The CDJ-100S is the cheapest and most basic model in the CDJ range of CD players. It was released by the Pioneer Corporation in October 1998. The CDJ-100S is a basic CD player with a pitch controller and three sound effect options. It has since been superseded by the Pioneer CDJ-200. Critics of the unit claim that it is poorly made and that the controls loosen after limited use.
Although criticized the CDJ-100s (s stands for Silver)have been the entry level CD deck for many aspiring DJs.
The USA model of the CDJ-100s has a digital output which is absent on the European model.
Although CDJ-100s were meant for bedroom DJs , they paved the way for the introduction by Pioneer Corporation of their industry-standard, professional CD deck, the CDJ-1000.