound of your voice and hype up the crowd with your vocals.
It’s quick and easy to turn the mic input on or off with the brand-new Push To Talk button when you want to grab the mic and address the audience. The audio from the mic can be excluded from the recording output if you want, so you can MC for the live crowd but record your mix without vocals.
Connect 2 different PC/Mac systems at the same time thanks to the dual USB Type-B and USB Type-C ports (there are 2 of each) for seamless transitions between DJs and easy back-to-back sets. And, thanks to a Bluetooth® input which you can route to any channel on the DJM-A9, you can wirelessly drop audio tracks into your sets from other devices such as smartphones and use all the mixer’s features and effects to change the sound. The Multi I/O section has an independent channel selector so external effects can be used separately from Beat FX, giving the DJM-A9 true send capabilities. This means you can route the effected sound from an external unit such as an RMX-1000 or a delay pedal to a separate channel instead of the channel it came from.
Plug in your headphones at the same time as another DJ and enjoy the freedom to monitor the channels you want to. With separate cue buttons, volume knobs, and mix balance knobs for each set of headphones, it’s easy for 2 DJs to cue up tracks during changeovers and back-to-back sets. Plus, with the 2-band booth EQ, you can change the high and low frequencies to complement the master output and match the mood in the booth to the feeling on the dancefloor.
The DJM-A9 is compatible with Stagehand, the industry-first PRO DJ LINK remote management app for front of house teams. Using an iPad connected wirelessly to the mixer via a LAN router (available separately), an engineer can keep an eye on things such as level meters and the DJ’s use of the mixer’s controls, making it easier to maximize the sound system’s settings and run a smoother, more impactful show without needing to interrupt the DJ’s performance or even enter the booth. (Coming Soon)
Make full use of the low-latency DVS feature in rekordbox for intuitive, smooth scratching. Find out more.
Use Serato DVS to control and scratch with CDJs or turntables.
*You’ll need to buy a license or subscription.
Easily record your performances with DJM-REC for iOS/Android. This handy app enables you to share your mixes via platforms such as Mixcloud and stream in real time via services including Twitch.
Relax in the knowledge that the lockable power cord will always stay firmly in place, even if you knock it while connecting or disconnecting other equipment from the mixer.
*In some regions, a non-lockable power cord is supplied.
With support for TC Supply's ShowKontrol and the free application PRO DJ LINK Bridge, DJs, event producers, lighting designers, LJs, video creators, and VJs can produce sound and visual coordination with confidence, and create shows that captivate audiences.
You’ll be automatically notified when firmware updates become available. You can download the Firmware Update Manager here.
Inputs: DIGITAL x 4 (coaxial)
LINE x 4 (RCA)
PHONO x 4 (RCA)
MIC x 2 (XLR & 1/4" TRS jack x 1, 1/4" TRS jack x 1)
Outputs: MASTER x 2 (XLR x 1, RCA x 1)
BOOTH x 1 (1/4" TRS jack)
REC x 1 (RCA)
DIGITAL MASTER x 1 (coaxial)
PHONES x 4 (1/4" stereo jack x 2, 3.5-mm stereo mini jack x 2)
USB: USB Type-A x 1
USB Type-B / USB Type-C x 2
Others: SEND (1/4" TS jack) x 1
RETURN (1/4" TS jack) x 1
LAN terminal (100BASE-TX) x 1
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (LINE)
S/N Ratio: 114 dB (USB, Digital IN)
88 dB (PHONO)
105 dB (LINE)
79 dB (MIC 1, MIC 2)
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005 % (LINE-MASTER1)
Power Consumption: 46 W
Maximum Dimensions (W × D × H): 407.4 × 458.3 × 107.9 mm (with the wireless antenna 140.7 mm) / 16.4" x 18.4" x 4.25" (with the wireless antenna 5.54")
Weight: 10.2 kg / 22.5 lb
Accessories: Power cord, Quick Start Guide , Precautions for Use
Compatible Software: rekordbox , Serato DJ Pro , ShowKontrol , PRO DJ LINK Bridge
Bluetooth transmission distances are a guideline. Transmission distances may change depending on the surrounding environment.
Visit the official rekordbox website for the software’s specifications: rekordbox.com
Visit the official Serato website for the specifications of Serato DJ Pro/Lite: serato.com