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Denon DCD700AE
1 Reviews
rating  4 of 5
Description: CD player with AL24 processing. Supports CD and MP3 disks.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris999 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I have been using DCD-700AE during 2 months. The general impression of design is positive, because of metal frontal panel (premium silver colour), finish and convenient remote control. My unit was a brand new one, but out of box i have found a strange big spot on CD tray face, small buttons at the right (time, display, pitch control) were not centered properly, so look left some disappointment. The remote control was perfect. The strongest point of DCD700AE is its ability to reproduce MP3 material with CD quality, it is just amazing how Denon could do it. Generally sound can be described as spacious, soft, detailed and natural. Mid/High range sounds very open and lively, maybe it is because of AL24 processing, the result is enjoyable. What about the bass, here you get somehow less than was expecting, with such Mid/Highs DCD700AE needs very confident bass, but what you get instead is detailed, even deep, but not firm and sturdy presentation, and therefore the sound balance is spoiled, so here is another big disappointment. My Denon CD player DCD860 (1991 or so) providing much more better sound quality without any AL24, sounds near to perfect with quite different amplifiers, tonally even, dynamically strong and details above 1000$. It is strange, what were doing at Denon so many years? If i will speak about DCD1500AE there are a lot of problems too, it is enough to look at the oversized box, to understand that D&M now is doing something wrong. Their amplifiers are another nonsense, it seems like D&M does not know what means a real BASS. So i can give them one advise to study from NAD, Harman/Kardon and English High End, otherwise one day they will have to produce a furniture( it is necessary thing too, but must not sound). What about me i will always like my old CD player Denon DCD860 and other good HI-FI units.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2007

Price Paid:    $430.00

Purchased At:   Vega

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