Rated 5 out of 5 by Peter39 Denon DM39 = Smiley Customer
Bought this product with the Wharfdale Diamond 9 speakers. As soon as you get the unit out of the box you feel that you have a quality product. Reception for both FM and DAB was at first poor and required experimentation with the aerial. Then setting presets!! Instructions are poor and the unit seemed to have a mind of its own in accepting or not the name that you have taken ages to feed in. Smiles return once this procedure is complete. For my living room I cannot imagine needing anything better than this. The CD runs with no background sound and I am hearing detail that I had not heard before. The USB input is good and having ripped a number of CDs onto a memory stick it is great to play all of the tracks from them in random order. Brilliant.. I would recommend this combination of unit with the Wharfdale Diamond 9 speakers and wireless headphones as the answer to all auditory requirements throughout the house at a very reasonable price.
20 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Fantastic piece of kit
I purchased this along with a pair of Wharfdale Diamond 9's, and they're perfect for the job.
I'm not going to draw comparisons with my high end hi-fi (Linn, Arcam, Naim and Monitor Audio GR60?s), as the total cost of this little Denon/Wharfdale set up is just a fraction of the cost of my other stuff, and actually less than the cost of my headphone amp. But I bought this as a low cost small system to go into the extension of my house, and it?s just great.
I listen to classical, rock, blues, etc., and my daughter happily drives her pop ?stuff? through them. Everyone?s happy, so long as she keeps the volume down a bit! The build quality of the Denon is solid, weighty, and well finished. Even the remote control feels quality.
I have no hesitation in giving both the Denon DM39 and Wharfdale Diamond 9?s 5 stars, and fully recommend them to anyone with similar objectives to myself.
Thanks also to Michael and Richer Sounds in Watford for the assistance over the phone and in the store.
13 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tatman Denon DM39DAB
This really is a great performer and for the price is a steel, out performs others effortlessly.
12 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holli excellent sound
This system sounds great. I hooked it up to some old speakers which were £100 15 years ago and so good quality. Tested with all inputs and it was great
10 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by circularmotion Worthy of all it's praise!
The Denon DM39 is a wonderfully musical sounding device. It's well built, looks great and as an ex high end hi fi owner, I can say that it has far exceeded my expectations in terms of it's high fidelity sound quality.
If musical enjoyment is what you're after then you won't go far wrong with this bit of kit. Take care to choose speakers that suit you and the room they'll live in, sit them on stands if you can and enjoy clear, detailed, unforced, room filling music.
I purchased my unit from Richer Sounds in Plymouth along with a pair of Q Acoustics 2010i loudspeakers after a lot of listening to various speaker options in their demo room. I am really very happy with my purchase as you can probably tell and I am also very impressed with the service I received in Richer Sounds.
03 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TomL79 Outstanding
I had been considering buying separates but had a change of heart due to space issues. I bought this on the strength of Denon's reputation and the other reviews here. At the price I paid , considering some of the mediocre hifi systems you can buy for a similar price this feels like an absolute steal. It's compact, modern looking and the sound is superb in all functions be it CD, DAB, FM and even iPod. I'm also running a Sony Turntable (PS-LX300USB) through it, again it sounds great. I've paired mine with Wharfedale Diamond 9.0s and together they give a crystal clear sound with huge depth and a punchy bass. I feel as though I could be listening to separates! I'm struggling to find a fault. If I was being really harsh then I initially struggled (for all of 5 minutes) to work out the DAB/FM presents which are slightly fiddly. This is an amazing little system that outshines many more expensive ones.
01 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Regfan69 Superb performance at a great price point
Bought this to improve TV sound when watching DVD films after searching for several months and discounting sound bars as being too intrusive into the room decor and larger than the TV I had. This amplifier, now with its optical input, has replaced a 37 year old Sony STR4800 which has performed well over the years but does not, of course, benefit from a remote control and is about three times as big! I bought just the amplifier/tuner as I already had a pair of Sony SS3050 speakers, rather large but as they effectively are furniture with items displayed on the top I didn't want to get rid of them. The sound quality from the Denon DM39 feeding through the Sony speakers is superb with nice deep bass and crisp trebles - it sounds even better than the STR4800 which I thought was really good. I would really recommend this unit - it's good looking, compact and versatile and my evening viewing has been drastically improved. Now ... I really must set the tuner up!
31 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by joeyb980 Brilliant piece of kit!
I would recommend this to anyone, I bought this yesterday after being unhappy with a different one I chose. This is easy to use, I havent even looked at the instructions and have programmed all the radio stations in. The sound quality is wonderful, lovely and clear. I'm not surprised that its still being sold having already been on the market for 4 years. For excellent sound with cds and great on the radio too, and not a huge loss on sound quality at all when playing through my phone. Havent watched a dvd through it yet but I'm certain it wont disappoint. I absolutely love it!
29 April 2014