Do you think there’s any chance of a more compact Prime mixer? The X1800 is a big, heavy tank of overkill for someone like me who lugs gear around all the time and generally only needs 2 channels for many gigs.
If one Denon player can manage two layers then 1x player + a 2 channel mixer could make for quite a compelling entry point combination. It would give those of us in the Prime ecosystem some more flexibility to shrink our setup when called for. It would make layered playback even more of a differentiator.
A Rane 72-esque size mixer with 3x ethernet hub and all the obv. prime integration. Rather than duplicating any pad functions from Sc5000 they could use the space to add more expressive FX. Heck, if the mixer had a display that showed us the stacked waveforms of both layers of a single player, that’d be pretty handy!
I don’t mind paying top whack for a premium 2 channel mixer. I just don’t need to carry around a huge tank and for pop-up gigs, I’d like the option to fit into a smaller footprint.