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DN-C550R Dual CD Player/Recorder

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The Denon DN-C550R Dual CD Player/Recorder makes CD duplication a pleasure! It features synchronized recording between bays, can write to both standard data CDs and digital audio CDs, ignores SCMS, and is HDCD-dubbing compatible. CD Text and titling compatibility offer advanced flexibility, while the high-quality 24-bit converters ensure high quality today and compatibility with the future. I/O options abound, including balanced and unbalanced analog plus co-axe and optical digital. Includes an IR remote control.


  • Accepts CD-R/CD-RW data or audio blank media
  • Ignores SCMS
  • 1X or 2X dubbing speed
  • 4-way recording option
  • Optimum power calibration for recording
  • HDCD-dubbing compatible
  • CD Text and titling compatible
  • Synchronized recording
  • 24-bit A/D conversion
  • 24-bit Analog Devices D/A converters
  • Auto digital sampling frequency converter (32kHz, 48kHz digital inputs converted to 44.1kHz CD sampling frequency)
  • Drive 1: CD & HDCD playback
  • Drive 2: CDR/CDRW recorder; CD playback
  • Balanced XLR input
  • Unbalanced, mixed RCA output
  • Independent RCA outputs (each drive)
  • 2 digital inputs (optical and coaxial)
  • 4 digital outputs (optical and coaxial)
  • Dual playback mode (both drives play at the same time)
  • Relay playback mode
  • Mixed playback mode
  • IR remote included
  • 2U rackspaces

DN-C550R Dual CD Player/Recorder Specifications:

  • Audio section
  • 2-channel stereo
  • Music CD, finalized CDR, finalized CDRW
  • Disc record: CD-R, CD-RW, CD-R-DA, CD-RW-DA
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Dynamic range: 98/88dB (CD drive/CDR drive)
  • S/N ratio: 105/100dB (CD drive/CDR drive)
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.003/0.01% (CD drive/CDR drive)
  • Analog output
  • Connector: unbalanced RCA
  • Output level: 1.7VRMS, 10kOhms
  • Headphone output: 0.3mW (32ohms)
  • Analog input, unbalanced
  • Connector: RCA
  • Input level: 1.7VRMS, 47kOhms
  • Analog input, balanced
  • Connector: XLR (1-common, 2-hot, 3-cold)
  • Input level: +18dB, 10kOhms
  • Digital output, coaxial
  • Connector: unbalanced RCA jack
  • Signal format: S/PDIF or IEC-958 Type II
  • Digital output, optical
  • Signal format: S/PDIF or IEC-958 Type II
  • Digital input, coaxial
  • Connector: unbalanced RCA jack
  • Signal format: S/PDIF or IEC-958 Type II
  • Digital input, optical
  • Signal format: S/PDIF or IEC-958 Type II
  • General
  • Power supply: 120VAC, 60Hz
  • Power consumption: 29 watts
  • Dimensions: 19"W x 3-1/2"H x 12-2/5"D
  • Weight: 14 lbs.
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