Bring that vinyl feeling home!
Introducing the SC5000M PRIME. The ‘M’ (for Motorized) is, at its core, an SC5000 PRIME DJ media player, already a (DJ Mag) multi-Tech Award winning unit, but now headlined with a 7″, real vinyl and adjustable torque, motorized platter. This die cast aluminum platter features ultra-high resolution MIDI (3600 ticks per rotation) performance accuracy. Added to adjustable vinyl tension for slip/scratch control, this blesses DJs with a true, mechanical spin beneath the fingertips, making their music really feel alive!
The appeal of the SC5000M PRIME touches the hearts of DJs at all levels of experience, age and inquisitiveness into the essence of legacy vinyl performance. DJ A-listers, Turntablists and Pro/Industry luminaries have already ‘hands-on’ previewed the M’s platter performance and their response has been unified that the legacy, DJ vinyl experience has truly come home!
Redefined Motor Technology
Denon DJ have produced a more powerful and capable motor and paired this with the elegance of the SC5000 interface. Rotating the tactile and ergonomically designed platter, this high/low adjustable torque motor is Brushless DC Electric technology. Brushless motors are far superior than their Brushed type counterparts, featuring high torque to weight ratio, increased efficiency/reliability, reduced noise and electromagnetic interference plus a longer lifetime expectancy too. The SC5000M brushless motor is unaffected by centrifugal force, maintains efficient conduction cooling and offers protection from environmental dust or dirt.
Multi-Award Winning Pedigree
The SC5000M PRIME shares the same award-winning, multicore processor powered technology as the SC5000. In DJ Magazine’s prestigious Tech Award event, this won not one, but two of DJ Mag’s most coveted awards – 1st place winner in the ‘Ultimate Club Deck’ and ‘Innovative New Product’ categories.
7” HD Multi-Touch Display
Engage in a new visual performance workflow with the SC5000’s amazing, latency-free HD touchscreen. It’s easy to edit, create, and navigate crates and playlists and even move tracks around with onboard collection management. Organizing your music by various categories and getting instant search results using the on-screen, alphanumeric keyboard is fast and easy too. All your vital DJ performance info is viewable, such as BPM, musical key, loop-lengths and bar/beat counter, etc.
Plus with swipe-right or double-tap to load, dropping tracks into the mix is a familiar and fluid experience. The large, tri-colored (frequency split) waveform can be viewed zoomed in or out with a finger pinch-gesture and shows clearly that essential beat grid positioning throughout the track. Add this to the full-track waveform overview, for both layers (A & B), and utilize the needle-drop touch strip to jump to any position in your song.
Stream or Play Music from the Cloud
With built-in Wi-Fi and an Ethernet Link port for hardwired internet connections, the SC5000M connects you with your favorite music streaming service or personal cloud storage without being tethered to a computer. Log in to your streaming account directly on the unit for instant access to the world’s largest music collections. The SC5000M offers a vast array of streaming service options including Beatport LINK, Beatsource LINK, SoundCloud GO+, and TIDAL, so whatever the genre the SC5000M has you covered. If that’s not enough, connect your Dropbox account to access your personal music collection remotely from anywhere in the world.
Dual-Layer Decks, Two Players in One
Two players in one standalone unit! The SC5000M PRIME is armed with not one, but two actual deck layers, capable of beat grid locked synchronization. The SC5000M has dedicated audio outputs and a stacked waveform view for layers, offering some incredible options for creative and forward-thinking DJs – mix and match between acapella’s and instrumentals or mix an entire set all on one single SC5000M PRIME – the possibilities are endless!
Already a staple performance essential for Turntablists and creative DJs, the SC5000M PRIME’s ‘Instant-Doubles’ feature brings a single finger-press action to duplicate a DJs currently playing track on one layer and in its precise point in the timeline, onto the player’s second layer. In a two-player scenario also, the Instant-Double’ would be sent across the network to the second player from the source unit/track. Adventurous performer DJs then get the best of both vinyl and digital worlds!
On-Board Track Analysis
Engine OS Media Players and Smart Consoles are capable of internal song analysis without the need for any computer pre-preparation. Simply load a track from a drive, or streaming service and the player will quickly and accurately analyze beat grids, musical key, BPM, track artwork, and all other metadata within seconds. You can instantly cue and play your track while this (once-only) analysis is happening in the background too – so there are no delays to getting in-the-mix.
Class-Leading Time Stretch Algorithm
The SC5000M PRIME has a DAW quality, on-board time stretching algorithm that changes forever the quality expectations of DJs when performing with different genres, tempo’s and styles of open-format music. Musical key can be shifted, matched and locked, with super-extreme tempo changes effected with sonic integrity across all audio frequencies. Bring a 95 bpm Hip-Hop track up in speed to mix into a 125 bpm House track, blend in a Trance track at 138, raise the tempo up to a Drum ‘n Bass track at 170, then fire in a Grime track back at 140 bpm – mixing creativity and sonic perfection on the SC5000M PRIME.
8 Expressive Performance Pads
Take full standalone control of triggering hot cues, loops, rolls and slicer with no laptop or third-party software in sight. The SC5000M PRIME’s eight, MPC style trigger pads give DJs full live performance expression to manipulate audio, create live remixes, beat-juggle and drop both straight-time and triplet rhythm cuts, all securely locked to the players quantize setting (or used without for even more time-signature performance experimentation). The SC5000M’s multicore processor power even enables beat and hot-cue juggling on one layer, whilst a second background track plays on the other. New levels of expressive DJ performance await your fingers!
