Tue, December 17, 2013
Denon Professional, a leading provider of media management and distribution systems for professional applications, today announced that it is now shipping its new DN-501C broadcast-quality CD/media player. Engineered to provide professional-grade playback, the DN-501C supports both CD-DA and CD-Data while allowing users to access iTunes® libraries from iOS devices via USB. Loaded with broadcast-rich features, expanded connectivity options, and compatible with Denon Professional’s new Pitch Control App, the DN-501C facilitates flawless, affordable audio for a wide range of installation-based environments.
With support for CD-DA, WAV, MP3, and both AAC and AIFF audio file formats, the 1-RU DN-501C professional CD player adds iOS compatibility to applications such as broadcast, fitness, dance, music rehearsal, studio, front-of-house playback, and background music spaces. The device’s convenient USB port allows users to perform digital playback directly from iPod® and iPhone® devices while enabling mass storage playback and WAV file ripping directly from CD data. Users can also change audio pitch and perform master key control from mobile iTunes libraries using Denon Professional’s free app for iOS devices.
Packed with performance features, the new DN-501C CD/media player features various play modes including programming capabilities, frame-accurate searching, a dedicated cue button, and up to twenty hot starts, with five directly on the front panel. The professional-grade device also brings +/- 16% pitch control for both CD and USB files with or without master key control. For enhanced reliability, the DN-501C features a new, three-phase brushless spin motor and slot-in CD drive while RS-232C, GPIO, and professional outputs such as balanced XLR and XLR AES/EBU expand the player’s connectivity options. Compatibility with Denon Pro’s RC-F400S hot start remote furthers the device’s ease-of-use as does the unit’s high-contrast OLED display.
We’ve added several connectivity and performance features that make the DN-501C a broadcast-quality CD player which is extremely easy to use,” said Brian Aiken, applications engineer at D&M Professional. “Equipped with hot starts, solid-state media, and iOS compatibility, the unit provides simple, reliable playback from theater applications to restaurants to sporting events without requiring costly PC-based software systems. The result is a standalone device that eliminates installation complexity while sustaining Denon Pro’s commitment for reliable audio solutions.”
The DN-501C CD/media player also includes an IR remote control and removable rack ears. Available now, the unit retails at a price of $649.