Denon Ships DN-501C CD/Media Player
     

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Denon has a new CD player available for prospective broadcast use, the DN-501C. It’s a CD player with a little extra.

According to a release, besides playing standard CDs, it can access iTunes libraries from iOS device via its USB port. It can also access USB mass storage devices via the port.

The one-rack unit, slot-loading player can play back WAV, MP3, AAC and AIFF files. It also has pitch control, “frame-accurate” search functions, cue start, hot start programming, CD ripping to a storage device and XLR balanced outputs (analog and AES/EBU digital).

D&M Professional Applications Engineer Brian Aiken said, “Equipped with hot starts, solid-state media, and iOS compatibility, the unit provides simple, reliable playback from theater applications to restaurants to sporting events without requiring costly PC-based software systems. The result is a standalone device that eliminates installation complexity …”

Price: $649.

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Man, Denon makes some killer CD's for radio. Not terribly priced. Pretty durable. I started using the commercial Sony CD's in '85 (with the big "edit controller") at WONE in Akron/Cleveland. The networked Denon's are sweet! For simplicity, wish they'd give a simple wired remote connection (on top of 232 etc) for "start" & "pause".
By Dan Slentz on 12/19/2013

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