September 21, 2011 — Article
Denon has revealed its first network audio player with the DNP-720AE.
Its talents include built-in Apple AirPlay, DLNA 1.5 certification, a 24-bit/192kHz DAC and the ability to access music services including Napster and Last.fm.
The catch is that it doesn’t come with its own amplifier, so you’ll need to connect it to one using the analogue RCA or digital optical connections.
You can connect it to your network with a wireless or wired connection, and control it using the Denon Remote app for iPhone and iPod Touch, or the bog-standard bundled remote it comes with.
There’s a super-sharp OLED display and shortcut buttons for accessing your favourite internet stations, plus a USB input for direct playback from a portable device.
It will play a wide range of audio formats too, including WAV, AAC, WMA lossless, FLAC and FLAC 96/24.
The Denon DNP-720AE is due to go on sale towards the end of September in silver or black for £430.