Summary: The song quality is not as good as Denon S-301. HD radio did not show much improvement than traditional radio because of the sound quality. A little slow to change stations. Good for bedroom use..
Pros: Accurate Controls, Compact, Easy To Use, Versatile
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.
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 .
Denon S-52: First Try To Set It Up, Denon and On and...
12 December 2009
Summary: 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...
Pros: Versatile and feature-packed
Cons: Tricky network set-up and largely menu-driven, so it takes time
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.