Product Comparison: Denon MCX8000 vs Pioneer XDJ-RX

General Specifications
About the Product
The MCX8000 is one of the only media player/ controller that has its own built-in software and interfaces seamlessly with Serato DJ. We propel the DJ into the next generation of high performance standalone technology (Engine) with high-definition screens, simultaneously run Serato DJ, and a solid professional grade 24-bit 4-channel mixer which makes you limitless.
The XDJ-RX is the perfect marriage of two USB-driven players, a 2-channel mixer, pad control, and a large screen with dual waveform display. It inherits much of its DNA from our club-standard set-up to bring you powerful performance features – including Loop Slice – and you can also use it as a stand-alone mixer.
Key Specs
Jog Wheels
Number Of Channels
Effect Type(s)
3-band EQ, Samples, FX group
Filter, 3-band EQ, FX group, Sound color FX
Software Compatibility
Serato DJ Pro
Rekordbox dj
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Denon MCX8000 DJ Controller
  • I am veteran DJ that started out in 2001 playing vinyl on belt drive turn tables. I was looking for a way to eliminate the laptop from my mobile set up and this stand alone unit does just that.
  • This works great. It's solid and well-built. I haven't experienced any glitches or problems. It connects to Serato instantly and you can use Serato and the stand-alone system together.
  • Nice Jog Wheels. Good pitch and grid accuracy. Amazing sound quality.
  • ]You don't need to use engine software to go standalone. (Still recommended, however.)
  • The jog wheels could feel "loose" for some people.
  • Firmware could use an update. I ran into a distortion issue that I was unable to recreate (No problems since the first time it happened). Also sometimes if you are doing quick cuts of tracks, the on screen displays lag after you stop a track.
  • Would be nice to have engine control across all four channels. However, its not something you will lose sleep over.
Pioneer XDJ-RX Pro DJ System
  • If you are looking for an upgrade from a controller to something a little more professional this is it.
  • The original XDJ-RX is a solid controller with all the essentials for mixing on it. Highly recommend if your trying to buy DJ equipment on a budget!
  • Rekordbox DJ should have been a free bundle with this. Period. We have been forced into using this software because Pioneer wants to corner the hardware AND software market. This, oddly enough worked in my favor. I LOVE rekordbox now.
  • Great device. thought I'd be limited by only 2 channels but it's just fine. I play my technics thru them. and great to play vinyl alongside digital.
  • This is an incredible deck! Having gone from analog to now digital, and from CDs to MP3, over the years, this is light years ahead of what we used to have available. I cannot imagine ever going back to CDs.
Size & Weight
2.8 in.
4.1 in.
28.7 in.
28.67 in.
17 in.
11.5 in.
18.4 lbs.
17.64 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Denon MCX8000 DJ Controller
  • It has the sturdy build and feel of using CDJ's.
  • Build quality is amazing.
  • The design is beautiful and the buttons and knobs have plenty of space. It just doesn't feel crowded with buttons at all.
  • Excellent proffesional look. well built and very responsive.
Pioneer XDJ-RX Pro DJ System
  • It is laid out great, substantial in size but manageable. Looks like a million bucks, and rocks!
  • Well constructed, compact not so big and is lightweight, I recommend you folks to buy the Decksaver Cover for Pioneer XDJ-RX2 to keep it protected and dust free.
  • I guess the only thing that could be better is the materials it's made of. It's got a light plastic feel.
Decks Control
Cue, Play, Hotcues, Pitch, Shift, Sync, Faders, Crossfader, Key lock, Pitch bend, Slip mode
Cue, Play, Hotcues, Shift, Gain, Faders, Crossfader, Pitch, Slip mode
LED Metering
Additional Controls
Master Volume, Cue level, Cue mix, Mic volume, Loop Recorder
Master Volume, Browse knob, Cue level, Loop Recorder, Quantize button, Vinyl speed, WaveZoom
Looping Capability
2x RCA (line-level, unbalanced), 2x RCA (phono- or line-level, unbalanced), XLR+1/4” (6.35 mm) input (Microphone 1), 1/4” (6.35 mm) input (Microphone 2)
2x PHONO/LINE (RCA), MIC (1/4 inch Jack), MIC (XLR/Jack Combo), 2x USB Type A, USB type B
2 XLR (master left/right, balanced), RCA (master left/right, unbalanced), 2 XLR (booth left/right, balanced), 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo output (headphones), 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo output (headphones)
MASTER (RCA), MASTER (XLR), BOOTH (1/4 inch Jack), 2x Headphone Monitor (1/4 inch Jack, mini-jack)
Includes revolutionary Denon DJ Engine standalone technology, 2 USB inputs for Engine playback in standalone mode, Includes 4-deck Serato DJ software, 2 high-definition displays show Engine and Serato DJ operation, Professional 4-channel digital mixer with 2 microphone inputs, 3 built-in instant effects for Engine playback and line inputs, Velocity-sensitive performance pads for cues, rolls, slicer and samples, Stage LinQ network connection to control lighting and video, Metal construction
Dual waveform display, Slip Mode, Dual USB inputs
Power Source
DC power supply
AC adapter
What customers say about "Features"
Denon MCX8000 DJ Controller
  • This is a monster of a controller. A lot of flexibility. Sound is great. Denon made an awesome job on this product.
  • Not only is this unit a great controller for Serato, but it's a standalone unit where you can play from one or two USB flash sticks. Just like if you had two CDJ's and a mixer, but for a fraction of the cost.
  • Screens are awesome. as a serato controller it does just about everything you could think of. is tailored for mobile djs as well as club djs everybody wins if they go for this as their main controller.
  • This machine does take some getting used to. There are a lot of buttons, all useful, you just need to take the time to learn the placement.
  • Had to upgrade to Windows 10 (meh). Denon's music software is clunky and doesn't compare to the ease of using Serato. Have had a couple instances where the displayed wave form froze and I had to reset the unit.
  • God awful engine app is not smart at all anything you do is a time waster and makes you spend hours just adding your music to it, engine app crashes every 5 minutes.
  • Here's the downside, if you use Virtual DJ, this isn't going to work without some detailed mapping. They are currently working on it, but even with the mapping, the screens will not work.
Pioneer XDJ-RX Pro DJ System
  • I used to use a traktor S4 and my laptop to DJ all of my college party gigs and other 150ish people parties and it did the job. But, this set up is just so much nicer, easier and more professional thank using a laptop with a controller.
  • All the controls are incredibly responsive. Everything you would expect from pioneer.
  • Playing music off a flash drive couldn't be more seamless.
  • Awesome controller, it does all you need, just hook a pendrive with your rekordbox processed files and no need to bring your laptop, the screen of the controller is super easy to operate.
  • This unit stopped working after 3 months.
  • Nice but without a keyboard and search functionality it would be difficult to find music from a library of over 25000 songs. That's why the Numark D2 Director is such a great machine, too bad they discontinued.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
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