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Denon DN-501C Media/CD Player/Copier

  • Supports CDDA/WAV/MP3/AAC/AIFF audio file formats

  • USB mass storage device playback

  • Direct digital playback of iPod/iPhone via USB

  • OLED high contrast display

  • Slot-in CD drive

  • 3-phase brush-less motor for spindle

  • Full professional outputs incl. balanced XLR analogue and XLR AES/EBU

  • Dedicated CUE button

  • Program play

  • RS-232c serial controllable

  • +16% (0.1 % step) pitch control for CD and USB file with/without master key control

  • Compatible with Denon's free Pitch Key App for iOS devices

  • Supports copying CD data to USB storage as WAV file (ripping)

  • IR controllable with included IR remote control

  • 100-230V switching power supply

  • Compatible with the Denon Pro RC-F400S Hot Start remote

  • Removable rack ears






Professional Media/CD Player/Copier for Installation

Answering the need for a compact player with professional features, the new 1U DN-501C offers versatile playback options from CD and USB storage in addition to iDevice connectivity, making it perfect for any installation that requires music playback via an easy-to-use and fully controllable device.

Media Playback & Copying
Housed in a compact 1U rack-mountable chassis, the DN-501C Media/CD Player offers true audio source versatility in a professionally featured media player. In addition to a slot-loading CD mechanism for playback of CDs, MP3 CDs and CD-DA (.cda), the unit features a front USB port for connection to USB storage and iDevices (iPods, iPads, iPhones,etc.). Playback compatibility covers a wide range of formats including WAV, MP3, AIFF, M4A and AAC. The DN-501C also supports copying from CD source direct to USB storage in WAV format.

Professional Connections
Designed for professional use, the DN-501C features versatile connectivity including balanced (XLR) and unbalanced analogue outputs, with AES/EBU and SPDIF digital outs.

Pitch Control
Via the front panel, pitch and tempo can be adjusted up to +/- 16% in 0.1% increments. Extra functionality can be accessed through the Denon Professional Pitch Control App which enables the user to their iDevice touchscreen to increase or decrease the pitch/tempo as desired, ideal for fitness, music practice, dance etc. where maintaining the original key of the music while making tempo changes is useful.

Direct Control
The front panel is designed for ease of use in environments where ease of access to the audio source and transport commands is imperative, and further includes: five front panel hot start buttons that provide direct access to specific audio files, cue to audio, program playback and a bright OLED display with ‘end monitor’ and ‘finish mode’ features to signal the end of the audio track.

Remote Control
Where direct front panel control is not practical, the DN-501C can be also controlled using a variety of remote control interfaces including an IR handset, Parallel GPIO and RS232C.


Our thanks to Denon USA for use of this video.


The DN-501C can be used with their excellent free Pitch Key App for iOS devices. Click here to take a look at their video showing this in action.


If you would like to download this free app please click here to be taken to the App Store.


Denon DN-501C Media/CD Player/Copier, Rear Panel

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