Summary: I wanted to buy the most versatile DAB / internet radio and this Denon semed perfect as it ticked all the boxes. The DAB reception is very good and I bought a better screw in metal antennae from Maplins to replace the wire supplied. CD's are just like being in the concert hall... The only snag is setting up the internet radio part to connect via wifi, the manual does not cover this in great detail, I had to phone tech support numerous times and finally had to get an IT /...
Summary: I have owned this for twelve months now. I chose the Denon after much research. I wanted an ipod dock with wifi radio(we can't get dab). My wife wanted a CD player. This is possibly the only option in such circumstances. Set up is very simple. The wifi connection has always worked (although radio 5 can sometimes disconnect). I now see no point in dab radio. The wifi lets us play radio from podcasts to peruvian pop.I am only able to save to favourites using the remote.
Summary: I bought the Denon primarily for the DAB and CD combination. The DAB reception in the room we use this unit is not great so I wanted a good tuner and the fall back option of Internet radio if needed. The DAB works very well through varying weather conditions and I am impressed with it. It is easy to set up. The CD is easy to use and I can see no problems. Have not used the memory stick input yet so cannot comment. iPod dock works well and is very handy.
Summary: I bought this for my wife for Christmas. It is very sleek and compact and has everything one needs on a hi-fi system. The bass however is very heavy and there is no equalizer function to bring it down. We had to return the product. If it hadn't been for this problem we would have been very satisfied.
Excerpt: "...impervious to being sworn at. '''The Denon S52DAB''' (described by Denon as a “Wireless Network CD Music System”) is an interesting proposal, looking not unlike one of those Bose All-In-One efforts that they are so coy about printing the full price of except in the small print of their ads. Yes, it’s a stereo system but with that unconvincing separation between its speakers that will leave a true hi-fi nut tut-tutting. However, for what it is; a ...
Pros: All in one and very versatile . Good sound given a quality source
Cons: Fiddly set - up . All menu driven, so a bit tricky to navigate too .
Wireless/Ethernet Network, CD player, Netradio, DAB radio, FM Radio, iPod Dock
12 December 2009
Excerpt: For once, I'm writing about something I don't own, but having spent the best part of a day getting one of these to work, and succeeding, I reckon that all I'm not entitled to comment on is its durability, although it does seem quite impervious to being sworn at. The Denon S52DAB (described by Denon's manual as a "Wireless Network CD Music System") is an interesting proposal, looking not unlike one of those Bose All-In-One efforts that they are so coy about printing the...
Summary: Denon S-52 anthrazit I agree with everything the first reviewer says - if being able to do everything in one neat box is your priority, you will like this. It looks neat and unobtrusive, and can play from CD's or USB memory sticks, as well as every imaginable type of radio. It has plenty of power and volume and an awesome sound for its size. Where it falls down BADLY for me, however, is the dreadful automatic EQ system which you can't adjust.
High quality sound and excellent features in a small unit
18 April 2009
Excerpt: "==Synopsis== The Denon S-52 is a compact, standalone audio system. It is one of the smaller systems that Denon offer but is packed with features which make it a cut above standard systems and I think make it an adaptable piece of technology. This review is based on 18 months of use in a home environment. ==Features== *Single CD Player *Universal iPod dock (top mounted) *FM/AM Radio *DAB Radio *Wireless/Wired network connections *Internet radio streaming ...
Pros: Compact, stylish, reasonably priced, DAB, Internet radio, Wireless media centre
Summary: This unit is everything you need in a modern digital music system. I wonder what we would have made of it as little as ten years ago! I have a few gripes with it, however, the main one being the "Audyssey" sound processing at low listening levels. This is a supposedly intelligent "loudness" system for "improving" the sound at low volume. Unfortunately it can't be switched off and with some sound sources it gives a very boomy bass effect until the volume is turned up.