Pioneer DJ revisit the XDJ RX for a third time. They continue to build on the shoulders of previous generations with advanced features and upgrades that make the RX3 a complete package.
Starting with the 10.1-inch touch screen with smashing new interface: Instinctively browse playlists, mix tracks, and apply effects on the fly. But its the overall look and feel of the touch screen that is noticeably bigger and easier to navigate than the 7-inch one on the XDJ-RX2.
A higher resolution 1280:800 (WXGA) and increased frame rate compared to the previous model means you will see everything clearly, including the smoother waveform. In short a quick browsing of tracks means a smooth experience for more accurate mixing. The number of tracks displayed in the browse section has increased from 8 to 12, less scrolling = more fun.
You can now choose up to 4 playlists and add them to the new Playlist Bank. A "RAPID Search Function" giving you the option to quickly select tracks from different genres etc. A definite upgrade for those who get caught out as a track runs out!
Is The RX3 The Best The All In One DJ System?
It's hard to put in to words just how far Pioneer DJ have developed their line of DJ Systems. It seems like every year there is a revision and at first we question is it just a rebadged RX2? The innovation in the technology keeps pushing DJ'n forward in furious fashion. Twenty years ago I would never have thought about having so much music and creativity at my finger tips but it continues to astound me.
The XDJ Rx3 takes on a new look and feel we will cover the things we loved most but this is one of those DJ systems you have to experience yourself. Which you can of course in store (don't be shy!).
Our Picks & Standout Features:
Touch preview - simple you can listen to any part of a track you want to preview by simply touching its waveform. Love this especially when playing new tracks at a live show so you know what you are in for.... no need to load the track to the deck!
3Band Waveform yes it's made its way from the CDJ-3000, it uses different colors to indicate the volume of the high, mid, and low frequency bands in files analyzed by rekordbox, so you can see the composition of the music just by looking at the waveform. Great addition to the XDJ RX3.
Status Display Performance Pads - this one is for those who like to get a little creative now you can keep an eye on the mode that the Performance Pads are set to rather than getting lost mid mix.
Lastly its the feel of the mixer on the XDJ RX3 that really stood out. Control, smooth and crisp all come to mind as a way to describe it. Probably our biggest stand out is the overall feel and build quality. Pioneer DJ have a list below of new helpful features they showcase check them out - and be sure to check the XDJ RX3 out in store!
Helpful New Features:
• Countdown Timer
Set a timer to count down to a specific point in your set: for example, midnight on New Year’s Eve, the moment a vocalist is due to join your performance, or the time when you need to hand over to another DJ. The new Countdown Timer feature will always be there as a reminder that the crucial moment is approaching.
• Repeat mode
Play a track or playlist on repeat to keep the music going when you need to leave the DJ booth. This new feature is helpful in situations such as sound checks, saving you from constantly going back to the booth to hit play.
Total Harmonic Distortion Input/Output Terminals
Power Consumption (standby)
Maximum Dimensions (W × D × H)
Serato DJ Pro – coming in early 2022
20 Hz to 20 kHz
110 dB (USB)
Choose up to 4 playlists and add them to the new Playlist Bank. You’ll then be able to access them all rapidly, giving you the option to quickly select tracks from different genres etc.
COLOR ON JOG DISPLAY
Keep an eye on the playhead position and track artwork. The responsiveness of the wheel rotation has been improved compared to the XDJ-RX2 and you can change the ‘weight’ with Feeling Adjust.
PLUG AND PLAY WITH REKORDBOX OR SERATO DJ PRO Play rekordbox-analyzed music from USB storage devices via Export mode, or connect your laptop to use Link Export or Performance mode for free via USB-HID control. Serato DJ Pro support is coming in early 2022.
LINE x 2 (RCA)
PHONO x 2 (RCA)
MIC x 2 (XLR x 1, 1/4” TRS jack x 1)
AUX x 2 (RCA x 1, 3.5-mm stereo mini jack x 1)
MASTER x 2 (XLR x 1, RCA x 1)
BOOTH x 1 (1/4” TRS jack)
PHONES x 2 (1/4” stereo jack x 1, 3.5-mm stereo mini jack x 1)
USB Type-A x 2 USB Type-B x 1
728.1 x 469.5 x 118.4 mm / 28.7” x 18.5” x 4.7”
9.3 kg / 20.5 lb
Quick Start Guide
Software license notice Precautions for Use Warranty (for some regions)
I did a preorder on this and Steve kept me posted on the status weekly. Miraculously, the RX3 arrived in the UK and Steve got this shipped to me asap for a special set that was happening that weekend. Great communication and service from them. RX3 is insane and highly recommend this. Thanks again!
Excellent piece of equipment extremely happy with my purchase and would highly recommend. Excellent customer service from Steve and would suggest you go check out their store when you have a chance.
Not sure how I found time to write this review as I am never of the XDJ RX3. Top price and service from the crew and I have also been in the store using the CDJ 3000 booth for free.
Pre ordered XDJ RX3 Steve kept me in the loop with the progress of the delivery, cannot fault customer service and a great bit ok kit.
A very happy customer here! Synthetic managed to get me one and although I had to wait... Steve kept me up to date all the way thru the process. Top service!