Wi-Fi Music System for Network Audio Streaming, AirPlay, Spotify and CD-Playback

Features - CEOL N8

Born to work the network: The new CEOL is Denon’s next successful answer to today’s modern music entertainment. This sleekly designed all-in-one solution comes with embedded AirPlay, a built-in Wi-Fi antenna, and is controllable via the new Denon Remote App from your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android devices. The built in FM Tuner with RDS and the CD-Mechanism rounds up the versatility of this great system.

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  • Compact body with high quality sound
  • AirPlay for direct link to iDevice and iTunes
  • "Play to" from Windows Media Player 12 (or higher)
  • Plays music from PC/NAS and online services
  • Spotify online support
  • Internet radio and network audio streaming via Ethernet and Wi-Fi (antenna built in)
  • Gapless playback
  • iPhone/iPod dock on top with digital connection (30pin connector)
  • Support iPod Charge in standby mode
  • Controllable with New Denon Remote App from iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad, and Android
  • 3 line OELD (Organic Electroluminescence Display) display with high contrast and wide view
  • Digital input for upgrading the sound of your TV set or other sources with optical digital output
  • Supports Wi-Fi Multi Media (WMM)
  • CD playback, CD-R/RW (MP3/WMA)
  • FM tuner with RDS


  • 65 W + 65 W, high power output (4 ohms, 1 kHz)
  • Integrates Denon hi-fi component sound engineering into compact size
  • “Simple & straight” circuit design and minimum signal path, to optimize performance in sound quality
  • Fully digital concept from input signal to output power stage
  • Optimising Filter, to align the RCD-N8 with SC-N8 speaker system characteristic
  • Local sound-tuned 2 way speaker system
  • Binding post speaker terminals


  • Support for Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), easy to connect to wireless LAN
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Simple, easy-to-use remote control unit
  • Auto standby mode
  • iPhone/iPod charging even in standby mode
  • Low power consumption in standby mode

SC-N8 Speaker system

  • 2way speaker system
  • Beautifully matching design and pearl white or black finish
  • 12 cm bass-mid driver and 2.5 cm balance dome tweeter
  • MDF wooden cabinet
  • Binding post speaker terminals

Specs - CEOL N8

Power Amplifier

Construction Class D

Rated Output(4 Ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD) 65 W + 65 W

Supported Formats

Hybrid-SACD CD layer only

CD-Digital Audio o

CD-R/CD-RW (*1) o / o

USB port (supported devices) o(for USB mass storage devices, iPod/iPhone Direct)

USB supported formats MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC 192/24, WAV 192/24, ALAC

iPod Interface o (Front USB, int. dock)

iPod®- Functionality

- Audio Playback
- Photo Playback
- Video Playback
- Control Interface from Remote
- On Screen Display
- Charging of iPod®
"iPod Classic, iPod nano 3G/4G/5G/6G, iPod touch 1G/2G/3G/4G, iPhone 1G/3G/3GS/4G/4GS o -* -* o o(FL-Display, Remote App) o"

Network Interface o(LAN, W-LAN)

Network Functionality
- Internet Radio
- Audio Streaming
- Spotify* /*
* availability depends on region
- Firmware update
" o(MP3, WMA) o(MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC 192/24, WAV 192/24, ALAC) o/ - pay accounts required o"

AirPlay o

Denon Remote App o


Tuner o(FM)

RDS / Radio Text o /o

Number of station presets 50


Optical inputs/outputs 1 / _

Audio In/Out 3 (incl. Front) / _

Subwoofer out o

Front Inputs USB, stereo mini plug

USB Input o

Network interface o

W-LAN antenna interface o(built-in)

Headphone Output o

Binding posts for all speaker outputs o


Principle 2-way, 2-speaker, Bassreflex

Maximum power capacity 60 watts (IEC), 120 watts (PEAK)

