I had to check my calendar when this PR arrived from Reloop. Back in the days of skratchworx, rack mounted units were still a thing, and released on a regular basis. But confirming the date, it’s definitely not 10 years ago, and it seems that Reloop has identified a need for rack mount CD units in this decade, thus the RMP-1700 RX is coming your way soon.
RELOOP RMP-1700 RX
PROFESSIONAL DJ USB/MP3/CD MEDIA PLAYER & RECORDER
Münster, 10th October 2017
Professional DJ CD- & USB-Media Player in aRack
Record & Play MP3/WAV from 2xUSB
Including Remote Control & BalancedOutputs
The Reloop RMP-1700 RX is a 19″ rack-mount media player aimed at mobile DJs, event organisers, audio installers and anyone in need of a robust, high-quality media playback system with advanced DJ and recording features.
The RMP-1700 RX has a front-loading CD input and 2 USB ports for playing and recording MP3/WAV files. There is also an additional RCA input for recording from external sources. The outputs are balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA.
As well as the clear and simple front-panel layout, a handy remote-control is also included for easy access to all relevant functions such as transport, loop, cue, pitch and volume.
Professional DJ CD- & USB-Media Player in a Rack
Record & Play MP3/WAV from 2x USB
Seamless loop function with reloop function
Pitch range +/-4%, +/-8%, +/-16% (CD +/-100%)
Pitch Bend +/-16%
Key Lock functionality (Master Tempo)
Folder and title navigation with selectable criteria
Search/scan via large jog dial
Instant start due to 1 bit technology (8-fold)
Large LC display for all important functions
+10 track skipping
Elapsed/remain time display
10-second anti-shock memory
Flexible routing for playback and recording
Cinch input for recording external sources
Balanced and unbalanced outputs (XLR, Cinch)
Mark: Create sections in your track by adding a mark
Fader Start support
Incl. remote control to access all relevant functions
S/N Ratio: 90 dB
D/A converter: 8-fold/1 bit
USB-Recording in WAV or MP3 format (64/128/192/256/320 kbps)
USB format in FAT12/16/32
Power consumption: 13 Watt
Power supply unit: AC100 – 240V, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions: 482 x 270,5 x 88,8 mm
Weight: 4,3 kg
Price: 329 € / 329 $ / £ 300 Available now
As crazy as it sounds, there’s still a significant body of DJs who routinely play out with CDs. They have no need for vast libraries of every track ever made, and the bulk of their popular tracks can probably be held in a wallet. And it’s highly likely that they’re not frequent visitors to these pages either.
But old gear breaks, and at a time where the popular suppliers of rack mounts are focussed on digital controllers, CD guys need replacements. And if they’re happy with CDs, the punters are dancing, and the bills are being played, then who’s to blame them?
Having dual USB ports, they can also use digital files too, they’re not shut out of all that is good a great in the digital world. And you can plug in an external devices via RCA input. There’s even a remote.
No it’s not glamorous, and yes this is very last decade, but it’s still a versatile unit for a great many people. Not everything needs to be a game changer. Sometimes it’s fun to keep on playing the same game.
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