Bring that vinyl feeling home!
Denon DJ brought the world’s first, motor driven active platter to DJ media players back in 2003 with the DNS5000. Continuing its heritage of motorized media players, Denon DJ now introduce the SC5000M. 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 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 than has previously been available on a DJ media player 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.
Your music collection. Primed.
Using both Denon DJ’s free, Engine Prime music analysis and management software and the SC5000M player itself, DJs can import extensive and meticulously constructed digital music collections from iTunes, Serato DJ Pro and Rekordbox®, including playlists, folders, hot cues and loops. In addition, integrated support has also been added for Native Instruments users to import their full or part music collections and enjoy a ‘laptop free Traktor experience’ on the SC5000M.
Multi-award winning pedigree
The SC5000M shares the same award-winning, multicore processor powered technology as the SC5000. In DJ Magazine’s most recent 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. To take the first place, winning position in a head-to-head with the currently ubiquitous competitor CD/media player, shows clearly that Denon DJ have truly disrupted the marketplace and brought a viable and advanced tech solution for the future of professional DJ performance.
Look. Touch. Play
The SC5000M 7” multi-touch, multi-gesture HD screen brings the usage familiarity of today’s touchscreen devices to the DJ. This latency-free, high contrast screen is the interaction interface for DJs to browse music libraries, search for and scroll/load tracks with comprehensive filtering and tactile inertia responses and instantly ‘tap’ select performance related functionality with ease. All essential DJ viewing options such as gloriously colourful and detailed waveforms, BPM, track key and loop settings are clear and defined for ‘at-a-glance’ visual confirmations.
The power of two.
Bringing a [two-channel] controller ethos to a single, standalone DJ media player, the SC5000M has (A/B) dual-layer playback capability. If the need arose, DJs could perform an entire set on just a single SC5000M. Mixing, for example, between beats/basslines on one layer, then blending an acapella or instrumental riff on the second layer is a mere suggestion of the new levels of performance creativity DJs can enjoy with the SC5000M. The units independent analog and digital outputs give full control over each channel to a DJs mixer for ultimate audio control and expression.
Instant doubles. Track twins.
Already a staple performance essential for Turntablists and creative DJs, the SC5000M’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.
The ‘M’ and the SC5000 series are the only DJ media players available that will internally analyze a DJs music collection, including track BPM, musical key, calculate Beatgrids and draw waveforms, inside the unit itself. A DJ can simply insert a thumb-drive (or SD card) of unanalysed music and the SC5000M will internally analyze all loaded track metadata in the background, with the song available to play instantly, including immediate cueing. Direct import of Rekordbox collections, including playlists, hot cues and loops, can also be done quickly and effortlessly within the SC5000M, straight from a DJs media source.
8 expressive control trigger pads.
Take full standalone control of triggering hot cues, loops, rolls and slicer with no laptop or third-party software in sight. The SC5000M’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!
- Motorized platter with real 7” vinyl
- Adjustable vinyl tension for slip/scratch control
- 2 variable torque settings (low/high)
- Ergonomic platter design
- 7" HD display with multi-touch gestures
- 24-bit/96kHz digital audio outputs
- Dual-layer playback with individual audio outputs
- Plays uncompressed audio formats (FLAC, ALAC, WAV)
- 8 multifunction trigger pads for cues, loops, slices and rolls
- Customizable RGB color around the platter
- (3) USB and (1) SD input for music playback
- LAN output to link to up to four players
- Includes Engine Prime music management software
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 touch-interface
(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. Front panel port 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
(width x depth x height) 320mm x 419mm x 135mm
Media Types SD/SDHC card
USB mass-storage devices (flash memory, external HDD enclosures)
AIF/AIFF (44.1–192 kHz, 16–32-bit)
MP3 (32–320 kbps, VBR)
WAV (44.1–192 kHz, 16–32-bit)
What's in the box:
SC5000M Unit IEC
USB 3.0 Cable
Ethernet Link Cable
2 Sets of Gold Plated Stereo RCA Cables
Allen Wrench for Platter
Display Cleaning Cloth
Prime Series Poster
Engine Download Card
User Guide Safety & Warranty Manual