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Denon DJ Prime 4: Review

Watch our review of the Denon DJ Prime 4 Standalone DJ System.
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The Denon DJ Prime 4 has been on the market for a little over a year now, and we finally have one in the lab for the full out review treatment. The Denon DJ Prime 4 is the very first (and only) 4-channel stand-alone DJ system that doesn't require a computer to playback your music files. The Prime 4 is a Mobile DJ's best friend as it has many inputs and outputs for all kinds of connection possibilities.

The Prime 4 has a full color touch screen display with gesture controls that shows all of the information that DJ's need to play a serious set. The Prime 4 has different connectivity options, including 4 USB ports, an SD slot, and a compartment on the bottom of the unit for connecting internal computer hard drives. 

The Denon DJ Prime 4 is also a true stand-alone four-channel mixer that is also Serato DJ Pro compatible in case some DJ's still want to use a computer for playback. The Prime 4 has the new ZONE output that lets DJs play music on a playlist to a different set of speakers that may be in a separate room. 



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  • Great build quality (metal over plastic)
  • All in one standalone four-channel DJ System
  • Full four-channel mixer with many inputs/outputs + ZONE output + 2 mic inputs
  • Serato DJ & Serato DJ DVS Compatible (with club kit)
  • Beautiful hi-res screen with gesture controls
  • On-board sweep and beat effects with digital display
  • 4-USB ports, SD Card slot, & hard drive compartment for music library management


  • Jog wheels are too tight/stiff
  • Gigantic size (Hard to fit in booths or smaller spaces)
  • Denon Engine Management system not as advanced as Rekordbox/Serato/iTunes



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