Denon DJ has expanded its acclaimed line of Dual CD/MP3 Players with the introduction of the rack-mountable DN-D6000 Professional Dual CD/MP3 Player. The announcement was made by Silvio Zeppieri, Denon DJ Product Manager, and further underscores Denon’s position as the preeminent manufacturer of high quality, cutting-edge products for the DJ and professional audio industries.
The DN-D6000’s advanced MP3 playback mode fully supports MP3 capabilities including: seamless looping with B Point Trim, scratching, hot starts and MP3 effects; CBR and VBR (constant or variable bit rate) encoding up to 320 kbps; ID3 Tags (files embedded into the MP3 that display Title, Artist, Album); and MP3 File Search System (offering fast and easy file location by name).
The DN-D6000 includes another Denon world’s first — the Next Track Reserve function. This allows the DJ to store hundreds of MP3s on one disc and play them back-to-back. The DJ is able to search for a song by name and crossfade seamlessly to that file for a smooth, non-stop mix. The crossfade time is user-adjustable, and Next Track Reserve is also available for CD audio discs.
In addition to advanced MP3 functionality, the DN-D6000 includes 7 essential on-board effects such as Scratch, Reverse, Brake, Filter, Flanger, Echo and the world’s first Echo Loop, which can loop a 1/4 beat up to a 8/1 beat indefinitely, allowing a DJ to overlay another track or even a new disc for a seamless crossfade mix. Other useful features include: quick loading Slot-In drives; 15-second On-Board Sampler with Pitch, B-Trim, Volume control and 3-way playback (Loop/Single/All) edit options; Platter Effects including Drag-Start, Brake and Reverse effects that can be used for MP3 or CD audio discs; 2 seamless loops; B Point loop Trim; 70 mm Jog Disc with user-definable paper slipmats; and a 3-way BPM counter (Automatic, Tapping, Manual). Additionally, with features such as Fast Search/Manual Search and Quick Jump, the DN-D6000 makes searching fast and easy, enabling DJs to literally “jump” around within a CD or MP3 track using precise adjustable increment time steps.
For the ultimate in control and “feel” during live performance, a special Platter Hold function provides Pitch Bend by the scratch disc of up to ±100%. Additionally, ID3 Tags are supported for MP3 files, which allow the DJ to view the Artist, Album and Title of a particular file. A real-time Instant Start (0.02 seconds) playback mechanism and 20-second Shock Proof Memory ensure instant audio playback and uninterrupted performance. In addition, the DN-D6000 features a Fader Start Control terminal that’s compatible with all Denon DJ mixers, and 17 customizable preset functions so DJs can tailor functionality to their individual needs.
As part of Denon’s ongoing philosophy of providing customers with value-added products, the DN-D6000’s architecture has been specifically engineered to facilitate future enhancements based on end user feedback.
The Denon DN-D6000 will be available in November with an MSRP of $1099.00.