DENON DJ PRIME GO: Take the party with you wherever you go


<strong>DENON DJ PRIME GO: Take the party with you wherever you go</strong>

The Denon DJ Prime Go is a compact beast that you can take with you anywhere. It is currently the best option on the market for DJs who travel a lot and want to have a portable setup. It is easy to carry around and very lightweight and small in size compared to other controllers.

Though small in size, it is not deprived of any features that a professional DJ would want in their controller. It is the only standalone DJ system that works without a power source. With up to 4-hours of built-in lithium-ion battery power, PRIME GO is the ultimate, backpackable, most portable standalone DJ console ever. Prepare DJ sets on a plane, train, or car, use them as a fully featured pro-grade backup for larger events, or play outdoor, mobile, after-party, or club gigs.

Beyond its ample support for wired connections, the Prime Go is ready for wireless music streaming with built-in Wi-Fi and supports a wired internet connection too. Right out of the box, Prime Go is ready for streaming from Tidal, and Denon DJ promises support for Beatport, Beatsource, and Soundcloud via free future updates.

All of these features make it the go-to controller for taveling DJs. Now, it is common to assume that small controllers do not provide high-end music quality, but with the Prime Go’s 24-bit audio conversion, you can be sure your music will reach your audience’s ears without compromise.

Denon DJ Prime GO Standalone DJ System Full Features List

  • Portable 2-deck DJ system with rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 4 hours of unplugged performance
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and wired internet connectivity for music streaming
  • Load your music library via USB drive or SD card media
  • Supports uncompressed audio formats including FLAC, ALAC, and WAV
  • 7″ multi-touch display for vivid visual feedback and intuitive navigation
  • Touch-capacitive metal jog wheels for ultra-responsive control over your tracks
  • 4 performance pads per deck for remixing and beat juggling, with rolls, slicing, and advanced looping capabilities
  • 2 dedicated microphone inputs (XLR/TRS combo) with Level and Talkover controls
  • Production-quality time stretching and key matching
  • Free Engine Prime music management software can import your digital music library from iTunes, Serato DJ Pro, NI Traktor Pro, and rekordbox
  • StagelinQ connectivity for integrating with lighting and video systems
  • Standalone Track Preview allows you to pre-audition songs before loading them

Why Prime Go

The Prime Go is more than qualified for it to be named the best DJ Device in it’s category. There are an ample amount of reasons to support that statement. The first thing that catches the eye is its portability, and next comes the features it offers.


Weighing a mere 6.35Kgs and with dimensions of 2.1” X 16.1” X 10.8” inches it is easily carriable in a medium sized bag with good padding. One of the main aspects of it’s portability is it’s lithium – ion battery, which on full charge, gives you 4 hours of full functionality. You can take the controller with you on your trip and practice or record your sets on the go. As it’s name suggests the Prime Go goes with you everywhere.


At first glance, the Prime GO appears to be just for the travelling DJs and mini private parties. However, this small package carries impressive I/O and is more than capable of being the centerpiece of a club set up.

The Inputs

Featuring two microphone channels, each with combo XLR/Jack connections and individual level control. DJs have ample access to work the crowd with the microphone or even bring in another guest vocal performer to light the show up. The unit also features an AUX channel that has stereo line-level RCA connections on the rear, controlled by a volume knob found on the front of the product.

You can play media from the USB A port on the rear of the unit, or via the SD card slot on the front. The Prime Go also features a USB B port for connecting to a computer. We expect to see software support for this some point in the future.

On top of these external media sources, the Prime Go also features inbuilt Wi-Fi and a wired ethernet connection.

The system uses engine prime software, thus it can read and analyze a vast majority of music formats. These include libraries from other software platforms including Serato, Traktor, and Rekordbox.

The Outputs

The Prime GO features 2 XLR connections and two line-level RCA’s for the master out with a physical mono/stereo switch. You can also connect booth speakers via the 1/4-inch jack connections. On the front of the unit, you find both 1/4 and 1/8 inch headphone ports with dedicated volume and cue mix controls.

Performance Features

Thanks to the powerful engine software running the Prime GO, it’s a far more capable unit than most would assume. Capable of key shifting tracks, you can also use the performance pads for hot cues, auto loops and rolls. With 13 onboard performance effects and a dedicated sweep FX knob on each channel, you’re not short of ways to get creative.

The onboard touch screen can be used for library organization. Dragging and dropping tracks into playlists is easy and intuitive to use. You can also preview tracks and needle drop through them before loading for better preparation. Waveforms can be displayed either vertically or horizontally, depending on your preference, with key track information such as the key and remaining time in clear view.


The Prime Go right now is the best compact 2-channel controller in the market, hands down. The features, portability, and quality it offers are definitely worth it’s price. The fact that it can also be used for big performances places it in the top tier of go-to controllers in the market today. Denon DJ has really outdone themselves with this one. People often tend to love the concept of something compact and small packing the power and potential of a beast and that is exactly what the Prime Go offers you.

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