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Independent dual deck-like operation and MIDI controller in one.
The Denon DNHS5500 Turntable is an exciting media player that will not only play back your favorite music media, but that also doubles as a MIDI controller.
Check out what the DN-HS5500 can do:
2 Decks in 1
One of the most riveting features of the Denon DN-HS5500 is its independent dual deck-like operation with separate audio outputs. Deck 1 & Deck 2 can be operated simultaneously by a simple flip of a button, offering twice the power and creativity of a single deck. Each deck layer has full access to all the available features as well as your connected devices and music library. Additionally, when used as a MIDI controller, each deck layer can fully control 2 players from your favorite DJ software such as, PCDJ/Reflex LE, Serato Scratch LIVE, Traktor, etc.
High torque direct drive motor & spinning platter design
Denon's proprietary 12-pole direct drive brushless motor design is keeping the art of the 110-year old turntable alive and true to its native feel. It delivers 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. DJs can perform freely as if they were using a genuine analog turntable. Platter rotation can be changed from 33rpm to 45rpm for comfort.
With its powerful and unique design, the Denon DH-HS5500 media player gives you the DJ full control over your internal hardware preference. The 2.5" HDD easily mounts to a removable caddy accessible from the front panel and is used to store your library as the secured "internal" source playback.
External USB device support
Got a portable music collection stored on external USB media? No problem. The DN-HS5500 can support multiple external USB mass storage class devices direct, or via a USB 2.0 hub (sold separately). Connect your iPod, Jump Drive, and large USB Hard Drives for easy access to your small or extensive mp3/wav libraries. Simply plug these devices into the DN-HS5500 to obtain the powerful on-board features such as Instant Start, Seamless Looping, Scratching, and File Searching, just to name a few. It supports both MP3 & WAV file formats.
MIDI interface controller (PC/MAC)
The DN-S5500 is more than just player, it's also designed to interface & control a variety of popular DJ programs that supports USB MIDI in/out interface, either by user custom mapping or direct native support by the software vendor. Control your favorite DJ software or a hard disk full of music all from one clever player.
USB audio internal 24-Bit processing
Most DJ MIDI controllers on the market today don't include an internal sound card. The DN-HS5500 encompasses its own USB audio interface (sound card) which eliminates the hassle to source one and spend additional money. The internal power supply delivers optimum electrical specifications, resulting in best possible audio quality & performance, featuring industry-leading Burr Brown (a product of TI) 24-bit DAC processing for superior output audio fidelity. The USB audio interface includes 2-channel stereo output pair, 44.1kHz sampling ranges, and low-latency ASIO/OSX Core Audio support.
Link two players together by a single RJ45 cross-cable for MASTER/REMOTE operation. The Easy operation enables the DJ to make all their peripheral connections to a single player while having full control of your music devices from either side. The REMOTE Player has independent access to all connected devices including use of the keyboard function.
5 superb built-in DSP effects
Building the mood of your dance floor and remixing live has never been so easy with our on-board effects. Easily activate and have full parameter adjustments with a unique Dry/Wet mix control of the effects: Flanger, Filter-(High-Mid-Low), Echo, Tail Echo, and amazing Echo Loop.
3 platter effects
Brake (adjustable in real-time)
Dump (reverse sound without losing true forward time, like a radio edit)
Reverse (plays your music backwards and platter spins backwards too)
The exclusive Mirror Mix feature is like having two copies of the same track while juggling the mixer's crossfader back and forth with the other track being slightly delayed. Delay settings are adjustable from 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1/1, 2/1.
Large 3.8" display
The simple to follow bright display provides a visual text feedback of modes and parameters making it very intuitive for first time users to navigate without having to read the manual. The display options include split screen for simultaneous dual deck monitoring or larger single deck wide display mode, LCD contrast, LCD illumination levels, and inverse display image.
Pitch range & deep pitch resolution
For those DJs who perform long mix transitions and require high pitch resolution, the HS5500 features a 100mm long stroke pitch slider for smooth mixing, offering .02% for the 4% pitch range and .05% for the 10/16% pitch range. 24%/50%/100% ranges are also available.
