Is the new Denon DJ PRIME GO the ultimate portable DJ system?
Denon DJ PRIME GO is the new compact all-in-one standalone DJ system that’s battery-powered and can fit in your backpack!
One of the biggest features in the new Denon DJ PRIME GO is a built-in Lithium-Ion battery for powering the unit in mobile situations.
The PRIME GO is a totally standalone DJ system, so you don’t even need a laptop – making it just about the most compact and portable professional DJ workstation on the market.
It can function as a controller using the USB Device port at the back, there’s also a USB Media slot allowing you to play tracks directly from a flash drive, and an SD card slot on the front.
The PRIME GO also features built-in Wi-Fi allowing you to stream directly from various streaming services without any extra hardware.
The system is powered by Denon DJ’s Engine OS, meaning any media you prepare on the Engine Prime software can be loaded directly on the PRIME GO and vice versa.
For travelling DJ’s this is a great way of preparing your tracks on a bus or airplane, to play on a club system like a setup with the new SC-6000 PRIME.
The Pros and Cons…
The layout is a little bit unorthodox, I’m not a huge fan of the EQ layout, something I think is hugely important to DJing, however a system like the Denon DJ PRIME GO is designed for a more open-format, I think it’s a great unit for mobile and wedding DJs who need a large screen to browse through massive music libraries, or professional touring DJs looking for something to practice on-the-go.
For the time being, it supports Tidal, however, Beatport Link, Soundcloud Go and BeatSource support is coming soon.
The unit features balanced Master and Booth outputs, dual headphones and dual microphone inputs. It certainly has the tech specs to take on other more professional systems, and fits into the new Denon DJ line-up very nicely. I think competitors are going to struggle to best this one…
The Denon DJ PRIME GO retails at USD $999 (Around R14 500 excl. duties), that is a seriously competitive price for an all-in-one system.