Summary: I purchased this Denon S-32 just after Christmas, 2009. It was a open box deal for $240 at a local hi-end audio store. I took it home, plugged it in, and soon discovered that the WiFi receiver in the S-32 was defective. It would connect just fine with a wired network cable to my UPnP server on my D-Link DNS-321, but wireless was a no-go. It was repaired under warranty (about 45 days). It was a long 45 days. I've had it back for about 2 months, playing in my living room.
Summary: I love my new "fancy" alarm clock. it has such great sound. I think the setup however is a little complicated to connect to wifi, but once I got it setup it has stayed set up. I wish though that I had bought the similar Denon product with a built in CD player. I am really impressed with the sound. I love that I can set the radio station and volume and 2 different alarm times.
Summary: This is decently good looking and well build unit that is easy to set up and use. Entering password to log into home network is a pain (especially, if password is a long one), but you have to do it only once. I bought this unit mostly for its internet radio capabilities. Couple months ago I purchased Logitech's Squeezebox and was so impressed with the technology that I decided to "upgrade" to more expensive unit with "better sound".
Quality product, better than most out there, with some limitations
Philip E. Graham "Father of Four", Amazon
5 March 2010
Summary: After reading all the reviews I decided to buy this product based the fact that I could return it if I really wanted to. Also, since Denon is a great brand, I believed that the purchase would be a good one. Pros - The sound is outstanding for such a small device I'm able to stream hundreds of internet channels as well as good reception of AM/FM and my Ipods. The remote is simple but I like that. Denon could have easily screwed it up by making it too complicated.
Summary: I love this radio....It's sleek, sounds great, and I enjoy listening to dozens of the free internet radio stations. I also like the ipod docking feature. The main feature I like is the sound quality.....We had a few friends over the other night and I was playing the Denon S-32, listening to internet radio. My friend didn't know I had just purchased this radio and he commented on the sound, thinking that I was playing my main sound system which is a Bose.
Summary: Very nice box for the price I paid. I'm confused by the negative ease-of-use comments ... I was able to set it up in less than 5 minutes. It would be much better if the network key was actually displayed instead of obscured during entry and a knob, instead of the jog wheel, would be nice, but neither created huge headaches. Sound quality is good, but it is a little "boomy;" some means of setting the eq would be nice.
Summary: I hate to pay subscription fees. Hence, this unit is a decent surrogate for Sirius/XM satellite radio. Internet radio stations are wonderful and largely commercial free. Sound quality is good, too. That is the end of the good things about this unit. The controls are ridiculously stupid. I have almost figured them out after 3 months. It plays your iPod fine, but it does not charge it. That is a big drawback.
Summary: The Denon S-32 was very easy to setup, took less than 10 minutes to connect to my home network. Built solidly, not a light unit. iPhone users: while the dock does not charge the iPhone, the Sirius/XM app works quite nicely thru it, so that is one option to hear Sirius if internet radio is not enough. Sound is excellent at normal listening levels. Remember, it is technically a clock radio, so it's not made to shake the walls..
Excellent sound quality! Internet radio works surprisingly well, even when WiFi signal is of limited strength.
Minmax "Minmax", Amazon
8 February 2010
Summary: I bought this radio with some hesitancy, because I live in an apartment building that has thick concrete walls that limit everything from digital television signals to cell phone signals to standard broadcast radio signals. I am temporarily "borrowing" internet access from a neighbor's WiFi, and the signal is marginal when it comes to surfing the web with my computer.