Denon DCD-1700NE CD/SACD Player
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Denon DCD-1700NE CD/SACD Player
Enjoy pristine high-resolution audio from CD and SACD playback on the Denon DCD-1700NE with Advanced AL32 Processing Plus an ultra-precision D/A converter.
Advanced AL32 Processing Plus: The latest in analogue waveform reproduction technology, Advanced AL32 Processing Plus uses data interpolation algorithms, up-sampling, and bit-extension to support high-resolution audio. The resulting playback is highly detailed, free of interference, richly expressive in the lower range, and beautifully faithful to the original sound.
Denon Original Disc Drive Design: The disc drive is built with a high-class S.V.H. (Suppress Vibration Hybrid) mechanism. New, condensed signal paths and circuitry that control pickup and decode noise are minimized to prevent excess noise and preserve sound quality. The hybrid construction of the S.V.H. loader provides stability in the disc drive, allowing for the decoding and signal reading with the upmost accuracy. The low centre of gravity of the mechanism suppresses vibration both inside and outside the structure. By eliminating excess vibration, servo-related operations are minimized. The reduction of unnecessary controls and current consumption allows for digital signals to be read from the disc with optimal accuracy.
Hi-Res Audio Support: The ability to decode Hi-Res Audio ALAC, FLAC, and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192- kHz, as well as DSD 2. 8 MHz and 5. 6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) lets you enjoy each note exactly as the artist intended.
DAC Master Clock Design: To accurately synchronize digital circuits, the DAC Master Clock design treats the DAC as the master when clock signals are supplied. Crafted with exceptional quality, the master clock is right next to the DAC, which suppresses jitter and ensures peak precision in D/A conversion. It serves as the reference for semiconductor operation and optimizes digital audio circuitry. Two integrated clock oscillators reduce phase noise, each addressing a sampling frequency (44.1 kHz and 48kHz).
Pure Direct Mode: Pure Direct mode ensures clean, detailed, and accurate audio output.
Advanced Circuitry With Minimized Signal Path: Circuit patterns are thoughtfully engineered to make signal paths as short as possible. With shorter circuits, the interference between circuits and left and right channels is reduced, and the adverse influences on audio signals are minimized. As a result, the circuit paths in the DCD-1700NE reproduces sound that’s clean, highly transparent, and faithful to the original recording.
Extended Disc Format Support: Enjoy extended disc support for your high-resolution audio collection, including CDs, Super Audio CDs, as well as DSD and high-res files up to 192 kHz/24 bits recorded on DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs.
Sound Master Tuned: Carefully tuned with selected audio components and evaluated by the Denon Sound Master to meet Denon’s high standards and distinctive sound for an amazing experience.
Vibration-Resistant Design: Designed to minimize the vibration of the chassis and reduce the adverse audio effects of heavy components so that sound quality meets Denon standards.
Over A Century Of Audio Firsts: Founded in 1910, Denon has a deep heritage of "firsts" in audio technology. This focused R&D investment ensures you get the latest technology and highest quality with every listening experience.
As Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer and with a deep legacy of firsts, Denon is absolutely one of the longest running audio companies emanating from Japan. Founded in 1910, their aim has always been to enable the entertainment moments that matter through the relentless pursuit of quality, innovation and audio performance and Audio Trends teamed up with Denon way back in 1982. Even then, we had difficulties keeping up with demand because they just couldn't physically produce enough gear for the world market! How have they been so successful over decades and still are up with the best in mass-produced audio components when the market has become very crowded?
Innovative engineering and technology are at the core of what makes a Denon product so iconic. Through a disciplined approach to design and production, their Japanese based engineers ensure that only superb craftsmanship, precision engineering and impeccable performance go into every component. The creation of products that can deliver total quality enjoyment to others is a fundamental driving passion and the main reason why they exist. What’s more, their constant quest to create the perfect entertainment component is the key to transforming creative ideas into leading innovation, and to anticipating consumer needs. In recent times, this has included the development of mobile technologies, so that customers can enjoy the best possible quality reproduction in any format.
