Denon DVD-5000 DVD Players

3.98/5 (43 Reviews) MSRP : $2500.00


Product Description

DVD/CD Player - Optical and coxial digital audio outputs - Dolby DTS compatible - component video output


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris chap a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2013

Bottom Line:   
i have had a denon dvd 5000 for a few years now, i would say its a lousy dvd player, a lousy cd player, because the panasonic transport it uses is next to useless, but i didn't purchase it for these functions, i bought it off a friend for £90 to use as a dac, it has digi inputs, it easily beats my wadia digimaster 64x, its better than anything else i have tried, proper crazy i say, my friends think i'm nuts, and then they hear it, and leave shocked, a very odd machine

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by O'Shag a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2005

Bottom Line:   
An absolutely excellent all-rounder. DVD player; very filmlike image. Easy to look at for extended periods. Colours are very natural and rich. Downside is that there is no progressive. I'm fortunate in this respect because my Yamaha RX-Z9 processor has a farouda chip that allows the Denon to display progressive scan at 480p. I also own a Sony DVP-NS9000ES, another cracking DVD/SACD player (probably their best). While the Sony has stunningly good progressive scan capabilities that result in tremendous detail, in addition to very rich colours, the Denon's picture is slightly more natural. As an example, I would prefer to watch my DVD collection of All Creatures Great and Small on the Denon. This non-film material is better served by the Denon, which can render more natural images (IMHO). However, if I want to watch The Matrix or some other SC-FI movie incorporating highly detailed and complex images, the Sony is a more capable player.
CD/HDCD: As a CD player, the Denon is very capable indeed, and in some respects extremely good. It has a rather laid back, smooth sound that still retains a good amount of detail. It may well be considered too polite by some who prefer a more dynamic presentation in the upper registers. Bass performance is stunningly good and this surely is the area where it shines. There is a power,warmth and accuracy of bass presentation rarely found in other players of this calibre, and I have several players with which to compare. An interesting point of comparison to my dedicated tube CD player, when listening to CD on the Denon, performers are set further back in the soundstage, with main voices sounding slightly subdued a far away. This is the one area where the Denon may lack for those who like a lively dynamic presentation in the upper midrange. The Denon doesn;t quite have the sparkle of a good dedicated CD player. Nevertheless it is very good considering that it is a universal player. For HDCD it is an excellent player and the aformentioned upper-midrange shyness is far less evident. For DTS surround music, it is a better performer on the whole than the Sony. The Sony has a tad more detail, but the Denons immmense bass performance, warmth and richness werve extremely well for this format. Worth mentioning also is the immensely high build quality of this unit. It weighs almost 40lbs! It has an all copper chassis. The discrete componentry layout means that for audio performance, video circuitry interference is at a minimum. Unlike some of the reviewers here that seem to have been beset by problems, I have experienced none. This beautiful component is very easy to live with. All in all I find it very easy to give the Denon DVD-5000 a very strong recommendation

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Private Sale



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Janne a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Excellent DVD player when it works. Build quality is obviously not good as it should be expected that a player in this price range should work more than a year. At the end it refused to accept DVDs and it was only possible to use it as a CD player. It is also impossible to get it repaired. I have had it at the service center for 6 months and it seems to be impossible to get spare parts.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $2500.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sam a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This is one of the greatest sounding dvd players on the market, warm full detailed music, I have this unit hooked up with
5800 denon
mission 780's
mission 78 center
mission 78 bipolars
paradym pw2200 sub

it sounds fabulous, the picture is good too, highly recommended quality product
even though it may seem expensive next to the majority of toshiba, sony, etc . The denon 5000 is in a different league.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $2500.00



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by chichiuno a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
unit broke down numourous times, laser unit.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile




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