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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After pointing this out to my contacts at Denon, I was informed that a firmware update had been released that cures the problem.
It is the unit’s network connectivity options that make it unique. The DN-C was intended for use in 6c40 stations, dance clubs, shopping malls playing background music, etc The main control screen only shows 20 tracks at a time, with only “next” and “previous” buttons for navigation. Soundscape Extension Into Room.
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.
Value For The Money. Ddn LAN or Disc: High Frequencies 3,Hz On Up. 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. I couldn’t think of a way to effectively test the unit’s longevity other dm playing it on “repeat” for a few weeks straight, which it did without breaking a sweat. A s much as we all hoped 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 are choosing digital downloads in ever-increasing numbers.
Playlists can be created and saved locally, but the unit lacks any kind of searching, shuffle play, c460 sorting by artist, genre, etc.
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Directories LAN or Disc: Cool network feature 1: There are two digital outputs: 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 fn occasionally play digital files directly off their hard drive with a single unit.
The real d to consider the DN-C is its network abilities, which I am geeky enough to be thoroughly excited by. 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. Still, none of these detract from the usability of the player except to add a few buttons to the front fascia and the remote.
If you have files in your shared directory, you’ll en to click “next” 20 times before you see any tracks that start with the letter “M”. I only tried the fixed outputs, but found their sound remarkably good: Videos Enjoy the Music.
While that is certainly more than you’re likely to listen to in any one session or any one week it is a limitation for those looking to use the DN-C as the main interface between their computer and audio system. Sound The DN-C boasts one set of balanced outputs and two sets of unbalanced one with fixed output, the other variable by the unit’s front panel jog wheel.
Soundscape Depth Behind Speakers. 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. I thought so, and Denon Professional’s PR agents were nice enough to respond to my request for a review sample.
The headphone output, equipped with its own volume pot, is excellent. When I first tried them, they c6640 so noisy as to be unusable.
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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. However, a new question is vn among audiophiles faced with growing collections of music files on their hard drives: With the CD in hand, updating the firmware couldn’t be easier: The C604 may be on its way out, but it is still the most popular medium for music distribution for the time f640 almost 6x that of digital download sales inso you’re still going to need one for the foreseeable future.
Cool network feature 2: Sub-bass 10Hz – 60Hz. Midrange Hz – 3,Hz. Review By Clarke Robinson Click here to e-mail reviewer. The DN-C’s few caveats will be more serious to some than to others. 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. Mid-bass 80Hz – Hz. That said, if you can live with the unit’s looks and don’t need it to access a huge library of c60 files on your computer, the Denon deserves your serious consideration.
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. The transport which seems to be an off-the-shelf Tohei unit is designed for high-reliability Acoustic treatments include wall-wall carpet, curtains, and a large overstuffed sofa.
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.
Potentially even more crippling, the player cannot “see” more than files in a directory.