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Turntables - Belt Drive vs. Direct Drive

As I mentioned in my previous article on cartridges (“needles”), turntables are getting very popular again. This is probably a good time to take a step back and look at the two main types of turntables in use today—belt-drive and direct-drive—explore how they work, what the thought is behind each one, and what the pluses and minuses are of the two types.

Denon DJ SC5000 Prime - Frequently Asked Questions

The Denon DJ SC5000 Prime is the latest high-end media player from Denon DJ, featuring a 7" multi-touch display and dual-layer playback. This guide answers some of the most popular questions about the SC5000 Prime's main features and functionality.

The Importance of Room Acoustics

Nothing can make or break the sound of your performance, your rehearsal space, a recording venue or a home entertainment system more than room acoustics. You may have the very best instruments, speakers, amplifiers and recording equipment and you may have placed it all perfectly in your space, but if your performance/recording/listening room has poor acoustics, you're really facing an uphill battle. Luckily, there are a lot of things you can do to improve even the worst spaces.

Why the Needle (Cartridge) Matters So Much in a Turntable

There is an undeniable attraction to playing records. Real music and equipment enthusiasts—so-called “audiophiles”—swear that nothing sounds as good, as realistic, as “organic” if you will, as a great record. Audiophiles tend to like the sound

Denon DJ MC7000 - Frequently Asked Questions

The MC7000 is the professional DJ controller with 4-channel Serato DJ capability and dual USB connections. Coupled with Denon DJ’s legendary build quality and superior 24-bit audio reproduction, this is a no-compromise controller perfectly suited to bot

Denon DJ MCX8000 - Optimizing Performance and Improving Latency

The MCX8000 is a powerful standalone media player and Serato DJ controller. But in order to get the most out of this workhorse, it's important to consider the necessary settings and optimization steps to get your system ready for the boost in performance. This article walks through some common troubleshooting and optimization steps for your MCX8000, including PC/Mac optimization tips to make sure that everything is running smoothly.

macOS Sierra 10.12 Support For Denon DJ Products

Whenever a new operating system is released, it is crucial to check the compatibility of your hardware and software before choosing to make the jump. This article will be updated periodically to reflect the current status of Denon DJ hardware compatibilit

Denon DJ MCX8000 - Pitch 'N Time Complete Setup Walkthrough

This video walks through how to obtain the Pitch 'N Time expansion pack activation code, how to enable the expansion in Serato, and how to ensure that it is working properly with your MCX8000.

Denon DJ MCX8000 - Feature Talkthrough Video by Digital DJ Tips

The MCX8000 is the only media player/ controller that has its own built-in software and interfaces seamlessly with Serato DJ. If you want to see what the MCX8000 can do, our friends at Digital DJ Tips have you covered. They've put together a Talkthrough v

Denon DJ MCX8000 - Crossfader Replacement

Some parts of the Denon DJ MCX8000 have been designed to be user-replaceable. This guide is a step-by-step walk through on how to replace the MCX8000 crossfader.

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