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Denon - D Micro System - Black

Model: DM41SBKSKU: 5905900

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade to an already great product

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    Crasher
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    The Denon D-41 micro system is a great upgrade to a system that has already won multiple awards and produces some of the greatest sounding Hi-Res sound that you may find. I won't waste too much of your time talking about the specs as you can find them on the manufacture website but rather i'll try to focus on what makes this such a good buy and why it may be right for you. So out of the box your going to get the main unit/receiver, two speakers, power cable and remote with batteries. The front of the receiver is pretty simplistic in the way of buttons and interface goes. You have a power button, Bluetooth button, volume controls and controls for the CD player. This unit comes equipped with AM/FM function as well as Bluetooth connectivity for all your streaming needs. On the back side you will find your DAB/AM/FM antenna hook up, an analog RCA jack, inputs for the two speakers, two optical jacks, the power port and a sub woofer output. Denon in their latest flagship has done some upgrades that are worth mentioning. They have upgraded their hardware slightly allowing for 30 watt per channel output. They have also implemented Bluetooth connectivity. Whats interesting about this feature though is that the Bluetooth feature is always off unless commanded on by pressing the button. While this doesn't seem interesting at first, it is due to the fact that Denon was smart to do this because they have implemented a system to reduce all outside noise in order to give you an optimal Hi-Res sound. Leaving Bluetooth off unless requested helps with reducing interference. And while on the subject they have implemented tripple noise reduction. What this does is it reduces all feedback noise that may be picked up through the power cable, audio wires or volume. Denon really wanted to make sure that you were able to hear the music in all its entirety with little to no outside interference. What i can say is that they really did a good job at this as you will be able to tell in the sound quality. Lets talk sound quality and function. The sound quality is superb to say the least. This is a Hi-Fi system that holds no punches. So what does the sound quality sound like exactly? Imagine being at a symphony front row seat and your the only one in the amphitheater, that's what it sounds like. All your mids and highs come in crystal clear with vocals that are so crisp you feel as if the singer is singing the song in the same room as you. Now this is not a punchy system so if your looking for big bass or deep sounds then you will need to get yourself a sub and hook it up via the sub output. What makes this so impressive is the amount of sound and volume you get out of such a small unit. You get big stero sound without all the bulky hardware and big speakers to clutter up your room. This is an ideal set up for a small apartment space or if you just don't want to take up a lot of room in your home. Streaming across Bluetooth sounds great just as well. Their is very little noticeable sound quality difference between Bluetooth or streaming directly. Bluetooth has a decent range but don't expect to be able to walk too far away. I was able to get about 20 feet out before i started to notice some connection issues. Now with crystal clear sound like this i found that the best use for this for me was gonna be to hook up to my T.V. for gaming. The two optical cables made it a breeze to connect and allowed to immerse myself into the game i was playing. Now while Hi-Fi systems are used to bring out music the way it was meant to be heard i wanted to see what it could do on my T.V. while playing a game. Man i was greatly impressed on the sound quality. While i was playing Call of Duty i could hear the whirling of bullets so crystal clear that it helped give me a deeper immersion as if i was actually there at the battle scene. Now while the bass isn't the loudest I've heard that was fine for me because the sound was so clear and clean that i was able to make out distant noises that i had not previously noticed before. The sound quality while streaming movies was just as good however this is one area where i would need to get a sub woofer. When i was streaming movies the quality was very good and almost made me feel as if i were a a movie theater however the lack of a hard hitting bass was not enough for me to really get in to it. While tanks rolled by or cars exploded it just didn't seem to hit as hard as i would of liked it but that's ok with me because this was not its primary design. All in all this is an awesome system that puts out quality unlike anything i've heard. My only true issue i had was wishing there were more outputs to be able to hook up multiple speakers. However this is a system that you will not be disappointed with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lots of sound, but limited CD-R compatibility.

