tracks on one side of the DN-D9000
This latest in
Denon's innovative line of DJ products introduces many proprietary
and "world's firsts" for professional CD players. The
DN-D9000 builds upon Denon's experience in manufacturing professional
DJ oriented equipment, combining practical features and solid
performance with several new never before seen functions.
features Denon's new ALPHA Track Play/Mode, "a world's
first," that allows independent and simultaneous playback of two
tracks from the same disc, allowing manual mixing of two tracks (Sub
and Main), using only one deck. This new ALPHA track
for mixing of the Sub and Main tracks, as well as an integrated ALPHA
track Pre-Monitoring function for monitoring the Sub track during
Main track playback in real-time.
first's include an A-B Splice function which removes unwanted
sections of a track seamlessly on the fly, the ability to create four
Hot Start points per drive (Start Point A1, A2, A3 and A4), and the
addition of up to 6 Stutter Cue play points. Another exclusive is the
inclusion of 2 samplers per drive of the unit (approximately 15
seconds, CD quality). The user is also able to create up to four
seamless Loops within a track or disc, which can further be adjusted
via the jog wheel during Loop playback.
Denon has included
multiple other new features on the DN-D9000 giving the user the
ability to control and create new sounds. Besides the full
sampling capabilities, the DN-D9000 has a built-in Effector function,
providing 6 effects (up to four at a time), including Delay, Flanger,
Filter (2 types), and Transform (2 types), all fully interruptable
instantaneously using the Effector's Bypass button. Also new is
the inclusion of 5 Platter modes: Drag-S, which gradually raises
playback speed to normal after playback is stopped; Brake, which
gradually lowers playback speed to stop when Pause is pressed; Echo,
which repeats and fades last playback sound when Pause is pressed;
Reverse, which shifts playback into reverse when the Parameter button
is pushed during playback; and Dump, which starts reversed playback
for a specified time before returning to normal playback.
Furthermore, the DN-D9000 allows for the activation of either the
Sampler, Effector, or Scratch effects any time during playback, with
the ability to freely move between functions or even combine all 3 at
once. New CD player features such as the Auto/Manual BPM
Counter, CD-R/CD-RW Disc Playback compatibility, and a new Constant
Digital Out function for ensuring full sample frequency output with
subcode despite playback speed, round out an impressive feature set
for the unit.
DN-D9000 takes further refinement of Denon-original features, such
as digital scratching, to a new level - not only does the unit allow
scratching of CD audio in realtime, but Sample audio too may be
scratched, with user-chosen directional sound movement (Forward,
Reverse, or Both). Denon's new ergonomically designed, large
70mm illuminated jog wheel helps give a more precise scratch and
solid feel to the unit, also for use with the Platter Hold function,
allowing for extreme pitch bends of ± 100%.
functions such as 5,000 assignable Memo points, 25-track user-definable
Program play / Random play, and 2 modes of Relay play hold down
standard playback functions for the DN-D9000. Further Pitch
Control and Pitch Bend ranges give further tweaking of playback audio.
As an added value
to the user, and insurance of long-life operation and stability,
Denon has also integrated the world's first user-replaceable CD
drives into the unit, assuring zero downtime during field service and
maintenance for the working DJ. The longevity of the unit is
further enhanced via the use of high-performance brushless motors,
plus the DN-D9000's inclusion of a newly-designed remote control
cable with more robust, self-locking ends. In addition, a
Shock-Proof memory of 16 seconds per drive helps ensure uninterrupted
playback during the most intense sessions, while the fluorescent tube
display with dot matrix text support, combined with illuminated
action buttons and drive trays, also provide aesthetically pleasing
convenience in low-light situations. 14 customizable Preset
functions as well as compatibility with the Fader Start function of
Denon's DN-X800 and DN-X400 Pro DJ mixers, as well as compatibility
with the DN-X800's X-Effect function, make the DN-D9000 the ultimate
Pro DJ Dual CD Player as part of a complete Denon DJ setup.
represents the next generation of DJ products from Denon,"
states Wayne Dolnick, Director of Marketing/Sales. "Working
closely with leading DJ's, our design team has come up with the
definitive CD player that provides unparalleled performance night
after night. We are very proud of this new piece."
Based on the
layout and technology of Denon's acclaimed DN-X800 digital mixer, the
DN-X400 takes full
control of advanced mixing and performance features. With the
inclusion of 2 digital outputs, the DN-X400 makes it possible to
record directly to the new Denon
DN-C550R dual CD
recorder/player, as well as mark tracks on-the-fly with the new
Track-Mark function found on the mixer's front panel. Also
included are Input Gain controls, along with HI, MID and LOW tone
controls (-26dB ~ +10dB) on all four main channels, including the mic
channel, for further manipulation and tweaking of input signal.
The DN-X400 offers
a wide range of input and output options for optimal performance and
compatibility when building or adding to a specific setup. 10
different accessible inputs are provided for connecting to multiple
devices of various formats - 8 line inputs, including 2 phono
connections, and 2 balanced microphone inputs with Post on/off
switches are included. A balanced Send/Return effects loop
provides even more flexibility when connected to outboard effects and
other devices. The unit's 6 outputs include 2 digital outs
(S/PDIF and optical), balanced Master and Zone outputs, and
unbalanced Master and Tape outputs. A separate subwoofer output
is also provided along with a control for crossover frequencies to be
sent to the sub for greater sonic precision.
on the unit are laid out in an intuitive and performance-friendly
manner. High-quality VCA style 45mm slide faders provide for
precise control of signal from subtle nuances to all-out full dynamic
extremes. Cross fader assignment selector and contour level
controls allow for smooth and stable transitions between program
material, while Cue and Program pan controls give the user even
greater sonic separation capabilities. For easy visibility and
instant recognition, a split cue H/P monitor and display with a Zone
meter adjustment are included. For additional performance
control, the subwoofer output may also be used to remotely trigger
lighting effects with compatible devices.
The DN-X400 has a
suggested list price of $500.00.