Denon DCD-520AE CD player

Denon DCD-520AE CD player

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Denon DCD-520AE CD player

To ensure all of the detail is retrieved from the CD, Denon's new DCD-520 CD player incorporates a number of novel features intended to maximise musical enjoyment not often seen at this entry class product:-

  • a high quality 32 bit 192kHz sampling frequency DAC to extract all of the detail from the CD
  • a rigid, non-resonant case to prevent vibration from inside an outside the product from negatively affecting CD reading by the laser, or distortion of the analogue audio signal path
  • separate power supplies for the analogue and digital circuits means unwanted noise from the digital side does not invade the analogue signal
  • a shorter analogue signal path than the previous design helps to keep the audio output signal as clean as possible, for clearer sound quality

In an attempt to reproduce audio playback as near to the original sound as possible, Denon have engineered the DCD-520AE with a wide range sound technology that Denon have been developing and refining for years. To produce a sound that beats the quality one would expect in its class, Denon have selectively used special components for the audio aspect, the power unit and other areas have been picked for the sole basis of their contribution to high fidelity sound. The layout for the digital circuits within the unit have been uniquely designed to give the best possible protection from unwanted radiation and to accomplish the lowest level of impedance possible. Denon engineers have taken the time to engage in rigerous and extensive listening tests to decide upon the DCD-520AE's high-precision 32-bit/192 kHz digital analogue converter (DAC). This DAC and the DCD-520AE's allocated audio circuit design that Denon have developed over a number of years, beautifully recreates delicate sounds and truly turns audio signal in to music.

A new ergonomic design for the remote control makes operation more simple than ever before, whilst reduced stand by power consumption and an auto power off function will reduce running costs and also enhance reliability.

New features

    High precision 32-bit 192kHz D/A converter
    CD-R/CD-RW playback (MP3,WMA)
    2 line fluorescent display
    Improved sound quality
    Newly designed remote controller

High quality sound

    High precision 32-bit 192 kHz D/A converter
    Vibration-resistant design with Direct Mechanical Ground Construction
    Original Denon Mechanism with central assembly drawer unit
    Carefully designed construction to preserve audio signal purity
    Minimum signal path design
    Strictly selected parts for high sound quality
    European sound-tuned


    ECO friendly with low power consumption in stand by and auto power off
    Remote control unit equipped with buttons of different
    shapes and sizes based on their functions for easy operation
    Integration with the new PMA-520AE’s remote control unit
    Folder Mode function, for playing only files stored in specific folders (used when playing discs with MP3/WMA files)
    Design matches the new PMA-520AE integrated amplifier

Colour Variations

    Premium silver



DACH Chipset Technology   Burr Brown 32-bit/192kHz DAC
Compatible Formats  CD, CDR, CDRW, MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio) 
 Output Connections Stereo line out (via 2 x RCA/phono)
Optical digital out (via toslink)
 Dimensions in mm (Width x Height x Depth) 434 × 107 × 279 
 Weight 4kg 

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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