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    DonMc
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    I can recall Denon equipment back in the 70s and 80s, when I owned stereo rack systems. Back then, most people owned equipment from the larger, more well-known companies (some of whom still exist today). However the slightly more sophisticated audiophile opted for higher end equipment from the likes of Denon, Carver, Luxman, etc. Denon’s sound quality still remains high with this D-M41S Personal Component System. Right out of the box, the first thing you notice is the weight of each component. The receiver and two speakers are each quite hefty, considering their smallish size. It is an attractive system to boot. The Denon sound quality is as rich as I remember from decades ago. There is a lot to like about this system, and there are some things I’m not wild about. Let’s start with the mini surfboard that they call a remote control. The remote is HUGE! It is, without hyperbole, the largest remote control in my house. The remote is nearly as tall as the speakers (Mini stereo; massive remote. Makes perfect sense ...) Many of the buttons on this remote you probably won’t use, and some actually serve no function at all; but I guess they had to fill all that SPACE on the remote with something. Ironically, with such a large remote, there’s no eject button on it (they could have included it instead of the functionless DAB/RDS button). My biggest gripe with this unit is the lack of compatibility with some of your CD-R/RW discs. Unless your disc was burned using the ISO 9660 level-1 format, it won’t play (sorry UDF compatible users, you’d better update your equipment/firmware). The unit didn’t read ANY of the discs I burned on my older (soon to be replaced) desktop. If the CD-R you burned doesn’t meet the ISO standard, you’ll hear exactly 2 seconds of a song before it jumps to the next track (on the bright side, you can run through an entire disc in under 30 seconds). C’mon, Denon, even the jankiest, no-name CD players can handle most CD-R formats. Given your high quality reputation, and the high price point of this unit, I expect better. Also, if you’re a fan of CD-Text, as I am, you’ll only get that feature on Mp3 discs. Obviously, commercial CDs played perfectly. The Bluetooth feature works well, however, the display doesn’t show song titles or artists, it only displays the name of the Bluetooth device you are using. Boring… The sound and build quality are definitely present in the Denon D-M41S PCS. The bass response is awesome, with no distortion. The midrange and highs are clean and crisp. However, given the price point and reputation of the manufacturer, I expected more bells and whistles from this unit. If those small extras aren’t important to you, or if you only play commercial CDs, then you won’t be disappointed. Even though I’d like to see those features incorporated, I still recommend this system because the sound quality is just that good. Pros: - Sound quality - Quality build - Variety of input options (Bluetooth, radio, analog…) - Small size - Appearance Cons: - Ridiculously large remote - Only reads discs in one format (ISO 9660 level-1) - Minimal LED display

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound quality beyond expectation, but no USB

