Denon MC6000 Mk2 Looks To Have Been "Retired"

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steve149

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Not among the current Denon product offerings. Not sure if there is a replacement coming or they are just killed it off.

RIP (maybe) MC6000 !!!
 

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I’m not too worried about my controllers being discontinued. I’ve only been buying DJ gear for a little more than 4 years, and I have 5 1/2 controllers. None of the others are still in production either. They all still work fine, and they’ll probably outlive me.[emoji3]


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I think the thing that’s MOST disappointing is that there’s no rack mountable replacement. I’m very likely going to buy the MC7000 for my podium style system, but if I wanted to build another rack system, it sure would be nice if I could find a rack mountable controller.
 

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I assume by the time I need a replacement, there'll be a "virtual" controller available .. something like a 12"x18" tablet based unit that sits on a desk with connections either in the back or in a wirelessly connected dock. And if it was rackmountable .. I'll buy it.
 
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NightOwlDJs

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Crap! Sorry to hear the news. I'm with you guys. I want rack mountable controllers. I don't mind the looks of the 'coffin' controllers, but
on their own, in a case or not, they sit too low for my liking and comfort.
 

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why does need to be rackmount?

If you want it higher b/c you are super tall, just stack the coffin case.
 

steve149

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why does need to be rackmount?

If you want it higher b/c you are super tall, just stack the coffin case.
Glider cases don't mount the gear as secure and some of us don't need 3 foot wide controllers. The Denon was a perfect size and had almost all the functionality a basic mobile DJ would need. Yes, not for someone who needed the larger tactile controls, but it was popular for a reason.
 

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Because the rest of my gear is standard rack mount, it make for a more compact system with less total pieces to transport and connect together

That is super limiting. You would be better of with one small 4 RU rack to put all the other rack stuff in. Yes, it's one more piece, but it allows much more flexibility and freedom in the future.

What do you have that is rackmount anyhow?

Mic receiver, lighting controller, DSP??

You can argue it is not as secure, but it's not not secure. I have never heard of anyone, and speaking from experience have an issue with their gear b/c it's not screwed in. The cases are custom fit for the equipment.
 
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That is super limiting. You would be better of with one small 4 RU rack to put all the other rack stuff in. Yes, it's one more piece, but it allows much more flexibility and freedom in the future.

What do you have that is rackmount anyhow?

Mic receiver, lighting controller, DSP??

You can argue it is not as secure, but it's not not secure. I have never heard of anyone, and speaking from experience have an issue with their gear b/c it's not screwed in. The cases are custom fit for the equipment.

I already did something similar to what you described, with a rack that rolled under my table, and a controller in a coffin on top of the table. Having the controller (Denon MC6000 MK2) mounted in the top of the rack (along with everything else) saves a lot of setup/pack-up time. I don’t think I’d go back.[emoji4]
 
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jaswrx

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A lot more time? It shouldn't be. You are still dropping XLR cables underneath anyhow which then go to your speakers.

You are also running power from underneath, so in total, 30 seconds longer (max) to setup a separate rack up.
When I did this, I connected XLRs to my DSP underneath, along with the power cable from my coffin. Pretty much the same amount of work.


Just curious, what other stuff do you have racked?

Either way, even with the extra case and an extra 30 seconds, the advantages outweigh having a rack type setup on top.

To each their own...
 
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DJ Bobcat

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My Small System always had a rack mounted controller in it, but the original version had a little American Audio DP2, which I replaced with a Denon Mc6000 MK2. My Large System is the one I used to have in a rolling rack with a controller in a coffin on a top of the same table I use for my Small System. You can find plenty of my systems in these threads...

Slight Miscalculation - (https://ourdjtalk.com/threads/slight-miscalculation.47276/)
Reworking My Large System - (https://ourdjtalk.com/threads/reworking-my-large-system.47960/)
RE-Reworking My Small System... AGAIN - (https://ourdjtalk.com/threads/re-reworking-my-small-system-again.48442/)

... But here's a pic of my Small System (with backup Surface Pro on the left)...

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...With the controller mounted in the top, and the computer that folds up and down like a lid, this system takes just minutes to set up. All I do is erect the table, attach the floating facade bracket, set the rack on top of the table and plug in the power cable, connect the speaker power and XLR cables, attach the floating facade and I'm done. Hooking up the backup computer (Surface Pro) takes a few more minutes, but I'm still working on that.:djsmug:
 
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jaswrx

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I really don't think your setup is faster than what am referring to and arguably slower with the way you are running your backup, but to each their own.

You would be better off ditching the monitor so you don't have to look like someone from the geek squad running a keyboard and mouse. It's also a cleaner, better presentation, and less to fuss with.