Denon Unveils the DNP-2000NE Network Player
network player The category has become quite crowded lately with a wide range of options from Cambridge Audio, WiiM, NAD, Bluesound, Andover Audio, Naim, Hegel, Pro-Ject and Denon.
A network streamer, also known as a network audio player or network music player, is a device that streams audio over a network. It typically connects to your home network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, or to a computer or network-attached storage (NAS), and allows you to stream audio from a variety of sources, including online streaming services, local network storage, and mobile devices. devices.
The Denon DNP-2000NE has to be a very reliable turntable to justify its $1,600 asking price with so many competitors.
Designed to work with the Denon PMA-1700NE amplifier and the DCD-1700NE CD player, the DNP-2000NE includes advanced features for an immersive music experience.
Tip Note: You can use the DNP-2000NE with other brands of amplifiers if you wish.
Here’s what Denon has to offer to potential DNP-2000NE users
HEOS: This feature provides uninterrupted music playback and allows users to wirelessly stream music from online services such as Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more. In addition, HEOS allows you to integrate the DNP-2000NE with other compatible wireless speakers and components into your wireless home audio system. Management is carried out through HEOS app for Android and iOS.
Digital media support: MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, DSD
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Audio processing: Denon Ultra AL32 Processing Plus and DAC Master Clock design delivers exceptional sound quality no matter the source. The player is also equipped with a high-precision quad-digital-to-analogue converter using ESS ES9018K2M Reference DAC chips, which provide clear and detailed sound.
Inputs: DNP-2000NE supports Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth. AirPlay 2 and DLNA also support wireless music streaming from compatible devices. The player also features two optical and one coaxial digital inputs, as well as a USB-DAC input for direct connection to a flash drive or PC. The USB-DAC input supports high-resolution audio up to DSD256 and 32-bit/384kHz PCM.
Tip: The DNP-2000NE does not have analog audio inputs. This means that you cannot connect physical analog audio sources such as a turntable or audio cassette deck.
exits: The DNP-2000NE has both digital optical and digital coaxial audio outputs, as well as analog fixed and variable RCA audio outputs. The outputs can be connected to compatible powered speakers, stereo amplifiers, receivers or AVRs.
Tip: There is also a 1/4″ headphone output on the front panel.
HDMI-ARCA: The DNP-2000NE also has an HDMI-ARC connection. This allows users to receive audio from the TV and also allows the player to display album art and song information on the TV screen. The volume can also be adjusted using the TV remote control or amplifier. This provides additional flexibility in use.
Voice control: DNP-2000NE compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri; You can also control the player with the supplied IR remote control.
Price and availability
The Denon DNP-2000NE Network Player is available for pre-order at $1599 on Denon.com and through authorized Denon retailers. Delivery is due to begin May 26, 2023.