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    TheBostonian
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    This system was a gift for my teenage son, for his bedroom. Out of the box I was surprised by the full-bodied sound, considering the small speakers and the relatively low power. Even when we tested it on the table of the dining room it could play plenty loud, considering that our home has an open floor plan, with the whole lower level being essentially a 1,000sqf big room. The sound is well balanced when listening to a CD (best source), neither tinny nor dull. You can tell the difference when streaming through Bluetooth, but it is still respectable quality. When listening to the radio it looses on the low end (bass), but it can be somewhat compensated with the tone control or the bass boost using the "SBD/Tone" button on the remote. Usability is also very good, the buttons on the front panels are few and a little small with tiny icons (and have no backlighting), but the remote is a full size remote with plenty of buttons to control everything (but still no backlighting). I have read of people complaining there is no eject button on the remote for the CD. But you need to get to the main unit to remove or replace the CD anyway, so I do not see what the big deal is :-) The display is adequate in size, best for viewing from a few feet away. If you are on the opposite side of a large room, do not expect miracles. The display can also be dimmed in three levels, if I recall correctly. Other nice touches: - The radio will autoscan all stations received and fill in the memory (up to 40 preset). The name of the station can be edited. - There are a clock, a sleep timer (90 to 0 minutes on 10 minutes steps) and alarm, to wake up with music. - The Bluetooth can pair and remember up to 5 devices - There are two optical inputs, an analog input and even a subwoofer output. Excellent potential for expansion. - The speaker connectors on both the main unit and the speakers are substantial and can accept banana plugs, like those found in regular sized audio systems. No wimpy spring loaded connectors. - The speaker wires are each about 6' long and of good gauge, not the ridiculously thin wires sometime shipped with other mini systems. - The overall build quality is very good. I am an audio enthusiast and work with electronics. Over the years I have owned or listened and handled countless audio systems. This little thing looks and feels like is built by the same standard as the regular size systems from Denon or Marantz (which are sisters companies). The speakers too are built well and seems to employ good quality components. The fit and finish is very nice, although minimalist. Both the main unit and the speakers are also quite heavy relative to the size. That is generally a good indicator when it comes to audio gear. - The speaker grilles can be removed and they are attached a a fraction of an inch away from the front baffle. It gives the impression that they are floating in front of the speakers, nice touch. Now for the "I wish..." - I wish they had not removed the USB port. It was present on the previous version, but that had not Bluetooth. Having both would have been fantastic. - I wish the radio had at least RDS (to show on the display the song title, author, etc.) If they had included HD Radio (digital) it would have been an absolute gem. The European version has DAB, which is the Digital Audio Broadcasting standard over there, similar to HD Radio in US. All in all, very satisfied with the purchase. Denon brag about having made several improvement to the design with the goal to increase the quality of the audio. I have not heard any of the previous versions, but in itself and compared to my main system which is worth more than five time as much, it can certainly hold its own. We have had it only since Christmas, so we'll see how it is durability over time. Definitely recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact Powerhouse

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    WesternSky
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    It was time to upgrade my current receiver and speaker system which I had been utilizing for the last couple of years. Enter the very compact Denon RCD M41. I was immediately impressed with the overall compactness and quality of the CD/Receiver. The receiver is weighty (in a good way) and feels rock solid. No way this unit will vibrate off your shelving when playing. The CD mechanism has a quality feel and does not give you that flimsy or cheap feel. I believe the Denon will stand the test of time. The Denon speakers are compact and are a good match when coupled with the small sized receiver. The unit as a whole looks great and is a very welcomed addition. The sound from the speakers you may ask? Very decent sounding. They will easily fill a room with concert level decibels, and overall the speakers have a very natural balance of both bass and treble. The speakers do not sound tinny. These compact speakers easily generated enough sound to fill my living/dining room (dimensions are 40 feet by 26 feet) and was very pleasing to listen to. The receiver quickly paired with my iPhone 7 plus, and I was able to bluetooth music through the Denon. You should have no problems with the pairing process. Super easy. What makes this product really pleasant is that it can be operated via the supplied remote control, or by manually using the buttons on the receiver. This is the first stereo product that this household owns which can be operated from your couch. This is a very nice touch. Make room on your table for yet another remote. For those enthusiasts that have a turntable and those long playing (LP) records (I personally have over 500 albums), you are unable to plug your turntable RCA plugs into this receiver, meaning your out of luck. Denon does not offer turntable inputs, which translates into not being able to play my LP's. The consumer will have to decide up whether or not this is a deal-breaker for them, but I would imagine that most people have CD collections instead of LP albums. Overall, I am very pleased with the Denon RCD M41. The overall sound quality will satisfy most consumers. If you're an average consumer looking for a decent compact space saving system look no further. You should be quite happy with this product. This Denon product is on my recommended list.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Micro System That Packs A Punch

