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Denon Electronics introduced the new DN-T625 CD/Cassette combination deck, offering professional compact disc playback features, as well as updated cassette recording and playback functions. The new unit combines trademarks of Denon's CD and cassette features along with coaxial SPDIF digital output, flexible routing, plus multiple external control options. With the addition of RS-232C control, the DN-T625 becomes a full integration source product that is able to be controlled by leading remote systems such as AMX and Crestron.

The DN-T625 presents a host of front-end playback options needed for today's multiple compact disc formats. The advanced CD mechanism is able to support playback of CD and CD-R/RW formats. The compact disc player features Single and Continuous playback modes, and offers Program Play (up to 99 tracks) and 3 repeat modes (Single Track, All Tracks, A-B) for continuous playback, as well as Random mode playback. A 11 key Direct Track Select keypad and rotary Track Select knob are provided for direct track access and programmability, while Frame Search and Back Cue functions dial in on select program passages. The unit is also able to display CD encoded text through the use of a highly visible FL tube display. Pitch Change of 12% is available for playback and the CD player also features a full 10 seconds of Shock Proof Memory for ultimate stability.

The cassette record and playback functions also feature Denon's most advanced cassette mechanism and sound enhancement options. Dolby B/C noise reduction is provided for optimal clarity in both playback and recording situations. The REC Input source is switchable between internal CD (with CD deck synchronized recording) and external line input (XLR and RCA Balanced/Unbalanced). Furthermore, the DN-T625 offers cueing enhancements such as Memory Rewind (Return To Zero) and an Auto Reverse Full-Logic mechanism featuring a two motor quick reverse mechanism. Playback speed of cassette material may also be altered 12%.

The DN-T625's operational controls are accessible via the front panel, or through several supported remote control interface options including Serial D-Sub 9 pin (RS-232C control) and a Stereo Mini Jack. Wired Remote Control terminals via RCA In/Out are also provided (ideal for synchro recording to Denon's DN-780R dual cassette recorder), as well as an Infrared (IR) Remote sensor. A unique feature for sound contractors is the DN-T625's XLR Balanced Mono Output switch, which gives the option of +18dBu (CD) and +4dBu (Tape) mono output from the unit's respective Left channels or -10dBu mono output (CD and Tape) from the unit's respective Right channels. This allows the user to select the DN-T625's output depending on the application, i.e. house feed (Left channel +18dBu mono and +4dBu mono ) or distributed sound (Right channel -10dBu mono ). The unit also features a headphone output with level control and switchable monitoring between separate and combined source signals. A Cascade In/Out terminal set can be used to link several DN-T625's together for extended continuous play. A Relay Playback function can be used for continuous play between compact disc and cassette decks, and a Power On Playback function can be used for automatic playback at a specified time when using an external timer.

The DN-T625 comes housed in a standard 3R unit with an attractive aluminum front panel with independent FL tube displays for both CD and cassette decks. Available options include the RC-U620 handheld IR remote, the RC-41 wristwatch IR remote, and the RC-620 wired remote.

The Denon DN-T625 will be available in Q3 of 2002 with an MSRP of $649.00. Remote interfaces for the DN-T625 with RS-232C control will also be available from AMX and Crestron.

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