Introducing Denon DJ SC6000 + SC6000M Media Players


Introducing flagship media players with 10.1” touchscreen, HDD drive bay and 8.5” jog wheels plus the technologically advanced X1850 mixer - Engine OS-powered units raising DJ creativity to new levels.

Fort Lauderdale FL, USA (Jan 9, 2020)—Denon DJ (, a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of their new SC6000 and SC6000M PRIME professional DJ media players and uncompromised X1850 PRIME Mixer.

Both standalone media players feature a 10.1” touchscreen, Wi-Fi streaming, internal HDD drive bay, large 8.5” jog-wheel, plus performance pads with sophisticated design illumination. The technologically-advanced, DJ-booth centrepiece X1850 mixer represents an incredible technical and creative experience for 4-channel, pro-grade audio, mainstage DJ mixing.

Advanced Touchscreen UI The SC6000 and SC6000M PRIME feature a stunning, high-definition 10.1” touchscreen with gesture support. DJs can navigate, reorganize, filter and search their music with on-screen keyboard plus view dual-layer playback of track waveforms.

Wi-Fi Enabled Music Streaming Both SC6000 and SC6000M have built-in Wi-Fi and wired internet connectivity enabling DJs to play music from partnered music streaming services, Beatport*, Beatsource*, SoundCloud* and TIDAL. (Customers receive a FREE 3-month trial subscription to TIDAL.)

Ever-Evolving software ENGINE OS is the performance power inside the SC6000 and SC6000M, packed with industryfirst standalone features like on-the-fly music file analysis, on-board track preview plus classleading time stretch and musical key change algorithms. With a proven track record of continuous feature upgrades, ENGINE OS is unmatched in the DJ industry.

Jog Wheel Essentials The SC6000’s solid, 8.5” platter brings a large, ‘hands-on’ surface area for positive and tactile ease-of use, plus has a precise-feel, smooth tension adjustment for customizing to a DJ’s preferred response.

SC6000M PRIME - Legacy DJ Vinyl Platter Control The SC6000M has a die-cast aluminum 8.5” motorized platter with newly-designed ‘quick-release’ vinyl. It offers turntablists ultra-responsive platter control, powered by a brushless DC electric motor, customizable with adjustable torque range adjustment.

X1850 PRIME - Command the Mix The rugged, all-metal built X1850 4-channel mixer has multi-assignable digital and analog inputs to handle any mainstage DJ gig. With a defined high-visibility EQ section, 16 enhanced Pro-Club BPM Effects, Filter/Sweep and new FX Quantize control, DJs can easily sculpt beat-grid accurate sonic elements. The X1850 channel faders have positive tension, smooth throw and optimal stability. In addition, dual USB inputs and two dedicated mic channels add to the essential DJ workflow features with the crisp, OLED screen handling FX parameters and customizable performance options.

Control Serato DJ Pro The SC6000/M and X1850 bring advanced control of Serato DJ Pro. This enables touchscreen navigation and flexible hardware control of all Serato DJ Pro’s library and performance features. **

SC6000 PRIME Key Features • Flagship standalone professional DJ media player powered by Engine OS

• HD 10.1" touchscreen for excellence in visual and interactive UI

• Built-in Wi-Fi and wired internet connectivity for music streaming

• Responsive rubber buttons and performance pads with sophisticated design illumination

• Built-in internal HDD drive bay to store music onboard

• 8.5” jog wheel with large surface area for platter manipulation

• Locking IEC connector for secured power cable

• Best-in-class time stretch and musical key change/sync algorithms

• Standalone Track Preview

• Serato DJ Pro controller mode **

• Internal, on-board analysis of music files (including Rekordbox™ collections)

• Dual-layer playback with independent analog/digital outs

• StagelinQ connection for Event/Pro DJ lighting and video control

• Plays uncompressed audio formats (FLAC, ALAC, WAV)

SC6000M PRIME adds • 8.5” motorized-platter with torque adjustment

• New vinyl design with quick release lock

• Motor spin on/off control

X1850 PRIME Key Features • 4-Channel, multi-assignable input, Pro DJ Club Mixer

• 24-bit/96kHz digital output for uncompromised audio quality

• 16 pro-level BPM FX with new FX Quantize control

• ‘MIDI Start with Clock’ feature for syncing external instruments

• Defined visibility, expressive 3-band EQ section

• Rugged, smooth channel line faders

• Channel dedicated Sweep FX and Filter

• Crisp, OLED screen for FX editing and preference adjustments

• Tension adjustable, Denon DJ ‘flex-fader’ Crossfader

• Dual-USB audio connections for software and audio devices.

• Serato DJ Pro upgrade ready **

• (2) dedicated XLR mic inputs with EQ/Level/talkover

• 5-Port LAN Hub for network & StagelinQ Event lighting/video connectivity

• Locking IEC connector for secured power cable

Our next updates are just around the corner!

Later this month we will go into public beta for new versions of both Engine OS and Engine Prime.

• Engine OS ‘SoundCloud Public Beta’ – SoundCloud brings the greatest selection of music from the most diverse creator community on earth to both our SC5000 and SC5000M players plus the PRIME 4 Standalone DJ console.

Engine Prime ‘Sync Manager Public Beta’ – The brand-new Sync Manager brings easy and straight forward file management capability to Engine Prime. Manage and synchronize both your external media and internal hard drives easily, elegantly and efficiently. Any performance changes made on the drive during your set can also be synced back to your computer with just the push of a button. In addition, this update will add support for macOS Catalina and Apple Music too.

