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Denon Debuts DN-X1500 DJ Mixer

Denon DJ's new DN-X1500 4-channel 12-inch mixer is designed to complement the company's DN-S5000 and DN-S3000 tabletop CD/MP3 players 12/19/2003 7:00 AM Eastern

Denon DJ's new DN-X1500 4-channel 12-inch mixer is designed tocomplement the company's DN-S5000 and DN-S3000 tabletop CD/MP3 players,and features a built-in sampler, matrix switching, effects and a USBport.

The DN-X1500 offers four full-featured channels integrated with an8-channel input matrix control. Each channel features 45mm channelfaders, gain control with PFL levels and 3-band EQ (on/off switchable)with parametric frequency adjustment, as well as a studio-quality 45mmP&G multichannel assignable crossfader with contour control. Mainmic and aux mic inputs (one XLR and two 1/4-inch TRS) are included withmain and aux/sub level control and EQ; on/Off talk over and postswitches are also provided.

The DN-X1500 comes with a host of onboard digital effects andfeatures such as an eight-second sampler, nine effect types and anauto/tap/manual bpm counter. The sampler uses audio from any of sixmixer sources (channels1/2/3/4, mic, master), and offers edit optionsincluding loop, reverse, reverse loop and single playback, with overallpitch control adjustment of up to +/-100 percent. Effects include DSPprocessing, along with delay, echo1, echo 2, filter 1, filter 2,flanger, auto pan, trans and key %.

An external stereo send/return effects loop is provided and can beused in conjunction with the internal effects. Aux out options includeREC out (stereo, RCA) and booth out (unbalanced, RCA) with levelcontrol, which offers a unique and practical assign switch to monitorany channel and effects beforehand. The digital (coaxial) output usesaudiophile-quality 24-bit Burr Brown converters. The DN-X1500’smaster out section has separately attenuatable balanced (stereo, XLR)and unbalanced (stereo, RCA) outputs with master balance VR control andstereo/mono-select switches on all XLR and RCA jacks. A stereoheadphone output with preset selectable EQ features headphone cue,effects cue, mono/split/stereo and cue/PGM/pan controls.

The DN-X1500’s feature set is further enhanced witheasy-to-read individual PFL input meters and a highly luminescent FLTube display to control effects. Denon has also outfitted the unit witha USB port for onboard software and effects upgrades, which are createdin response to user input and offered free of charge via Web download.An optional 19-inch rackmount kit will also be available.

The Denon DN-X1500 will be available January 2004 with an MSRP of$999.

For more, visit Denon DJ at www.usa.denon.com/dj.