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    PG460
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    I’ve owned several Denon components over the years which always served me well in terms of build quality and exceptional sound performance. I was eager to see if the Denon DM41SBK would measure up. Inside the box you find the the receiver and the speakers nicely packaged separately. Included is the remote, batteries, power cord, FM and AM antennas, and speaker wires. Upon removing the speaker and receiver from the their boxes and protective styrofoam I was pleasantly surprised by just how small each component was. Certainly much small than I expected. The receiver measures a mere 8.25” wide x 10.75” deep x 4.5” high. Each speaker measures in at 5.75” wide x 8.75” deep x 9.5” high. This system would fit comfortably anywhere. I quickly note that the build quality is just as I would expect from Denon. No cheap materials here. As an additional sign of quality each component has some weight for their size. The receiver weighs in at 9 lbs and each speaker is about 8 lbs each. Setting up the system was a breeze. No tech skills needed. I couldn’t wait to hear the DM41SBK in action so I powered it on and grabbed a CD. Wow! This micro sound system packs a punch. Music filled my first floor as I slowly cranked the volume. Great sound with no distortion. I was impressed. I put the DM41SBK through its paces with jazz, classical, and rock music selections. All sounded wonderful. You truly get some quality sound from this tiny system. Inputs include 2 optical, and one analog. These certainly meet my needs. In addition to the CD player the receiver features an AM FM tuner and Bluetooth connectivity. Pairing to my phone was simple and sound quality was great. I couldn’t be happier with the Denon DM41SBK. I can certainly understand why the prior version of this system was an award winning sound system. I’m certain this version will follow suit. If you’re short on space you’ll love this Denon. Even if space isn’t a consideration this system is no compromise just because it small. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact Stereo, Full Bodied Sound

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    veritech13
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    This shelf system is nice and compact and is quite a space saver yet it delivers a full rich round. The setup was simple enough and operation is pretty straight forward and simple. The sound can easily fill just about the largest residential room without a problem. There is slight distortion at the loudest setting but it isn't much and I have yet to find a speaker that does not distort at the highest volume. The CD/MP3 feature is nice but a bit outdated as I really don't have cd's and if i'm going to play mp3's then I would just stream it from my smartphone. I'm guessing the addition of the cd player is pretty much the equivalent to adding a record player (LP) for us older listeners. It does come with an analog input so you can connect a record player via the analog (rca) inputs. It also has the connection for an additional subwoofer and the optical input for the addition of another component. The bluetooth feature is really nice, it was easy to connect the cellphone and stream any audio from any streaming source. You can also connect a tablet and stream Netflix but there is a lag from the audio to video but that is the case with any bluetooth speaker streaming audio from a video. The only down side is if you are looking for something other than a nice speaker system. This is a great space saving stereo for the garage, basement, or even outdoor space but if you are looking to make it a centerpiece to a home theater system then this is not the system for you as there is no component/hdmi connections.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fine compact sound system

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    Dreemer1961
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    This is my review of the Denon D-M41S Personal Component System. My first impression out of the box is the weight of this little audio system. It is quite substantial given the small size. It gives the impression of extremely solid, fine construction. Set-up of the Denon system is simple, following the instructions of the Quick Set-Up Guide. The full Owner’s Manual is available for download from the Denon USA website (it also comes on disc with the unit accessories.) Of course the most important part of an audio system is the quality of the sound that it provides and the Denon exceeds expectations here. The sound is loud and clean with no distortion or rattles. The bass response of the included speakers is good and they actually have good presence despite their small stature. (An optional subwoofer is available if you want a more floor rattling sound.) The volume of sound is more than adequate for my small apartment. I have tested all of the features of the Denon system (read the manual, there a quite a few of them) and they all work well. Bluetooth pairing was easy and I had no problems maintaining a good signal with my phone in my pocket all around my apartment. This system even has a built in headphone amplifier setting in case you use a set of high impedance headphones. In conclusion, if you are looking for a compact audio system with quality sound, I don’t believe you need look any further than the Denon M-41S. Note: for the purposes of full disclosure, I feel I must state that the first unit I received from Denon did not operate at all, however it was quickly replaced and the second unit that I was sent has functioned flawlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big quality in little box

