Pioneer has released the DJM-250, the industry’s first sub-$500 mixer to offer two sound colour filters and a range of professional features.

Quality filters are usually confined to high-end mixers, but the new two-channel DJM-250 allows DJs to combine effects with two filters to perform much better mixes.

The DJM-250 is features eight inputs to connect with an array of sources, including one mic input for MCing at parties. The mixer mirrors the layout of its bigger brothers to deliver the professional experience and the XLR balanced output guarantees high quality sound, making it ideal for DJing at home, parties or in bars.

“This is the first time DJs can get their hands on a high-quality mixer with two filters without having to break the bank. Add that to the DJM-250’s pro features and you’ve got a mixer like no other on the market,” says David Eserin, Pioneer technology expert and former Tech Editor of DJ magazine.

Pioneer continues to make it easy for consumers to create their own music mix with the introduction of its new DJM-250 2-channel entry level mixer. Offering the functionality of a professional mixer, but designed for the beginner DJ, the compact DJM-250 features industry-first 2-channel filter effects(1), eight different inputs and XLR balanced outputs.

“We’re all about exposing that inner DJ in all of us by offering products that make it easy and affordable to be an aspiring DJ. The great thing about this art is that there’s no right or wrong in mixing music together, it’s just about having fun and expressing yourself,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The DJM-250 is ideal for building that starter DJ system because it has room for growth within its feature set.”

Key features

  • Two independent sound color filters 

    Borrowed straight from our high-end DJM-900 Nexus, the two sound colour filters can be added independently to each channel for seamless marrying of tracks. Combine that with the EQ effects to really carve out the mix. Lights on the filter knobs clearly show when each filter is engaged, to provide a unique visual aid to DJs for perfect performance every time.


  • Eight input paths for maximum connectivity

    Proving that you can’t judge a mixer by its size, the compact DJM-250 is loaded with eight inputs (four DJ multi-player and analogue turntable paths, three AUX and 1 MIC input), giving DJs the option of connecting to multiple equipment such as portable music players and synthesizers. It can also be used as a pre-amp.


  • XLR balanced outputs for high-quality sound

    Equipped with XLR balanced XLR outputs, the DJM-250 provides clear, accurate sound with no degradation of the source audio signal. And you can connect it to XLR compatible devices, such as powered speakers, without the need for an adapter.


  • Other features:
    • 48 kHz/24-bit full digital processing for clear sound quality.
    • 3-band isolator type equalizer (+9dB to -?) for the HI/MID/LOW bands on each channel.
    • Fader Start Play function to control fader operation on Pioneer players linked by cable.
    • Peak level meter for audio inputs on each channel.
    • Cross Fader Curve Adjust function enables switching between three patterns of cross fader curves.
    • Built-in rack-mount brackets for installation in booths or home studio desk.

The black DJM-250-K will be available in December 2011 with a suggested retail price of $399.00. The white DJM-250-W will be available in January 2012 with a suggested retail price of $399.00.