For everyone at Denon, Passion, Artistry, and Technology are more than buzzwords – they are part of the quintessential philosophy behind everything they do. These three elements and decades of innovation and engineering excellence have shaped their entire culture. Every detail of a Denon product is crafted around these elements with a single goal in mind: to maximise the entertainment experience. It is worthy of note that Denon is distributed in Australia by Sound United who are the international owners of the brand so after-sales-service is readily available if required.
Denon DCD-1700NE Review
“The two-box DCD-1700NE and PMA-1700NE combo succeeds in its aim to please those remaining 'physical disc' enthusiasts, spreading hope to those of us who still appreciate the joy of CD and SACD media. Moreover, as a complete music system it offers an exciting, energetic but also suitably polished performance that will surely bring in as many listeners who are more tempted by 'virtual' music sources!” Hi-Fi News
Our Take On The Denon DCD-1700NE
Are you in the market for an all-new, full-fat CD player? If so, you're in luck, because the Denon DCD-1700NE is a CD/SACD player capable of high-resolution audio playback, among many other features.
There hasn't been a bus-load of CD players being released in recent years, but disc-spinning fans will be glad to know that CDs are reportedly making a comeback. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), shipments of compact discs rose for the first time in 17 years in 2021, marking the first time CD sales were on the increase since 2004. The CD revival may not reach the same heights as the ever-growing vinyl revival, but we're glad to see serious new players hit the market.
The DCD-1700NE can handle playing just about any disc from CDs to SACDs, and even DVD-R/RWs and DVD+R/RWs that hold DSD and hi-res files (there's no separate USB input). As for hi-res support, the 1700NE can handle playback of up to 192kHz/24-bit PCM and 5.6MHz DSD. There are optical and coaxial outputs, and one fixed line level RCA output.
Thanks to Advanced AL32 Processing Plus and a proprietary S.V.H class disc drive, the 1700E can manage pristine, faithful playback with optimal accuracy, even restoring information that was lost during the original digital recording. Plus, the 1700E comes outfitted with carefully selected and tuned internal components evaluated by Denon with an eye toward the brand's distinctive sound.
What's more, the 1700E is designed to minimise the vibration of the chassis and reduce any adverse audio effects of the heavy, powerful components inside to maximize audio quality. Suffice it to say that this CD/SACD player is just about the full package of what you'd want out of a player.
- Design: High Quality CD/SACD Player
- TI Advanced Current Segment PCM1795 32-bit/192kHz digital-to-analogue converter
- Stereo playback for SACDs, CDs, CD-R/-RWs, DVD-R/-RWs, and DVD+R/+RWs
- Plays high-res FLAC, AIFF, ALAC and other file formats burned to disc
- Plays compressed AAC, MP3, and WMA files burned to disc
- Denon original drive mechanism with high-precision Suppress Vibration Hybrid loader
- Advanced AL32 Processing Plus digital upsampling and filtering technology for smooth, detailed playback
- DAC master clock for jitter-free audio
- Dimmer for front display: bright, dim, dark, or off
- Pure Direct mode ensures the cleanest audio playback
- Carefully tuned by a Denon Sound Master
- Remote included
- Optical and Coaxial digital outputs for CD playback
- Gold-Plated stereo analogue outputs (RCA cable included)
- IR Control In & Out
- SACD Specifications
- Frequency Response: 2-50,000 Hz
- Signal-To-Noise ratio: 119 dB
- Dynamic Range: 112 dB
- THD: 0.0010%
- CD Specifications
- Frequency Response: 2-20,000 Hz
- Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 117 dB
- Dynamic Range: 101 dB
- THD: 0.0016%
- Included Accessories: 1.8m AC Power Cable, RC-1249 Remote Control, 2 ‘AAA’ Batteries, 1m Stereo RCA Interconnect, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Information, Safety Instructions
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 434 x 135 x 384mm
- Weight: 9.0kg
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years
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