August 13th, 2012
Denon takes its biggest swipe yet at Pioneer, with a fully featured, non-motorised platter cross media player that aims to offer something to all types of DJ, digital or otherwise.
Like its bigger brother the SC3900, Denon DJ’s SC2900, which we review here today, is a pro media player and DJ control deck that not only covers the basics, but has a host of added extras designed to entice all types of DJ.
It comes in at below the price of the Pioneer CDJ-900, but with a lot of equivalent features to the much more expensive Pioneer CDJ-2000. And as we’re about to see, it’s more of a direct competitor to Pioneer’s CDJs than the SC3900 is. This means that if you can see past the Pioneer dominance of the pro DJ booth, the SC2900 may well appeal to you.
June 8th, 2012
News & Opinion
The Denon DJ SC2900: Denon's first fixed-platter digital controller, and the closest the company has come to Pioneer's space yet.
In both an acknowledgement of and a challenge to Pioneer’s current dominance of the pro DJ booth, Denon DJ today officially launched its SC2900 digital DJ controller and media player, with the words: “It’s time for change”.
As we previewed earlier this week, this is Denon’s first controller and player that drops the motorised turntable used by previous models (and by the current SC3900), in favour of a more industry-standard static-platter design, complete with Denon’s own take on the LED ring that shows operation and cue points.