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DN-X400
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As a recent addition to their line of DJ oriented products, Denon was showing the new DN-X400 professional mixer. Designed with today's cutting edge DJ requirements in mind, this mixer offers high-quality playback along with a multitude of input and output options in a single four rack-space unit.

Based on the layout and technology of Denon's acclaimed DN-X800 digital mixer, the DN-X400 takes full control of advanced mixing and performance features. With the inclusion of 2 digital outputs, the DN-X400 makes it possible to record directly to the new Denon DN-C550R dual CD recorder/player, as well as mark tracks on-the-fly with the new Track-Mark function found on the mixer's front panel. Also included are Input Gain controls, along with HI, MID and LOW tone controls (-26dB ~ +10dB) on all four main channels, including the mic channel, for further manipulation and tweaking of input signal.

The DN-X400 offers a wide range of input and output options for optimal performance and compatibility when building or adding to a specific setup. 10 different accessible inputs are provided for connecting to multiple devices of various formats -- 8 line inputs, including 2 phono connections, and 2 balanced microphone inputs with Post on/off switches are included. A balanced Send/Return effects loop provides even more flexibility when connected to outboard effects and other devices. The unit's 6 outputs include 2 digital outs (S/PDIF and optical), balanced Master and Zone outputs, and unbalanced Master and Tape outputs. A separate subwoofer output is also provided along with a control for crossover frequencies to be sent to the sub for greater sonic precision.

Interface controls on the unit are laid out in an intuitive and performance-friendly manner. High-quality VCA style 45mm slide faders provide for precise control of signal from subtle nuances to all-out full dynamic extremes. Cross fader assignment selector and contour level controls allow for smooth and stable transitions between program material, while Cue and Program pan controls give the user even greater sonic separation capabilities. For easy visibility and instant recognition, a split cue H/P monitor and display with a Zone meter adjustment are included. For additional performance control, the subwoofer output may also be used to remotely trigger lighting effects with compatible devices.

The DN-X400 has a suggested list price of $500.00.

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