Denon Professional DN-500CB Wins Best Of Show Award for Sound & Video Contractor at InfoComm 2017

Tue, June 27, 2017

Compact 1U CD player redefines performance, versatility and expectations with Bluetooth® streaming, USB and auxiliary inputs, and unsurpassed audio specifications.

Denon Professional ( today announced that their model DN-500CB has won the prestigious Best of Show for Sound & Video Contractor at InfoComm 2017.The Denon Professional DN-500CB is a highly versatile yet affordable media player that excels in applications where users bring their own devices for education, instruction or entertainment. The DN-500CB plays not only CD media but provides Bluetooth connectivity, USB playback and a 3.5mm AUX input. It satisfies a crucial need in the professional sound arena for a versatile CD player that can deliver first-rate sound from a compact 1U format.

Perfect for retail, education and hotel/conference applications, this player features Bluetooth pairing, Front Panel Lock, Power On Play, direct access to tracks, memory of settings after loss of power and balanced XLR output. The DN-500CB offers the kind of performance, build quality and versatility that is difficult to find even on competitive units costing several hundreds of dollars more.

For added versatility, the DN-500CB also offers an RS-232c port on the rear for control via serial command and the serial command protocol guide is available for download.

The DN-500CB is unlike any previous professional CD player. It’s exactly what professional system designers and installers have been waiting for: a professional-grade playback unit with an absolutely unique combination of performance, connection versatility and compact size at a totally unexpected price point.

Overall Features and Specifications

  • Bluetooth 3.0 pairing up to (8) devices
  • Slot-loading CD transport
  • USB host port for file playback
  • 10-button direct track access
  • 3.5mm AUX input for playback from portable players
  • RS-232c control capable
  • Balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) outputs
  • Frequency response 10-20kHz ±1dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >90dB (1kHz, A-weighted)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.01% (1kHz, A-weighted)

“This unit offers the multi-format playback options that many schools, institutions, houses of worship, etc., need today. Denon quality is notable and trustworthy, so I find this unit very attractive,” a show judge said of the product. You can find the award page here.

“The new DN-500CB is a game-changer, a market-disrupter. It’s exactly what professional system designers and installers have been waiting for,” said Paul Jenkins, Vice-President of Sales for Denon Professional. “We’re extremely gratified that the judges at InfoComm recognized the performance and value that this unit represents.”

Review units are available now. Contact Paul Jenkins at 401-658-3131 ext. 1209 or

U.S. retail price is $279. The DN-500CB is available now.