I remember where I was when I first saw the promo movie for Pioneer's scene owning first incarnation of the CDJ-1000. I sent to every DJ I knew and before long, we were wondering if it was actually real or not. Well clearly it was and the impact of the CDJ-1000 on the whole DJ scene is immeasurable. The same can be said (although to a lesser extent) of Numark's CDX deck with real vinyl.
These products have moved on - Pioneer are now using the CDJ metphor for DVJing and Numark have taken the CDX into the digital realm with the HDX. Still fighting off the digital vinyl emulation onslaught, the market is maturing with all kinds of options available, most of which we have covered below.