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Classic Cd Player - Pioneer Dmp-555

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The DMP-555 is Pioneer's response to the demand of DJs to utilise digital audio available from the Internet. In recognising this, Pioneer is introducing a CDJ player that's complemented with new software capable of CD ripping and managing compressed audio files, such as MP3.


The DMP-555 is compatible with CD Audio and MP3 formats and will playback from both CD and SD Card. Since these are capable of storing a huge number of MP3 tracks and loops, the DMP-555 allows DJs to enhance their sets and mixes with the latest music from around the world.


Compatible with CDDA, CDR, CDRW and SD Card, the DMP-555 has a Dual Synchronous Play function that plays back from both CD and SD Card sources. This allows DJs to mix authorised MP3-format loops and samples stored on the SD Card with the CD audio output, or to play any music files from CD.


Hardware highlights

The sleek metallic finish of the DMP-555 stylishly encases many of the stunning features established by Pioneer's CDJ Range of products, such as Seamless Loop, BPM Sync and the Master Tempo control that can be used to slow down or speed up audio without affecting pitch. The unit also includes a world-first: the revolutionary Isolator feature that allows users to mute the low, mid or high ranges of a track on either CD or SD Card.


When the SD Card is used for mixes, the DMP-555 effectively becomes a Loop Sampler thanks to two ingenious new features. The SD Card Syncro Button will match and lock SD Card BPM to CD play-out BPM, so that MP3 loops can be fired on cue. The SD Card Mixout can be used for mixing MP3 audio with CD audio play-out, ensuring that transitions and mixes play out smoothly.



Application satisfaction

The multi-language DJ Booth software bundled with the DMP-555 helps users manage their digital music on PC. The application simulates a set-up with two Pioneer CDJ players and a mixer, giving users the flexibility to mix loops and tracks stored on PC.


Once the DMP-555 is connected to the PC via the supplied USB cable, it can be used to control both virtual players in DJ Play and Create modes of the software, further enhancing ease of use. DJ Booth also allows DJs to transfer tracks to both SD Card and CD, and also includes access to online support at the click of a button. DJ Booth will also be available as a separate Pioneer Pro DJ product, aimed at the PC music enthusiasts.


The Pioneer DMP555 is compatible with CD Audio and MP3 formats and will playback from both CD and SD Card. Since these are capable of storing a huge number of MP3 tracks and loops, the DMP555 allows DJs to enhance their sets and mixes with the latest music from around the world.


When the slim, compact and portable SD Card is used for mixes, the DMP-555 effectively becomes a sampler. This ground-breaking innovation is possible because MP3 loops can be BPM sync'd to the CD output and then fired on cue. In addition, the Master Tempo control can be used to slow down or speed up SD audio, without the pitch being affected. CD ripping, loop editing and music file management are simple operations with the bundled DJ Booth software. And because the application simulates a set-up using two Pioneer CD players and a mixer, it's easy to master the playback, mixing and editing functions in no time at all. It's even possible to control the software from the DMP-555 itself, making DJ Booth the most innovative and user-friendly application available to today's digital DJs.


SD Card

The all new powerful, flexible and removable digital media. Up to 256 MB on one SD Card = 40 songs = 4 CDs.



MP3 Player

The first ever CD player with onboard MP3 capability. Compatible with CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW and SD Card.



Dual Synchronous Play

Playback from both CD and SD Card sources. Mix MP3 loops and samples from the SD Card with CD audio, or play any music files from CD. It is not possible to play simultanious MP3 music from SD Card and CD.



3 Band Isolator

From either CD or SD Card, cut out any one of the three frequencies (low: 280Hz and below, mid: 280Hz-6Khz, high: 6Khz and above)



CD and SD Card Control Panels

Separate and dedicated control panels for each source, with all the usual Pioneer CDJ player functions.



SD Card


* Tempo - Adjustment of SD Card BPM.

* Pitch Bend - Adjust the pitch of a loop or sample on SD Card.

* Mixout Control - Mixes SD Card audio output with your CD audio playout.

* Syncro - Match and lock SD Card BPM to CD playout BPM, at the touch of a button.

* Folder Search - Navigate easily through SD Card contents.



One Track Loop Set

Continuous loop of audio track on SD Card.



Master Tempo

This will lock the pitch of the track to 0%, even when you change the speed by increasing/decreasing the pitch of giving it a pitchbend.



Additional Features


* Scratch Effect

* Tempo Select +/- 6%, +/- 10%, +/- 16%

* Loop/Reloop

* Loop Out Adjust

* CD Text + large screen display

* CD and SD Card Audio level meters

* CD and SD Card BPM meters

* CD Eject Lock

* Eject and Power button guards

* Front Loading

* Digital Output

* Anti-shock Memory

* Legato Link Conversion

* Relay Play

* Audio Output

* Card Monitor

* Fader Start

* USB 1.1 Interface

* Auto Cue

* Manual Cue

* Time Mode

* CD / SD Source Select

* 100mm diameter jog wheel


DJ Booth Software

Together with the DMP=555 you will get a copy of DJBooth software. This is a PC mixing software that can be controlled by the DMP-555. The successor of DJ Booth software (DJS) can also be controlled by the DMP.


CD Ripping

Encodes to MP3 format from CD Audio, and saves to PC Hard Disk. Variable bit rate up to 192 kbps.


Music Management

Category grouping by genre and BPM, edit track information, and import music files.


DJ Play

Simulation of 2 x CDJ-500S players and a mixer.



Edit and create new loop samples, saved to PC Hard Disk.



Copy audio files to SD Card via USB.



Access to online support, at the click of a button.


Hardware Control *

Control of both virtual CDJ-500S players, in DJ Play and Create modes, from the DMP-555 unit.


Multiple languages

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Traditional Chinese and Japanese.



The DMP-555 is compatible with Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 / XP Home & XP Professional.


*Note: Windows 2000 needs an ASPI driver for CD-R/RW support





Product Type

Media and MP3 Player for DJs

Frequency Response

4 ~ 20.000 Hz

Signal to Noise ratio

102 dB or more (EIAJ)

Total harmonic distortion

0.003% (EIAJ)

Audio output: Analogue

2 channels (A/B)

Audio output: Digital

1 channel (A), USB-B

Compatible Media

CD, CD-R, CD-RW and SD Card


CD-DA, CD-ROM (ISO9660), SD Audio


Mp3,CD,CD-R and CD-RW

Power consumption



250 x 360 x 103 mm (WxDxH)


3,1 kg


(April 2002, discontinued december 2004)



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