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Denon DN-501C CD and Media Player

B&H # DEDN501C MFR # DN-501C
Denon DN-501C CD and Media Player

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  • CDDA/WAV/MP3/AAC/AIFF Audio File Formats
  • Slot-in CD Drive
  • USB Mass Storage Device Playback
  • Direct Digital Playback from iPod/iPhone
  • Balanced XLR Analog and Digital AES/EBU
  • Dedicated CUE button
  • Program Play
  • OLED High Contrast Display
  • 3-Phase Brush-less Spindle Motor
  • IR and RS-232c Controllable
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The Denon Professional DN-501C CD and Media Player is a 1U rack mountable audio playback device designed for installed sound applications such as houses of worship, education, dance/fitness studios, radio, and more. The unit can play CDs using the slot-in optical drive, USB mass storage devices, and the direct digital input from an iPod or iPhone.

The front panel of the recorder features an OLED display for showing track information. A set of rubberized buttons control basic functions such as play, stop, pause, cue, forward, back, as well as menu control and file management functions. A shift button changes these buttons to secondary functions such as setting Hot points in a track and adjusting pitch. A rotary knob button is used to scroll through and select tracks. The front of the unit features a USB female type A port for plugging in USB media such as thumb drives and external USB hard drives. The USB port has also been configured to accept the direct digital output from an iPod or iPhone. A slot-in CD drive with a 3-phrase brush-less spindle motor provides playback of CDs. The unit also includes a 1/4" headphone out and headphone level control knob for listening with your favorite headphones.

For I/O, the back of the unit features left and right balanced analog 3-pin XLR male outputs, left and right unbalanced analog RCA outputs, a balanced digital 3-pin XLR AES/EBU output, and an unbalanced digital coaxial SPDIF output. For remote control, the unit features both an RS-232C and a 25-pin parallel port. The unit can also be controlled using the included Infrared remote. The built-in rack ears of the unit can be removed for tabletop operation.

Cue Button
Allows you to pre-listen/monitor tracks with headphones from the USB, iPod, or CD sources
Offers user-specified programmable playback of tracks as well as settings such as random and repeat
Remote Control
Compatible with RS-232C serial, parallel port external controls, and the included infrared remote control
Direct Control
Features bright OLED display and large function buttons for changing playback settings
Pitch Key App
Available for free from APPStoreSM, this iPhone/iPod touch app allows you to adjust pitch, tempo, or both as well as control playback
System CD/Media Player
Compatible Media CD Media, USB flash memory, USB HDD, iPod/iPhone
Playable File Formats CD: CD-DA (CD Text)
CD-ROM: (ISO9660)
Extension WAV: WAV
MP3: MP3
Resolution WAV: 16 bit, 24bit
AIFF: 16 bit, 24 bit
Bit Rate MP3: 32 to 320 kbps and VBR
AAC: 64 to 320 kbps and VBR
Sampling Frequency WAV: 96, 48, 44.1 kHz
AIFF: 96, 48, 44.1 kHz
MP3: 48, 44.1 kHz
AAC: 48, 44.1 kHz
Number of Channels 2 (stereo), 1 (mono)
Frequency Response 20 to 20,000 Hz (+0.5 dB)
S/N Ratio More than 105 dB (A-weighted)
Total Harmonic Distortion Less than 0.005%
Dynamic Range More than 105 dB (for 24 bit WAV playback)
Channel Separation Less than -90 dB
Variable Pitch Width -16% to 16% (0.1% step)
Variable Trim Adjustment Width ± 2.0 dB (0.1 dB step)
General 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
0 dBV = 1.0 Vrms
Balanced Output Analog
Type: XLR (1:GND, 2:Hot, 3:Cold)
Load impedance: over 600 Ω
Output level: +6 dBV (+8.23 dBu) at 600Ω load
Output level setting: +24 dBu, +20 dBu, +18 dBU, +6 dBV (0 dBFS reference)
+6 dBV (0 dBFS reference)

Type: XLR (1:GND, 2:Hot, 3:Cold)
Output impedance: 110 Ω
Standard output level: 3.0 Vp-p
Format: IEC-60958 (AES/EBU)
Unbalanced Outputs Analog
Type: RCA terminal
Load impedance: Over 10kΩ
Output level: +6 dBV (10 kΩ load)
Output level setting: +10 dBV, +6 dBV, +4 dBV (0 dBFS reference)

Type: RCA terminal
Output Impedance: 75 Ω
Standard output level: 0.5 Vp-p
Format: IEC-60958 (Coaxial)
Headphone Output 20 mW at 32 Ω
Maximum Capacity Up to 2 TB
File Size 2 GB
Files Supported Maximum 2000 files (for 1 folder)
Maximum 1000 folders
Maximum 8 folder hierarchies under root directory
System Requirements
Operating System Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later
CPU Intel Pentium III or AMD Processor, 1 GHZ or more recommended
Memory 128 MB minimum, 256 MB or more recommended
Disk CD-ROM required
Hard disk drive required with minimum of 300 MB available space
Software .NET Framework 2.0
Power Supply 120 VAC at 60 Hz (U.S.A. and Canada models)
230 VAC at 50/60 HZ (European, U.K. and Asia/Pacific models)
Power consumption: 30 W, 0.4 W (standby)
Environmental Conditions Operating temperature: 41 to 95° F (5 to 35° C)
Operating humidity: 25 to 85% non-condensing
Storage temperature: -4 to 140° F (-20 to 60° C)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.00 x 1.73 x 13.46" (48.26 x 4.40 x 34.20 cm)
Weight 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
Denon DN-501C CD and Media Player
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