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    Phjilek36
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    Denon is always a good brand to purchase. They have always had a great quality tagged to their company name, and this does not disappoint. Don't let the small size trick you into thinking that it is half the sound. In the days of soundbars and less and less things showing, this is a great mid-way compromise. Pros: - Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth capability.Bluetooth capability. Yes, i had to say it 3 times, because that is huge for me, so I can play songs with my phone on Google Play Music, seamlessly. - Great packaging that you dont have to worry about product getting damaged in shipping. Boxes of Styrofoam inside boxes. - Top Quality construction. (as usual, is top notch. Doesnt seem too light or flimsy.) - Quick Setup. (system up and running in 5 minutes. 8 if you try to read the instructions) - Sound. (It doesn't produce a deep sound, but an added subwoofer makes it a complete and full sound) - Remote Control. (well placed, but I wish it were smaller) - Plug phone into receiver's USB port and easily access YouTube, iTunes, My Music and Internet Radio - Instructions. (though not much at all) basic functionality readily available in Quick Start Guide - Has a CD reader. (quiet, but does start over when unit is shut off. Wishing it would resume where it left off.) - Comes with an AM and FM antennas. (I don't remember my boom boxes in the past, ever coming with more than an AM antennae.) - Customize Radio Channels and save a name to that station. It also stays with the unit once it is unplugged. Cons: (minor) - Owner's Manual. (on CD-ROM...who has to read the directions on a CD, when they provide them in the box on paper) - I tried to link my Moto G5s Plus phone to bluetooth, and it wouldn't recognize the receiver. However, I have the same problem with some other bluetooth earbuds, so probably just my phone. I was able to connect my wife's phone (Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact) )with bluetooth first time. But I dont know if that means it is not compatible with ALL phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't let the compact size deceive you

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    Nate34
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    The Denon Micro D System sounds amazing and if you did a blind fold test you would never assume its small size. In the box you get the CD receiver, 2 speakers, remote, batteries, antennas, power cord, quick start guide, and the owners manual. Set up was a piece of cake. Connect the speakers, power cord, antenna and you are ready to go. The Denon system has multiple ways to play music. CD, radio, from a Bluetooth device, digital in, and others. The way I like to listen is via Bluetooth. I have all of my music library on my phone. So its very easy and convenient to stream from my Galaxy S9+ to the Denon. And using the remote you can control the system easily. And of course you can play CD's. I hadnt used CD's in quite awhile, but I am glad I kept them. Now to dust them off so I can enjoy my collection again. Like I said in the title this compact system literally and figuratively rocks. It has amazing sound. The bass rocks when you want it to, and the overall sound is very well balanced. Great highs, mids, and lows. 30 watts doesnt sound like much. But its plenty for me. But if you want extra bass there is an output for a subwoofer. The display is also simple and easy to read and navigate. It doesnt have so many different buttons like other systems that its intitially overwhelming. Its laid out well and takes only seconds to figure it out to fine tune the system, settings, etc. to how you want them. The remote is also nice, although a bit on the large size. But I guess that could be an advantage too, less likely for it to crawl under your couch cushions ;-). Its also simple and easy to learn. Overall this is a great system. Perfect for someone just wanting a simple compact system that is easy to set up, with plenty of ways to listen, and excellent sound. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good home office/small office music system

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    Raiders
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    I've had this device for a few weeks now as I wanted to try it out with different types of music and in different situations. Overall, this is a nice, compact system ideally suited to a small office or home office to play background music. The connectivity options are excellent, and this makes a great choice to pair with a chromecast audio (via SPDIF in) for even more flexibility. The bluetooth function works, but I could not tell if it has apt-X or what version bluetooth it has. Sound quality is good - highs and mids are clear and concise and the lows are okay. There is some distortion at higher volumes, but that's to be expected given the size of the speakers and materials used. You can increase the low response if you place the speakers in a bookshelf or corner of the room, and don't use the supplied foam baffles on the rear ports. The design is your typical boring black cabinet design, so look elsewhere if you want something flashy. The included IR remote is too big for a small shelf system - almost as large as my full size receiver remote. You can definitely control everything from the remote. It would have been nice to have a wifi option available to provide for smartphone app control and/or wifi streaming built in. Overall a solid choice if you're looking for a small bookshelf system for your home office/office/reception room, or to provide background music in a dining room/kitchen. It's a bit too small for large scale entertaining though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best micro system on the market.

