When the sc5000’s came out I was taken aback with them but ( being a developer ) got leery of the software centric nature of the hardware and stuck with my ( not a brand fan boy ) cdj-400’s still, which replaced my old denon dj-s3500’s and before that the dj-s5000’s.
So mainly this is a setup for home, maybe an occasional gig or house party.
I’ve asked before about the x1800 sending midi clock data to an external synth and I believe I was told it’s coming it that was a year ago. Partly one of the reasons I switched from considering the prime unit, lack of midi clock signal output, and looked at the x1800.
Being able to record sets and mixes on the prime was attractive vs a sc5000 setup but track analyzing would need to be done per unit vs on one prime unit?
I’m in the New England area and I’ve scoured all music outlets that say they carry Denon dj gear but nobody has any units out for demo which is frustrating since Denon has a office in Rhode Island I think.
I really don’t want to just buy gear to try only to find that I don’t like it and have to return everything . I also have considered the resale value of the Denons and a all in one unit, my cdj’s currently are 10 years old and still going for some decent resale value vs others. Subjective I realize but still rather not loose it all if I ever do need to sell years later.
I almost was going to get the new prime as I thought they added jog tension to the platters but nope so I held off on that too. ( silly since my current cdj’s don’t have jog tension either )
Probably could decide quick if I could get my hands on the gear and try but it seems that nobody demos anything like this now.
Any advice or suggestions would help, I’d like to get some new gear this year