Excellent, Feature-Packed Mini Receiver, With One Major Flaw
Patrick Bianchi, Amazon
9 June 2014
Summary: I really wanted to give this five stars, but it has one pretty major flaw that I will get to in a minute. First, the good. It sounds awesome! I have two JBL Monitor bookshelf speakers connected to it, and together they produce very full and rich sound. I rarely have to go past 20 on the volume meter with this combo.
Summary: I know most of our music is now stored on cloud, ipod etc, but I have a large collection of CD's for which I don't want to put hours converting them to mp3...(may be one day, but not now) If it had a CD player then would have bought it.
An intriguing net centric re-think of the classic mini stereo system
APC Reviews, Amazon
23 June 2013
Summary: The Denon DRA-N5BK Desktop Networking Music System is an interesting new approach to the classic "mini" bookshelf type music system. It substitutes digital music sources, such as MP3 players and smart phones, for the traditional CD player, and streaming audio sources, such as Internet and satellite music services, for over the air FM radio.
Summary: Now that I have this stereo set up and I know how to operate it (for the most part), I absolutely love it. The sound is amazing, and the features are stellar. It was easy to do the initial setup - I connected to my home Wifi network easily. I had to spend a total of about an hour reviewing the manual to figure out some of the features, however. I already had Pandora and Sirius/XM accounts, so it was easy enough to sign into my accounts on this receiver.
Summary: To be clear, you are not getting the speakers. While they are shown in pictures, and it's called a system, they are not included. They will add another $$$ to price if you don't have speakers. That being said, Denon makes some truly great stuff, and this is no exception. I think most people will be better served by a airplay enabled dock that will do 90% of this for about half the cost in a smaller package.
Very high quality unit ~ Extremely nice company to do business with
Expressed Reviews, Amazon
30 January 2013
Summary: I literally spent weeks searching for an Internet based radio that was capable of delivering room filling sound. All of the most popular ones seemed to be more oriented toward the type you would use as a bedside clock radio with very poor quality speakers. There were some exceptions, such as the Grace Mondo and Logitech Squeezebox Internet radios, but these came with a single mono speaker. Both sounded good, but not capable of room filling sound.
Summary: Does every thing it should. Sound quality is good, but you'll never get a compressed mp3 to sound as good as cd. That's no fault of the denons though. Running 2 pairs of speakers through a switch...old leak 2020 in one room and q acoustic in another. Ipad interface is good, but it would be better with shuffle, playlists etc. Internet radio is a real laugh! A novelty, but I keep coming back to good old bbc.
Klang und Leistung super, manchmal etwas umständlich
28 January 2015
Summary: Das Gerät sieht sehr schön aus und hat durch die Digitalendstufe auch ordentlich Leistung auch für Standboxen (betreibe es an Teufel Ultima 40 MKII) in größeren Räumen. Die Bedienung ist einfach, manchmal etwas umständlich (manches kann man nur über die Fernbedienung machen, wie z.B. einen Sender in die Favoriten legen). Kleiner Kritikpunkt ist das WLAN, leider funkt es nur im G-Bereich und bremst damit unsere N-Geräte etwas aus.
Tolles Gerät! Ein neues Audio Erlebnis zu Hause. iPhone App gut.
Dirk Wertenbruch, Amazon
25 June 2014
Summary: Nutze Hauptsächlich Streaming Radio Dienste mit einer gespeicherten Favoriten Liste. Die einfache Bedienung über das iPhone inklusive Volume Control auf dem Home Screen der App ist Super. Schön ist, das die Anlage mit einem Click auf den An/Ausschhalter (nicht nur am Gerät, auch aus der App) sofort die letzte gewählte Station spielt. Anzeige des aktuellen Songs auf der Anlage und der App gleichzeitig.