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    CrysisComplex
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    Audiophiles Rejoice! This Denon Micro System was made for people that want nothing but the best refounding sound. This is the BEST audio system I have ever had in my life having nothing but premium quality to it. Micro system is well built and not a flimsy, Everything to from the knobs to the buttons sit flush with the product. This was attention to detail for something so small and powerful. Powerful clear sound, STRONG bass, Top Knoch CD player, Bluetooth for the modern era and all while looking really good on the bookshelf there isn't much to ask for out of this product. It does all of these features beyond well and put some of its competitors to shame (I.E BOSE) in every way shape possible. The distortion here is pretty much non-existent leaving you with nothing but loud sound when turned up. Rap, Alternative, Electric, and Jazz all sound fantastic Setup was also hassle-free following the instructions, Controller has all the buttons needed to use the device as well as having a nice solid feel without feeling cheap. There are a number of inputs on the back, Being a mirco system you are given a decent about of inputs but the standout here might be the two optical inputs. The thing is small and powerful. Worth of being in the home of people who are looking for an all in one without being too flashy (Sony XB line of speakers) in the home, as well as worth wonderfully. Finally, break out those CDs and put them to good use! I love this system!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great system for size and price

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    JakeNH
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    True to its name, this is a compact system that does not sacrifice performance for size. This is a great addition to my office where it easily stacks into my bookshelf with a small amount of space and a large amount of sophistication. I primarily use bluetooth connectivity because of the paid subscriptions I use for music, although I still have a few CD's kicking around that were nice to pop in and listen to without having to use my home theater system. I have also connected my TV to the system using an optical cable. The TV speakers are on the weaker side, so this was nice to give me an added sound boost without getting a sound bar system or something to that nature. The sound quality is top notch for this name brand and also the quality of the speakers that accompany the hi-fi system. Do not expect to fine tune your audio settings to an extreme as this system is somewhat limiting, however there are a few preset/enhanced sound options to make things a little easier for those looking for the quick and easy sound setup. The entire unit was very easy to get setup and working right out of the box. This is a certainly a great system to add in any room with rich, full sound. Very pleased overall with sound quality and functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well past a small stereo

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    redderr
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    At this price point, all one can amaze at is how they fit all these features and over the top sound quality reproduction. The entire idea of a micro hi-fi systems is to save space, and the Denon does just that. Its footprint is a little smaller than a piece of paper, so it shouldn’t have a problem fitting into any small space you scrounge up. There’s an analogue input and two digital optical ones. There’s also a subwoofer output, an aerial connection for FM and DAB radio, plus two pairs of binding posts. The latter accepts bare wire or banana plugs. Build quality of the buttons have a satisfying click, the volume knob turns with just the right amount of resistance and disc tray slides out without so much as a rattle, yes plays CDs...remember them? The addition of Bluetooth is a great enhancement to allow users to stream music from their other portable devices...tablets and phones. The lack of noise and hiss and pureness of the sound is a continuing tribute to Denon quality and engineering. More astounding is how they do this all at this price point. Currently using it with our basement TV and the sound from the TV never sounded better or clearer even without a subwoofer. This is a keeper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound, Space Saving Design

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    jsisko76
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    After spending a few days with Denon's latest compact CD/Receiver, here are my thoughts. First, I was pleased with the design. It's simplistic and easy to navigate the features/options on front of the unit. The size of the unit is perfect for an apartment or small home where you don't have the space for a regular sized receiver. And the inclusion of a CD player is perfect for folks that haven't fully switched over to a digital world. I still own many CD's and it will be great to have another method to enjoy them instead of in the car. The audio quality was superb for a system of this size. You aren't losing much with a smaller receiver/speakers. There is an output for a subwoofer if you would like to add one. Another nice feature is a sleep timer. Not too many audio systems that I have seen have this. Before purchasing this system, note that it is for audio purposes only. There are no HDMI inputs/outputs so do not expect to use it for video purposes. For what it is though, it is a terrific purchase that I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound in a small package

