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Denon DN-500R Solid State Sound Recorder





Authorised DENON Professional Reseller LogoProfessional SD/USB Solid State Recorder for Installation

Denon's DN-500R & DN-700R recorders are closely related designs (see our DN-700R page here). Whilst the DN-700R can be used on a computer network, the DN-500R is a standalone SD/USB recorder offering commercial studio quality with no compromise in core functionality. Suited to a wide range of applications, the DN-500R is a superior replacement to traditional recording devices in studio, broadcast, corporate and educational environments, to name a few.

Housed in a compact 1U rack-mountable chassis, the DN-500R offers recording to reliable SD card and USB storage media in both broadcast-quality WAV and MP3 formats. The unit can be configured for dual simultaneous recording to both USB and SD media, or relay/cascade recording where longer recording times are desirable.

Designed for professional use, the DN-500R features versatile connectivity including balanced XLR analogue audio and AES/EBU digital I/O, as well as unbalanced analogue connections and SPDIF.

Ensuring total control is always possible, even when the unit is installed in locations that are difficult to access, the DN-500R can be controlled via Serial RS-232C and Parallel GPIO.

For direct control, the front panel is designed for maximum ease of use with a bright OLED display and large function buttons offering fast, simple front panel operation. And a USB Keyboard input allows easy file name editing.

The DN-500R also offers programmable timer operation for both recording and playback functions.


Denon DN-500R Solid State Sound Recorder, 280px

A network version of the DN-500R is also available. Click here for details.


  • Records to SD/SDHC and USB media in MP3 and WAV (up to 24-bit/96kHz)

  • Dual Record feature (records to both media options simultaneously for primary and backup recording)

  • Relay Record feature (continues recording to backup media when primary media is full)

  • XLR and RCA audio connections (analogue and digital)

  • Timer recording/playback (30 schedules available)

  • MP3, WAV, AIFF, AAC playback

  • RS-232c, GPIO, USB keyboard remote control

  • Front panel USB keyboard connection

  • EDL marking & file edit functions (Move, Copy, Combine and Divide)

  • Record Monitor (listen the recorded signal while recording)

  • Large, bright OLED display

  • DMP Mark Editor software included (Windows only)

  • 100-230V switching power supply

  • Removable rack ears

The DN-500R & the network version DN-700R


This video deals with both the DN-500R and its big brother, the network capable DN-700R, and the majority of the video is taken up with the DN-700R. However, please note that the two models share most of the same features and functions.


Our thanks to Denon USA for use of this video.


UK & European customers should disregard the US contact details at the end of the video.


Denon DN-500R Solid State Sound Recorder, Rear Panel

DENON DN-500R SPECIFICATIONS | info | pdf | manual | accessories | media | buy |

Click here for a specification sheet on the Denon DN-500R (non-network model)

Click here for a specification sheet on the Denon DN-700R (network model)








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