Keyboard & intuitive file navigation system
The DN-HS5500 will support the 3 types of global USB keyboards (Qwerty, Qwertz, Azerty) in 9 different native languages for simplified song searches by: Artist, Album, Title, Genre, Year, BPM, File Name, Hot List, & Folder Structure. In addition, shortcut keys are assigned to perform various functions, and Latin-1 character searching is also available.
Playlist Creation & Hot List
The powerful on-board Playlist function allows you to create, edit, and save up to 3 different types of playlist categories: Top 40, Favorite, or Your Own Custom list. The Hot List feature stores immediate requests or songs you intend to play throughout the course of your gig. Once the Hot List file is played a check-mark appears next to it so there's no accidental replays.
File Transport Utility
You can now easily transport files to & from any connected device mounted to the player. This powerful function makes it easy to transport registered files, say from your USB thumb drive to another hard drive when connected, and updates your libraries at the same too.
More features are listed below.
DN-HS5500 Turntable Media Player & Controller
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Comments about Denon DN-HS5500 Turntable Media Player & Controller:
WOW! Thats all I have to say! Ive had this Denon DN-HS5500 cd Turntable Media Player and Controller since April of '08 and this thing is beautiful! I also got the optional cd player(they dont have it for sale here :-( boooo) that you can plug and play. They have an internal hard drive that you can get and install in the same place instead of the cd player if you want. The 2 decks in 1 feature is the best! I can play either 2 tracks from my flash drive, mix them into each other and not even have to touch another cd/media controller or turntable if I didnt want to! I also use this feature to have one track play from the flash drive/external hardrive and one track from cd. This is the most helpful product I have ever used! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON A PIONEER!!! The effects on this are great as well, no need for an expensive mixer with effects when you have this! I don't use them often, but when I'm having a good time I will play with them a bit and you can do some great things! Overall, Its money well spent! If your looking to use a flash drive and/or even an external hard drive that you can plug into the usb port as well and want to use this for cd's, then this is the product for you! You would be better off buying this and buying the cd player add on IT IS STILL CHEAPER THEN THE PIONEER AS WELL!!! DONT BE FOOLED! Pioneers are great, dont get me wrong! But for the price of this and the features it has you better of going with this!! No need for 2 cd/media controllers unless you wanna buy 2 of these and have the ability to mix 4 tracks at once using 2 decks!!!! Also I forgot to mention the moving platter is great! It really does have a nice turntable feel as well! You can adjust the break and even has a dump and reverse feature without ever losing real time of the track(good for remixing/cutting out bad words LOL)! Last but not least(this is my favorite feature), They have firmware updates! Any bugs that are in the system are constantly being researched and updated by denon! You can download an update just like a patch for a pc video game to fix and add features on this media controller! Its great! The customer service with them is awesome as well, and they really do know how to put the customer first! Any problems I have had with this have been fixed in a hurry! They were nothing big at all! Just issues installing one of the patches. GET THIS!!! YOU WILL BE SO HAPPY THAT YOU DID!!! It does take a little bit of time to get used to, but once you play around with everything and figure out how everything works mixing and doing effects with this is great! Take care and good luck with your purchase! Hope I could help make people want to buy this great product since I am the only one with a review!!P.S. This is an unbiased review! I was goign to get a pioneer. HAHA I actually purchased 3 different cd decks from here and returned them all and ended up sticking with this one. I wanted a hands on feel for everythign I was looking at. In the end, Denon was what I wanted and fell in love with! Hope you do 2!
Comments about Denon DN-HS5500 Turntable Media Player & Controller:
I've been using this unit for a few weeks now. It is an amazing piece of gear. The controls take a little to get used to (switching back and forth between virtual decks, effects, etc.) but the features are abundant. The only downfall that I've seen is the PC Software has a few glitches (which I'm sure will be revised and fixed). Also, as of 4/25/08 they have not started manufacture of the internal hard drive caddy, or optional internal CD player/drive. So, you had better have an external HDD or hook it up to your computer. All in all, this will get a lot of use in my DJ Business!