The price tag won't break the bank, but don't expect much in the way of bells and whistles
Pioneer has upgraded the DJM-250, the most affordable mixer in its DJM range. The DJM-250Mk 2 will be available in the next couple of weeks, with an asking price of €349 (£300 approx).
The mixer features two main channels switchable between line and phono inputs, plus an Aux line-in and a dedicated Mic channel. There's also a USB port for use with digital DJ software, which is handy as licences for Pioneers rekordbox dj and recordbox dvs packages are bundled with the mixer. The Magvel crossfader is the same as that featured on the company's flagship DJM-900NXS2 mixer, and each channel is equipped with its own three-way EQ and a Sound Color filter, another feature inherited from the DJM-900NXS2.
Output-wise there's a Master output on both XLR's and phonos, plus twin headphone outputs on 3.5mm and 6mm jacks. The mixer also has its own built-in 48kHz/24-bit soundcard, and frequency response is rated at 20Hz-20kHz.
It's a fairly basic, no-frills affair, then, bar those Sound Color filters. But if you want Pioneer quality and can't afford to spend a fortune, the DJM-250Mk2 is definitely your best best for 2017. For full details, see Pioneer's own website.