Hi, I have never owned, heard (first hand) or used Denon DJ gear but I have been considering the MCX8000. I originally used Technic Turntables before trying Traktor then Pioneer CDJ’s and mixer and currently Pioneer XDJ RX with Rekordbox. I’m not going to lie, I’m unhappy with the sound quality from my XDJ RX it just seems lifeless. My friend is very anti Pioneer and a big Denon Fan but I worry he may be too biased to give me the facts that matter to me.
Apart from sound quality my real issue lies with music management. I use Rekordbox and have done for years so all my music has already been fine tuned regards beat gridding and BPM timings etc. and I don’t relish the idea of doing it all again for new software. I prefer stand alone as opposed to Laptop based as that just adds another variable to go wrong but I have been reading so much negative feedback regarding Engine 1.5. From what I can gather you can’t adjust Beat Grids or allow for slight fluctuations in BPM and adjust accordingly so that everything is timed well when you play live.
Sell this to me guys please as Pioneer need a kicking into touch! Not sure if it’s relevant but I DJ House Music.