NUMark DDS80 “Future-Proof” CD Player

2008 Summer NAMM Show: Numark intro’d the DDS80, aka “the world’s only future-proof CD player for the DJ.”

“The world’s only future-proof CD player for the DJ” features USB ports for connection of thumb and hard drives, iPods, MP3 players; and an included 80GB removable/upgradeable hard drive.

While Numark’s marketing catch-phrase may be a little over-the-top, the DDS80 looks like it offers state of the art digital DJ technology in a all-in-one package. 

DDS80 features:

  • CD player with integrated hard drive
  • Large backlit, full-color display
  • Key lock for maintaining key (pitch) while shifting tempo
  • Seamless looping, pitch control, and scratching capability via jog wheels
  • Text search, letter-pick scrolling, and on-board playlist creation
  • Three USB ports for connecting iPods, thumb drives, and hard drives
  • Enables music to be played from two devices simultaneously, including two songs from the same iPod
  • Users can scratch with MP3, WAV, and AAC (unprotected) files
  • Pitch control from -100% … +25%
  • Beatkeeper™ technology for seamless integration of samples and loops with tap override
  • Searches via two large jog wheels and uses skip peak searching in profiles
  • Two front-panel USB ports for easy expansion and connection
  • 5RU total, or 3RU + 2RU, fits standard 19-inch equipment racks

More info is available at the Numark site. 

One thought on “NUMark DDS80 “Future-Proof” CD Player

  1. Nothing but problems with my one. On numerous occassion when using a cd, I allocate it the selected controller it accepts but then doesn’t play. I eject the cd but the controller still displays it. I shut down the system the normal way without success. I have to pull the power cord out. After sales service at numark have not repied to my emails and there tech support are retarded.FIRST AND LAST NUMARK PRODUCT I EVER BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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