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Denon DN-S3700



The brand new DN-S3700 Direct Drive Turntable Media Player & Controller is a cutting-edge single-deck portable DJ instrument that provides working DJs with a host of useful features for enhanced creative flexibility. Most notably, thanks to its large 9” spinning platter design, the DN-S3700 literally offers the “best of both worlds” from both digital and analog realms. In addition to a host of advanced digital features, including USB and MIDI control, the sleek and elegant unit includes a built-in authentic vinyl record for surface control driven by Denon DJ’s High Torque Direct Drive Motor, providing users with the classic and unmistakable feel of true vinyl.

  • High Torque Direct Drive Motor and Spinning Platter Desig
  • Fast Loading Slot-in Drive
  • USB Device Hosting and Midi Interface Control
  • Internal 24-bit Processing and USB Audio (sound card)
  • 5 Superb Built-in Effect
  • Waveform Display with Multi-line Text and Icon Suppor
  • 3 Hot Starts, Auto Loop and Manual Loop Functionalit3 Platter Effects
  • Deep Pitch Resolution & Key Adjust

ADVANCED FEATURES

High Torque Direct Drive Motor & Spinning Platter Design Denon’s proprietary 12-pole Direct Drive brushless motor design is keeping the art of the 110-year old turntable alive & true to its native feel, delivering instant full rotation speed with a powerful 2.5 kg/ cm of start-up torque within 0.5 seconds for true turntable reaction and response. DJs can perform freely on this 9” platter design mounted with a real vinyl record as if they were using a genuine analog turntable. Platter rotation can be changed from 33 to 45 R.P.M. for comfort.

Fast Loading Slot-In Drive
The illuminated, fast loading – quick reading Slot-In drive reads and supports standard Compact
Audio discs and MP3 discs in a variety of formats:
CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM.
*Compact Disc CD-TEXT and MP3 ID3 Tags on CD-ROM are also displayed.

USB Device Hosting
With easy access to the internet these days, many DJs are shopping from home, purchasing their music collection online and storing these files on to a Hard Drive. The DN-S3700 is well equipped for the modern DJ and conveniently supports external USB mass storage class devices. Connect your, iPod®, thumb Drive, and large Hard Drives for easy access to your small or extensive mp3/wav libraries up to 50,000 files. Simply plug any one of these devices into the DN-S3700 to obtain the powerful on-board features such as, Instant Start, Auto Looping, Hot Starts, Effects, 8-ways to File Search and so much more...
*USB Hubs are not supported. *Mass Storage Class iPods only

MIDI Interface Controller (PC/MAC)
The DN-S3700 is also designed to interface & control a variety of popular Audio/Video DJ software applications that supports USB MIDI interface, either by user custom mapping or direct native support by the software vendor. Control your favorite DJ software all from one clever compact player. *Supported Platforms: Mac OSX 10.4 or Higher, Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista *Visit our DJ Software Resource site for support information: http://denondj.com/djsoftware

Internal 24-Bit Processing & USB Audio-(sound card)
Unlike most dedicated DJ midi controllers that are only USB bus powered, the DN-S3700 encompasses its own internal power supply to achieve the highest electrical specifications, resulting in best possible audio performance. The DN-S3700 features industry leading Burr Brown (a product of TI) 24 bit DAC processing for superior output audio fidelity. USB Audio interface includes 2-Channel Stereo output pair, 44.1kHz sampling range and low latency ASIO / OSX Core Audio support.
*ASIO Driver included on installation CD-ROM

5 Superb Built-in DSP Effects
Building the mood, adding energy and remixing live for your thumping dance floor has never been so easy with our crystal clear on-board DSP effects. Easily activate and have full parameter adjustments with a unique Dry/Wet mix control of the BPM sync’d effects: Flanger, Filter-(High-Mid-Low), Echo, and our exclusive Echo Loop.

Waveform Display w/ Multi-line Text & Icon Support
Another unique quality of the DN-S3700 is its informative & animated FL tube display mounted elegantly at a proper angle for best visualization. The “Waveform” function is a representation of the audio signal pattern, which indicates various energy peaks within the music file. Additionally, a world’s first “Break-point” area can be pre-determined and viewed on the S3700 display. Both the waveform and breakpoint data can be set when using external USB devices by using our included Denon DJ Music Manager PC application. A visual 32-position Marker Point indicator follows your
hand movements at lighting speeds without drift. Other indicators include Looping, Hot Starts, BPM info, Elapsed/Remain Time, MP3/WAV file types, and other useable indicators.
*Only FAT, FAT16, FAT32 file formatted USB devices are supported by the player.

Hot Starts / Auto Loop / Manual Loop

Hot Starts
Up to 3 Hot Starts can be made on the fly during the Hot Start mode. Each Hot Start can be easily replaced with new Hot Start points by using the individual clear buttons found right above the Hot Start keys. This allows for creative remixing with the least amount of steps. Hot Start MEMO data can be stored to internal memory for CD’s or directly to the file when using external USB devices. Visual icons are used for each Hot Start point within the display area.

