Vestax has introduced a new solid-state player that brings the popular MP3 and AAC file formats into professional DJ applications, using the SmartMedia memory format.
The DSS-X1 is a rugged, reliable, and versatile DJ-sized (or full-sized) digital playback system capable of replaying digital audio files recorded with both the popular MP3 (MPEG I Layer 3) codec and the high-quality AAC compression algorithm, for very small files and superior audio quality.
Files are loaded into the DSS-X1 by means of compact, affordable SmartMedia memory cards. Fine pitch control (+/-10%) is provided, along with comprehensive play, pause, search, and scan functions. Loop sampling is made ultra-simple with tap start, exit, and end buttons.
The DSS-X1 weighs 11lbs and measures 18.98" (W) x 5.31" (H) x 8.66" (D), with a suggested list price TBA.