Denon Announces DN-S1200 Media Player / Controller
Denon has announced the DN-S1200, a compact CD/USB Media Player and Controller. The S1200 allows DJs to access to their entire music collection from almost all-existing storage media, including Apple iPods and USB Flash Drives. It features an illuminated Slot-In CD Player with a quick-loading and fast data reading mechanism that offers a variety of audio compact disc support, including CD, CD-R, CD-RW and CD-TEXT.
With external USB Device Support, users have access to music collections stored on external USB media and may connect their iPod, Thumb Drive, and large Hard Drives for easy access up to 50,000 files. Simply plug these devices into the DN-S1200 to obtain the powerful on-board features such as Instant Start, Seamless Looping, Scratching and easy File Searching.
With its MIDI Interface Controller (PC/MAC), the DN-S1200 is also designed to interface and 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. Users can easily control their favorite DJ software all from a single advanced compact player. Unlike most dedicated DJ MIDI controllers that are only USB bus powered, the DN-S1200 encompasses its own internal power supply. The DN-S1200 features industry leading Burr Brown 24 bit DAC processing for superior output audio fidelity.
The DN-S1200’s 110mm JOG Disc is constructed with a high-resolution pulse and touch sensor mechanism to accurately reproduce the most subtle or swift scratching movements made by the human hand. The Jog Disc can perform other vital functions too such as, pitch bending, scanning, file searching and dry/wet control for effects. For added creative flexibility, two hot starts (A1 and A2) can be made on the fly and easily turned into Seamless Loops.
The S1200’s four built-in effects, Flanger, Filter (High-Mid-Low), Echo and Echo/Loop, as well as 3 Platter Effects, including Brake (adjustable in real-time), Dump (reverse sound without losing true forward time, like a radio edit), and Reverse (plays your music backwards), have precision Dry/Wet mix control. For those DJs who perform long mix transitions and require high pitch resolution, the S1200 offers a 100mm pitch slider with .02% for the 4% pitch range and .05% for the 10/16% pitch range. 24%/50%/100% ranges are also available.
The DN-S1200 comes complete with Denon’s Music Manager Software featuring a search system, which lets users navigate quickly through any MP3/ WAV files connected to the system, and monitor files via the internal player. Additionally, the Music Manger allows for ID3 Tag Editing of MP3/ WAV for supported fields, scans files and saves BPM calculated results to the TAG itself, builds playlists, importing/exporting of Playlists and transporting music files to other connected devices
The Denon DN-S1200 is scheduled to ship in April 2008 for $600 beans. More information on the Denon DN-S1200 — when the eventually update their website