I’m the new guy here in the “space ship media players” Denon community.
I’m NOT a DJ so why am I here on a DJ forum?
Looking for a very good and usable music player for home use that doese NOT need an app and is usable for big music libraries. There seems to be NOTHING available in the consumer market and standard hifi rack format that fits my needs. There was only the great Sony HAP-Z1es which sadly is discontinued. So I stumbled over Pioneer and Denon media players and they seem to be fascinating and my choice is the Denon SC5000 or 6000. Seems easy to use as I can just type on the display to search when I want to listen to track XY.
I have a few maybe dumb question as I don’t have any experience with this type of hardware.
1.) Jog Platter: Can the big platter be used to browse through the library / menus on the Denon SC5000/6000? That would be very handy when searching bigger libraries and it would be great for the kids, too.
2.) Remote control: As I want to use it as a hifi player in the living room I would like at least a simple remote controlled start / stop function. Both Denon variants feature a 3,5mm remote socket. Is there any documentation on how this port can be used? I want to control it with an infrared remote control and I am aware that there needs to be some kind of ir-cable-trigger. Any experiences, tips, hints?
3.) Does it have “normal” play modes that are available on hifi CD players like repeat or random play? Can I e.g. random all tracks in the library, repeat a single track or a complete album?
Thanks in advance!