Excellent low cost hi-fi alternative for use in even excellent systems.
30 September 2014
Summary: For Denon DCD-1500II -- I have a stack of 8 CD decks, most above mid line and a few "top end". Nothing I have touches this in toe-tapping sonic quality or in solid rad-everything functioning. One of the best CD decks I have heard. Highly recommended. I bought this seeking an alternative to the two main units I have been using. The under-rated JVC XL-Z411 is excellent and I use it daily. My Adcom GCD-575 is OK, and sees use in the video system. I was not disappointed.
Summary: This is a decent player, but it came along just before Denon decided to go all out, as they did with the far superior Denon 1500 II, which is utterly different, and Denon 1560 and Denon 1600 and Denon 2560. You can tell by weight alone: those other Denon models were far heavier, which in a CD player is a sign of high quality. The inside components were greatly different too.
Summary: This unit is a great piece if your building a audiophile vintage system. it has fixed and variable sound output what is great. its a solid unit that is very rugged and looks good too. i have had one since 1987 the sticky tray is a simple fix. the eject motor is belt driven the little rubber belt needs to be cleaned or replaced and the tray needs to be re greased after several years. then it will be fine.
Summary: This good CD player was working normally only 1 hour, and after it refused to read any disc (00m00s!). Probably that is a problem with pickup, which is unusual one and service will not do anything proper. So last my thanks to Denon, because i will never buy their things, i am not going to lose my money again!
Summary: I originally bought one of these because I was "forced to." I had to take a stack of electronics equipment that was sitting on top of some vintage Klipsch Cornwalls- all or nothing. I had never listened to a quality CD player before -- only my little shelf unit or playing a CD through a DVD player. I was stunned at the difference. At that time I still had no clue what I had acquired. Then began the research.
Summary: The Denon cd I purchased is truly audiophiles quality! I am the proud owner of klipsch corn walls that I purchased new in 1982, which I use as my reference speakers. While I am currently more focused on my return to listening to vinyl on vintage equipment, I am very pleased with the warmth and dispersement of this cd player. It has breathe new life into my cd collection...Miles and Coltrane have never sounded this good in a digital format.
Summary: I was looking for DCD-1500 - the SACD Super Audio one, long shot on this one ended up with the original first generation 1500 which is ok, nothing extraordinary, just a cd player, plays CR-R's.
Excerpt: пользуюсь Denon 1500 уже более года. Аппарат нравиться звучанием, играет все диски. Насчет басов, отмеченным предыдущем пользователем. не заметил ничего страшного. Слушаю почти все жанры, но больше всего джаз, софт-рок, классику. До очень шумной и жесткой музыки еще не дорос, увы. Может просто надо повернуть ручку баса немного влево? Хотя восприятие всегда субъективно.
Pros: Хороший звук, приятный дизайн, удобство в управлении.
Cons: Загрузочный механизм дисков мог бы быть и потише, за такую цену.