The latest mixer in the DJM family will operate at 24-bit and include direct USB connectivity.
It would be difficult to come across anyone with even a small amount of interest in the pursuit of DJing who hasn't had a bash on a mixer in Pioneer's DJM series. The latest addition will be aimed mainly at the mobile DJ and install market by offering a number of key features for the traveling jock, although its 96kHz/24-bit audio quality, which borrows technology from the top-of-range DJM-1000, will likely appeal to DJs in all walks of the trade. Eschewing the need for an additional external soundcard, the DJM-5000 will allow users to connect a PC or Mac directly to the unit thanks to its three-way USB audio interface.
A few further features set the 5000 aside as a great workhorse solution. Most notably, it includes a separate master and zone output, or in other words, the ability to pump different music into two different rooms. Those utilizing a mic will also be taken care of: The 5000 features three mic input channels and an "industry first" advanced talk over feature, while the overall output will be sweetened by a Sound Maximizer control which is said to boost EQ in accordance with the environment.
Pioneer will release the DJM-5000 as of September 2009. Suggested retail price is €899 including VAT.