New Denon Products Announced
Denon Professional, Marantz Professional and Denon DJ, represented by D&M Business & Professional Group Europe, will be introducing a total of eight new products at the forthcoming PLASA show in September.
Exhibiting on Stand 1-E9, D&M Professional will be launching the DN-V500BD blu-ray disc player, and introducing the DN-F Series of solid state audio players (comprising the DN-F300, DN-F400 and RC-F400), the DN-S700 CD/MP3 player; DN-HC5000 and HC1000S media controllers, DN-HP500 headphones and DN-X1700 digital mixer.
The new DN-F300 1U audio media player can utilise a SD(HC) card or connect via USB to devices such as an HDD, pen drive or iPod, giving users access to a range of sources. There are two mic inputs for additional functions like paging, an IR receiver for remote control access to volume and pitch control, as well as cue, instant start, pitch control, pitch bend and tempo lock features for more creative applications such as DJ’ing.
The DN-S700 is a new entry level compact tabletop CD/MP3 player sporting many features from Denon’s flagship professional models, including advanced MP3 functionality for easy file search and selection, CD text display, auto or manual BPM, 3 onboard FX, 3 pitch ranges, 2 hot start and loop controls, fader start, and pitch bend available on buttons and jog wheel to enhance performance creativity.
The DN-HC5000 is a rackmount digital DJ system developed to work with Serato’s ITCH software. Benefiting from Serato’s HIDI technology to improve speed and software/hardware communication, the DN-HC5000 is a USB 2.0 MIDI controller with built-in 24-bit soundcard, compatible for use with both PC and MAC. Features include a multi-functional touch sensitive jog disc, vibrant FL tube and text display, and tactile rubber controls.
The new rackmount DN-HC1000S is a MIDI sub controller designed to interface with Serato Scratch LIVE. The unit offers simple plug ‘n play operation via USB connectivity, and replaces the cumbersome PC keyboard with a set of dedicated controls, including track select and fast search, SHIFT/CLR button, 5 ‘hot start’ and 3 sampler buttons, auto loop, Loop IN-OUT with exit/reloop, history and a TAP button.
The DN-HP500’s are new entry-level DJ headphones with 1300mW input power, 40mm driver, 40 ohms impedence, 103dB output, 10-28kHz frequency response, 90 degree swivel mechanism, with comfortable ear pad and headband for prolonged periods of use.
Engineered to provide every facility professional DJ’s require – whether working with vinyl, CD, digital files, laptops and USB storage devices - the recently launched DN-X1700 is a 4-channel tabletop mixer with rubberised knobs, 60mm Alps K Series channel faders, 45mm FLEX cross fader, a color LCD display, extended 24-point LED channel and output metering, and LED ring metering around the control knobs. In operation, the principal features related to the power and flexibility of the Denon DNX1700 mixer are its Matrix Input Assignment with digital input and MIDI/USB audio, independent and parametric three-band EQ with Kill on each channel, and dual independent EFX processors. Its 32-bit floating point DSP engine provides exceptional processing power and the mixer delivers impressive sound resolution via its 32-bit digital-analogue conversion capabilities at the audio output stage.
“It is fantastic to see the Denon portfolio burgeoning with new products that diversify and advance the brand,” says D&M Business & Professional Group (Europe)’s managing director, Bob Goleniowski. “The array of new models on display at PLASA is the result of a combination of two things: listening to our customers and innovating technology. We look forward to taking them to the market and trail-blazing the way with more launches in the near future.”