Product Type: Denon hifi systems
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make your parents leave home. play music on this. LOUD. MUHAHA!!!
Member Name: a1m1m25
Date: 31/03/01, updated on 13/01/02 (1974 review reads)
Advantages: high fidelity, high shine, high volume
Disadvantages: um... the remote isnt the same style? Ah come on, I'm being picky here!
Before buying this hi-fi system, I hadn't got a clue who Denon were. In fact, I had gone into my local hi-fi shop with the intention of buying a Teac. Along took I, a cd. Fat of the land by the prodigy in fact. Once the bass cut in I soon realised that small speakers can produce loud sound. However, the salesman in the shop pointed me towards this machine. The Denon. Looking extremely shiny (we're talking seat-wettingly gorgeous here), I couldn't resist. I put in the same cd, same volume, but WOW was the sound better! Everything that this system pumps out sounds like it has just been recorded live right in front of you. The bass, midrange and treble are all superbly detailed and amazingly full on.
In fact, this little box of tricks is better than the wacking great lump we keep in the lounge! (And yours maybe?)
The volume is extremely loud if you like that sort of thing. However, pay attention to the manual when it says not to put excessive bass or treble through the speakers at loud volume! Play certain black sabbath songs at volume 26 and bass +3 and see what I mean! Actually don't, as it will worry you somewhat. However, for a bit of fun, play the ace of spades at full volume. Yessum, at maximum volume, this small shiny thing could actually deafen you! There are even two outputs for subwoofers!
I personally own the cd receiver unit and the tape deck. The reason for having the tape deck is I own a walkman and regularly record my cds onto tape so i can listen to them on the move. The tape player can be programmed to record the radio at a certain time. It will switch on when you tell it to, and switch off when its done.
The rds surprised me. Although the aerial isn't spectacular, the amount of radio stations i can now receive has doubled, with many supporting rds. This allows you to search for a specific sort of music or program that is being played, or get up to date traffic info, as well as being able to see info about the statio
n you are listening to. A neat feature with radio 1 for example, is the ability to see what is being played during the top 40 countdown!
The cd player could easily rival a much larger unit and is certainly worth the money. It is fully programmable, and has all the normal features, but is certainly high fidelity. Since owning this unit, I have noticed loads of detail in songs that just wasn't evident before.
If music matters to you, but you haven't got a lot of space or money, then this is the system for you. Trust me, I like my music.
Update: The tape deck has such amazing sound quality that on playing my tapes and lending them to my mates they mistake them for cds! Often clearer than a pre-recorded tape version of a cd!
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