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.
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: 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.