Denon DJ DN-HS5500

Direct Drive Turntable Media Player and USB MIDI Controller with 9 Built-in Effects


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Product Features:
  • Direct Drive Turntable Media Player
  • Dual deck operation allows the DJ to play and mix two layers from the same unit
  • Dual layers have separate outputs
  • Provides the playback of both MP3 and WAV files
  • Integrated 24-bit audio interface
  • USB Port allows connection to a PC or Mac
  • Direct-drive motor offers fast, responsive control with excellent turntable control
  • Many outputs for connection to a wide variety of equipment
  • USB MIDI Controller
  • 9 Built-in Effects
  • Offers supports for hard-drive and CD-ROM media support
  • On-baord DSP
  • D-Sync Output for connection to another Denon DJ Turntable
  • 1-year warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Output connections:
    • 2 Sets of stereo RCA phono lines
    • 2 Sets of digital out
    • 2 Sets of 3.5mm (1/8") mini-plug outputs
    • S/PDIF Phono
    • USB Port
    • D-Sync
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 100+dB
  • Weight: 13 lbs
  • Dimensions: 13-1/8"D x 11-7/8"W x 4-3/4"H

Controller Features

Number of Rotary Encoders
This specification refers to the number of assignable rotary encoders featured on the controller.
Number of Fader Encoders
The number of assignable fader encoders featured on the controller.
A horizontally mounted fader for switching between sources or virtual decks within the software.
Jog Wheels/Platters
The jog wheels or platters are used to control the playback and various other parameters of the software.
Pre-Mapped for Software
This is the software that the DJ controller is designed and optimized for.
Power Supply
The power source for the controller.

Sound Card Features

Sample Rate
Sample rate defines the number of samples per second (or per other unit) taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal.
Bit Depth
Bit depth represents the bits of information that are recorded for each sample. Bit depth directly corresponds to the resolution of each sample in a set of digital audio data. Common examples of bit depth include 16-bit CD audio, and DVD-Audio that can support up to 24-bit audio.
Line Level Analog Inputs
This refers to the number of line level analog inputs featured on the DJ controller.
Line Level Analog Outputs
This refers to the number of line level analog outputs featured on the DJ controller.
Phono Inputs
This is the number of phono inputs built into the unit.
Number of Microphone Inputs
This is the number of microphone inputs that the unit has.

Media Playback Features

CD/DVD Playback
This specification refers to whether or not the controller is capable of CD/DVD playback.
This specification refers to whether or not the DJ controller is capable of media playback through the USB port.
This specification refers to whether or not the DJ controller is capable of media playback from Apple iPod devices.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Nick S


Excellent Player

November 12, 2009

I bought the Denon DN-HS5500 over six months ago from Sonic Electronix, and have been using it consistently ever since.

The player itself is stylish, brushed steel & plastic, heavyish and feels very durable. The control vinyl is transparent, allowing you to print your own slipmats to go underneath, or it can be swapped completely for a 7" piece of vinyl (using an included mounting ring) which gives the player a nice look.

The player itself is easy to use, the two-decks-in-one feature is absolutely beautiful... I have this setup on its own with a Denon DN-X120 mixer, and can do full mixes using just the one controller. It can also connect to DJ software like Traktor, VDJ etc, but it's fairly pointless doing this as the player itself is more than capable of running things on it's own.

Compared to my other digital turntable (the Numark HDX) the interface is a breeze to use, the easily added HDD space (via USB hub) means you will never run out of storage, the screen is large and easy to use and scratching becomes surprisingly easy once you have a feel for the product.

I received my player after the most recent firmware had been released, and I have not experienced any of the problems which I had read about online (cue slip, time warping, folder searching etc). I believe these have all been addressed by Denon.

This product has actually been discontinued by Denon, but not because it's not a good player... they are just concentrating their efforts on building and supplying other pieces of hardware.

All in all, this is an excellent player & easily a competitor for the Pioneer CDJ range, and given the price tag attached, there's really no comparison to be made in my mind.

Top work Denon, keep it up.

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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Direct Drive Turntable Media Player and USB MIDI Controller with 9 Built-in Effects


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