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.
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...
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.
Summary: This is my first review of any kind. I cannot help but now complain about the tray design of Denon cd players., I have now purchased two dcm 390 units (not cheap) and the same design flaw has appeared in both units, i.e. discs get stuck in tray!!!
Summary: The only good thing about the Denon 390 changer is the sound... when it works. My third one just began exhibiting the same failure as the other two: somewhere between 3 to 8 months in service the unit will suddenly refuse to recognize any disk has been inserted.
Simply TERRIBLE, and I've gone through TWO of them.
18 October 2009
Summary: FEATURES: Deceptive "Denon" Name. Not your father's Denon, let me assure you. Weight. If it were any lighter it would be made of balsa wood. Remote Control. The remote does not light up when used and does not have a power on/off button.
Summary: I've had 3 of these machines over the past couple of years. The first one, bought brand new, sounded great. After a few months, it started acting up - would not read discs at all or would skip, etc. Then I began to clean it regularly using a lens cleaner.
Summary: I bought a Denon DCM 390 to replace my 15-year old Sony player. We built a house 5 years ago and, while I wasn't paying close attention, we ended up with Denon gear. Except I kept my Sony, which I loved but which eventually died.