The Denon DM39DAB is a superb micro hifi system which builds on its multi award-winning forebears, the DM38 and DM37. With an extensive internal rework to allow a more direct signal flow, an upgraded power supply and a new, better stabilised CD mechanism designed to further reduce vibration, the latest incarnation of this reference micro system delivers in spades - a hugely enjoyable sound from a variety of sources and all packed in to a compact, unobtrusive yet attractive unit. The addition of an optical input means you can now connect digital sources such as TVs to it as well.
The DM39 crams in an awful lot of features including a CD player with support for CD-R/-RW discs, DAB, DAB+, FM (with RDS) tuners with auto tuning and 100 presets, and a 2 x 30 watt amplifier. It will also play MP3 & WMA files from CD or via its front panel USB socket - to which you can connect compatible memory sticks or portable hard drives. Connect your iPod, iPad or iPhone by USB and the music is transferred digitally, to be handled by the DM39's superior digital-analogue converter for an even richer, smoother sound. The DM39 will charge your iOS device even when the system is in standby.
Round the back there are a host of inputs, including an optical digital audio input allowing you to connect TVs, set-top boxes, blu-ray/DVD players, game consoles, network streamers or any other device with an optical output and have their audio delivered by the DM39. For analogue devices there's an analogue stereo input. Plus, if you want to add more bass there's a subwoofer output too.
The quality binding post speaker terminals allow for a better, cleaner connection of your speakers than the spring clip connections usually found in micro systems.
From a series of systems that have become the de facto standard in micro hifi and with numerous sound enhancing improvements, the Denon DM39 DAB is a top-notch micro system that doesn't disappoint and is ready for use with your own choice of speakers.
|Amplifier||2 x 30 watts (6 Ohms, 1 kHz)|
|CD||Plays CD/CD-R/CD-RW, MP3, WMA discs (MP3 & WMA files also playable from USB devices), programmable playback, random playback, repeat (track, disc, folder)|
|Display||Large illumiated LCD display|
|Extra||System timer modes: everyday/once/sleep (up to 60 minutes), alarm timer - set a time when the system turns on and off to your choice of source.|
|Finish ||Black or silver (both with brushed aluminium fascia)|
|Sockets ||REAR: |
Stereo speaker outputs (via 4mm banana plug/binding posts)
Subwoofer out (for connection to subwoofer via RCA/phono)
Stereo line in (for connecting additional external equipment, via 2 x RCA/phono)
Optical digital audio in (for connection of TVs and other devices with an optical output, via toslink)
DAB/FM antenna socket
USB in (for playback of MP3 & WMA files from compatible MP3 players, memory sticks and portable hard drives. Music is sent digitally from the iPod to the DM39 then converted to analogue onboard, giving better sound than if the music had been converted to analogue by the iPod then sent as analogue to the DM39)
Headphones socket (via 3.5mm stereo minijack)
|Sound system||Bass and treble controls|
SDB (Super Dynamic Bass) mode
Source direct mode (disables all unnecessary processing for delivery of sound unfettered)
|Supplied accessories ||Remote control with batteries, DAB & FM & AM indoor antennas|
|Tuner||DAB, DAB+, FM and (with RDS & RadioText)|
Auto tuning and auto preset modes
|W x H x D (mm) ||210 x 115 x 309|
|Weight (kg) ||4.3|