Like the title says, I am thinking about buying a Prime 4. I already have a full featured setup (SC6Ks) that I LOVE, but breaking down that monstrosity each and every weekend is extremely tiresome (I’m getting old, lol). I read all these horror stories about the reliability of the Prime 4 in live situations, and I’m just a little reluctant to pull the trigger. That White Prime 4 is calling to me though, haha! That thing is beautiful! But, I wonder if it wouldn’t just be more practical to buy an XDJ-XZ. We do invite other regional DJs to play with us from time to time, and I wonder how easy/hard it would be for them to just hop onto the Prime 4 without any prior knowledge of the Denon workflow. I would appreciate some thoughts/advice from actual Prime 4 owners on their experience using it in a Lounge/Club (not bedroom) situation. Especially, if you’ve had others jump on with no prior experience with Denon gear. The people we’ve invited out to play on my SC6Ks were immediately comfortable on them, as their basic functionality is very much like a CDJ. But, is the Prime 4 different? I have no way of testing one out prior to buying it, so I would be going in blind.
This is what I have to break down and put back together each week, lol…such a pain in the backside. Simply bringing out a Prime 4 would simplify my life dramatically. But, is it reliable? Don’t wanna’ be embarrassed in front of my crowd, my DJ peers, or the lounge proprietor.