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Numark Unveils Cdx1 Cd Player

Numark debuts the CDX1, a tabletop CD player with an ultra-high torque motorized 12" platter that holds a vinyl record for the ultimate in vinyl scratch feel.

Numark debuts the CDX1, a tabletop CD player with an ultra-high torque motorized 12" platter that holds a vinyl record for the ultimate in vinyl scratch feel. Styled after Numark's flagship TTX1 turntable, the CDX1 features an industry maximum 4.5kg/cm torque direct drive motor, aluminum platter, dual "battle-style" controls, and forward/reverse toggle. In addition, there is a superior VFD display, full MP3 compatibility, slot-load CD transport, and extensive DSP functionality.

The CDX1 has several modes for scratching and looping, including auto beat matching and smart looping, which uses the Beatkeeper™ to make perfect loops every time. There is extensive cue store/recall with multiple sets for each CD. The CDX1 also incorporates many beat-synched digital FX such as sonar, slide, filter, echo, and chop. Effects can be manipulated with a separate control wheel interface. The CDX1 offers a pitch slider programmable up to ±100% pitch control, as well as a high-quality, 100% key lock.

The CDX1 is fully MP3 compatible. All functions—like scratching and looping—that can be done with regular CDs also work with MP3s. MP3 song titles appear on the CDX1's VFD matrix display. Extremely detailed and bright, the VFD display can be toggled among four modes to provide much detailed information, including BPM, time, cue points, and advanced wave display. The CDX1 features a fast, slot-load CD transport, and music can continue playing from the internal buffer even after the CD is ejected.

Numark CEO John E. "Jack" O'Donnell commented: "To say that the CDX1 'emulates' a turntable is not quite accurate: mechanically, the CDX1 is a turntable. With the highest torque direct drive motor out there, a full size platter, and TTX turntable styling and control, the CDX1 feels as close as it gets to working with a record while using a CD. For the professional DJ who enjoys the convenience of CD and MP3, while also desiring the feel of working with vinyl records, there is no longer a need for compromise."

Numark Industries is the world's leading brand of professional DJ equipment. Numark is known for providing breakthrough products for professional DJs in over 100 countries. Since 1971, Numark has designed and delivered innovative products and numerous industry "firsts."