Denon DCD-1700NE CD/ SACD Player Now Available
Denon's new DCD-1700NE CD/SACD player is designed to partner with the PMA-1700NE amplifier.
The DCD-1700NE reaffirms Denon's commitment to physical music formats and promises high-resolution audio thanks to the brand's advanced AL32 Processing Plus algorithms and an ultra-precision DAC.
The latest in analogue waveform reproduction technology, we're told that Advanced AL32 Processing Plus uses data interpolation algorithms, up-sampling, and bit-extension to support high-resolution audio. Denon says the resulting playback is highly detailed, free of interference, richly expressive in the lower range, and beautifully faithful to the original sound.
The DAC in Denon's DCD-1700NE can decode ALAC, FLAC, and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192- kHz, as well as DSD 2.8 MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD).
To accurately synchronise digital circuits, the DAC Master Clock, fitted adjacent to the DAC to suppress jitter and ensure precise conversion, treats the DAC as the master when clock signals are supplied.
The Master Clock is the reference for semiconductor operation and optimises digital audio circuitry. Two integrated clock oscillators reduce phase noise, each addressing a sampling frequency (44.1 kHz and 48kHz).
The DCD-1700NE's disc drive boasts a high-class SVH (Suppress Vibration Hybrid) mechanism alongside condensed signal paths and minimised circuitry to prevent excess noise and preserve sound quality.
The hybrid construction of the SVH loader is said to provide disc drive stability, allowing for accurate decoding and signal reading. Additionally, Denon states the mechanism's low centre of gravity suppresses vibration inside and outside the structure. The upshot is that servo-related operations are minimised. Also, reducing unnecessary controls and current consumption allows digital signals to be read from the disc with optimal accuracy.
The new disc player has a Pure Direct mode which promises clean, detailed, and accurate audio output.
The DCD-1700NE is available now and costs US$1,499.
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