‘Engine Connect’ Enhanced Communication
When up to four SC5000 units are connected directly via LAN to Denon DJ’s X1800 or X1850 4-channel digital mixers, additional communication and performance enhancements come into play. ‘Currently playing’ track tempo data is transmitted, enabling the ‘Engine Connect’ protocol to give you bit-accurate control over tempo-based FX and the ability for uber-fast music transfer across the network too. In addition, via the networked SC5000 players, the X1800/50 mixers use the StagelinQ protocol to control video, lighting, and effects, working seamlessly with SoundSwitch, Resolume, and Timecode software.
The SC5000M – by Kenny Dope.
Masters at Work and House music DJ legend Kenny Dope took the SC5000M PRIME set-up to his livestream, studio and gig sessions recently in Ibiza – we caught up with this iconic Artist on get his first reactions to the real vinyl, motorized platter experience he felt on the ‘White-Isle’.
“Wow! Denon has definitely brought the vinyl feeling back. This feels exactly like a turntable and it’s a 7″ platter too which brings me back to playing 45’s as well. The players are great, lots of options like the dual-layer which is amazing because you only need two players to actually play four different records at any given time”. Kenny added, “I’ve been waiting for the ‘trigger’ feature too, so I can create new rhythms on the spot and experiment with it in the club. The looping feature too is great – it’s definitely moving in a fun direction for me, so I can’t wait to get with it!”
“The SC5000M really does add a new definition to digital DJing allowing DJs to enjoy and relive the experience of turntable DJing, the motorised platter, really does give a sense that as a DJ you are in control of what is playing, knock off the sync and enjoy mixing your digital audio as per days gone by with the vinyl experience.”
Tech Editor | DJ Mag
“Having covered just about every piece of DJ gear that the industry has put out, I’ve been hoping for something that gives me traditional vinyl feel with all the best bits of the digital age, and at the same time makes playing tunes utter fun. Some have come close. But I think I’ve finally found it.”
Founder and Editor-in-Chief | DJWORX
“I hate the phrase ‘game changer’ – it’s just hackneyed. But how else to describe the Denon DJ SC5000M? They took my favourite standalone media player on the planet, and stuck a spinning platter and real 7-inch vinyl on it. I can’t overstate how excited I am about these…”
Chris ‘Mojaxx’ Brackley
Product Specialist | DJ City UK
Running straight from his infamous ‘Bastid’s BBQ’ party directly into Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat, Denon DJ got the SC5000M PRIME under the fingers of one of the world’s most respected Turntablists, Skratch Bastid. We asked how the M’s motorized platter, real vinyl experience felt for him?
“The feel of the Denon 5000M is spot on. It actually feels like you’re playing on dedicated 7” turntables with your 45s. The adjustable vinyl/slipmat resistance allowed me to find my favorite tension and now my library can be controlled by my favorite “feeling” perfect pair of records.”
DMC, ITF and three-time Scribble Jam Champion DJ and Producer.
- Analog Output: 2.0 Vrms (0 dBFS, 1 kHz)
- Dynamic Range: 116 dB
- Distortion (THD+N): < 0.0015%
- Frequency Range: 22–22,000 Hz
- Digital Output:
- Sampling Rate: 96 kHz
- Bit Depth: 24-bit
- Drive: Brushless DC Electric
- High Torque: 3.3 kgf/cm (instant); 2.8 kgf/cm (stable)
- Low Torque: 1.6 kgf/cm (instant); 1.1 kgf/cm (stable)
- Starting Time: 0.5 seconds
- Braking System: Electronic
- Material: Aluminum die-cast
- Diameter: ф 203.5mm ±0.5mm
- Weight: 900g ±5%
- 7.0” / 178 mm (diagonal)
- 6.0” x 3.6” / 152 x 91 mm (width x height)
- Full-color LED-backlit display with touchinterface
- (2) RCA output pairs
- (2) coaxial digital outputs
- (1) 1/8” (3.5 mm) mini TS input (remote start)
- (3) USB Type-A ports (for USB drives) (Rear-panel ports supply 900mA for USB 3.0 devices, 500 mA for USB 2.0 devices. Frontpanelport supplies 500 mA for USB 2.0 devices only.)
- (1) USB Type-B port (for computer connection)
- (1) SD card slot
- (1) Ethernet link port
- (1) IEC power input
- Connection: IEC
- Input Voltage: 110–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
- Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height)
- 320mm X 419mm X 135mm
- 12.6” x 16.5” x 5.3”
- 32.0 x 41.9 x 13.5 cm
- Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height)
- Weight (Without USB and Power Cable
- 14.08 lbs.
- 6.4 kg
- Weight (Without USB and Power Cable
- Supported Media
- SD/SDHC card
- USB mass-storage devices (flash memory, external HDD enclosures)
- File Systems:
- FAT32 (recommended)
- File Formats:
- AIF/AIFF (44.1–192 kHz, 16–32-bit)
- MP3 (32–320 kbps, VBR)
- Ogg Vorbis
- WAV (44.1–192 kHz, 16–32-bit)