• PLX-CRSS12


Professional direct drive turntable with DVS control (black)

The PLX-CRSS12 is the world's first turntable that supports both analog record playback and tone-arm-free DVS control, making it the ultimate deck for DJs who want to maximize their creativity.

  • Tone-arm-free DVS control eliminates skipping in digital playback
    No matter how hard you scratch, you’ll never experience needle skipping when you use the PLX-CRSS12 in Digital Vinyl mode, thanks to the tone-arm-free system. The new MAGVEL CLAMP holds a record firmly in place when you touch it, enabling it to directly control the digital music file, giving you the true feeling of vinyl with no need to use the tone arm. When playing analog records, the experience will be just like using the popular PLX-1000 deck
    Feeling adjustment to suit your style

    Find your perfect “weight” setting by turning the dial on top of the MAGVEL CLAMP. 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. You can also adjust the turntable’s torque level in the utility settings, and there are 3 deck stopping speeds to choose from via a switch on the front of the unit.
    Performance Pads and OLED display for accurate and rapid control
    The PLX-CRSS12 inherits classic turntable layout elements, but a new addition is the 4 built-in MIDI-mappable Performance Pads which put your favorite features at your fingertips. They’re right where you need them – just below the platter – so you can fire off Hot Cues and samples quicker than ever, which comes in handy even more if you’re performing on a mixer that has no pads. There’s native support for various pad modes (see below), and a dedicated button enables you to switch control from pads 1-4 to 5-8. The pads are MIDI mappable too, so you can assign them to other features.

    Native pad mode support
    Serato DJ Pro: Hot Cue, Sampler, Stems, Scratch Bank, Roll, Saved Loop
    rekordbox: Hot Cue, Sampler, Track Separation, Sample Scratch, Pad FX1, Beat Jump

    The built-in OLED display also helps you focus on the deck. You can keep an eye on the tempo range and key when Step Pitching with Analog or Digital Vinyl mode, and, when you’re using Digital Vinyl mode, you can reference BPM, key, deck number information, and the name of the software you’re running. The display also gives you quick access to the utility settings – all of which reduces the need to break concentration and look at your laptop or mixer during a performance.
    Evolved, high-quality sound
    Let your audience enjoy your music the way it was intended to be heard. The PLX-CRSS12 has been carefully built to improve on the sound quality of the PLX-1000 professional DJ turntable, which is highly acclaimed for its accurate sound reproduction. A switching power supply is used to eliminate transformer power supply vibration and flux leakage, and unwanted noise is suppressed, resulting in high-resolution sound quality. As with the PLX-1000, the upper part of the chassis is made of high-mass die-cast zinc and the lower part is made of 8 mm thick resin to optimize the chassis structure and vibration-damping materials. The RCA terminals are also made of machined gold-plated parts like those on the PLX-1000, and the phono signal is directly transmitted through a stable connection with the plug to reproduce the sound of analog records with high-quality audio.
    Other features
    Replaceable MAGVEL CLAMP
    Additional clamps are available to buy if you want to take your own set on the road, or if you need to replace a clamp that’s been lost. You can store the MAGVEL CLAMP neatly in a dedicated area on top of the deck.

    Robust and elegant design in matte black color
    The PLX-CRSS12 has a matte black color scheme, with special coatings applied to the tone arm and other metal parts, plus carefully crafted details that give it a robust and elegant appearance.

    The PLX-CRSS12 is compatible with Serato DJ Pro and rekordbox.
    By connecting this unit to a PC/Mac with DJ software installed, and to a mixer that supports the DVS function of the respective DJ software, you can start playing in Digital Vinyl mode and use the Performance Pads.

    Replaceable MAGVEL CLAMP
    Additional clamps are available to buy if you want to take your own set on the road, or if you need to replace a clamp that’s been lost. You can store the MAGVEL CLAMP neatly in a dedicated area on top of the deck.
    Firmware Update Manager
    You’ll be automatically notified when firmware updates become available. You can download the Firmware Update Manager here.
  • Main Features
    Compatible DJ Software
    • Serato DJ Pro
    • rekordbox
    Software System Requirements
    Visit for its specifications.
    Visit for its specifications.
    • Platter
    • Screws for platter
    • Screwdriver
    • Slip mat
    • Slip sheet
    • Dust cover
    • Balance weight
    • Sub weight
    • Headshell
    • Shell weight
    • Power cord
    • Audio cable (with ground wire)
    • USB cable
    • Quick Start Guide
    Frequency Range
    20 - 20000 Hz
    453 mm
    159 mm
    353 mm
    12.2 kg
    Drive Method
    Servo-type direct drive
    Aluminium, die-casting diameter: 332 mm
    3-phase, brushless DC motor
    Braking System
    Electronic brake
    Rotation Speec
    33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm
    Rotation Adjustment Range
    ±8, ±16, ±50 %
    Wow and Flutter
    0.15% or less WRMS (JIS WTD)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    65 dB (DIN-B)
    Starting Torque
    High: 0.45 N·m (4.5 kgf·cm) or more
    Mid: 0.32 N·m (3.2 kgf·cm)
    Low: 0.2 N·m (2.0 kgf·cm)
    Start Time
    0.3 sec (at 33⅓ rpm)
    Brake Time
    Max: 3.5 seconds
    Mid: 1.0 seconds
    Min: 0.5 seconds or less
    Tone Arm
    Arm Type
    • Universal type S-shape tone arm
    • Gimbal-supported type bearing structure
    • Static balance type
    15 mm
    Effective Length
    Tracking Error
    Within 3deg
    Height Adjustment Range
    6 mm
    Stylus Pressure Variable Range
    0-4g (1 scale 0.1g)
    Single Cartridge Weight
    2.5-12 g (includes mounting materials)
    1 USB C port
    1 PHONO (RCA)
  • Different Pioneer products have different warranty periods:

    • Pioneer Car Audio – 3 years
    • Pioneer HiFi – 3 years – products with a disc tray have a 1 year warranty on the disc mechanism and associated parts, and 3 year warranty on other components
    • Pioneer DJ – 3 years for personal / domestic use / 1 year for commercial use

    Please contact our service team on (09) 415 6000 or to obtain pricing and availability for your part.

    Please check our list of Authorised Retailers [here]. Not all products are available from all locations, and some retailers specialize in certain products, eg. Car Audio, DJ.

    No – Pioneer Carrozzeria is a Pioneer sub-brand manufactured specifically for the local Japanese domestic market. As such, there is no support for other languages or interfaces except for Japanese.

    Possibly – all Pioneer mapping data is provided via a third party external website – Navi Extras. Visit and click on the page “Is my device supported?” to check the list of supported devices. Maps of Australia and New Zealand are available for certain devices via download from USD $129.99.

    In the first instance, please contact the retailer or reseller that sold you the product. For additional support, please contact our service team on (09) 415 6000 or for further advice.

    Note the following troubleshooting tips may help for common issues:

    • Is the product running the most recent firmware or software?
    • Are any devices connected to the product running the lastest version of their firmware or software (ie. are there any outstanding updates to be installed for your connected device?)
    • Are the correct drivers installed?
    • Has the unit be reset or restarted?

    Products requiring service can be sent to our Auckland service centre:


                    MONACO CORPORATION LTD

                    Attn: Service Department

                    231 Bush Road


                   Auckland   0632

                   Ph (09) 415 6000


    Please be sure to include a summary of the issue, proof of purchase (if the product is under warranty) and your relevant contact details, including address and phone number.