The company Denon is one of the oldest electronic companies in Japan, turning 110 years old in 2020. The company had the honor of creating the first audio recording of the words of Emperor Hiroito of Japan in 1945 at the end of World War II.
The origin of the name of the company, which was originally called Nippon’DENKi ONkyo Kabushikigaisha’, was the abbreviation of said name, obtaining DEN-ON in Japanese.
The creation of the company took place in 1910 and was part of the consortium of Japanese companies Japan Recorders Corporation, which would later become Nippon Columbia, a company focused on the sale of tape recorders with speakers. In 1912, a merger was made with Japan-US Recorders Manufacturing, which would allow the management of both hardware and software.
Since its creation, the business focus was the production of electronic devices related to sound systems, then there were a series of mergers with other electronics companies and as a result of these mergers the name of the company ended up becoming Denon.
In 1994, Denon launched the processor on the market. Alpha, which led him to win the European Audio Award for Innovation. That same year he launched the first recording device minidisc of professional radio broadcasting, which became a standard in radio stations worldwide.
Denon launched the first AV component THX-EX of the world, the AVC-A10SE. THX surround sound was launched in the film Star Wars: Episode 1 “The Phantom Menace” (1999) and featured rear surround for both movie theater and home theater equipment. This type of 360-degree sound immersed viewers in a surround sound never before experienced.
Denon in 2020
Currently the company has an impeccable track record and a number of worldwide recognitions. The company’s current focus specializes in professional-grade home theater systems, audio equipment, audio and video receivers, DJ consoles, headphones, synthesizers, and even wireless audio playback system
Denon To please its fanatic users, it has implemented Hi-Fi audio systems in its equipment, which are also certified with systems that allow consumers to access the music library of their PCs and mobile devices through the Room interface, this interface allows compatibility with Google Assistant, Apple Siri, Alexa and Josh.ai, all of which can stream HD sound to wireless devices.
Taking into account that the layout of home theater rooms is not the same for each user, Denon implemented a calibration technology called Audyssey, which optimizes sound performance taking into account the measurements of the room. This optimization is essential to enjoy the new 3D audio technology, which more than one Denon device currently has.
Below are 10 items that Denon presents for 2020, with their main characteristics.
All products are distributed through the website www.madridhifi.com and through its Showroom store in Leganés.
Denon AVR-X1600H brings out immersive multi-channel sound with the 7.2-channel network A/V receiver. It delivers up to 80W of power per channel at 8 ohms and features Dolby Atmos and DTS compatibility, HDR, UHD, 3D pass-through, HDMI with eARC and 6 x HDMI-In / 1 x HDMI-Out. It also has built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 support. Stream Spotify, Pandora, Tidal and more wirelessly via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 and Wi-Fi with HEOS built-in
Power 105 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2 channels), eARC 3D audio playback capability. Support for the latest in 3D audio formats, such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS: X, DTS Virtual: X and IMAX Enhanced. It also supports the latest video technologies such as 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, HLG, as well as 8K upscaling and HDCP 2.3 support on all HDMI ports (7 in / 3 out).
Power 100 W x 2 channels x 8 ohms. It has five 4K Ultra HD HDMI inputs, Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and integrated HEOS, the DRA-800H, wireless connection to music and Hi-Fi systems. USB front panel audio playback of MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD files (2.8/5.6MHz). Equipped with A/B speaker terminals (supports dual wiring), dual subwoofer pre-outputs, three digital and two analog inputs, one phono (MM) input, and ARC for TV audio.
DENON PMA-600 NE
70 W power per channel x 2 channels (4 ohms, 1 kHz, TDH 0.7%) and Hi-Fi system. Bluetooth connection. Playback of high-resolution audio content with the 192 kHz/24-bit D/A converter. 2 optical digital inputs and one coaxial. Powered by unique push-pull circuit power amplifier Denon Advanced High Current (AHC),
DENON CEOL N10 BK
Power 65 Wx2 channels (4 Ohms). AirPlay 2, Internet radio, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Amazon Music etc. Playback 192/24 (WAV/FLAC/DSD). Bluetooth connection. USB port. Supports high resolution audio files (DSD 2.8/5.6, FLAC 192-kHz/24-bit, WAV, ALAC). Two optical digital inputs for TV. 1 analog audio input (rear). Ethernet connection and Wi-Fi connection (2.4 and 5 GHz). Pre-Out Subwoofer. Large 3-line OLED screen. Control via Denon HEOS app or remote control. Top with touch keys. Newly designed and high quality 2-way speakers with glossy finish.
DENON DJ PRIME 2
Independent 2-deck playback, built-in Wi-Fi, connection port for 2.5” SATA drive, USB or SD card. Supports uncompressed audio formats including FLAC, ALAC and WAV. 7” HD multi-touch screen. 6″ touch-capacitive metal jog wheels for ultra-fast control of your tracks. 8 performance pads for remixing. 2 dedicated microphone inputs (XLR/TRS combo) with EQ, Level and Talkover controls. StagelinQ connectivity to integrate with lighting and video systems.
DENON DJ PRIME 4
4 Ultra-Portable Smart DJ Console decks, with gesture-controlled 10-inch HD touchscreen powered by Denon DJ’s ENGINE OS. DJ Set Essentials: 6-inch jog wheels with HD displays, 2 dedicated XLR microphone inputs with individual control; Crisp 24-bit Denon DJ legacy audio, 4 assignable input channels with high-quality 24-bit audio, 8 performance pads for remixing and beat-making, with roll, slicing and advanced looping capabilities, StagelinQ connectivity for video control and event/professional DJ lighting
DENON DJ SC6000 PRIME
Standalone DJ media player powered by ENGINE OS with a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen to display critical DJ workflow information. Digital transmission through TIDAL, SoundCloud Go + and Beatport LINK. Double layer playback; Large 8.5-inch scroll wheel for precise platter control; Performance pads for Hot-Cues, Loops, Rolls and Slicer. StagelinQ connection for event/professional DJ lighting and video control; Plays uncompressed audio formats (FLAC, ALAC, WAV); 1 x SD and 3 x USB inputs, plus an internal hard drive bay
DENON DJ SC6000M PRIME
10.1-inch touchscreen, WiFi streaming, an internal hard drive bay, a large 8.5-inch motorized platter with torque adjustment, and sophisticatedly designed illuminated pads. Wireless streaming via TIDAL, SoundCloud Go+ and Beatport LINK. Dual 24-bit output, 96kHz digital audio quality. StagelinQ connection for event/professional DJ lighting and video control; plays uncompressed audio formats (FLAC, ALAC, WAV); 1 x SD and 3 x USB inputs, plus an internal hard drive bay.