[NAMM] Denon DN-HD2500
Denon will be exhibiting its professional media player and controller (Model DN-HD2500) at NAMM.
The device provides working DJs with a complete portable system solution that addresses virtually all their needs.
The rugged and reliable DN-HD2500 is designed for everything from small parties to weddings, club installations and outdoor events.
Key to the DN-HD2500’s usefulness in the field is its ability to bring together and provide access to huge music libraries from virtually all-existing storage media, including Apple iPods and USB Flash Drives. For total flexibility, the DN-HD2500 also includes an internal 40GB HDD hard drive intended for a DJ’s “mainstream” party music, with the added ability to connect multiple USB 2.0 Mass Storage
Class drives for a DJ’s “extended” repertoire of music . This compelling utility allows the DN-HD2500 to be used as a primary “plug and play” full featured compact system.
Additionally, the DN-HD2500 can be used as a backup system for those DJs currently using laptops (CPS Systems). The hard drive comes preloaded with demo music from 2-Travelers. The unit also offers complete command and control over Denon dual-tray CD/MP3 players such as the Model DN-D4500 and DN-D4000 drive section.
One of the most notable features of the DN-HD2500 is the all-new Next File Function w/ Cross-Fade. This breakthrough lets DJs store thousands of favorite songs on the internal HDD or external USB device, then play songs from different sources back to back. They may then search for their next file by any criteria (without interrupting playback) and cross-fade seamlessly to that file for a smooth non-stop
mix upon command.
The DN-HD2500 comes complete with Denon DJ’s acclaimed Music Manager Software. Among its groundbreaking features is a highly refined search system, which lets users navigate quickly through any MP3/ WAV files connected to the system, with search criteria including Artist, Album, Title, Genre, Year, BPM and Playlists.
Other integral features of the DN-HD2500 include Hot Starts (A1 and A2), which can be made on the fly and easily turned into Seamless Loops or used as Stutter points. Three advanced Platter Effects include: Brake (adjustable in real-time); Dump (reverse sound without losing true forward time, like a radio edit); and Reverse (play your music backwards). For total versatility, the DN-HD2500 will support any standard (Qwerty) USB keyboard for simplified Playlist/Category creation and song search of; Artist, Album, Title, Genre, Year, Build the Mood with Easy-to-Use Onboard Effects.
Building the mood of dance floor and remixing music live has never been so easy with the DNHD2500’s advanced on-board effects. DJs can easily activate and have full parameter control with a unique Dry/Wet mix control of the 4 effects: Flanger, Filter (High-Mid-Low), Echo and all new Echo/Loop.
Additionally, for DJs who perform long mix transitions and require high pitch resolution, the HD2500 offers .02% for the 4% pitch range and .05% for the 10/16% pitch range. 24%/50%/100% ranges are also available.
The DN-HD2500 was designed with a removable hard drive for easy maintenance, and features special shock-resistant mounting.
The Denon DJ DN-HD2500 is scheduled to begin shipping to dealers inFebruary. Price: $899 MAP
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