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Denon Announces DNP-720AE Network Audio Player

DENON® DNP-720AE NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER OFFERS DRAMATICally EXPANDED DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYBACK, WITH AirPlay MUSIC STREAMING CAPABILITY AND MORE

Mahwah, NJ, September 23, 2011 — Denon Electronics, a premier manufacturer of high-quality home entertainment components celebrating 100 years of innovation and technology leadership, today announced the debut of its breakthrough DNP-720AE Network Audio Player (SRP: $499.99), a standalone music streaming component designed to meet the needs of  everyone who wants to enjoy the full benefits of today’s connected “digital universe.”  In addition to significantly enhancing the audio quality of music, AirPlay® allows users to stream from their iTunes music libraries on Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, though their Wi-Fi networks.*   In addition, many mobile device users will appreciate that the unit is DLNA-certified.

Adding even more user flexibility and source access, users can listen to Internet radio stations as well as popular online music services such as Rhapsody, Napster and Pandora.** Thanks to the USB connector, along with digital and analog outputs, they can enjoy better-sounding music from virtually any source, and smoothly integrate the DNP-720AE with systems that include both new and older components. Most importantly, the DNP-720AE features full digital processing, which allows for a pure signal transfer and optimum audio performance from all sources. Additionally, thanks to its Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), the DNP-720AE allows for easy and secure establishment of a wireless home network, and a 3-line OLED display makes it easy to see exactly where the music is coming from. To add even more flexibility and convenience, by utilizing the Denon Remote App***, DNP-720AE users can access and control music via their iPhone and iPod touch.

Noted Jeff Talmadge, Director, Product Development & Systems Integration, Denon Electronics:  “Today’s home entertainment universe is about being able to connect with your favorite content quickly and easily – wherever and whenever you want. For Denon, this also means bringing our customers the kind of high-quality music reproduction that is our brand signature. The DNP-720AE delivers on this promise in a sophisticated and straightforward manner.  It’s a brand new type of component that is in essence a CD player for the 21st century, allowing all music lovers to stream music throughout the home and enjoy it with much less effort than ever before – all with the best sound quality possible. The DNP-720AE is a true game-changer, a product capable of integrating smoothly with existing systems and transforming home entertainment into something new and exciting.”

Features Geared Toward Custom Integrators

Custom integrators will especially appreciate that the DNP-720AE is Control 4-Certified, and thanks to inclusion of Denon’s Ethernet connectivity, offers IP control of third-party controllers, made possible through Denon’s integrated partnerships with control manufacturers such as Crestron, AMX, Control4, Universal Remote Control, Savant, and RTI.

For more information, visit http://usa.denon.com. For Denon 100th Anniversary and other news, visit http://www.denon100.com and http://usblog.denon.com.  Like Denon on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/denonusa or follow Denon on Twitter at http://twitter.com/denonus.

*AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation), iPad and iPad 2 with iOS 4.2 or later. Wi-Fi network is required.

**Some services may require a subscription and fee.

***The Denon Remote App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.

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About Denon Electronics

Denon celebrates its 100th Year Anniversary in 2011, carrying on its tradition of excellence with a renewed commitment to the highest quality home theater, audio and software products.  Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of PCM digital audio.  Denon Electronics is owned by D&M Holdings Inc.

About D&M Holdings Inc.

D&M Holdings Inc. is a global operating company providing worldwide management and distribution platforms for premium consumer, automotive, commercial and professional audio and video businesses including Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, Escientâ, Calrec Audio, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath, D&M Professional and D&M Premium Sound Solutions.  Our technologies improve the quality of any audio and visual experience.  All product and brand names with a trademark symbol (with the exception of AirPlay which is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.) are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  For more information visit www.dm-holdings.com.

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