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Denon Releases SC5000, X1800 Mixer, VL12 Turntable, & Engine Prime

Gear Reviews, News, Technology | Jan 09, 2017

Denon Releases SC5000, X1800 Mixer, VL12 Turntable, & Engine Prime

Just in time for NAMM 2017, Denon DJ releases a flurry of new equipment and software that’s especially suited for club DJs. Check them out below.

First up is the SC5000. Leaked images of the new SC5000 hit social media and blogs last week where many DJs were speculating on the features based on the look and cosmetic appearance. Today all the details have been released. As marketed by Denon’s product team, the DJ SC5000 is sure to disrupt the status quo of DJ media players. The tactile touchscreen, nice aesthetic appearance, and hardware innovations make this player a high profile gear release.

sc5000-denon

Release Date: Q1 2017
Price: $1899.00

The key features of the Denon DJ SC5000 include:

• 7-inch HD display with multi-touch gestures
• 24-bit/96kHz digital audio outputs
• Dual-layer playback with individual audio outputs
• Plays uncompressed audio formats (FLAC, ALAC, WAV)
• 8 multifunction trigger pads for Cues, Loops, Slices and Rolls
• 8-inch rugged metal jog wheel with HD central display
• Customizable RGB color around the jog wheel
• (3) USB and (1) SD input for music playback
• LAN output to link to up to four players


Next up is the 4-channel DJ Club X1800 Mixer. The X1800 is “perfectly suited” to integrate with Denon DJ’s SC5000. Just like the SC5000, Denon DJ enhanced some key elements on this mixer. The X1800 is ideal for club DJ sets.

x1800-denon

Release Date: Q1 2017
Price: $1899.00

The key features of the Denon DJ club X1800 mixer include:

• 4-Channel Digital Mixer with (4) phono/line switchable channels
• BPM FX section with frequency controlled ‘Band-Isolation’
• Dual USB audio connections for software and audio devices.
• Dedicated Sweep and BPM FX Knobs — high-quality effects for each channel with a single knob turn
• Expressive EQ – choose Classic or Isolation modes and an Adjustable Filter Resonance Control
• ‘Engine Connect’ protocol for beatgrid locked FX
• Expressive Denon DJ ‘Flex-Fader’, Crossfader
• Connect MIDI based effects and instruments
• 24-bit/96kHz digital output for uncompromised audio quality
• Crisp OLED screen for precise menu based adjustments
• (4) Digital inputs for high-resolution audio mixing
• LAN Hub for up to four players or accessories
• Rugged metal construction


The Denon DJ VL12 is definitely an interesting release. With this direct drive turntable release Denon DJ promises “rugged construction”, high quality audio performance, and great aesthetic appearance . The heavy-duty, all-metal construction comes at an affordable price tag. Check out the key specs below.

vl12-denon

Release Date: Q1 2017
Price: $1899.00

· Isolation feet eliminate unwanted vibration and feedback
· Highest-in-industry 5kgf/cm torque on “High” setting
· Innovative ‘easy grip/brake’ chamfered platter redefines tactile DJ touch
· Isolated motor design, for optimal signal-to-noise ratio
· S-shaped tone arm for accurate tracking
· Reinterpreted tone arm support with dual-function ‘lock or rest’ feature
· Rugged all-metal tone arm base and high-quality brushed metal controls
· 2-speed operation 33 1/3rd and 45 RPM (45 RPM adapter included)
· Adjustable pitch range: ±8%, 16%, 50%
· Built-in RGB lighting illuminates platter’s edge
· Color selection and brightness controls


Last but not least is the innovative music management/file analysis software, Engine Prime. This release looks to be a tour de force of music management software. The Engine Prime is a proprietary software that works seamlessly with the new Denon DJ SC5000.

Release Date: Q1 2017
Price: Free (included with SC5000)

Check out the key features:

• Integrate, import and reorganize existing Serato and iTunes databases
• Advanced and accurate Beatgrid and Musical Key analysis
• Create Playlists and Crates for the ultimate music library
• Add custom names to Hot-Cues and Loops for enhanced live workflow
• Sync ongoing DJ performance data easily back to Engine Prime application
• Fast and effective on-board Beatgrid and tempo editor
• Logical and easy to use GUI layout for optimized workflow
• Manually edit track info and create track ratings
• Supports Lossless music file formats such as FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and WAV
• Tri-colored track waveform production for frequency based visual feedback

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