Denon DJ SC5000M Prime: Review

Watch our review for the new Denon SC5000M motorized platter edition player.
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Denon DJ has released the motorized platter version of its flagship media player called the SC5000M Prime. 

This new deck has all of the features of the original SC5000 Prime—including the eight RGB backlit pads on the bottom to control the hot cues, samples, slicer, and loops—as well as a full color touch screen display (adding a direct drive motor), metal platter, and real piece of 7-inch vinyl for DJ's who need that true turntable feel. 

Watch our full video review above, our unboxing video below, and a review summary to see if the SC5000M PRIME will make you #ChangeYourRider...

Unboxing Video


  • Great Build Quality
  • Near Perfect 7-inch vinyl feel
  • Excellent High-Torque Motor & Metal Platter
  • Gorgeous Touchscreen
  • Eight RGB Backlit Performance Pads
  • Dual Deck Layers Performance
  • Multiple Playback options (3xUSB Ports, SD Card Slot, MIDI Controller)


  • No Serato DJ support
  • Small jog wheel screens are gone
  • No toneplay or keyboard mode for the performance pads



Denon DJ SC5000 Prime Walkthrough [Video]

The Denon DJ SC5000 player will be at this year's NAMM show and I'll be there next week to give you a full rundown of the features. This new deck has eight RGB backlit pads on the bottom to control the hotcues, samples, slicer, and loops along with a full color touch screen display and a central display on the jog wheel that shows the current track's artwork and needle position. Check Guitar Center breakdown and walkthrough video to see more on the new SC5000.


Denon DJ X1800 PRIME Mixer Overview [Video]

We were right in the thick of the Denon DJ lounge area at the NAMM 2017 show two weeks ago where we got our exclusive look and walkthrough video of their new powerful PRIME lineup. The device that didn't get much attention is the Denon DJ X1800 PRIME mixer that has 4-channels, on-board effects, dual-USB ports for easy changeovers, an OLED display & touch controls for effects and more.