In addition to the recent launch of two powerful amplifiers, the PMA-1700NE and the PMA-900HNE, Denon had one last winning card at the High-End fair in Munich with the Denon DCD-900NE: a CD player to complement your amplifier and make the audio experience in your home the best possible for 499 euros.
Despite the recent boom in vinyl and the resurrection of even cassettes, the CD is still a widely used format for playing music, and Denon has not wanted to forget these users with this player. Its robustness, as in all the products of the Japanese brand, is an outstanding quality, but its vibration-resistant design is also worth highlighting.
Denon DCD-900NE CD Player Features
Between the Denon DCD-900NE CD Player Features What should be highlighted above the rest is the AL32 Processing Plus digital filter typical of the Asian brand. This filter helps make the playback of music or audio files more accurate thanks to its interpolation, upsampling, and bit-stretching algorithms.
This player is compatible with CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs, although files in MP3 and WMA format can also be played. In the case of HDCD discs, they will be playable on this model, but will not have access to the 4-bit extension. SACD discs are not included in the compatibility list.
In addition to CDs, this Denon model has a USB port on the front to be able to connect a drive. This playback type supports the following formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC HD, ALAC, AIFF (up to 192kHz/24bit), and DSD (up to 5.6MHz).
Similarly, the DCD-900NE has optical and coaxial digital and RCA analog audio outputsplus wired remote control connections for integration with other systems.
This player has Pure Direct option, with which the front screen of the player is turned off and the optical and coaxial digital audio outputs are disabled. This eliminates any internal interference so you can reproduce the highest quality analog audio possible for an optimal experience. The internal configuration of the circuits has also been shortened so that interference is reduced and the reproduced sound is as clear and faithful as possible.
Denon’s DCD-900NE is available in two colors: black and premium silver., also having a metal front panel. The consumption in watts is 24 W and 0.3 W in standby. With dimensions of 434 x 107 x 328 mm, it fits perfectly with the new Denon amplifiers on the market, the PMA-1700NE and PMA-900HNE, and weighs 4.9 kilos. The player does not have a headphone jack.
Denon DCD-900NE CD Player Specifications
- Signal to noise ratio: 115 dB (CD/USB)
- Frequency response: 2Hz-50kHZ (-3db) for USB (PCM/DSD), 2Hz-20kHz for CD
- Total harmonic distortion: 0.0015% (USB DSD), 0.0020% (USB PCM), 0.0025% (CD)
- Line level output: 2.2Vms
- DAC chip: ES9018K2M
- Digital Filter: AL32 Processing Plus
- Dynamic range: 101 dB (CD)
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