Summary: Purchased 2 of these since they sound great and paid around $129 each re manufactured what a deal ! Very happy so far , I hear they have realiability issues but for the low price they sound fantastic! Look as new also .I don't think there is a better deal out there!
Should be class action lawsuit against Denon! Bad engineering!
CQ DX, Amazon
4 January 2012
Summary: The DCM series 5 disc carousel players have been plagued with tray and disc reading malfunctioning issues going back a few models and years. You can read the many negative reviews going back to the DCM-370 model and after. I owned the DCM-370 and this DCM-390, and have had nothing but problems with the CDP reading my discs (that are kept in pristine condition, in a temp controlled environment). The discs skip during playback, and I can't listen to my music at all!
Summary: I ordered this player after much deliberation. I should have gone with a cheaper model from another company. It completly malfunctioned after a month. Denon is impossible to find, let alone deal with and you will not be able to talk to a person. Just the worst service in the world. Etronics, their front was no better. Beware, you have been warned. Stay away, and I'll never buy another Denon again.
Denon DCM-390's nice sound is dependent on crap hardware
Steven Annan "peterpudwhistle", Amazon
24 February 2010
Summary: I've owned many cd players over the past 25 years since "Born in the USA" came out the non-vinyl format. Most have been abandoned due to upgrades, the double-edged sword of technology: the newest format/tech/software provides better sound, more convenience, whatever benefits but requires upgraded (generally, NEW) equipment.
Summary: This was purchased as an upgrade to a Kenwood magazine-type 6-disc changer. Well, the Denon sounds a lot better! The most noticeable difference is that it's a LOT louder. Bass is more powerful as well. I also like the fact that you can swap CDS out while playing. One thing you should know is that the player is very deep (front to back) because of the 5-CD tray. In case you have a narrow shelf or something.
Summary: Really enjoyed the sound from this changer until it totally failed after only 7 months of very moderate use. For the price of this deck, I would expect better. The player will play a disk for 37 to 40 seconds before stopping, regardless of the disk or carousel position.