NAMM 2006 Winter Show: Numark introduced the new MP302 rackmount CD player.
Designed for mobile DJs and club owners in search of a compact, rackmountable solution to a wide variety of music playback requirements, the new MP302 plays both standard CD audio and MP3 CDs, provides buffered Anti-Shock memory protection, delivers seamless looping, pitch control with a pitch bend wheel, balanced and unbalanced outputs, plus a digital output among its wealth of features.
With support for the MP3 media format, DJs can now fit substantially more music onto a single CD; reducing the volume/weight of the music library they transport and making their work easier. The MP302 also features buffered Anti-Shock memory protection—ensuring the music will play exactly as it should, even when the dance floor is packed. And DJs will appreciate the ability to create seamless loops—for both CD audio and MP3 files as well as true buffered instant start and stutter start capability with settable stutter points.
Featuring separate “engine” and controller sections, the MP302’s controller features an inviting user interface. Among its key attributes, the unit features twin, large, easy-to-read, backlit LCDs that include text display for identifying song names, BPM counters, and other pertinent information. The user-friendly MP302 also provides ± 8/16% pitch bend capability via its pitch bend/jog wheel. For programming one’s music sets, the MP302 supports true continuous playback and is also track sequence programmable. And with support for both folders and ID3 tags, locating and identifying tracks is easy.
The new MP302 provides balanced and unbalanced output capability, plus a digital output for interfacing with external digital equipment. And with its fader start capability, the MP302 is a versatile player for a wide range of music environments.
MP302 will be available Q1 of 2006, with a suggested retail price of $699.
More information is available at the Numark site.