How far do you think they can push the Prime 4 feature set? What surprises await the Prime setup of SC5000 and X1800? Will they remain close or will one move a bit ahead?
I think that thanks to Engine connect letting the decks swap data with the mixer it should mean that everything the prime 4 can do as its decks and mixer all in one box, the SC5000 and x1800 can do.
I wonder how denon managed to make the prime 4 so cheap compared to a pair of sc5000 and x1800. Andcthe only thing I can think of is that the prime 4 must share some of the more expensive components, like the processors.
For this reason I don’t think there will be much that the prime 4 can do above the full sc5000 pair system and x1800
Bigger jogs, 1 screen per SC instead of 1 for entire unit. 1 CPU for entire unit instead of per player. 10 second power outage buffer in players not in P4. Etx. Plenty of reasons the P4 costs less
There are limitations (feature brackets one might call it).
Sc5000/m-x1800 setup has dual sound cards, send/return, digital ins, midi out. You can expand the setup for your and others’ needs.
The Prime 4 setup is more self contained and can’t be expanded as much.
The Prime 4 price is reasonable compared to something like an iPad running algoriddim’s dj connected to say an mc7000.