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Stanton CMP.800


The CMP.800 Cross-Media Player provides all the features needed for today's technology-minded DJ. Providing a newly designed high-resolution Jog wheel with Multi-style, illuminated position indicator, CD & Mass-Storage Device playback, built-in sampler, hot-cues, loops beat-synchronized FX and full MIDI control, the Stanton CMP.800 is a true high performance DJ cross-media player at an unbelievable price point that won't break the bank.

Multi-Format Playback

The CMP.800 builds on existing CD and CD-MP3 playback functionality by including the ability to playback MP3's stored on external USB thumb drives and hard drives. The "ChainLink" feature allows you to connect two CMP.800s via a single USB cable to share a single external USB mass storage device between the two players. This way, DJs don't have to manage multiple storage devices, and can show up to the party with only a single Mass Storage device. The included "Media Wallet" software, allows you to sort and prepare their media for playback, creating playlists and organizing their songs on your computer before a gig.

Full MIDI Control

The CMP.800 also performs as a fully-functional MIDI controller allowing you to control applications (such as Native Instrument's Traktor and Mixvibes Cross) with full assignment of virtually every button and knob on the top panel as well as Deck A/B assignment.

Auto Beat Loop

The CMP.800 includes both traditional Manually-Controlled Loops and BPM-Controlled Auto Beat Loop functionality, with 6 different loop lengths. Loop length can be adjusted during playback allowing you to create unique mixes and stutter effects.

Multi-Function Jog Wheel with Illuminated Jog Ring

The CMP.800 features a high resolution, touch-sensitive illuminated platter wheel for easy viewing of cue points and speed, with 9 different LED modes. The CMP.800 platter can even control functions such as pitch bending, loop end point, scanning, frame searching, parameter control for effects, and pitch/volume control for sampling.

3 Beat-Syncable DSP Effects

The CMP.800 provides 3 high-quality DSP effects, derived from our award-winning M.207 mixer, including ECHO, FLANGER, and FILTER with 2 control parameters per effect.

Hot Cues and Loops

The CMP.800 can store up to 4 Hot Cues per song, with an internal memory of 2048 cue points for audio CD's and MP3 CD's. Also, Hot Cues can be stored on your USB Mass-Storage device for expandable and virtually unlimited Cue and loop storage.

4-Bank Sampler

For even more creative remix possibilities, the CMP.800 lets DJs store four 5-second samples on the unit that can be played simultaneously with your currently playing track (CD or MP3). Sample playback is controlled from the 4 rugged rubber trigger pads on the front of the unit, and have available pitch and volume control for mixing the samples with currently playing material.

Media Player
  • Anti-Shock playback with buffer memory
  • Slot-in loading mechanism
  • Automatic and manual tap beat counter
  • Sleep function for reduced power consumption
Mixer section includes:
  • Media Types
  • Support for MP3 playback with text display
  • 2 USB sockets for external USB device support
  • All control elements are MIDI compatible
  • A/B deck switchable MIDI setup
  • ID3 TAG support
  • Instant start with anti-shock buffer
  • Next Track pre-selection track function
  • Instant playback from cue point
  • Fader start to control playback on fader move
  • Relay play function
  • Single and Continuous play modes
  • Vinyl emulation with adjustable Start /Brake Speed
  • Cue Play function for instant main Cue Point Playback
Data Search
  • Track and folder searching system
  • Search/Scan via large jog wheel
  • Frame search for precise searching
  • "Media Wallet" software for fast searching large USB devices
  • Onboard file and folder browsing
Cues / Loops
  • Auto cue function cues track to start of music
  • Seamless loop function / reloop function
  • Loop out point real-time adjustment
  • Four independent hot cues/loops banks with real-time adjustment
  • Auto Loop function with 6 selectable bar lengths
  • Four hot cues/loops per track with over 2000 possible for CD and virtually unlimited for USB drive
  • Four independent 5-second samples with pitch and volume adjustment
Pitch Control
  • Adjustable pitch range ±6%, ±10%, ±16% and ±100%
  • High quality 100 mm long pitch fader
  • Micro pitch with resolution down to 0.02%
  • Pitch bend up to ± 100%
  • Key Lock allow a track's tempo to be changed without affecting the original key of the track
  • Touch sensitive platter for scratching
  • Platter LED ring provides instantaneous visual feedback with 9 available LED styles
  • Multifunctional platter for frame search, pitch bend, sample adjustment and effects adjustment
  • Three modes for jog wheel: Normal CDJ, Scratch, Touch rewind
  • Three superb beat synchronized digital effects
  • Built-in Effects: Echo, Flanger and Filter
  • Effect parameters Time and Depth adjustable via Jog Wheel
  • Beat select/bank button
  • Enhanced brightness dot-matrix VFD display for all functions
  • Display playing address
  • Elapsed/remain time display
  • Displays text for ID3 tags and folder names for easy navigation
  • Text display for navigating folders on MP3 CDs and USB flash drives
  • Digital S/PDIF output
  • Headphones output with volume control
  • Analog RCA outputs

