NAMM 2019: Denon Prime 4 DJ System Overview
Previously, Denon DJ’s Prime Series brought professional-grade media players, mixers, and turntables filled to the brim with exemplary features. Now we’re happy to announce the release of their Prime 4 four-deck standalone DJ system with integrated 10-inch touchscreen. Putting an impressive amount of power at your fingertips, the Prime 4 has everything you could possibly need to perform any DJ set whenever and wherever you like.
As we’d expect from Denon DJ, the Prime 4 is as solid as they come, built using a rugged metal chassis it is more than capable of handling life on the road. The design layout makes it as intuitive as possible to guarantee a seamless workflow. The 10-inch touchscreen is fully adjustable and opens up access to a wide range of functions including track selection, viewing waveforms, scrolling through your music collection, and viewing DJ parameters.
Party up front, chill out in the back
Prime 4 boasts a dedicated XLR zone output with independent gain and EQ control, which allows you to send one of the four available channels to a separate location. Therefore, you can keep the party going in the main room and send a chill out mix to another. With four USB inputs, an SD card input and an under panel 2.5-inch built-in SATA drive bay, you can integrate your vast digital music library with ease. Using Denon DJ’s free Engine Prime music management software, you can import existing playlists, folders, hot cues and loop info from your collections across iTunes, Serato DJ Pro, Native Instruments Traktor Pro and Rekordbox
At the heart of Prime 4 lies a pro-club mixer with four channel line faders, each with 3-band EQ and gain to sculpt your mix with. All four inputs are assignable to the switchable line/phono inputs too. Should you wear it out, the crossfader is replaceable too. Keeping things interesting there are 13 DJ FX to choose from, which come directly from Denon’s awesome X1800 Prime mixer. A substantial perk is the inclusion of a studio-quality Time stretch algorithm, which enables you to impose extreme track tempo changes in the mix.
Beneath each of the hyper-responsive, capacitive touch jog wheels you’ll find 8 trigger pads that open up a plethora of dynamic controls. From remixing tracks on the fly to triggering hot cues, beat juggling and editing, you can do it all. Each jog wheel features a HD central screen, which displays performance information with the DJ brand logo and track artwork. You can even customize the colour of the RGB light ring to suit your style too.
Engaging with your audience is key to any good set. With this in mind Denon DJ include a pair of independent microphone inputs with EQ, volume and FX controls, as well as talkover options and the ability to punch in/out.
Across the rear panel you’ll find a wealth of connectivity options across USB, Zone Out (XLR, balanced), Booth Outputs (XLR, balanced), Master Outputs, (XLR, balanced and RCA, unbalanced), Line inputs (RCA, unbalanced), Line/Phono inputs (RCA, unbalanced), grounding terminal, Mic inputs, and that all important Kensington lock slot.
When it comes to professional DJ gear, Denon have a wealth of experience and a well-deserved reputation for producing excellent stuff. The Prime 4 Standalone DJ System adheres to what we’ve come to expect from Denon, it’s built to last, everything responds smoothly, it plays well with others, and looks cool as! The Prime 4 is perfect for everyone from bedroom spinner to mobile DJs to resident bar/club DJs.
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