New DJ Mixer From Denon

Denon DJ says the DN-X1500S offers the ultimate in control and system versatility      27/06/06

New DJ Mixer From Denon

Buying Choices
Denon DJ have announced the successor to the popular DN-X1500 DJ mixer, it is called the DN-X1500S. Here’s what Denon DJ have to say about it in their own words…
The new DN-X1500S is a 4-channel, 12" mixer featuring a brushed aluminum top panel, and is a perfect complement to the critically acclaimed DN-S3500 tabletop CD/MP3 player. This club/mobile style mixer incorporates Denon’s original high performance adjustable Flex Fader, a built-in sampler, matrix switching, parametric EQ, onboard effects and a host of other features all powered by the legendary SHARC® DSP engine. The new Denon DN-X1500S offers an intuitive control surface that is adaptable to any application and suited to the diverse needs of turntablists and mobile DJs performing in clubs, bars, and an endless array of venues.
Based on Denon’s award-winning design and extensive history in the development of advanced DJ technology, the DN-X1500S offers 4 full-featured channels integrated with the “world’s first� 8-channel input matrix control. Each channel features smooth-action 45 mm channel faders, Gain control with PFL levels, and 3-band EQ (on/off switchable) with parametric frequency adjustment, as well as a “battle approved� 45 mm multi-channel assignable crossfader with tension adjustment and contour control (named “Flex Fader� by Denon). Main Mic and Aux Mic inputs (one Neutrik combo and one 1/4" TRS) are included with Main and Aux/Sub level control and EQ. On/Off Talk Over and Post switches are also provided.
The DN-X1500S comes with a host of onboard digital effects and features such as an 8 second sampler, 9 effect types, and an Auto/Tap/Manual BPM counter. The sampler utilizes audio from any of 6 mixer sources (Ch1/2/3/4, Mic, Master), and offers edit options including Loop, Reverse, Reverse Loop and Single playback, with overall Pitch Control adjustment of up to +/-100%. Effects include cutting-edge SHARC® DSP processing, along with Delay, Echo1, Echo2, Filter 1, Filter 2, Flanger, Auto Pan, Trans and Key %.
An external stereo send/return Effects Loop is provided and can be used in conjunction with the internal effects giving the DJ an abundance of power across multiple channels. Aux Out options include REC Out (stereo, RCA) and Booth Out (unbalanced, RCA) with Level control, which offers a unique and practical assign switch to monitor any channel and effects beforehand. The Digital (coaxial) output utilizes audiophile quality 24-bit converters for optimum sound quality. The DN-X1500S’s Master Out section has separately attenuatable Balanced (stereo, XLR) and Unbalanced (stereo, RCA) outputs with Master Balance VR control and Stereo/Mono select switches on all XLR and RCA jacks. A stereo headphone output with preset selectable EQ features Headphone Cue, Effects Cue, Mono/Split/Stereo, and Cue/PGM/Pan controls, which provides added monitoring options for the DJ.
The DN-X1500S mixer is further enhanced by easy-to-read individual PFL input meters and a highly luminescent FL Tube display for controlling effects. Denon has included another groundbreaking mixer technology by outfitting the unit with a USB port, extending the possibility for onboard software upgrades, which are created in response to user input and offered free of charge via web download. An optional 19" rack mount kit (RM-DJ1500) is also available for the unit.
Main Features
  • 12" 4-channel DJ Mixer with 8 Source Matrix Control
  • Analog Devices SHARC® Processor Provides 32-bit Floating Point DSP Performance
  • High Performance 45 mm Flex Fader Crossfader with Tension Torque Adjustment
  • 3 Band Parametric EQ with Kills
  • Selectable Booth Output
  • FL Tube Display to Manage Effects
  • 9 Onboard Effects including Delay, Echo1, Echo2, Filter1, Filter2, Flanger, Auto Pan, Trans, and Key %, with Dry/Wet Rotary Contour
  • External Send/Return Effects Loop with Dry/Wet Rotary Contour
  • 8 Second Onboard Sampler with Edit Options
  • Multi-channel Assignable Crossfader
  • 2 Mic Inputs with EQ Adjustments
  • Fader Start on All Channels
  • Numerous User Preset Adjustments
  • Software Upgradeable Via USB Port
Prive and Availability
The Denon DJ DN-X1500S 4-channel DJ mixer will be available July 2006 with a MAP price of $899.00. More information:

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