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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

DENON DN-501C SPECIFICATIONS | info | pdf | manual | accessories | buy |

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