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Denon DCD-A100
2 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  2500.00
Description: <ul> <li>High-precision 192Hz/32-bit D/A convertors</li> <li>Compatible formats: CD / SACD / MP3 / WMA</li> <li>Advanced AL32 processor</li> <li>Precision direct mechanical ground construction</li> <li>Coaxial output: 0.5Vp-p/75 ohm</li> </ul>


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DL a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2013

Bottom Line:   
I have had this unit for about 1 year, and it still amazes me how good it sounds. The sound from this CD player is detailed, warm, and full. I've had quite a few CD players over the years, Cambridge Audio 740, Consonance, Cary 308T, Rotel, Marantz SA-8260, and this one beats them all.

Its warm sounding yet still detailed, not veiled. I've used it with solid state and tube gear, and it sounds amazing in all set-ups. Currently I'm using a Jolida tube integrated, and the match is quite nice.

This is the last CD player that I'll buy, and I do not say that too often about audio equipment. Highly recommend.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Warm, detailed and robust sounding player. Lots of weight and authority but only with the right front end and speakers (I'm using Classe gear and Aerial 7B with exceptional results). More relaxed and has richer texture than either my Marantz 8001 (an excellent player) or my friend's Emotiva ERC-1 (IMHO less excellent but still exceptional player). Also notably better pace and drive than either of them. Hard to describe - but notes seem to start and stop with more incisiveness and blacker spaces than either of the 24bit players. Maybe 32 bit AKM4399 DAC resolves better (it is rumored to be one of 2 or 3 best DACs in the world). Needs at least 100 hr. break-in. The A100 sounded tightfisted out of the box especially with original AC cord (I almost returned it to the dealer); much improved after burn-in and switching to different OEM cord. Better tonal color and less grey sounding than either the Marantz or Emotiva. Doesn't congeal the sound - each instrument has its own sound and space. Not seeing any reviews I was initially skeptical about this player. After living with it for several months I'm glad I got it. This is a real gem!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010

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