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    Default Upgrade time: sc5000 or 2000nx2?

    Need some input on people who have experience on both platforms. I currently have xdj1000mk2s and a djm750mk2. I want another 2 decks and debating which I should go with.

    On paper I absolutely love what the denons have to offer.. I've yet to play with them myself though. One big thing I'd like to know more about is the conversion of rekordbox playlists and whatnot. I know it has the capability but does that also generate regular call cues (not just hot cues).

    I've also read some issues with lower bpm stuff? Not sure how true that is, but I do work with 95-100 bpm glitch hop and moombahton.. would this be an issue? But for the most part I'm 120-170 bpm (house all the way to dnb and uk hardcore).

    I've played on 2000s plenty enough, and feature wise isn't too different than what I already have... But the look and feel of them is just absolutely amazing. Ive grown very attached to the mechanical jog wheels... they feel second nature now. Not sure how I'll like the feel of the capacitive jog wheel of the sc5000? might just have to go to a guitar center and get a feel of the sc5000s. Can get that whole prime setup for less than 2 2000s.

    Some unbiased honest opinions please! Put any money arguments aside please! And thank you to anyone who inputs.

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    why not get 1 of each?

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    I was looking to get a 750mk2 and a pair of xdj1000mk2s....but after the price drop I'm going for 750mk2 and a pair of SC5000s...4 deck capability, rekordbox compatibility, and a 1/4 of the price of 4 NXS2s or 1/2 the price of 4 XDJ1000mk2s.

    if the rekordbox conversion takes a little time, i won't be worried and i'll be ready for any player
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    Quote Originally Posted by djchriswoods.co.uk View Post
    I was looking to get a 750mk2 and a pair of xdj1000mk2s....but after the price drop I'm going for 750mk2 and a pair of SC5000s...4 deck capability, rekordbox compatibility, and a 1/4 of the price of 4 NXS2s or 1/2 the price of 4 XDJ1000mk2s.

    if the rekordbox conversion takes a little time, i won't be worried and i'll be ready for any player
    Save another $200 and also pick up an x1800. :-p
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    At the current prices the Denon stuff is a no brainer. Why pay more to get less just because it's got Pioneer written on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djchriswoods.co.uk View Post
    I was looking to get a 750mk2 and a pair of xdj1000mk2s....but after the price drop I'm going for 750mk2 and a pair of SC5000s...4 deck capability, rekordbox compatibility, and a 1/4 of the price of 4 NXS2s or 1/2 the price of 4 XDJ1000mk2s.

    if the rekordbox conversion takes a little time, i won't be worried and i'll be ready for any player
    Well I've got a rekordbox library that goes back all the way back to using cdj850s. My currently library is around 300gb of music. Gonna make it a priority to go to my local guitar center to try out these sc5000s. Guess it wouldn't hurt to have both pioneer and denon setups

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    Quote Originally Posted by stereopticon View Post
    My currently library is around 300gb of music.
    Wow. I just shaved my collection from about 80Gb down to 60Gb, and I still think I can get rid of more.

    And I'm a multi-genre, any-venue type
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_bastet View Post
    Save another $200 and also pick up an x1800. :-p
    Nowhere will have an x1800 installed, its still Pioneer everywhere...so I'm happy to stick with the 750mk2 lol.
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    Get a full Prime system. It's not even close. Trust me. You will soon regret it if you make another choice. SPDIF capability. Full integration over ethernet. It's not like you need a Pioneer mixer to know how to use one. They all basically do the same stuff in the same layout.
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    1x SC5000 will give you 2 decks, which could be a consideration depending on space in your home setup.
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