Denon Prime Go Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

Denon Prime Go is the smallest, and cheapest product in the Denon DJ Prime series of players. It slots below the Prime 2 and Prime 4 in the range, but don’t let its size fool you – this no-compromise standalone has plenty of features to offer.

If you’re a mobile DJ looking for a secondary or backup system to use at home and on the road, this is a great choice. It’s small enough to fit into a travel case, but still has all the features that you would expect from a professional-standard deck that can stand on its own at your next gig.

The GO has two channels with independent, level controlled microphone inputs and XLR (1/4-inch combo) inputs for double-up. It has the standard line faders, crossfader and expressive 3-band EQ, plus dual-bank trigger performance pads for hot cue juggling, beat rolls and looping. Plus, the GO has a dedicated talkover button so you can quickly bring in guests and audience members.

As with any portable device, the GO has some limitations that you should be aware of if you’re used to more powerful DJ hardware. The most obvious drawback are the incredibly tiny platters and pitch faders, which may throw off some users at first. That said, the capacitive controls work very well and are responsive enough to feel comfortable after a short time. The GO also lacks advanced library management features that you would expect from a more premium product, including Smart Crates and Smart Playlists.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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