Denon DJ Announces DN-X1500S 32-bit DJ Mixer

Denon DJ has announced the successor to the popular DN-X1500 DJ mixer. The new DN-X1500S is a 4-channel, 12″ mixer featuring a brushed aluminum top panel, a high performance adjustable Flex Fader, a built-in sampler, matrix switching, parametric EQ, onboard effects and several other features all powered by the SHARC DSP engine by Analog Devices which provides 32-bit floating point DSP performance.

The DN-X1500S offers 4 full-featured channels integrated with an 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 Flex Fader crossfader with tension adjustment and contour control. 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 eight second sampler, nine 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 percentage.

An external stereo send/return Effects Loop is provided and can be used in conjunction with the internal effects. 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-X1500Ss 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.

DN-X1500S 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

The Denon DJ DN-X1500S 4-channel DJ mixer will be available July 2006 with a Retail price of $899.00 US. More information on the Denon DN-X1500S DJ mixer

Author: FutureMusic

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