Stanton CMP.800 Tech Specifications


  • Output Level:
    • CD: Typical 2V +/-0.5dB, Limit 2V +/-1dB @1KHz, 0dB
    • USB1,2: Typical 1.85V +/-0.5dB, Limit 1.85V +/-1dB
  • Channel Balance: Typical within 0.2dB, Limit within 1dB, @ 1KHz, 0dB
  • Frequency Response:
    • CD: Typical 17-20KHz +/-0.4dB, Limit 17-20KHz +/-1dB @0dB OUTPUT
    • USB1,2: Typical 17-16KHz +/-0.2dB, Limit 17-16KHz +/-1dB
  • DE-EMPHASIS: CD Typical -20dB +/-0.2dB, Limit -20dB +/-1dB 16KHz,-20dB
  • CHANNEL SEPARATION: CD, USB1,2 Typical 91dB 85dB, Limit 1KHz, 0dB
  • THD+N:
    • CD: Typical 0.006%, Limit 0.01% @1KHz, 0dB
    • USB1,2: Typical 0.007%, Limit 0.01% @ 1KHz, 0dB
  • S/N Ratio: Typical 126dB, Limit 90dB @ 1KHz, 0dB
  • PHONES Output Level:
    • CD Typical 0.35V +/-0.5dB 0.35V +/-1dB @1KHz, -20dB
  • DIGITAL Output Level:
    • Typical 0.5 +/-0.03V P-P, Limit 0.5 +/-0.1V P-P @ 75 ohm load

    Disc Format

  • Applicable file extensions mp3 . MP3 . mP3 . Mp3
  • ISO9660 max. 63 characters
  • Joliet max. 63 characters
  • CD-ROM sector format mode-1 only
  • Max number of folders: 255
  • Max number of files: 999 total (max 255 files in each folder)

    USB Format

  • File System: FAT 12/16/32
  • Applicable file extensions mp3. MP3. mP3. Mp3
  • Max number of folders: 255
  • Max number of files: 999 total

    MP3 Format

  • MPEG 1 Layer 3 standard (ISO/IEC 11172-3):
  • (sampling rates of 32, 44.1, 48kHz):
  • 32/40/48/56/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320 kbps Xing/VBRI


  • MPEG 2 Layer 3 standard (ISO/IEC 13818-3) (sampling rates of 16, 22.05 and 24 kHz):
    • 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/144/160 Kbps Xing/VBRI VBR
  • MPEG 2.5 Layer 3 standard (8, 11.025 and 12 kHz):
    • 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/144/160 Kbps Xing/VBRI VBR

    Disc Writing Method

  • Disc at Once and Track at Once
  • Multi Session:
  • If the 1st session is CDDA, you can playback Only CDDA track, If the 1st session is MP3, you can playback only MP3 file.


  • Dimensions: 218mm (W) X 296mm (D) X 103.5mm (H)
  • Weight: 2.5 Kgs.
  • Power Source:
    • AC100-240V, 50/60Hz, 19W
Stanton CMP.800 Reviews
DJ Billy Gotti

“The CMP.800 has been nothing but a great addition to my set up! I am mainly a turntablist and have used my STR8.150's since the day I have gotten them but after picking up my CMP.800's I have barely been able to stop using them. They are super compact and easy to move if need be. Also there are so many options and effects and cool little extras unlike some of the other CD players out there. A few of my favorites are the red light that spins on top of the platter just as a turntable spins so it catches your eye and allows you to focus on what you are doing and not having to guess where the CD or MP3 is actually playing. The built in effects (echo, flanger, filter) system is outrageous! Being able to change the sound live right from the actual player is sick and also changing the time and ratio on them is great! Very simple and easy to use! The sample bank is key to being able to shoot off different samples. And finally, being able to LINK both CMP.800's together by a USB cord is unbelievable because all I need is one USB flash drive and then I can link them to get all my music from one stick on both CMP.800's!”

Digital DJ Tips

“A pair of Stanton CMP.800s gives an awful lot of DJing flexibility for less than half the price of one Pioneer CDJ-2000.”

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“The CMP 800 is much quicker at reading the USB devices than some of the market alternatives, and toggling between the media sources is very snappy”

Moving downwards, the effects section has trigger buttons for echo, flanger and filter, which can be used in combinations of two and synced in time. These sound pretty convincing – they are modelled on the M.207 mixer – and would easily hold their ground against the Itch and Traktor native effects.

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