Denon DCD-S10 CD Players

4.11/5 (9 Reviews) MSRP : $1600.00


Product Description

Single disc, Gold finish, 4DAC, Remote


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

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2007

Bottom Line:   
THIS IS MY SECOND DENON MY FIRST WAS DCD 910 BOUGHT NEW AND STILL ON STANBY IF NEEDED. THE DCD S10 IS A HEFTY WELL BUILT PLAYER AND AS WELL AS SUPER RELIABLE IS EYE CANY AS WELL, I PURCHASED ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO OFF AUDIOGON LOCAL SELLER, AND I'VE BEEN VERY HAPPY SO FAR. IT'S A TRUE 20 BIT UNIT SO PLAYING GOLD CD'S AS WELL AS WELL RECORDED DISC'S IS A PLUS, I SOLD MY NAIM CD 3.5 AS IT WOULD SKIP ON ABOUT 2% OF MY DISC'S I HAVE OVER TWELVE HUNDRED CD'S AND I PLAY MUSIC EVERY DAY SO RELIABILITY IS A MUST, AND THIS BABY IS THAT FOR SHURE.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   AUDIOGON



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by diyaudiostore.com a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2006

Bottom Line:   
The thing that impressed me the most was the very cool looking chassis. But the sound was a bit above average- in high end terms. It rolled off the extreme highs on CDs. Bass was good but also a bit rolled off. Imaging and sound stage wasn't as precise and open as many other high end products- But I would do well witha few mods- new clock, capacitor upgrades, silver fuse, new op amps as the chassis is very large.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   2nd hand



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tommy Ng a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2001

Bottom Line:   
A very nice cd transport. Prefect. =)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Bay Area Audio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrick Swan a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Built like a tank, uses separate power supply for all critcal components, able to rival powerhouse from Krell, Classe, Accuphase...

When I saw this guy, I know I am in for a treat. The Chassis is awesomely constructed, the transposrt is held in place using a floating mechanism to minimize vibration. Denon famous Alpha process is ultilized to smooth out digital errors present on the CD format and the signal is pass thru 4 DAC for processing.

The result?

Absolutely smooth, clear, very involving high end sound. This guy is able to take on the most expensive Cdplayers head on!!! Imaging is spot on, timing is exceptional, midrange is clear, bass is tight....I could go on forever.

The Denon S-series stuff are not easy to come by, but if you really happen to spot one, give it a listen....you will be amazed!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $1800.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2000

Bottom Line:   
The Denon player is probably one of the sleepers of the industry and it is quite by accident that I discovered it.

The built quality of the unit is second to none, especially in it's price range. It will rival other players costing several times more.

The sound can be best described as 'musical'. The highs come across very smoothly, almost romantic. The bass is full and rich but may not be suitable for speakers that are bass heavy.

The soundstage is well layered and projects a wide listening window revealing its ability to define inner details that are an absolute delight.

I modified the variable outputs to include the balanced XLR connectors which I use exclusively.

The 2 volt output is sufficient to drive my amplifier directly through a pair of Cardas Golden Hexlink cables. And with this set-up, I retain the ability to control the volume from the remote.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1997




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