It’s pass-the-parcel time again.
Pioneer DJ (or “AlphaTheta” as they tried to hide behind recently) has just been sold to “Noritsu” a company who make photo printers.
Unless Pioneer / AlphaTheta has some model that was in the pipeline for the last couple of years and was about to come out to the public already, I wouldn’t hold out much hope for anything particularly groundbreaking anytime soon, just old models recolored.
With pioneer being less and less “in the picture” this is a time when Denon need to really pull it out the bag, not just more months of resting on their mediumly good glow of Prime. Come on Denon. Sort out Engine, on-player editing of Cue / loop names, bpm and grid analysis on engine and on player. Time to tear the blindfolds off of the tens of thousands of pioneer Sheep buyers and let them all see there’s a better alternative to the old standard. Concentrate on standalone excellence !