Wait… there’s more

Tune in on Monday, January 13th at 10am EST for more exciting news from Denon DJ!

U.S. retail pricing SC6000 PRIME - $1499 | SC6000M PRIME - $1699 | X1850 PRIME - $1099 | Shipping early Q2, 2020.

The SC5000 will remain available at $1099, both the SC5000 and SC5000M will continue to receive updates and evolve with the rest of the family.

“With the introduction of the SC6000 and SC6000M, Denon DJ reaffirms its position as ‘the company that listens’, representing an ever-evolving philosophy to deliver flagship DJ technology to the professional DJ booth,” said Denon DJ’s Creative Director, Paul Dakeyne. “Both units have creatively advanced workflow and feature sets, plus on-board Wi-Fi streaming, ensure DJs will always have the greatest catalogs of music available to them. Connected to the totally uncompromising features, build quality and performance power of the X1850 mixer, DJs can be sure they truly embrace the future’”

*available in a future free software update | **Serato compatibility available in a future free software update


The most important part of all of this is the possible Engine update. The hardware feels very unnecessary. Fingers crossed Engine is better. It’s the absolute most important part of this whole equation.



Out of curiosity… Would it be possible to buy the pad-buttons and knobs as spareparts and exchange them on the SC5000 - Will they fit?

Like the look of the SC6000 but seems like a unnecessay investment when owning the SC5000.


I was already eyeing up the new style encoder knobs for swapping out :joy:


Ridiculous these are being released and yet I still have 3 unanswered firmware and hardware issues with the 5000’s and EP is a crippled program that hardly functions.


I just watched the jfb video and boy those waveforms are huge! Almost 1/3 of the deck is the waveform right in your face. lol

It kinda looked weird in a way, but the view for track listing is awesome for a standalone unit almost laptop grade.

Also the apparent Serato accessorizing with effect control from the unit is interesting. Hopefully we can have this in standalone when connected to a prime mixer.

But that works in every Prime DJs favour.

Every Prime player has Engine OS inside it.

Up until now, any improvements denon make to firmware (Engine OS) only benefits 3 models (5000 / m / 4 ) but now, with the 6000 / M having Engine OS inside too, means that an improvement or extra feature added to the Engine OS then benefits the all the customers of 5 different models, each with thousands or dozens of thousands of owners worldwide.

Engine OS being shared across more and more models is brilliant news for any of us, who own any of the primes.

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This is all very good bravo denon, but I would like to know what happens to those that recently invested heavily in the 5000 prime set? Are they going to become door stops as the software doesn’t work and denon is putting all their efforts in to the new hardware.

For real we do not really know? When sc5000 went to sale denon have 2 years to fix bugs, implement easy feature request which people from this forum asked. But they did not do it. It makes me wonder if it won’t be the same this time. And I see anouncement about new streaming services?! We need minor fixes on player not another freaking streaming service. Fix minor bug implement features requested by community and then do what you want for god sake denon


We’re wasting our breath. All people have to do is check the Engine Dj website to find out if they have engine os or not.

I agree with you Wyley - people are wailing on about “our SC5000 and engine Prime 1.3.3 will be left behind” simply because they are not reading through the announcement properly, and they are not reading Jwills additional explanations reiterating those exact points again.

In this thread there is nothing about ‘left behind’ because engine os. You should write this in another one.

Nobody getting left behind in fact when the 6000/m gets released we’ll all be singing the same tune. (we want this, fix that, request this, ect…) :rofl:

Don’t worry - this will keep a few more people happy image

Until they try getting a flight case for it lol :laughing:


We will see…

Absolutely not, with a unified OS each time an update happens all the units benefit, please see above some of the upcoming features for all :slight_smile:

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Yes they did.

Several hundred requests have been made, they can all be seen in the feature quest forum place. A lot of those requests had the immortal words from the person requesting, about how easy it would be to add that feature I see. I also see when reading through those requests lots that have been added already and I see lots of what someone rates as essential must have that then only get the one or two likes or votes from others, suggesting that the new wanted feature can’t have been very essential in reality.

I have worked for some years in a software house which among other things provides firmware for car systems, not racing cars or performance muscle cars, just the average modern family four door saloon car. Sometimes what seems simple or can be described in just a few words or can be said in a couple of seconds, can be the hardest thing to program. Sometimes something that may be asked for by a lot of people simply has to wait until the results of other changes have been made first. I’d say it’s probably the same with the requested features too.

Like BPM Analyzer on decks and in engine Prime. If the are any programmers or similar on here they may know of the age old problem of some things referring to a thousand being to have 1000 parts but other things referring to a thousand as having 1024 parts.

Imagine the amount of work needed if the New Zealand team have decided that the new bpm algorithm needed to work to1024 parts, when everything else in Prime world worked to 1000 parts.

They’d have to change quantize, loops, hot cues, fx, display, waveform and lord only knows what else “just” to get BPM perfect. Then change all those things to work at 1024 parts and test them all again and again.

This is what I theorise about when I say that sometimes things are needed to a certain order with some things that might not seem important to some requests being done ahead of what others voted for.

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The new gear looks great. They also put out a very neat performance video - - great! Also, in terms of hardware, the units are quite similar to the previous gear, so I’m pretty convinced the “old” SC5000x user won’t be left behind in terms of firmw… .ahummm EngineOs updates.

Now that the new hardware is here they should focus focus FOCUS on Engine Prime. I hope that the promised update fixes the beatgridding and several other issues that can be an annoyance to many. Denon DJ has so much potential to really change the market. Now is the time!

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