Denon d85 Mini Systems

d85

User Reviews (3)

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J L   Casual Listener [Jan 06, 2002]
Strength:

Good amplifier, with ample power and quality is way above the other mini-hifi

Weakness:

Firstly, speakers are very average but still better than Sony. Same as other Denon product, base is a bit artificial so have to keep the DSP in "flat" setting most of the time. Another weekpoint is that the tape drive mechanism will mal-function quite easily so I can see no new design with the flat-lying anymore.

It is an old hifi but still serve me well thru the years, I even use it to power a pair of Modus16, the amplifier got all the power and the base really comes out well. Also it proves the standard speakers are below average.

The DSP is another nice touch to the system, but somehow the remote control is poorly design and very hard to select/change "function" between the Amp and DSP .... still the system deserves a 4 star rating.

Similar Products Used: JVC, Sony
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Theeranat   a Casual Listener [Mar 17, 1998]

I am not quite so sure that this Denon D-85 is a mini or not. I should consider it as a Compo system with a very good sound quality. I used to listen to other brand i.e. Sony, Pioneer, etc. All of them can not match the Denon (comparing to those models with the same price leaque). I recommend this compo system for a casual listeners who want about-hi-end sound. It deserves to get 4 speaker points due to its good sound quality, design, price point. The only minus is there is no dsp.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Steve Dunning   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 11, 2000]
Strength:

Excellent sound quality, understated looks, small and powerful

Weakness:

No Dolby Digital

After owning his product for over 5 years, I still have to say that I have yet to find anything similar to replace it. The sound quality is still fantastic even when comparing it to a new Onkyo stereo. And against Sony, Pioneer or any other common stereo brand, it simply stands way in front. For pure musical pleasure, Denon is the way to go and the D-85 certainly lives up to their standard even afer 5 years. I could still highly recommend this stereo to music lovers.

Similar Products Used: Pioneer, Kenwood and Sony of similar price ranges
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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