Summary: I bought this system 4 years ago and the power switch keeps failing even though the system is rarely used and the button is very lightly pressed each time. I have had the system repaired twice and now the button has broken again a 4th time. The first time the button broke was just outside the 2 year warranty and Denon refused to take any ownership for the problem. If you want a Hi-Fi that will last you 2 to 3 years then this is great.
Summary: Love it. Great sound, it's more than enough for large rooms I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great sounding shelf system. FM radio sounds great but a little difficult to program, but once set up it's awesome.
Summary: this unit was out of stock so i was shipped the newer 39S. Teh 39s is well built and designed. the sound from the brown burr DAC is clear and sweet. The speakers are surprising ly good for their size although i am using Polk T15 speakers because I had then there and give a litttle more bass. I am using this in my bedroom , mostly with the USB flash drive for a large variety in songs.I have enjoyed the full rich sound it gives on a daily basis.
Summary: I admit up front that my expectations were probably too high. After all, I was paying several hundred dollars for a Denon product, and all I was asking was for it to fill a small computer room with music. Heck, the speakers are only a few feet from my head. I even bought a powered subwoofer to go with it to help with the lows.
Summary: This is a super mini bookshelf system that really gives you that big sound that the rest just can't deliver, dual amplifier stage for that extra kick in the pants, has all the apps you'll need for the 30 watt speakers that come with / Very attractive good looking unit all around / Try One /
Summary: IMHO, its just plain fantastic and has no right to be as good as it is for its cost! This Denon DM-38 S with factory speakers replaces the separates I had from well known respected mfg's., which took up to much space in my living room. Is this little Denon comparable? NO, but on the other hand its so musical and "right", and enjoyable to listen to, that I don't feel to deprived.
Summary: In short - buy the Denon DM38. I have the Bose Wave Radio / CD Player but wanted something with more power and clarity. After researching "bookshelf" units, I purchased the Denon DM38. I am so glad that I did. I am an audiophile and am lucky enough the listen to music 10-12 hours per day between my office and home. My home stereo system components put me back over $8,000 so I wanted an office unit that had the ability to make me happy at work.
Summary: I love the little Denon D-M38. Not having owned a real Hi-Fi system before, the $400 was a bit steep, but I'm pretty happy with my choice. I'll try to provide some pros and cons I've noticed. See "Other Notes" for some important information as well. You can also see my video reviews on YouTube (you have to search since links are not allowed): 1- "Denon D-M38 | Main Unit, Speakers, and Remote" 2- "Denon D-M38 | Functionality and Options" Pros: 1- Great sound.