Denon DNS3500 CD Player

Denon DNS3500 CD Player
  • Innovative spinning active platter with a powerful direct drive motor
  • Built-in effects include Flanger, Filter (High-Mid-Low), Echo and Echo/Loop, as well as 3 Platter Effects
  • Full MP3 support
  • Hot start and seamless loops as well as two hot starts
  • 15 second on-board sampler

Denon DJ takes its innovative world’s first spinning active platter design to the next technical level. Introducing the industry’s new flagship DN-S3500 tabletop CD/MP3 player with a powerful 12-pole Direct Drive motor, 7 on-board effects, intuitive control, appealing design and style that will surely reinvent the tabletop market for all vinyl and digital DJs alike.

Advanced Features

• High Torque Direct Drive Motor Denon’s all new proprietary 12-pole Direct Drive brushless motor design, delivering instant full rotation speed with a powerful 2.5 kg/cm of start-up torque within 0.5 seconds for true turntable reaction and response. Perform freely as if you were using a genuine vinyl turntable.
• 4 Superb Built-in Effects Building the mood of your dance floor and remixing live has never been so easy with our on-board effects. Easily activate and have full parameter control with a unique Dry/Wet mix knob of the 4 effects: Flanger, Filter (High-Mid-Low), Echo and world’s first Echo/Loop.
• 3 Platter Effects – Brake: adjustable in real-time – Dump: reverse sound without losing true forward time – Reverse: the platter spins backwards too
• Full MP3 Support: – MP3 Seamless Looping w/B Point Trim – MP3 Hot Starts – MP3 Frame Search – MP3 Memo (save your Cue points and Loops) New! – Supports C.B.R & V.B.R. decoding up to 320 kbps – ID3 Tags, Displays: (Title, Artist, Album) – ID3 BPM Tag (automatically recalls the BPM) – MP3 File Search System (easily locate files by name or folder)
• Next Track Function with Cross Fade Storing hundreds of your favorite MP3's on one disc is now possible. But what if you want to play other files from the same disc back to back? Well, we answered your needs with our world's first Next Track Reserve function. You can search for a song by name (without interrupting playback) and crossfade seamlessly to that file for a smooth non-stop mix upon your command. – The crossfade time is user adjustable. – Available for CD audio discs as well.
• Seamless Loop to Sampler Copy You can now easily copy your perfect CD/MP3 Seamless Loop over to the Sampler, even while it’s playing! This adds a whole new level of creativity such as, exchanging your disc during sample playback, perform CD scratch overlays with the sampler, and many more cool tricks.
• Two-Way CUE Search System Supports traditional Denon
• 33/45 R.P.M. Platter Speed
• Deep Pitch Resolution For those DJs who perform long mix transitions and require high pitch resolution, the DN-S3500 offers .02% for the 4% pitch range and .05% for the 10% pitch range.
• Hot Start and Seamless Loop Two Hot Starts (A1 and A2) can be made on the fly and easily turned into Seamless Loops. The length of the loop is unlimited for CD audio discs. The Hot Starts can also be used as Stutter points as well.
• Adjustable Loop End Point B Trim
• CD TEXT Support
• Key Adjust = Master Tempo The Key Adjust feature keeps vocals and music sounding true even when you adjust the speed of the track.
• 15 Second On-Board Sampler Sample any part of your CD/MP3 tracks on the fly and perform scratch overlays or even simple playback with full platter control and these other features: ±24% Pitch Control, B-Trim, Sampler
• Quick Loading Slot-In Drive
• 2-Way Platter Mode You can either scratch the CD source or the stored Sample by a touch of a button with the active spinning platter.
• Directional Scratch Lever This original Denon feature allows DJs to scratch in two ways. The traditional forward/back scrub sound and the ingenious Forward stroke sound to perform the same cuts as if you were using a mixer’s crossfader.
• 3-Way BPM Counter AUTO BPM, Manual TAP and ManualBPM value is also possible.
• CD Memo Function Cue point, BPM-New!, Playback Pitch & Range, Pitch ON/OFF, Key Adj ON/OFF, and Seamless Loop A and B data can be stored for later recall.
• Power On Play
• Relay Play Unattended playback is possible between two DN-S3500s when connected together. Great for the cocktail hour or during dinner time at banquet halls.
• Play Lock Prevents unintentional track change during playback.
• Eject Lock Prevents unintentional disc eject during playback
• Custom Slipmats The use of customizable paper slipmats is possible under the removable clear scratch disc to personalize the platter with your own unique design.
• 7 inch Record Adapter Looking for a true wax feel under you fingers? An included special Adapter allows users to mount their own 7” vinyl record to the platter.
• Pitch Control Range CD: ±4% (0.02% step), ±10% (0.05% step), ±16%, ±24% (0.1% step), ±50% (0.5% step), ±100% (1.0% step) MP3: ±4% (0.02% step), ±10% (0.05% step), ±16%, (0.1% step).
• Shock-Proof Memory 20 sec. (CD), 100 sec. (MP3).
• 100 mm Long Stroke Pitch Slider
• 3-way Pitch Bend Scratch Disc, Bend Buttons, or platter finger-pressure.
• Large Fluorescent Tube Display
• Quick Jump Jump in increments of 10/20/30/60 sec.
• Instant Start (0.02 sec.)
• Cue Stutter (CD or MP3) • EOM Flashes status time bar when the track is about to end.
• CD-R/RW Disc Compatible
• Fader Start Control Terminal
• Digital Output

