Denon DJ DN-HD2500
Denon DJ DN-HD2500

DN-HD2500, MIDI Control Surface for DJ from Denon DJ.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 9 reviews )
 5 reviews56 %
 2 reviews22 %
 1 user review11 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/MajorTom's review"Denon DN-HD2500"

Denon DJ DN-HD2500
The DN-HD2500 is a Hard Disc media player/ controller for DJs who want to bring as little equipment as possible to provide a killer show.

I have played guitar and bass for a while but have gotten into DJing recently. This unit has served me well.

I bought this unit from Guitar Center. I think I paid around $650 for it.

Massive storage space, easy to navigate, light weight and great effects.

The platters could be a little bigger, but they work fine.

Very high quality and durable metal construction.

Denon DN-HD2500 Hard Disc Media Player/ Controller

The Denon DN-HD2500 is a very portable MP3 drive/ controller for DJs with tons of functionality. There is an optional CD drive you can use to dock with the DN-HD2500 to play CDs (both audio and data) from your collection. This all-in-one controller is easy to navigate: the two CD/ MP3 spinners allow me to find songs quickly, whether it is on the internal 40GB hard drive, on a USB drive I have connected, or on a CD. The DN-HD2500 supports up to 4 connected USB devices. You can search by BPM, playlist, title, album, artist, genre, and year. The standard Denon effects are here, too, like seamless looping (I found that very easy to initiate, where I wanted it), scratching, brake, reverse, echo, flanger and filter.

Because the unit is not that deep it fits in a small travel case with my power amp for easy transport. In short, I can show up to a gig with just this lightweight Denon unit, my power amp and a couple of speakers and have enough tunes loaded on the internal drive to call up just about any request and deliver a great show.

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Audiofanzine FR12/11/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Denon DJ DN-HD2500
(Originally written by freevoox.17/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
About one year ago.

Since I changed my vinyl records for a digital system. I like the loop and effect capabilities...

I don't like the time required to convert and transfer music but also the compatibility problems with some files...

I didn't test any other model.

No comments about value for money...

Based on my experience, I wouldn't buy it again... My first idea was to buy the dual CD player DN-D6000 or two DN-S1000, or the DN-D4500.

I'd rather buy a Pioneer instead of Denon...
Audiofanzine FR12/03/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Denon DJ DN-HD2500
(Originally written by djchris01/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- How long have you been using it?

Since it was launched in 2007

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

Reliability, Denon quality, much better sound quality than Pioneer.

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

Yes: CDJ1000, Cortex, Oxo Chesley, DN4500, DN2600F, etc.

- How would you rate its value for money?

Excellent, much better than competitor products

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?

Yes but if I had had more money I would have bought the DN-HS5500.

The only thing I don't like is that you have to edit the tags in an orderly fashion otherwise you won't find your songs again.

The database update system is not exactly what I'd call optimized and it takes at least 15 minutes to add a song.

antoine2903's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Denon DJ DN-HD2500
"I have used it for two months in version 1400.
-Before 1 year I used the products in CORTEX (HDC 500, HDC 1000, HDC 3000) and I sought a device much more reliable and professional with equivalent opportunities and who can use my old files.
"I love the board hard drive, 40 GB more it seems that we can put a 120 GB, the possibility of a QWERTY keyboard USB for song search by title, artist, genre ... For cons plus a search by keyword such as the cortex'll have been the ideal
-The device is quite expensive in nine (up to 1000 euros) but it is very comprehensive and versatile vraimment (the manual will become your new favorite book) so the value seems good. I think I will ever be the choice.

freevoox.17's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Denon DJ DN-HD2500
For about 2 years

I went from vinyl to digital is what I like most is of course the loops and effects ...

the least time to capture the music of the said transfer music music he does not want ... and then I mixed all the music by authors I can find only in the choice of title ...

I did not try another model.

quality / price ratio without comment ...

if I had read before buying all the forums on this stuff my life would be much easier .... now.

with the experience I would do not have that choice ... too many buggs galleys too, too complicated, enough is enough .... my first idea was the double cd dn-D6000 after either 2 or DN-S1200 DN-D4500

Now with the 1400 version is a different machine, but Denon denon to domesticate a time and must constantly re read the manual after it is another machine ...

but now with the DN-S3700

Olivier44's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Denon DJ DN-HD2500
I possde the DN-HD2500 for a month.
Since ... more CD.
Trs performing his own trs, trs use well made (except the management of MP3)
Works great with VDJ-6 as an external console.

The only negative I will say is cot MP3 management must be very very strict on the tags of MP3 (ARTIST-Song Name-Gender-Anne) without a. .. galre to find a title full benefits ..

You just spend time (much time) to encode CDs in Mini 256 kbs and correctly complete the TAGs ...

THE BALL ===> Please DENON.

A bit expensive .... but I do not regret


ebe42's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Denon DJ DN-HD2500
I use it since October 2007.
Likes: the effect functions, stability updates via the internet, the modifications on the product updates via the trs in a short time (effective in denon technicians, we feel that they want to sell) and the cot of the universal remote control.
I like least: 1 - fawn in search of surf music (I pass an interface with PC announces that title, artist, etc. on the same page via the BPM STUDIO ALCATech).
2 - I have not found a PC for control via tlcomande DNHD2500.
I test the product in diffrent and cortex numark taient trs good but not as versatile as Denon. Although the price may rflchir ...
The report quality price seems expensive if you compare the technology used, but the configuration, usability and tracking of the brand in its updates show that the investment is not a luxury.
If I have to make another investment product, but with so much use Dfine and a good budget calculation because it is not complete without the double charging of the brand that can control a PC for its management USB and keyboard required for the navigation of music research.

The weakness that I retain today on this device is its navigation your checks to the music (even if organized in folders) is heavy. As they say wait & sea ...
Taxi 2108/14/2007

Taxi 21's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Denon DJ DN-HD2500
Hi this is patrick can you tell me if the Denon DN-HD2500 is compatible with Virtual Dj
my email is

scoplutange's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Denon DJ DN-HD2500
I have the DH-HD2500 for 1 month
+ Loves: the top, no need to carry around with these vinyl or cd! All on the hard disk of very high quality brake adjustable from 0 to 4 sec, the echo loop, the search for music by artist or album as bpm or faster thanks to the jog dial, super precise pitch of 4% to 100%, no latency, and full of effects.
Loves -: The software that comes with him does not automatically calculated bpm there is just tap a button to do it for 40 or 50 but it'll sic for 1600 as I put in c j is super long, I find the jog dial mode and pitch bend too sensitive, you really turn slowly may be a lack of practice and in any case there are the keys!
C is the first HD player before I m buying bpm studio I was working on, which is fine but c is still something else.
C is true that c is a bit expensive but well worth the (made in japan)!
No regrets!