Auto Loop
The Auto Loop function is a BPM assisted looping system, which allows the DJ to create up to 3 independent seamless loops instantly with the option to EXIT the loop or clear the loop at any point. Each auto loop can be cut or doubled in length on the fly by turning the Effects/Loop Cut knob to the beat range listed below:
⅛ ◄ ► ¼ ◄ ►½ ◄ ►1 ◄ ► 2 ◄ ►4 ◄ ►8 ◄ ►16 ◄ ►32 ◄ ►64
Visual icons are used for each Auto Loop point within the display area.

Additionally, the Auto Loop can be trimmed on the fly by frame accurate resolution using the ± Loop Trim buttons. The Denon DJ Music Manager application includes a very accurate BPM engine which calculates and writes the BPM directly to the file on external USB devices. This allows the DN-S3700 to load perfectly locked BPM values leading to super accurate Auto Beat Loops. *BPM’s can also be saved for audio CD’s and MP3 CD-ROM’s from the DN-S3700 using the MEMO function

Manual Loop
Besides the Auto Loop function, you are still able to create your own manual loops on the other side of the player by setting the “A”(in) and “B”(out) points freely, with the option to EXIT and Reloop. To smooth out your loop, the A or B point can be easily adjusted on-the-fly to perfection. The “A” point can also be used alone as a Hot Start or Stutter point.

3 Platter Effects
- Brake (adjustable in real-time)
- Dump (reverse sound without losing true forward time, like a radio edit)
- Reverse (plays your music backwards and platter spins backwards too)

Deep Pitch Resolution & Key Adjust
For those DJ’s who perform long mix transitions and require high pitch resolution, the S3700 offers .02% for the ±6% pitch range, .05% for the ±10/16% pitch range and wide ±100% range is also available for audio CDs. The Key Adjust feature keeps vocals and music sounding true even when you adjust the speed of the track *Features 100mm long stroke pitch slider for smooth mixing

Memo function
Hot Starts, Auto Loops, Seamless Loop, Cue point, BPM, Pitch Setting & Range,
Pitch ON/OFF, and Key Adj ON/OFF data can be stored to internal memory for CD’s/
CD-ROM media or directly to the file when using external USB devices.

Playlist
The powerful Playlist function allows you to search and select 3 different types of Playlist categories when using external USB devices. Top 40, Favorite, & your own custom Playlist can be created by using the included Denon DJ Music Manager PC application

Two Way CUE Search System
Supports traditional Denon Cueing method and another popular style as well.

Next File Function w/Cross Fade
You can search for your next file by 9 different criteria’s (without interrupting playback) and crossfade seamlessly to that file for a smooth non-stop segue upon your command.
* Cross fade time is user adjustable

Strobe Indicator
You can check the relative change in tempo when the red strobe light reflects on the three rows of strobe dots on the peripheral edge of the platter when rotating.
0% pitch = center dots, ±3.5% = upper/lower dots

Platter Mode Functions
- Classic Vinyl (spinning)
- Pitch Bend
- Frame Search

4-Way BPM Counter
- Auto Beat Detection
- Manual TAP
- Manual BPM Input
- Reads MP3/WAV BPM Metadata (if available)

Directional Scratch Lever
This original Denon feature allows the DJs to manipulate the platter’s motion of output sound in two ways, the traditional vinyl cueing sound, called “BOTH” and the ingenious Forward stroke sound to perform the same cuts as if you were using a mixer’s crossfader.

3-way Pitch Bend
Platter Bend mode, Bend buttons or by the traditional old-school way of applying finger pressure along side the spinning platter or by squeezing the center nipple.

Fast Search / Quick Jump
We made searching fast & easy. You can move around quickly within a track/file by pushing the standard << >> keys or by precise user adjustable increment time steps using Quick Jump.

Memo Import/Export
You can now easily import/export your CD Memo data from one player to another by using a USB thumb drive. Extremely handy for those who travel abroad without their S3700’s, but wish to take all their saved work along, Loops, Hot Start and Cues.

D-Link
Two DN-S3700 players can be linked together by a RJ45 (CAT5, 5e) cross-cover cable for D-LINK operation. This EASY operation enables the DJ to share CD MEMO’s between both decks, Relay Play operation and the convenience of using a single PS/2 keyboard for quick file navigation when using external USB devices.

Instant Start (0.02 sec.)

Fader Start (compatible with all Denon Mixers)

Digital Output

Firmware Upgradeable by USB
From time to time we will make subtle improvements to current features or add new
compelling ones based on valuable user feedback. These new Plug Ins are always
free and made available via our www.denondj.com website.

Dimensions: 12.6 (w) 4.8 (h) 14.0 (d) inches
Carton Weight: 20 lbs.

