Denon Professional Debuts DN-C640 Network CD/DVD/Data Disc Player

Denon Network CD Player

Namm Show Update: Denon Professional unveiled the DN-C640 Slot-in Network CD Player.

Housed in a compact 1 rackspace enclosure, the DN-C640 offers a large variety of playback format options using untapped system resources found in many of today’s standard audio, network and computing devices. The unit enables audio data-file playback from both CD and DVD discs and easy access to network playback capabilities. It is well suited to serving as a fully networked audio playback control center, and was designed with audio professionals’ needs in mind.

The DN-C640 is compatible with most standard audio data file formats including CD-DA (.cda), WAVE (.wav), MPEG-1/2 Layer III (.mp3), MPEG-1 Layer II (.mpg) and Windows Media Audio (.wma), allowing for up to 20 hours of MP3 or similar audio playback from a single CD, CD-R or CD-RW. Additionally, the unit breaks new ground by reading these files directly from a data DVD, with its greatly enhanced storage, thus increasing continuous single disc playback to nearly 6 days of uninterrupted audio.

For those requiring the fidelity of uncompressed WAV audio files, this allows a new, convenient disc playback unrestrained by the normal 80-minute CD-R time limit. As an added benefit, various file types may be combined on the same disc to accommodate different source formats of program material.

The DN-C640 incorporates the latest in network integration for streaming audio playback from personal computers, servers, or other network resources. This affords nearly endless file storage and continuous playback while allowing direct access to files from the unit’s front panel/remote or an internal web browser-based GUI complete with transport controls and customizable program playlists, accessible from any web-enabled computer on the network. Standard 25-pin Contact Closure (GPIO) and 9-pin RS-232C Control connections are included.

DN-C640 Audio Outputs:
2 Analog Unbalanced Outputs:
1 set – RCA L/R Fixed Level
1 set – RCA L/R Variable Level (Remote Controllable)

1 Analog Balanced Output:
1 set – XLR L/R Output with Trim Control

2 Digital Outputs:
1 – RCA AES/EBU or S/PDIF Format
1 – XLR AES/EBU or S/PDIF Format

1 Headphone Output w/LC
1 – 1/4″ Headphone Output (front panel mounted)

DN-C640 Control Options:
RS-232:
1 – DB9 Bi-Directional connector

GPIO:
1 – DB25 Contact Closure

Infrared:
1 – IR receiver (front panel mounted)

Ethernet/LAN:
1 – RJ-45 Used for control, device setup, and streaming media over the network

The Denon Professional DN-C640 Slot-in Network CD Player will be available February 2007 with a U.S. MSRP of $899.99.

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