NAMM: Denon Debuts DN D6000 Pro

Feature-packed unit includes endless echo feature      19/01/05

NAMM: Denon Debuts DN D6000 Pro


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This 'Echo Loop' feature sounds like it will make all your mixing sound like King Tubby. Which is OK by us. That release in full; Denon DJ is displaying the new rack-mountable DN-D6000 Professional Dual CD/MP3 Player at NAMM. The ongoing expansion of Denon DJ’s acclaimed line of Dual CD/MP3 Players further underscores the company’s position as the preeminent manufacturer of high quality, cutting-edge products for the DJ and professional audio industries. The DN-D6000 boasts an extensive MP3 feature set and Next Track Reserve with Crossfade function. This not only makes the DN-D6000 perfectly suited to mobile DJs, club DJs and other working DJs, but the inclusion of the Unattended Playback on Power-Up function also renders the DN-D6000 ideal for bars and restaurants, especially at opening time. 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 onboard 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 by CD-ROM disc based on end user feedback. The Denon DN-D6000 is currently available with an MSRP of $1099.00.


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