Denon DJ SC5000 Prime Player Review

Is the SC5000 PRIME the new King of the DJbooth Decks? Check out our Review Video.


Denon DJ has just released its newest DJ controller and media player called the Denon DJ SC5000 PRIME. 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, needle position, or a Custom DJ artwork of the user's choice. The last time Denon DJ introduced new media players was back in the SC2900 and SC3900 days when these devices were good alternatives to their Pioneer Counterparts, but not good enough to break through to the masses of the DJ Booths worldwide. The new SC5000 player aims to change all of this with new features that DJ's have come to love in DJ controllers being accessible right on the face of the unit. Check out our full Video Review, Unboxing Video, and review summary to see if the SC5000 PRIME will make you #ChangeYourRider...

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Review Video & Demo

Unboxing Video


  • Great Build Quality
  • Gorgeous Touchscreen
  • Eight RGB Backlit Performance Pads
  • Dual Deck Layers Performance
  • On-Board Track Analysis (Also works with Rekordbox USB/SD)
  • Multiple Playback options (3xUSB Ports, SD Card Slot, MIDI Controller)


  • On-Board Track Analyzation Not Perfect
  • Jog Wheel Too Tight & Heavy for Fast Scratching
  • Touchscreen Features Not Working with Serato DJ/MIDI Mode



Denon DJ Prime Setup @ Dancefair 2017 [Video]

We were on hand at the NAMM 2017 show earlier this year and got a sneak peak at the full Denon DJ Prime setup which includes turntables, new decks, and a dope four channel mixer. The Denon DJ Prime setup was back in action and in public at Dancefair 2017 where DJ's finally got to put their hands on the new gear and see just how good it performs in person. Check out the quick video, then our full NAMM 2017 Denon DJ Prime coverage videos after the jump.