Denon announces the DN-D4500

Denon have overhauled their popular, high-value DN-D4000 professional dual CD/MP3 rack-mount player, introducing a number of new features.

Known as the DN-D4500, the new playback device features vastly-extended MP3 functionality – including hot starts – which will come as great news for the mobile and club DJ requiring a simple workhorse with high reliability.

How to improve an already award-winning product was the challenge facing the Denon design team, who turned instinctively to the MP3 section of the player. As a result, Key Adjust, Auto BPM Counter, MP3 Seamless Looping with B-Trim edit, MP3 Hot Starts, MP3 File Search System, MP3 Frame Search, CUE Stutter and wider ±24/50/100% pitch ranges for audio CD’s are just some of the enhancements that have been introduced.

The full expanded featureset is as follows:

– Key Adjust/Master Tempo: (CD or MP3)
– Auto BPM Counter (CD or MP3)
– Cue Stutter (CD or MP3)
– MP3 Playback support:
– MP3 Seamless Looping with B-Point Trim
– MP3 Hot Starts
– MP3 Frame Search
– Supports C.B.R & V.B.R. decoding up to 320 kbps
– ID3 Tags, displays: (Title, Artist, Album)
– MP3 File Search System (quickly and easily locate files by name or Folder
– CD Memo function
Cue point, Playback Pitch & Range, Pitch On/Off, Key Adjust
On/Off and Seamless Loop A and B data can be stored for later
recall. Up to 1,000 points can be saved or recalled from either
– Brake Effect
Brake effect is now user time-adjustable
– 24-bit DA converter
Upgraded from 16-bit

The new DN-D4500 will be available at the end of July 2005 and the European price is €765 ex vat retail.

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