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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DENON DJ EXHIBITS NEW FLAGSHIP DN-S3500
PROFESSIONAL DIRECT DRIVE CD/MP3 PLAYER
— The DN-S3500 boasts newly designed platter drive mechanism
and ‘world’s first’ CD/MP3 manipulation features —
WINTER NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM, CA, January 19, 2006 —
Denon DJ takes its innovative world’s first spinning active platter
design to the next technical level with the industry’s new flagship
DN-S3500 tabletop CD/MP3 player. Featuring a powerful 12-pole Direct
Drive motor, 7 on-board effects, intuitive control, appealing design
and style, the DN-S3500 will surely reinvent the tabletop market for
all vinyl and digital DJs alike.
The core interface of the DN-S3500 utilizes Denon’s
all new proprietary 12-pole Direct Drive brushless motor design, delivering
instant full rotation speed with a powerful 2.5 kg/cm of start-up torque
within 0.5 seconds for true turntable reaction and response. Selectable
platter speeds of 33.3 or 45 rpm offer analog manipulation suited to
the user’s preference. Seven onboard effects — including
four superb built-in effects such as Flanger, Filter (High-Mid-Low),
Echo, and the world’s first Echo Loop — are available for
realtime performance control and feature full parameter adjustment and
a unique wet/dry mix control for the effects. Three platter effects
— Brake (adjustable in real-time), Dump (reverse sound without
losing true forward time) and Reverse (with new reverse platter spin
action) — allow DJs to interact with their CDs, CD-R/CD-RWs and
MP3 files as if they were on a analog turntable.
Like other highly acclaimed Denon DJ CD/MP3 player turntables,
the DN-S3500 features full MP3 playback support for complete control
over today’s most popular musical formats. MP3 functions include
Frame Search, MP3 Hot Starts and Seamless Looping with B point trim,
ID3 tag display for Artist, Title and Album, support for constant bit
rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) decoding up to 320 kbps, and
a powerful MP3 File Search System that can quickly and easily locate
hundreds of files in various folders. Also available is a new MP3 Memo
system that saves the user’s cue points and loops to internal
memory, as well as the world’s first ID3 BPM tag, which automatically
recalls the BPM metadata of a given MP3 file. Furthermore, once a track
is chosen using the convenient parameters knob, Denon DJ’s Next
Track Function with Crossfade — another world’s first —
allows the user to search for the next track to be played, then set
the unit to crossfade seamlessly at the conclusion of the current track.
This provides non-stop mix action using tracks on the same disc, and
applies to CDs as well.
The DN-S3500 also includes many powerful sample and loop
functions for extended mixing capabilities. In conjunction with the
15 second on-board sampler, the world’s first Seamless Loop to
Sampler Copy function allows even further creative possibilities during
a performance, such as exchanging the disc during sample playback and
overlaying CD scratches using the sampler. The world’s first Two
Way CUE Search System features both Denon and Pioneer® cueing methods
to give further customization towards the DJ’s stylistic preference.
A convenient Forward/Both directional lever controls the output of the
user’s scratch strokes. Two Hot Starts and seamless loops with
B point trim can be set on the fly, as can further Key Adjustments and
Cue Stutter points. CD Text support provides scrolling display of track
names when used with many commercially available discs or with the user’s
own CD-R/RW compilations. Deep pitch resolution of .02% and .05% for
the ±4/10% range is available for DJs who require critical beat
mixing and precision. Full pitch control is available in increments
of ±4%, ±10%, ±16%, ±24%, ±50% and
±100% for CDs, with MP3 pitch adjustment in the range of ±4%,
±10% and ±16%. Shockproof memory is provided for both
CD (20 seconds) and MP3 (100 seconds). Three-way pitch bend is controllable
using the scratch disc, pitch bend buttons or the traditional finger-pressure
along side the spinning platter.
Additional CD manipulation features include Pitch On/Off,
Key Adjust On/Off, Seamless Loop, and a Memo function which can store
Cue Point, A and B point data, BPM, Playback Pitch and Range for later
recall. Up to 5,000 track points can be saved to internal memory and
shared with others Denon players. The instant start (0.02 seconds) integrity
and high quality player mechanism assure further confidence and control
in performance applications.
The convenient Power On Play feature allows for unattended
playback on power up, and unattended Relay Play is possible between
two DN-S3500’s for smooth uninterrupted playback when the DJ requires
a short break. The unit is also compatible with all Denon DJ mixers
for Fader Start Control directly from the mixer’s interface. Convenient
Play Lock and Eject Lock features prevent unintentional track change
or disc eject during a live performance. Furthermore, customizable paper
slip mats can be applied under the removable clear scratch disc for
platter personalization. A large fluorescent tube display provides ample
at-a-glance recognition, with extra visual cues such as the EOM function
which flashes the status time bar to alert users that the current track
is about to end, and 3-way BPM counter. Features include a digital output
and CD-ROM upgradeable internal software to round out this complete
digital DJ turntable solution.
The Denon DN-S3500 Professional Direct Drive CD/MP3 Player
is available with pricing of $699.99 MAP and MSRP of $879.99.
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About D&M Professional
D&M Professional, parent company of Denon Professional, Marantz
Professional and Denon DJ, manufactures and distributes a reliable line
of professional audio and video equipment for the broadcast, commercial,
corporate, DJ, education, government, audio/visual, education, houses
of worship, security, and related industries.
Visit D&M Professional at www.d-mpro.com
or Denon DJ at: www.denondj.com.
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Tokyo and owns the
Denon, Marantz, McIntosh Laboratory, Boston Acoustics, Snell Acoustics,
D&M Professional, ReplayTV® and Escient® brands. Denon,
Marantz, McIntosh and D&M Professional are global industry leaders
in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics or
professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing heritage
of manufacturing and marketing high-performance audio and video components.
Boston Acoustics, with its signature The Boston Sound™, is a leader
in premium loudspeakers for home and audio markets. Snell is a super
premium speaker brand. The ReplayTV and Escient brands represent award-winning
technologies in digital home entertainment. Additional information is
available at www.dm-holdings.com.
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