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NAMM 2020 | Denon DJ Prime 2 Standalone Controller – Prime Harder.
NAMM 2020 | Denon DJ announces the Denon DJ Prime 2 Standalone DJ Controller - a smaller, more portable version of the first Denon DJ Prime 4 Standalone DJ Controller.
At NAMM 2019, Denon DJ introduced the world to the Prime 4, the world’s first 4-channel, standalone DJ controller. Now in anticipation of the NAMM Show 2020, Denon DJ has just expanded the Prime family with the Denon DJ Prime 2 Standalone DJ Controller. This new model packs the same technology as the Prime 4 into a more compact and portable package.
So, what’s new? The quick answer, not very much: and that’s a very good thing!
Apart from having 2 channels as opposed to the Prime’s 4, as well as a smaller chassis, the Prime 2 is very much a reduced-size Prime 4.
Denon DJ Prime 2 – On the Inside
The Denon DJ Prime 2 boasts the same internal power as the larger Prime 4, but features a condensed 2 channels as opposed to 4. This portable powerhouse is still powered by ENGINE OS firmware, and it is still able to run SoundSwitch lighting controls via the StagelinQ connection.
Music is accessible via 3 USB and 1 SD card inputs, and for even larger music storage, there’s an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay to add your own HDD. You can also record your sets directly to these storage devices at the same time as streaming music from them!
If you want to carry even lighter, the Prime 2 features the same WiFi and wired internet options as the Prime 4, Prime GO, Denon DJ SC6000 media player, and SC6000M media player. Meaning you have direct streaming access to Beatport, Beatsource, SoundCloud, and TIDAL. Never panic about a request again and have the world of music at your fingertips.
New Prime 2 Hardware
Once again, very little has changed on the Prime 2 when compared to the Prime 4 in terms of hardware. The jog wheels are exactly the same as the Prime 4’s, featuring 6-inch capacitive jog wheels and HD colour displays.
You’ll also find the same 8 multi-function performance pads (for triggering cuts, hot cues, and loops), as well as two independent, level-controlled mic channels, both with XLR combi inputs.
The main immediate difference of the Prime 2 is the touchscreen. The Prime 2 features a 7-inch high definition, multi-gesture touchscreen, as opposed to the 10” on the Prime 4. However, functionality remains the same, letting users navigate, finger-swipe to load tracks, search and rearrange playlists, as well as perform waveform flipping from vertical or horizontal, whichever you prefer!
The Prime 2 is shorter in width and depth by 3”, and 2kg lighter than the Prime 4, yet still features a road-ready metal chassis, increasing the portability whilst still maintaining its rugged design.
A Small Proposition
When we say that very little is different with the Prime 2 compared to the Prime 4, that is very good news! Denon DJ has not skimped with the Prime 2, and users should be reassured that they’re simply getting a more compact version of what made the Prime 4 so ground-breaking, albeit with 2 fewer channels.
This just scratches the surface of such a unique, industry defining machine. Become one of the first to own this technology and pre-order now!
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