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October 24, 2004
Denon DJ has expanded its line of Dual CD/MP3 Players with the introduction of the rack-mountable DN-D6000 Professional Dual CD/MP3 Player.
The DN-D6000 boasts an extensive MP3 feature set and Next Track Reserve with crossfade function. This not only makes the DN-D6000 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 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 adjustableincrement 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.
The DN-D6000's architecture has been engineered to facilitate future enhancements based on end user feedback as well.
The Denon DN-D6000 will be available in November with an MSRP of $1099.00.
For more information, visit their web site at www.denon.com