The dutch importer of Denon DJ gear has posted a video preview of their new flagship, the Denon DN-X1700. According to them this four-channel tabletop mixer will be available in the fall of this year with a price tag of 2000 Euro.
The DN-X1700 represents an achievement of Denons engineering prowess and the Denon DJ team’s close association with top end professionals in the business. Years of consultation and design have gone into the development of a mixer of this calibre, and nothing in its specification and construction has been sacrificed to cost or mass manufacturing concerns. Meticulous attention to detail, layout and component quality, make operation of the DN-X1700 a dream, and Denon’s engineers have provided every facility professional DJs will require; working with vinyl, CD, digital files, laptops and USB storage devices.1 Everything about the DN-X1700 is the best it can be.
A 4-channel ‘industry standard’ size table top design, the immediately impressive aspect of the design is the simple spacious layout, with highly tactile controls widely and logically laid out to enable easy operation during performance. This features large high quality rubberised knobs, studio quality 60 mm Alps K Series channel faders, 45 mm FLEX cross fader, high visibility colour LCD display, extended 24 point LED channel and output metering, and LED ring metering around the control knobs.
In operation, principal features related to the power and flexibility of the DN-X1700 are its Matrix Input Assignment with digital input and MIDI / USB audio, independent and parametric 3-band EQ with Kill on each channel, and dual independent EFX processors. The two EFX processors are located together, with the 3.5 inch TFT colour LCD positioned directly above, for ease of operation. One or other, or both EFX are selectable per channel, and combined EFX operation is available.