Summary: The Denon-S52 packs a lot of features in one box. The sound is very good. Being able to listen to Internet radios is a great feature. However this product is not user-friendly... My wife is not comfortable using it. The menus/controls are not intuitive; it takes a while to get the unit configured after power-up and the wifi often has trouble finding the access point. I still think it is a product worth owning but would only recommend it to technology savvy people.
Summary: I would like to think myself moderately proficient in technology, so I took the leap and purchased the S-52 from a local reseller. Wireless connectivity was key for me. If you read some of the other reviews, you'll get a sense that the wi-fi set-up is not as intuitive as it should be. Somewhere along the line I must of screwed something up because my system was in "connecting to wireless" mode forever after it found my network and I entered the security key.
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 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...
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 .
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.
Pros: Compact, stylish, reasonably priced, DAB, Internet radio, Wireless media centre