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    elzeus
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    This set came immaculately packaged and I had no fear of any of the items being damaged in the shipping process. More importantly the setup was a breeze and the sound is AMAZING! This set sounds way better than my previous audio equipment and is less than half the size. I really like that it has 2 optical audio inputs so I can hook up my console and pc without having to use any old analog cables. The sound-stage was clear, accurate and honest when compared to the source material that I listened to. One downside is that if you leave the clock feature on it counts as the whole unit being on so it consumes a lot of power when just being idle so I would recommend powering it off if that is a concern. If you have any questions feel free to ask me here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One item missing

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    glspark2007
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    It has been a long time since I had any kind of full stereo system. I usually rely on docks for my phone, my computer, and/or bluetooth speakers. For the most part, that's worked fine for me, but I do sometimes miss being able to pop in a CD and listen to it on a really good sound system. First off, this system offers ALMOST everything all in one. It plays CDs, has bluetooth, USB, inputs for headphones and other items, and it all comes in one complete (but micro!) system. The one thing I'm really missing though? A dock for my phone! I know, there are different phones out there, and I'm sure they didn't want to limit the system's compatibility. But for me, this is still disappointing. It does have bluetooth, but I'd like to be able to listen to the music on my phone without draining the battery. However, aside from that, this system packs a punch. It's small but the speakers put out good sound without it sounding cheap. I love that there's a remote included that lets me control the system from anywhere in the room. Overall a quality system at a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you’re looking for compact with a punch

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    FrontierAJL
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    If you are looking for a unit that has a CD player, Bluetooth, Aux, and AM/FM in a small package but will still fit on the bookshelf, look no further. Considering how compact it is, it packs a punch. I would recommend adding a subwoofer if you’re in to heavy bass but it was great as is for what I listen to. Setup was a breeze! Much easier to setup than I anticipated. Bluetooth is a god send for those times you just need to play something quick, like when you are cleaning the house or doing chores. Long story short, for the price, this is the right choice. For such a small unit, the sound is outstanding. I found the setup to be a breeze. The Bluetooth pairing was effortless. You literally push one button. If you’re sorting out your options, or wavering on which system to buy, take a good hard look at the Denon. You will not regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A real stereo

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    bradcon
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    Great for people who want an actual stereo rather than a boom box or bluetooth-enabled speaker. Great sound and the ability to position the speakers where you want them. There's plenty of length in the speaker wire that's included, but if you want them even farther apart, any off-the-shelf speaker wire can give you even more range. The main unit is a little deeper than I expected, but it still sits well back on a dresser or desk. You may want to measure your shelf if you want to put it on a bookshelf. Hookup is simple and bluetooth pairing is easy. Definitely not portable, but if you want something that looks and sounds like a real stereo to stream music from your phone (or other interconnected device), this is the way to go. And you can also play that legacy CD collection you can't seem to get rid of.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great system worth the buy

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    Rcroker
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    This little system is perfect. We got this system to replace a 5.1 surround sound system. I had my doubts as to whether or not it would, but after getting it set up, this system puts out plenty of power. The best part is, I can connect my phone to it via blue tooth. It’s very easy to set up, took less than ten minutes to completely set up. Everything is in the manual, if you have any questions about functions. The speakers put out a crisp clear sound even at a very high level. If you’re wondering if you can hear them throughout the house, the answer is yes. Also, your neighbors can probably hear it as well. This system is by far the best I have owned and I paid a lot less for this than I did for the one it replaced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great basic 2 channel system

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    InspectorGadget
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    High quality 2 channel system. Comes with 2 quality speakers but has output for subwoofer as well (no subwoofer included). Has Bluetooth capability which works well but no usb input which would be nice to have. I have a lot of music on flash drives that could have been played more easily through a usb port but not available here. No surround modes so not ideal for a theatre system but could suffice if space is a limitation. Kind of a small system which is the point here. It fits well in smaller spaces but requires a bit of depth so check the specs. I like this thing a lot!

    I would recommend this to a friend