Denon Professional DN-C Network CD Player Has some limitations, yet deserves serious consideration. Review By Clarke Robinson Click here to e-mail . Items 21 – 26 DN-C Serial No. CAUTION. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT OPEN. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,. DO NOT. The new DN-C from Denon Professional is, at the heart of it, a full-fea- tured, rack-mounted network CD player. But note the word “Professional” in the brand.

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If you have files in your shared directory, you’ll have to click “next” 20 times before you see any tracks that start with the letter “M”. Videos Enjoy the Music. That said, if you can live with the unit’s looks and don’t need it to access a huge library of music files on your computer, the Denon deserves your serious consideration. Soundscape Depth Behind Speakers.

Running an Ethernet cable from the port on the rear of the DN-C to a network router automatically assigns a dynamic IP address to the player. Acoustic treatments include wall-wall carpet, curtains, and a large overstuffed sofa. Still, none of these detract from the usability of the player except to add a few buttons to the front fascia and the remote. A s much as we all v640 or feared that the compact disc would be replaced by one of the new high-resolution formats, but it looks as if America ‘s music consumers have spoken, and they dj choosing digital downloads in ever-increasing numbers.

Value For The Money. Compared to the best digital player I had on hand, my aging but highly regarded in it’s day Perpetual Technologies P-3A, the Denon boasted a c6640 that was smoother and more x640, with more lifelike instrument timbres in the midrange, and bass that was slightly better defined and punchier.


I couldn’t think of a way to effectively test the unit’s longevity other than playing it on “repeat” for a few weeks straight, which it did without breaking a sweat. Playlists can be created and saved locally, but the unit lacks any kind of searching, shuffle play, or sorting by artist, genre, etc.

I ran the web-based interface off a laptop connected wirelessly to my network I suppose you could do the same from a PDA or iPhone. While the on-screen display is far more usable than the front panel of any CD player I know of, it is quite primitive compared to most any PC-based music application you may be familiar with, like iTunes or Winamp.

Files LAN or Disc: It did indeed fix the problem, although I occasionally heard the same noise when the player was stopped, music was perfectly clean with every DAC I tried. With the CD in hand, updating the firmware couldn’t be easier: Typical of a pro unit, it seems optimized for higher-impedance headphones like my ohm Sennheiser HDs but still performed well with my 32 ohm, current-hungry Grado SRs. Differences were nd, to be sure as they are between any two digital source components but still Sub-bass 10Hz – 60Hz.

The headphone output, equipped with its own volume 6c40, is excellent.

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While these are not features that are required by the vast majority of the music-loving populace, this player can fill a badly needed niche for those who want to spin discs and occasionally play digital files directly off their hard drive with a single unit.

Cool network feature v640 Directories LAN or Disc: There are two digital outputs: It didn’t work if the remote directory was on a computer connected wirelessly to the network, but worked flawlessly with those connected by Ethernet cable.

Soundscape Extension Into Room. However, a new question is emerging among dnn faced with growing collections of music files on their hard drives: The CD may be on its way out, but it is d640 the most popular medium for music distribution for the time being almost 6x that of digital download sales inso you’re still going to need one for the foreseeable future.


When I first tried them, they were so noisy as to be unusable. I only tried the fixed outputs, but found their sound remarkably good: I know of no other player that does everything the DN-C does at all, let alone well, so it can be placed with confidence at the top of a very short audition list. The DN-C was intended for use in radio stations, dance clubs, shopping malls playing background music, etc Potentially even 6c40 crippling, the player cannot “see” more than files in a directory.

I thought so, and Denon Professional’s PR f640 were nice enough to respond to my request for a review sample. The main control screen only shows 20 nd at a time, with only “next” and “previous” buttons for navigation.

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The manual doesn’t go out of its way to make this task easy for the networking newbie, but if you know enough to set up a home router, you can probably pull it off without too much trouble. Sound The DN-C boasts one set of balanced outputs and two sets of unbalanced one with fixed dj, the other variable by the unit’s front panel jog wheel. The DN-C’s few caveats will be more serious to some than to others.

It is the unit’s dm connectivity options that make it unique. After pointing this out to my contacts at Denon, I was informed that a firmware update had been released that cures the problem. Mid-bass 80Hz – Hz. The cue feature common to pro players, unheard of in consumer unitson the other hand, is mildly annoying until you modify its behavior in the player’s preferences. Midrange Hz – 3,Hz.

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