First Impressions
DN-S3700 Official Pictures
Skratchworx Photo Shoot



-- “Best of Both Worlds”: 9” Real Vinyl Spinning Platter Design Offers Today’s Most Advanced Digital Features and Music Access Capabilities with Classic Turntable Touch-Feel --

Anaheim, CA, January 15, 2009 — Denon DJ, a leading manufacturer of reliable, premium-grade DJ equipment, will debut its new Model DN-S3700 Digital Media Turntable at NAMM 2009. The Direct Drive Turntable Media Player & Controller is a leading-edge single-deck portable DJ instrument that provides working DJs with a host of useful features for enhanced creative flexibility. Most notably, thanks to its large 9” spinning platter design, the DN-S3700 literally offers DJ’s the “best of both worlds” from both digital and analog realms. In addition to a host of advanced digital features, including USB and MIDI control, the sleek and elegant unit includes a built-in authentic vinyl record for surface control driven by Denon DJ’s High Torque Direct Drive Motor, providing users with the classic and unmistakable feel of true vinyl.

Noted Denon DJ Brand Manager Silvio Zeppieri: "The DN-S3700 is exactly what many professional DJs have dreamed about – a hybrid digital/analog design with a larger platter that not only affords access to all types of media playback styles, including MP3 disc access, but lets users express themselves creatively using classic vinyl tricks of the trade, with the original touch-feel design of vinyl that many DJs grew up with, and that really started it all! With the addition of the new DN-S3700 to our lineup, Denon DJ is giving working DJs an even more comprehensive range of every kind of tool and solution they need to succeed and grow their creative talents.”

Sleek New Design, Innovative New Features
In addition to its new 9” Spinning Platter Design and real vinyl record included, driven by a powerful Direct Drive Motor with torque adjustments, the DN-S3700 features a new sleek stylish and intuitive design with brushed aluminum corners and solid aluminum feet that will appeal to working DJs who want to look as good as they sound. Innovative new features include three Auto loops with real-time loop length adjust and loop trim capabilities. In addition, the attractive and easy-to-read new display adds visual waveform data to the mix, providing information on hot start, auto loop, and break point data.

The DN-S3700’s 9” platter mounted with real vinyl is constructed with an ultra high-resolution pulse sensor mechanism to accurately reproduce the subtlest or swift scratching movements made by the human hand. The platter can perform other vital functions too such as, pitch bending, frame searching and quick file navigation from external USB devices. For added creative flexibility, three “hot starts” can be made on the fly, which also double as auto loops. In addition to auto loops, traditional A-B loops can be manually executed on the opposite side of the player. And thanks to its 5 built-in crystal clear DSP Effects, building the mood of the dance floor and remixing live has never been easier. DJs can easily activate and have full parameter control with a Dry/Wet mix control of the 5 effects: Flanger, Filter (High-Mid-Low), Echo and Echo/Loop, as well as 3 Platter Effects, including Brake (adjustable in real-time), Dump (reverse sound without losing true forward time, like a radio edit), and Reverse (plays your music backwards). For those DJ’s who perform long mix transitions and require high pitch resolution, the S3700 offers pitch control via a 100mm pitch slider with .02% for the 4% pitch range and .05% for the 10/16% pitch range. 24%/50%/100% ranges are also available.

Innovative “Spinning” Turntable Style MIDI Controller with Control of DJ Software
The innovative Denon DN-S3700 is a “spinning” turntable style MIDI Controller with Sound Card that gives users the advanced capability of controlling various DJ MAC/PC application software. The super-versatile and sophisticated DJ instrument lets users bring together and enjoy access to huge music libraries from virtually all-existing storage media, including Apple iPods and USB Flash Drives. For total flexibility, it features an illuminated Slot-In CD Player, a quick-loading and fast data reading mechanism that offers a variety of audio compact disc support, including CD, CD-R, CD-RW and CD-TEXT. Thanks to its advanced External USB Device Support, users have access to vast portable music collections stored on external USB media and may connect their iPod, Thumb Drive, and large Hard Drives for easy access to small or extensive mp3/wav libraries of up to 50,000 files. Simply plug these devices into the DN-S3700 to obtain the powerful on-board features such as, Instant Start, Seamless Looping, Effects, Scratching and easy File Searching, to name a few.

Notably, with its MIDI Interface Controller (PC/MAC), the DN-S3700 is also designed to interface and control a variety of popular DJ programs that supports USB MIDI in/out interface, either by user custom mapping or direct native support by the software vendor. Users can easily control their favorite DJ software all from a single advanced compact player. Unlike most dedicated DJ midi controllers that are only USB bus powered, the DN-S3700 encompasses its own internal power supply to achieve the highest electrical specifications, resulting in best possible performance. The DN-S3700 features industry leading Burr Brown (a product of TI) 24 bit DAC processing for superior output audio fidelity.

The DN-S3700 comes complete with Denon DJ’s acclaimed Music Manager Software. Among its groundbreaking features is a highly refined search system, which lets users navigate and tag edit quickly through any MP3/ WAV files connected to the system, with search criteria including Artist, Album, Title, Genre, Year, BPM and Playlists. The Music Manager will also auto calculate the BPM’s for your files as well as create the visual waveform data supported on the DN-S3700’s display.

The Denon DN-S3700 is scheduled to ship in February 2009 with an expected SRP of $1,099.99