Initially I hated the sound coming of the speakers.... two months later I changed my mind.
Hector D. Iglesias, Amazon
2 December 2014
Summary: UPDATE This is a superb system.... if you compliment it with a sub-woofer. I've since played many very good quality source CD's, and the sound is just astounding, beautiful. I still dislike that the system does not retain memory of last sound played, and next day you got to start from the beginning again, but I just fast forward, got used to doing this. I felt I had to come back and rate it 4 stars (should be 5 but for the memory issue).
Summary: Great sound. I'm from the old school; grew up with one of those stacked stereo systems with a separate equalizer, cd player, etc. In my opinion the staked components still can't be beat for superior sound but this comes pretty close.
Summary: I love the stereo so far. The sound quality is much richer than the little $100 Pioneer unit I bought last year. One note: be ready to strip and twist speaker wires to connect to receiver unit. Haven't had to do that in years. Unfortunately the user manual is only available on a CD-ROM which comes with the unit and does not work. Each time I tried to load the pdf file, it locked up my laptop and I had to power off to get it to shut down.
Great Looking, Decent Sounding. A little to much $$
Aaron S., Amazon
21 February 2014
Summary: I'm still getting to know the system so I'll try to update this review as time goes by. This unit fits a certain need; size, look, and function. It is nice and compact and it doesn't draw attention to itself. It works like a champ too. The sound quality I would describe as very detailed in the midrange with gentle high and and a very decent low end, especially for the size. Modern recordings sound great on it but older recordings can sound a bit muffled.
Summary: A small and powerful system for a small sized room with nice sound and plenty of connections. I bought nicer speaker cables to replace the OEM ones, definitely improved the sound. It would be great if they could support android phones as well as ios devices but that's the only downside i could find.
DENON D-M39S MICRO COMPONENT SYSTEM: Affordable, GOOD Sound For a Smaller Room
C.V. May, Amazon
21 August 2013
Summary: THE DENON D-M39S ALL-IN-ONE STEREO SYSTEM, FOR THE MONEY, IS FAR BETTER THAN OTHER SHELF SYSTEMS. My local high-end audio dealer guy really knows his stuff. He is well aware of the Denon D-M39S and has auditioned it. The man emphatically stated that one could not do better in its class, not even close, and that one would need to spend over $1,000 on a receiver-based system such as his recommended minimum-quality system: Harman Kardon 3490 receiver with Magnepan MMG or...
Summary: The Good: Sound - Astonishingly awesome for such a small unit. Build Quality Size Looks The Bad: I wanted two things out of this unit. The ability to hook up a turntable and the ability to hook up my phone. I read up on a variety of bookshelf systems and decided on this one because of the good reviews on sound. The turntable works nicely with a preamp, so no complaints there. The problems started when I tried to hook up my HTC One X+.
Summary: I was very skeptical before I purchased this product. I read through several reviews and researched a number of placed before I decided to buy it. I don't regret what I bought. The sound quality is premium and is a decent for my condo. Here is the only drawback I found: When you connect your iPod to the device, you pretty much can control everything only through the remote.
Summary: By itself, the Denon D-M39S is a decent compact stereo system. It delivers a clean sound that can easily fill a room. Unfortunately, the bass in this system is sorely lacking. However, it does allow you to add a subwoofer to it. In my case, I added a Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Monitor Series Powered Subwoofer (also sold on Amazon) and the Polk speaker really brought this system to life.