Denon DNHD2500 MP3 Hard Drive Audio Player
Denon’s DN-HD2500 offers a total all-in-one solution that addresses and actually anticipates your ever-changing needs. With a built-in hard drive, external memory, CD playback control, catalog back-up, special effects and more, the system is an all-in-one portable hub for professional DJs. The rugged DN-HD2500 is designed for everything from small parties to weddings, club installations, outdoor events or anywhere that professional-quality, and flawless performance is expected.
• Internal 40GB Hard Drive Included
• Controls Music from External USB Devices
• Supports DN-D4500 CD/MP3 Drive Unit
• USB Keyboard Compatible
• Fader Start and Digital Out Per Deck
• 7 Onboard DSP Effects
• Scratching, Looping & Hot Starts
• Easy 3 Way File Navigation System
• Create & Import Playlists
• Music Manager PC Software Included
Internal 40GB HDD
The DN-HD2500 includes an internal 40GB HDD, large enough to store thousands of your most popular requested music. This compelling utility allows the DN-HD2500 to be used as your new primary "plug and play" full featured compact system. Additionally, the DN-HD2500 can be used as a backup system for those DJ's currently using laptops.
External USB Device Support
Got a portable music collection stored on external USB media?
No problem... the DN-HD2500 can support multiple external USB mass storage class devices direct or via a USB 2.0 hub (sold separately). Connect your iPod, Jump Drive, and large USB Hard Drives for easy access to your small or extensive mp3/wav libraries. Simply plug these devices into the DN-HD2500 to make use of powerful features like Instant Start, Seamless Looping, Scratching and File Searching, just to name a few. Up to 4 devices can be connected at once.
DN-D4500 / DN-D4000 Drive Support
The DN-4000 and DN-4500 are two of the most popular dual CD/MP3 players in the world, which is why the drive transport section was chosen to be supported natively by the DN-HD2500. Existing owners of these two CD/MP3 players can easily upgrade to the DN-HD2500, which will act as your new controller and media center. CD Media, Internal HDD and External devices are all conveniently available at your fingertips.
The DN-HD2500 will support any standard USB keyboard for simplified song search of; Artist, Album, Title, Genre, Year, BPM, and Playlists.
4 Superb Built-in Effects
Building the mood of your dance floor and remixing live has never been so easy with Denon's built-in effects. Easily activate and have full parameter control with a unique Dry/Wet mix control of the 4 effects: Flanger, Filter (High-Mid-Low), Echo and an industry first, Echo/Loop.
3 Platter Effects
Brake (adjustable in real-time)
Dump (reverse sound without losing true forward time, like a radio edit)
Reverse (plays your music backward)
Deep Pitch Resolution
For those DJ's who perform long mix transitions and require high pitch resolution, the DN-HD2500 offers .02% for the 4% pitch range and .05% for the 10/16% pitch range.
Next Track Function w/ Crossfade World's First!
Storing thousands of your favorite songs on the internal HDD or external USB devices is now possible. But what if you want to play other files from the same source back to back? Well, Denon answered your needs with world' first Next Track Reserve function. You can search for your next file by any criteria (without interrupting playback) and crossfade seamlessly to that file for a smooth nonstop mix upon your command. Crossfade time is user adjustable.
Software Upgradeable by USB
From time to time Denon will make subtle improvements to current features or add new compelling ones based on valuable user feedback. These new Plug Ins are always free and made available via the Denon www.denondj.com web site.
Multi-Function Jog Wheel
4-Way BPM Counter
Auto Beat Detection
Manual BPM Input
Reads BPM Metadata (if available)
Cue point, BPM, Pitch Settings & Range, Pitch ON/OFF, Key Adj ON/OFF and Seamless Loop A and B data can be stored directly to the file for later recall.
The Key Adjust feature keeps vocals and music sounding true even when you adjust the speed of the track.
Hot Starts & Seamless Looping
Two Hot Starts (A1 and A2) can be made on the fly and easily turned into Seamless Loops. The Hot Starts can also be used as Stutter points as well.
Loop A/B Trim
The A or B point for the seamless loops can be easily adjusted on-the-fly- to perfection.
Power On Play
Unattended playback is possible upon power up. Great for restaurants, bars and nightclubs at opening time. Each side can be used independently for a two zone application.
Unattended playback is possible between both sides. Great for the cocktail hour or during dinner time at banquet halls.
Prevents the DJ from accidentally changing the "live" playback track, which avoids an embarrassing moment with a full dance floor.
Prevents the Dj from accidentally ejecting the wrong disc during playback, which avoids an embarrassing moment with a full dance floor. (When used with the D4500/D4000 transport drive.)
2-way Pitch Ben (Jog disc or buttons)
Large 3.8" Display
This easy to follow bright display provides a visual text feedback of modes and parameters making it very intuitive for first time users to navigate without having to read the manual.
Denon made searching fast and easy. You can now jump around within a track/file by precise user adjustable increment time steps.
Two Way CUE Search System
Supports traditional Denon Cueing method.
New and Improved Music Manager Software! Now adds:
- Added MEMO saving while other deck is playing
- Added STRING SEARCH function
- Added BPM range search
- Added Intelligent Keyboard switching
- Added new Keyboard functionally by "F" keys
- Added Temporary DB option in file mode
- Added Latin-1 character support to file names & tags
- Added Unicode ID3 Tag support
- Added auto C-Fade & Cont. play to Power On Play function
- Added USB access indicator to display
- Added Soft Reset functionally
- Added Factory Default function in Utility mode
- Added "Format Disk" function for internal HDD
- Improved USB transfer speed when moving files to & from the HD2500
- Improved USB Hub conditions at power up
- Improved DB registration of some questionable mp3 files
- Improved other minor bugs listed with the firmware download
- Added Auto BPM Analyzing function for .WAV/.MP3 files in the New Denon
DJ Music Manager
- Improved other minor bugs found in the Music Manager