Updating firmware on mp3 plater
It will be interesting to see if Engine 1.5 can be an alternative to having to use a laptop. My experience was even better than my expectations. As soon as I got it home, I unboxed it and set it up.
So far, the Denon MCx8000 is a winner and I HIGHLY recommend it! I hope to see a MCx9000 in the near future with larger touch screens and direct drive platters (hint, hint..) Nice to hear your thoughts. So I'm really interested in hearing from someone who has tried both of them. Previously, I downloaded Engine 1.5 and set up a couple of playlists to test the unit out. I do wish the screens where larger and touch sensitive but overall they serve their purpose well. Performance: I don't care how good a controller looks or how well built it is unless it performs extremely well.
There is a lot to talk about so I will break it down into two categories… Build Quality: The unit is SOLID with an all metal construction. All music tag info like name, artist, bpm, key and the music wave forms can be easily seen. That means I need to be able to depend on the unit with no freezes or crashes. Happily, the Denon MCx8000 ran smoothly for the entire 3 hours of testing.
I do plan on further testing the unit before I use it at a live gig.
To say that Denon exceeded my expectations is an under statement!! Another thing to point out is that I'm using a maxed out Mac Book Pro (mid 2012 MBP OSX 10.8.5 2.6 i7 Quad 16GB RAM 750GB internal HD).
I even tested the MCx8000 using an older laptop (mid 2009 MBP OSX 10.8.5 2.8 Core Duo 8GB RAM 500 GB SSD). I currently have the Numark NS7 III but after playing with the MCX8000 I may decide to sell it in favor of the Denon.
Special shout out to Ross Goodwin and his team over at Denon! As soon as I got it home, I unboxed it and set it up.
So far, the Denon MCx8000 is a winner and I HIGHLY recommend it! I hope to see a MCx9000 in the near future with larger touch screens and direct drive platters (hint, hint..) I forgot to mention another cool feature of the MCx8000. I plugged in my 1 TB G-drive into it and it read it with no issues at all.