Product Comparison: Denon MC2000 vs Pioneer DDJ-SB2

General Specifications
About the Product
Here’s your chance... With the Denon DJ MC2000 and Serato DJ Intro added to your skills and imagination... you will take control of the dancefloor and own the party.
Hitting the decks has never been easier and more intuitive - even for first-time DJs. Not only does it boast all popular features from the DDJ-SB – such as Filter Fade and Performance Pads – but it now boasts features not usually found at this price point, including trim pots, level meters, the Pad Trans beat effect and 4-deck control.
Key Specs
Jog Wheels
Number Of Channels
Effect Type(s)
3-band EQ, FX group, Samples
3-band EQ, Filter, Samples, FX group
Software Compatibility
Serato DJ Intro
Serato DJ Lite, Serato DJ Pro
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Denon MC2000 DJ Controller with Serato Intro
  • I purchased the mc2000 so that I would have a reliable backup and because it works with all of the major software programs out there, including Serato. The mc2000 is everything it is advertised to be.
  • I purchased the mc2000 so that I would have a reliable backup and because it works with all of the major software programs out there, including Serato.
  • I use Virtual DJ Pro as my software and am a loyal user. Recently though, I've had an opportunity to do some work in a club where the installed controller only recognizes Serato.
  • Thing of beauty,great product for the price. It does more than I expected. Worth every penny. Using this as a emergency back up to my pioneer SZ...I chose this over the Pioneer SB because it allows me to add an external device like a turntable for digital turntable!
Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Portable 2-channel
  • Designed specifically for Serato unlike a lot of cheaper controllers
  • This is an amazing DJ controller. There are an insane amount of possibilities with this compared to other starter controllers and the best under $300. It has different options to loop tracks and play sound effects.
  • Despite coming with Serato Intro, I used the table with Djay Pro (Algoriddim), and the response of controls, mixer, pitch, equalizers, effects and crossfader, were perfect.
  • The Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 controller is an amazing product for the cost with a cutting edge quality, and a clean digital sound. The jog wheels with platinum touch are very precise.
  • The jog wheels are plenty large, considering the mid-size style of the layout. The only drawback is they don't light up, like their bigger, more expensive Pioneer brothers.
Size & Weight
2.4 in.
2.3 in.
15.7 in.
19.17 in.
9.4 in.
10.68 in.
5.95 lbs.
4.63 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Denon MC2000 DJ Controller with Serato Intro
  • Professional grade and compact size, perfect!
  • Its compact and lightweight. I can easily take it in my bag to any party i go.
  • Solid steel chassis and a very professional look and feel.
  • Definitely the most solid, high quality construction out of all the other controllers at this price point.
  • I can fit this on my office desk with my production rig. No need for a separate setup anymore.
Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Portable 2-channel
  • Feels very rugged. Incredibly responsive.
  • This is the best small sized controller. Pioneer has put great work into the engineering and quality.
  • Lightweight, compact. Serato is a solid solution. Works right out of the box.
  • The controller is small and light, making it easily portable.
  • Casing is all plastic, which keeps the weight down but makes it feel somewhat flimsy.
Decks Control
Cue, Play, Hotcues, Sync, Faders, Crossfader, Gain, Shift, Key lock, Pitch bend, Vinyl mode
Cue, Play, Hotcues, Shift, Sync, Vinyl mode, Faders, Crossfader, Pitch, Gain, Key lock, Slip mode
LED Metering
Additional Controls
Master Volume, Browse knob, Mic volume, Cue mix, Desk's load buttons
Master Volume, Mic volume, Browse knob, Desk's load buttons, Cue level
Looping Capability
MIC/Line, USB, 1 x audio line-in (RCA x 2)
MIC (1/4 inch Jack), USB type B
1 x audio line-out (RCA x 2)
MASTER (RCA), Headphone monitor (1/4 inch Jack, mini-jack)
Plug & Play – USB Bus Powered, Full MIDI Output – Map to other DJ Software, Intuitive File Browsing Controls, Built-in Audio interface, MIC Input /Line Input
Tactile Performance Pads, Large Jog Wheels, Authentic & Dynamic DJ Play, Manual Filter, Make The Cut, MIDI compatible
Power Source
USB Bus power
USB Bus power
What customers say about "Features"
Denon MC2000 DJ Controller with Serato Intro
  • This is a very well made unit. Solid, knobs feel great. buttons feel great.
  • Having used some Denon dual deck CD players in the past, I can say that the knobs and buttons have the same feel as their CD decks.
  • My only minor gripes are that the pitch faders are the wrong way round (up is - and down is +, the opposite of every turntable ever), and the drivers are poor and very, very picky.
Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Portable 2-channel
  • Windows driver easy to find and install.
  • The lighting and colors of the buttons are good, without exaggeration. In the dark or low light it shine calling more attention.
  • There are plenty of extra features like the special loopers and trigger pads but I don't use them. This is a solid dependable controller with a built in sound card so you can plug into a mixer or PA directly from here.
  • The self-powerd USB plug means there's fewer cables to worry about.
  • Single FX knob rather than separate controls per fx.
  • Top right "Load" button stopped working for no reason, so I can't use the board to load tracks into the mixer.
  • The USB cord is placed in the back!?!?! so it's really irritating to have you laptop behind the board because the huge USB cord is in the way, terrible placement, it should be on the left side near the mic and other imputs/such, or near the RCA outputs, not in the middle where people's laptops go.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
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