DJZone.com, the Webs
largest information network for disc jockeys, announced the
recipients of this years coveted Crystal Disc Awards. The
awards are given annually to sound and lighting manufacturers whose
products exhibit superior technical innovation for the mobile and
club disc jockey industries.
2003 Crystal Disc for Nightclub DJs was awarded to the Pro
Audio Group of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. for their CDJ1000 CD
Player. This is a landmark in creative engineering and one of
the most functional tools for a club DJ since the advent of the
compact disc, said Sid Vanderpool, president of the DJZone
Network. Its use at the 2002 Winter Olympics and 2002 Grammy
Awards indicates this is truly a world-class piece of gear.
Comments were made at the Crystal Disc awards ceremony held at the
Winter NAMM show.
Crystal Disc for Mobile DJs was awarded to Numark Industries
for their CDMix-2 integrated CD player and mixer. I have been a
DJ for over 24 years and I can tell you the worst part of the
business is the load in and load out, Vanderpool said. In
1999, Numark reacted to the pleas of weary DJs with their
CDMix-1, a rugged and dependable piece of pro gear to make DJs
gigs and backs less stressful. Numarks latest
generation of this product, the CDMix-2 includes an anti-shock buffer
feature, which has made it the definitive lightweight CD solution for
Crystal Disc for Lighting was awarded to Chauvet Lighting for their
new Lazer Scan, a true DMX controllable green laser effect. For
many years Chauvet has been making affordable lighting designed to
give DJs the most bang for the buck, said Vanderpool.
They have taken effects traditionally too expensive for many
DJs and reengineered them to fit the budget of most every disc
jockey. Their Lazer Scan is one of the most exciting lighting effects
Ive seen and truly makes Chauvet the brightest star in DJ
Disc jockey industry leaders and
nearly 60,000 registered members of the DJZone network of websites
make nominations for DJZone.coms annual Crystal Disc.