The 4-channel unit raises the bar for club standard
mixers – boasting huge upgrades compared to its predecessor, the DJM-900NXS2 – with stunningly
clear sound quality, enhanced playability and connectivity, and a host of new features to help you take
your performances to the next level.
You’ll sound better than ever when you perform on the DJM-A9. An ESS Technology 32-bit high-quality
A/D converter is built in to the channel input section and D/A converters of the same type are featured
in the master and booth output sections to produce crystal-clear, natural-sounding audio on the
dancefloor and in the booth for any genre of music you play. The sound from the microphone input and
headphone outputs has also been enhanced through fine-tuning and improved construction with
carefully selected new components.
The DJM-A9 has also received major upgrades to the way it feels. Various elements have been tweaked
to make the DJ mixer more instinctive and comfortable to play on, including increased spacing around
the EQ knobs. The channel faders and the MAGVEL FADER crossfader are slicker than those on the
DJM-900NXS2, enabling you to mix and scratch more smoothly. And the Sound Color FX include the
world’s first Center Lock feature, which you can turn on to ensure you don’t accidentally cross over
between the hi/low parameters, no matter how quickly you turn the knob.
Beat FX are more instinctive to use on the DJM-A9 thanks to the new color display and revamped XPad, which is now arranged horizontally for simple, sideways finger sliding. The Beat FX channel
selector is now a dedicated button, enabling quicker effect routing, and the Multi I/O section has been
upgraded to offer true send capabilities. In total, there are 14 Beat FX to play with, including 3 new ones.
An enhanced microphone section brings new possibilities when streaming or MCing. You can connect a condenser mic directly to the DJM-A9 for the best possible vocal sound quality thanks to the phantom
power supply to the mic input, which is an industry-first feature on a DJ mixer. To dynamically change
the sound of your voice, there are 3 different mic effects plus a dedicated reverb to play with.
Changing DJs or playing back-to-back is a breeze on the DJM-A9 thanks to the dual sets of USB TypeB and Type-C ports, which enable you to connect two PCs/Macs running either rekordbox or Serato DJ
Pro. And the mixer’s expanded connectivity opens up new possibilities for your performances. If you
want to play tracks from a mobile device, Bluetooth®/MD input makes it easy on the DJM-A9. The audio
can be routed to any channel and you can use all the mixer’s effects to change the sound.
The DJM-A9 is compatible with the forthcoming version of rekordbox, which will be available in March
2023. To use the mixer with Serato DJ Pro, you’ll need to buy a license or subscription for the software
and download the latest version here. The mixer supports DVS control via either applications.
The Wi-Fi® connectivity built in to the DJM-A9 is useful for front of house teams, who can use the new
Stagehand app to remotely monitor various information from the mixer, and even control selected
functions, via an iPad that’s wirelessly connected to the same LAN router as the decks. By keeping an
eye on things such as level meters and track information, engineers can adjust sound system settings
and troubleshoot without entering the booth or disturbing the DJ.