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"No matter what the source, the CEOL Piccolo will play all your music in superb style." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine. 5-star review, tested at £260.
What we love most about this Denon is that, whatever the format, the DRA-N5 won't just play it, it will play it well. Key to the CEOL's appeal is its built-in wireless connectivity with WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). Use this or a wired Ethernet to connect to your home network and you can effortlessly stream music from your PC, laptop or NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive. It's also compatible with Windows "Play to" streaming service from Windows Media Player 12 or above. Internet radio is also on hand with a choice of thousands of stations available including support for the popular Last.fm music service. New to the CEOL Piccolo is support for the hugely popular music streaming service, Spotify. Also supported is Apple's AirPlay, letting you wirelessly link Apple devices and stream stored iTunes music from them.
IPOD/IPHONE DOCK AND USB
It's not just the wireless networking that makes this Denon impressively connected, either. On top you'll also find an iPod/iPhone dock (30pin connector) with digital transmission, for the highest quality sound. Up front there's a USB socket. This FAT16 and FAT32 compatible socket works with a wide range of stored audio and is ideal for connecting up an MP3 player and USB storage device. Finally optical digital and RCA analogue inputs complete the comprehensive range of connectivity.
RENOWNED DENON SOUND QUALITY
Amongst all the interest in the look and connectivity of the CEOL, it's easy to forget that it's also an exceptionally good sounding mini hi-fi! Integrating components used in their full size units into this mini has meant sound quality that's superior to other mini systems. Thanks to short signal paths, the sound is clear, detailed and has very little distortion. The ample power supply produces a room-filling 65 watts per channel (at 4 ohms) for strong dynamics and a powerful bass. In short, the Piccolo DRA-N5 is still one of the best sounding mini hi-fi systems in its class.
COMPACT AND CUTE
With dimensions that are more akin to a bedside clock radio than hi-fi system, the Denon Piccolo is seriously cute. The compact size is further enhanced by the smooth styling. With rounded edges and Denon's usual immaculate attention to detail, the Piccolo has a tactile appeal not usually found in mini hi-fi systems!
Don't be fooled by the cute good looks; for a do-it-all music streamer and iPod/iPhone playback system, the Denon Piccolo has a very grown-up sound.