The DMC/Technics World DJ Championships, held at the Carling Hammersmith Apollo (4-5 September 2004, London), represented one of the first UK projects to feature the new Aspect series of high-efficiency loudspeakers. Broadcast by the BBC's 1Xtra radio channel, the DMC/Technics World DJ Championships is the culmination of international heats that have taken place thought this year, across Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.
Turbosound provided sound reinforcement in association with UK rental company Britannia Row Productions, deploying 19 Aspect loudspeakers, with nine in a central cluster, and five per side in the main front-of-house system, complemented by an additional twelve TSW-721 low-frequency enclosures per side. The entire system was powered by just three amplifier racks - each able to drive six mid-highs and twelve Aspect subs. Turbosound's wedge monitors also played a significant part in the event, with six TFM-450 and ten TFM-350 units being used on stage, while two digitally-powered QLight TQ-445DP systems acted as fills for the judging panel. The central cluster comprised six Aspect TA-890H touring mid-high enclosures, flown to provide the venue's upper level seating with a 75º horizontal by 30º vertical coverage, plus three Aspect TA-890L touring bass enclosures for low-end support. The front-of-house system utilized three Aspect TA-890H touring mid-high enclosures per side, with another two per side for front fill. Four LMS-D6 digital loudspeaker management systems provided control for the system.
John Saunderson, of DMC, commented on the effect that the new Turbosound Aspect system had on this year's event: "This is the first year that everyone - Apollo staff, DJs and customers - noticed a real difference in the sound. Even the Jungle Brothers and the X-Ecutioners commented on the crispness of the sound. We have to thank Turbosound for supporting our World DJ Championships and providing its superb new system. It really did make a difference!"
This year's overall World DJ Championship winner was I-Emerge, from the USA, with DJ Akakabe of Japan winning the Battle for World Supremacy, and France's C2C winners of the Team Championship.