Thu, November 21, 2013
Denon Professional, a leading provider of media management and distribution systems for professional applications, today announced the availability of its new DN-700R network SD/USB audio recorder. Designed to facilitate recording within today’s wide range of audio applications, the DN-700R records WAV and MP3 audio files to solid state media storage drives including SD/SDHC and USB. A network-based device, the DN-700R allows users to easily program the unit for scheduled events, record and play back material automatically, and designate locations for audio transfer over or outside networks — eliminating the need for on-location media retrieval and manual transfers to standalone computers.
With its USB port and two SD/SDHC slots, the 1-RU DN-700R enables audio recording in MP3 using full bit rate, stereo, or mono formats and WAV recordings in uncompressed PCM files up to 24-bit 96kHz. For increased ease-of-use, the unit features new network functionalities that allow users to schedule up to 30 record and 30 playback events while providing the capacity to manage and archive files onto networks via FTP automatically. Ideal for installation-based settings such as courtrooms, higher education institutions, houses of worship, conferencing facilities, boardrooms, and broadcast monitoring environments, the DN-700R’s balanced microphone/line inputs allow the unit to satisfy the requirements of portable and rental recorder scenarios.
The DN-700R’s new dual record feature enables recording to two separate media devices simultaneously for backup and redundancy. For true nonstop recording, the DN-700R uses its relay record mode so when storage expires on a primary media unit, the device automatically switches to the secondary media source, enabling unsupervised, around-the-clock recording when used in conjunction with the device’s auto-archive and auto-delete functions. The new unit also provides unbalanced and balanced inputs/outputs for both analog and digital formats, enabling new microphone level balanced inputs with +48V of phantom power.
With a dramatically improved Web-based GUI — now featuring three-level security — the DN-700R allows users to set up and control the unit easily from any browser-enabled handheld device including smartphones and tablets. For further control, the device provides TelNet over IP, RS-232C, GPIO, and USB keyboard compatibility. Now fully integrated with Denon’s Product Manager application, users can easily manage multiple DN-700Rs across entire network infrastructures.
“Our new DN-700R was designed to be the simplest SD/USB audio recorder on the market by bridging the gap between traditional A/V sources and the world of information technology,” said Karl Gustafson, director of marketing at D&M Professional. “Loaded with auto-operation capabilities such as new networking functions, the device is extremely easy to use in both highly advanced recording systems or within more modest settings — allowing users to spend less time on the management, retrieval, and archiving of audio. When adding in the unit’s great value, the DN-700R is truly unique in its ability to provide reliable, affordable, high-performance audio recording without increasing complexity.”
Also available is Denon Professional’s DN-500R for recording applications where network capabilities and microphone inputs are not required. With single SD card and USB storage media slots for both WAV and MP3 recording, the DN-500R performs the same core functions and high-quality audio capabilities as the DN-700R.
Shipping now, the DN-700R and DN-500R are available for $1,099 and $799 respectively.