CD-player Denon DCD-2000AE

In the model lineup Denon players have very different purpose and prices. For the best music system was repeatedly recognized DCD-SA1. However, there is a more affordable alternative - DCD-2000AE. Outwardly, he is not very different from the flagship, staffed same elegant remote control with small but comfortable buttons. And the basis for the concept is the same - the device is intended solely for stereo reproduction of CDs and SA-CD, so it has no multichannel outputs or video path.

Briefly about the differences from the older model. Housing DCD-2000AE deprived double vibration isolation, however chassis front panel and casing made with a fair margin of safety. Denon's mechanism S.V.H. (Suppress Vibration Hybrid) has a slightly simplified servo. In the digital path not provided a single bit stream conversion DSD to PCM 24 kHz bita/192 due to lack of 32-bit processor SHARC (I'd add - not a great loss). At the output signal is converted precision DACs Burr-Brown DSD-1790 (at DCD-SA1 stand 1792), and is responsible for minimizing jitter precision new Master-Clock generator.

DCD-2000AE did not disappoint expectations. Aid is in the best traditions Denon. For only one sound stage it can be safely put into a series of standard players. The space has an incredible scale, depth, but does not seem exhausted - ideally focused stereopicture different sources, has a solid, move up to the listener to the fore. Tonal balance is neutral, microdynamics quality very convincing: any nuances, including details that seemed to have been lost on the background of a powerful dynamic contrast, are reproduced clearly and realistically. It'll take the positive qualities and high harmonic clarity, but with reservations. Bass, for example, is transmitted informative, without the slightest hint of laxity, but not always with some of the tools inherent softness. In the mid-range tones are not "chilled" and not "overheated", but the voices just short of subtle emotional nuances. The upper band played with exemplary clarity, well-detailed, but has some corny tone even when sending sharp metal trebles (probably just manifests itself in action system AL24). Everything said so far applied to the CD. If you load in the machine SA-CD, then all claims of instantly forgotten. DCD-2000AE produces the purest, natural sibilance without making a gag at the top, differs strikingly realistic dynamics in the low and middle registers.

Denon DCD-2000AE CD-player photo