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A Dj's Dream
By: Darren

ive got 3 of these decks and money well spent.

with these decks with even finer pitch than the pios (4%) is totally assume.

the use of a sampler on a live gig is amazin. this is a truely a remix tool.

pio user wud find it wierd converting to the 3500 coz they wound use the pitch bend buttons which are a must on this deck.

scratching is unbievable unnoticable from vinyl scratching.

effects...well the selling point here , there like a effects procser built in.. top notch.

cue store!!!!

built like a tank!!

hope this has helped... 2007-08-08
get these babies
By: Dj Gareth Mulholland

I have had mine nearly a yr now and still they r great. to be honest i prefer these than the pioneer cdj's, so any 1 goin to buy a set of cd dex if u want an easier thing to use get the pioneers if u wnt sumthing fun and enjoyable get these babies... Enjoy mixin folks 2007-01-10
amazin machine brilliant for all hardhouse dj
By: dj micky

these decks are cheif with out a doubt far better than the pioneer cdj 1000 mk3 the fact that u can scratch your sample is really good and i love the big build ups it can do using the trimming on your loops and then pitch bend. Its amazin all round and if your considering buying one deffly go ahead with it and buy this bad boy you wont be disapointed i can guarente you that. o and when you buy it get the hardhouse kicking out of her lol yyeeerroooo 2006-11-25
By: Jeff Thompson

Had mine about 8 months now and i still look forward to playing them.
The layout of controls is good though personally i'm not a fan of the rubber buttons - the EFX buttons are metal and to me feel a little more positive, but hey that's just my preferance.
The EFX are outstanding and the turntable is actually a DIRECT DRIVE motor unlike the Pioneers that are actually belt driven (though few people know this). As above you chop the tracks in frames unlike pioneers - though pioneers appear easier to use (we can't have it all ways)

Used mine in a club once and another DJ came in and refused to use them - basically he was too scared of them... Knob!

5 out of 5 for build quality, layout, EFX and value for money 2006-11-07
Total Quality and Great Features
By: Andy West

Ordered just after 4 on a thursday from dj store, arrived with me in the ne of england by 8.30 the next day. Must have drove all night.

had now for 2 weeks and first impressions are excellent. It is a little more complex than the pios, but then, that's why i bought it because of all the extra features. Effects are killers and work so easily. I was able to update the firmware on the new release very easily. A totally quality product. And totally quality service from djstore.
fantastic alround machine
By: Rico e liso

Had these for about 6 months now which i think has given me ample time to consider a balanced review.

In short, the dns3500 is a worthy upgrade from the dns5000 - it feels more stable, have effects and a better sensitivity on the platter.

Another strong selling point is the loop function, which is far superior to the cdj1000 in that when trimming the loop it breaks the song up into frames (rather than seconds), which enables seemless loops that stay in time.

Only draw back is the lack of a 'wave form' (as on cdj1000), which means you sometimes feel like your djing in the dark since you have no clear indication of any upcoming breaks. Since many djs use this feature on the cdj1000, this could prove a great stumbling block for denon. 2006-05-24

If your're tempted... Do as Nike say
By: Markie Mark

Purchased from dj store on 8.02.05. And delivered the next day!
the decks look the part, and i still get goosebumps when i approach them and play my set.
chose these over the pioneer cdj1000's because of the mp3 capability.
i agree the features are a little tricky to use - especially the loop sampler but the effects are the dogs bo^£%cks!
i also purchased a numark dmx usb mixer and use both the decks and my traktor software on the same set.
screw 3 decks carl cox... Its 4 decks for me!
By: Carl Venezia

I only got myn 2day, first thing i noticed is that Quality is outstanding! they have to be the best decks i have ever used, not the easiest to get to grips with at first as in term os effects and loops but a couple of hours practice and ill be unstopable! I think pioneer need to watch out, new industry standard perhaps? 2006-01-12
Step aside Pioneer, your time is up!
By: Dan

I agree with John who written the first review of this product. I didn't actually purchase my pair from DJ Store but thought I should give potential buyers the thumbs up! This cd player is what all others should be judged on. The platter, effects & build (need I go on!) are superb. have not given 5 out of 5 as is a bit difficult to get your head round at first. 2006-01-09
Best CD turntable I have ever used
By: John

I purchased this about a week ago. This will kick pioneer CDJs a$$ anyday. The spinning platter is heavy duty and feel like technics 1200s . All I can say its time to upgrade your players. other features like built in sampler, effects and loop is also a bonus. All though i may never really use that since my mixer already has those feature its still a joy to use. and another thing is its upgrade by USB.

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Denon DNS3500 CD Player specifications
Anti Shock Yes
Built-In Effects Yes
Cue Point Memory Yes
Digital Scratch Yes
Master Tempo/Key Control Yes
Motorised Plater Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
Pitch Range Β±4/ Β±10/Β±16/Β±24
Platter/Wheel Size (cm) 18
Player Type Desktop CD
Plays CD-R Yes
Plays CD-RW Yes
Seamless Looping Yes
Digital Output Yes - SPDIF
Output Connectors Phono
Dimensions (mm) 300 (W) x 124 (H) x 334 (D) mm
Weight (kg) 6.2
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