Denon DCD1520AE SACD CD Player


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Denon DCD1520AE SACD CD Player

The new DCD-1520 from Denon is a optical disc player with the dual capability of playing both red-book CD's and also Super Audio CD's, which contain much higher resolution music files for vastly improved sound quality. Not only that, you may connect your Computer via asynchronous USB to use the 32-bit 192kHz DAC inside the DCD1520 to decode high resolution music files, you really need to hear this to believe how good the sound quality can be. AL32 processing is applied to dramatically reduce the quantisation error in the DAC, resulting in the ability to extract more low level detail in the recording, giving a much more realistic sound quality. The clock circuitry driving the DAC is extremely precise with low jitter and therefore helping to preserve all of the musical detail retrieved from the recording.

To minimise vibration which can degrade sound quality due to disc tracking errors, Denon engineers have equipped the DCD-1520 with a very high quality mechanical build, with a triple layer base plate, solid alloy disc loading tray and solid aluminium front panel. Disc stability is dramatically improved, whilst less error correction needs to be applied to the digital audio bit-stream coming from the laser mechanism.

Optical and coaxial digital inputs allow many typical digital audio sources to be connected to the DAC section of the DCD-1520, so that the full benefits of it's superb sound quality can be experienced from your entire system.

SACD section
Channels 2 channels
Frequency response 2Hz - 50kHz (-3 dB)
Dynamic range 113 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio 117 dB
Total harmonic distortion 0.001% (1 kHz, audible bend)

CD section
Channels 2 channels
Frequency response 2Hz-20kHz
Dynamic range 100 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio 117 dB
Total harmonic distortion 0.0018% (1 kHz)

Output voltage 2.0 V (10 kohms)
Digital output 0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms
-15 to -21 dbm
660 nm

Power supply AC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 38 W (Standby 0.1 W)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 434 x 134 x 331 mm
Weight 8.2 kg

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