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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Sub-bass 10Hz – 60Hz.
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.
Differences were subtle, to be sure as they are between any two digital source components but still After c6400 this out to my contacts at Denon, I was informed that a firmware update had been released that cures the problem. The CD may be on its way out, but it is still the most dh 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.
With the CD in hand, updating the firmware couldn’t be easier: Potentially even more crippling, the player cannot “see” more than files in a directory. 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.
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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. 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.
There are two digital outputs: The manual doesn’t go out of its way to make this task easy for the networking newbie, v640 if you know enough to set up a home router, you can probably pull it off without too much trouble. Soundscape Depth Behind Speakers. The DN-C was intended for use in radio stations, dance clubs, shopping malls playing background music, etc Acoustic treatments include wall-wall carpet, curtains, and a large overstuffed sofa.
Cool network feature 2: 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.
Not much can be done about the unit’s cosmetics, but if a noisy digital out can be fixed with a firmware update, I assume the clunkier aspects of the unit’s UI can as well. I ran the web-based interface off a laptop connected wirelessly to my f640 I suppose you could do the same from a PDA or iPhone.
The transport which seems to be an off-the-shelf Tohei unit is designed for high-reliability 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.
Cool network feature 1: Review By Clarke Robinson Click here to e-mail reviewer. 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.
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”. Files LAN or Disc: Playlists can be created and saved locally, but the unit lacks any kind of searching, shuffle play, or sorting by artist, genre, etc. I only tried the fixed outputs, but found their sound remarkably good: The DN-C’s few caveats will be more serious to some than to others. I thought so, and Denon Professional’s PR agents were nice enough to respond to my request for a review sample.
Value For The Money.
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The real reason to consider the DN-C is its network abilities, which I am geeky enough to be thoroughly excited by. Compared to the best c64 player I had on hand, my aging but highly regarded in it’s day Perpetual Technologies P-3A, the Denon boasted a top-end that was smoother and more extended, with more lifelike instrument timbres in the midrange, and bass that was slightly better defined and punchier.
The main control screen only shows 20 tracks at a time, with only “next” and “previous” buttons for navigation. Midrange Hz – 3,Hz.
Sound The DN-C boasts one set of balanced outputs and two sets of c604 one with fixed output, the other variable by the unit’s front panel jog wheel. Mid-bass 80Hz – Hz. However, a new question is emerging among audiophiles faced with growing collections of music files on their hard drives: High Frequencies 3,Hz On Up. Directories LAN or Disc: Soundscape Extension Into Room.
When I first tried them, they were vn noisy as to be unusable.