Pioneer DJ PLX-CRSS12 Digital-Analog Hybrid Turntable

Spin your heart out with this hybrid turntable from Pioneer, melding the feel of analog playback with the precision of Serato DJ Pro or rekordbox control.

The Pioneer DJ PLX-CRSS12 is a game changing deck -- the world's first to offer DVS control of digital music via DJ software as well as analog playback of vinyl records, helping artists take their performances to the next level.

Never worry about needle skipping again when you use the PLX-CRSS12 in DVS mode with Serato DJ Pro or rekordbox. The tone arm free playback means artists can scratch a real analog record as vigorously as they like without fear of missing a beat. And when they want to play a record the traditional way, they can simply switch the deck to Analog mode and use the tone arm as normal.

The PLX-CRSS12 can adapt to suit the artist style. By adjusting the rotation dial on the included MAGVEL CLAMP, artists can change how "heavy" or "light" the record feels. Artists can also adjust the turntable's torque level in the utility settings, and there are 3 stopping speeds to choose from.

At first glance, artists will see how the PLX-CRSS12 has been designed for fluid scratching and intuitive performances. And when they look closer, they'll notice features that enable a greater level of control and creativity. The battle-style layout leaves plenty of room for scratching and there are 4 MIDI-mappable Performance Pads too. Artists can also keep an eye on crucial information via the OLED display.


- Tone-arm-free DVS control removes needle skipping in Digital Vinyl mode, no matter how hard users scratch.
- The MAGVEL CLAMP holds the record firmly in place, read more enabling it to directly control the digital music file, giving users the true feeling of vinyl without the tonearm.
- When playing analog records, the experience will be just like using the popular PLX-1000.
- The MAGVEL CLAMP dial allows users to find the perfect "weight" setting. The amount of torque will be increased or decreased to make the record feel lighter or heavier without changing or adjusting slip mats or slip sheets.
- Users can adjust the turntable's torque level in the utility settings.
- There are 3 deck-stopping speeds to choose from via a switch on the front of the unit.
- 4 built-in MIDI-mappable Performance Pads
- The built-in OLED display allows performers to easily locate the tempo range and key when Step Pitching with Analog or Digital Vinyl mode.
- A switching power supply is used to eliminate transformer power supply vibration and flux leakage while suppressing unwanted noise, creating high-resolution sound quality.
- Replaceable MAGVEL CLAMP
- Compatible with Serato DJ Pro (coming this autumn) and rekordbox.
- Connect unit to a PC/Mac with DJ software installed, and to a mixer that supports the DVS function of the respective DJ software, to use Digital Vinyl mode and the Performance Pads.
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-Power requirements: AC 110 V - 240 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
-Power consumption: 8W
-Power consumption (standby): 0.5W
-Weight: 12.2 kg / 26.9 lb
-Maximum Dimensions (W \0xD7 D \0xD7 H): 453 \0xD7 353 \0xD7 159 mm / 17.8" x 13.9" x 6.3"
-Tolerable operating temperature: +5 *C - +35 *C (+41 *F - +95 *F)
-Tolerable operating humidity: 5% - 85% (no condensation)
-Turntable part: Servo type direct drive
-Motor: 3-phase brushless DC motor
-Braking system: Electronic brake
-Rotation speed: 331/3 rpm, 45 rpm
-Rotation speed adjustment range: +/-8%, +/-16%, +/-50%
-Wow and flutter: 0.15 % or less WRMS (JIS WTD)
-S/N ratio: 65 dB (DIN-B)
-Turntable: Aluminum die-casting diameter: 332 mm
-Starting torque: High: 0.45 N.m (4.5, Mid: 0.32 N.m (3.2, Low: 0.2 N.m (2.0
-Start time: 0.3 seconds (at 331/3 rpm)
-Brake time: Max: 3.5 seconds, Mid: 1.0 seconds, Min: 0.5 seconds or less
-Arm type: Universal type S-shape tone arm, gimbal-supported type bearing structure, static balance type
-Effective length: 230 mm
-Overhang: 15 mm
-Tracking error: Within 3*
-Arm height adjustment range: 6 mm
-Proper cartridge weight: 2.5 g - 12 g, Cartridge weight includes the mounting screws and nuts.
-When shell weight is used: 2.5 g - 5.5 g
-When only balance weight is used: 5g-9g
-When sub weight is used: 8.5 g - 12 g
-PHONO output terminal: RCA pin jacks: 1 set
-USB terminal: Type-C: 1 set
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 33.9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 19 x 11 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PLX-CRSS12
Shipping Weight: 33.9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 19 x 11 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PLX-CRSS12

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-421-1404

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted October 8, 2023 by a customer from

"Best Yet!!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I’ve owned the Rane 12s and Phase. These CRSS12s take the cake as far as digital vinyl control goes. Never cared for the feel of the Rane 12’s. With phase, you’re at the mercy of battery life and the constant battle with signal. I constantly had to calibrate and reset my receivers. With the CRSS12s, the build quality is solid and the control is tight and accurate. Only complaint I have with these is the braking when pushing the stop button. The fast setting is too abrupt and the mid and slow setting are both too slow. So if you are used to the braking speed on a Technics 1200, you will be disappointed. Not really a huge deal to me. I would highly recommend these decks.
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