Tweeter 2.5 cm balance dome

Bass Chassis 12 cm

Efficiency 82 dB

Frequency range 50 Hz – 20 kHz

Impedance (ohms) 6 ohms


Dimensions (WxHxD mm) 280 x 112 x 299

Weight in LBS 4.0 kg

System Remote Control o(RC-1174)

Standby Power Consumption 0.3 W

Dimensions Speaker (WxHxD mm) 145 x 233 x 224

Weight Speaker (per piece) 2.3 kg

Available in White / Black

Downloads - CEOL N8

pdf file
New Ceol Product Information Sheet

0.61 MB

pdf file
RCD-N8 User manual

14.52 MB

pdf file
Ceol Award Overview

0.50 MB

Videos - CEOL N8

Reviews And Awards - CEOL N8

Roundreviews Gold Award

"The sound quality of this system is incredible and the endless list of features packed into it would certainly seal the deal if we were buying!”

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Roundreviews Gold Award
Trusted Reviews "Recommended"
Which? Best Buy Award 2013

Technology - CEOL N8

  • CD digital audio
  • Compact Disc
  • Compact Disc Digital Audio - Recordable / ReWritable
    Disc cd insciptible ou réinscriptible
  • DLNA Certified
  • Made for iPod
    "Made for iPod" means that an electronic device has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.

    Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod may affect wireless performance.
  • Microsoft Plays - Windows Media

    The WMA (Windows Media Audio) technology is a reduction (compression) of digital data flow, developed by Microsoft. It claims to offer the best sound quality available today in the field. So if you encode your PC to the new WMA 9 audio files from a CD, just a rate of 64 kbit / s to obtain, according to Microsoft, a quality equivalent to the original sound. The WMA format is spreading more and more, and Microsoft's goal is to make, in terms of popularity, a rival to the MP3.

  • MP3 Playback

    A compressed audio format that is popular for downloading across the internet. Files may be recorded on CD-R or CD-RW media for playback in compatible DVD players, audio CD players, and CD-ROM drives. Files are usually named as "*.mp3". Sound quality varies as a function of the recording/encoding bit rate. For a high fidelity home audio system, its recommended to use MP3s encoded at no less than 256 kbps data rate. Anything less would mean too much compression was used at the cost of sound fidelity. See also WMA files compatibility with DVD and CD players.

  • Network
    This logo indicates that the product integrates a network jack in order to connect the home network.
    Several functionalities the models see technical specifications: Streaming audio over the network if "DLNA" Update via Internet Controllable via IP or iPhone / smartphone.
  • Network interface (W-LAN)

    Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) is available for easy integration of the Denon component to your existing wireless home LAN.

    Support in principle the Wi-Fi-capable Denon components of current wireless encryption methods like WEP, WPA, WPA2, so you do not have to do without the usual security of your network.

  • Radio Data System

    Radio Data System for VHF/FM broadcasting.

    The developers aimed at making radio receivers very user-friendly. Listeners should be able to see the programme service name (PS) on an eight character alpha-numerical display and the transmitter frequency information, as displayed on non-RDS radios, is then only used in the background by an RDS radio. The tuner is able to choose the transmitter frequency, among a number of alternatives, that gives the best quality reception.

    Travel information with RDS is currently possible using the Travel Programme (TP) and Travel Announcement (TA) flags.

    Once a radio is tuned to a programme service broadcast within a network, using the RDS feature Enhanced Other Networks (EON), additional data about other programmes from the same broadcaster will be received. This enables the listener, according to their choice, to have the radio operating in an automatic switch-mode for travel information or a preferred Programme Type (PTY, e.g. News).

    Another feature of RDS is accurate Clock-Time, displaying the time/date when selected.

  • Radio Text

    RDS tuners with Radiotext can receive short messages which might include information about the presenter, station or programme you are listening to. For example, BBC Radio 1's RadioTEXT usually gives information about the presenter and programme, whereas Classic FM gives information which includes a web address for the station. The information will scroll across the display on a home tuner.

  • WMA files compatibility with DVD and CD players.

    Windows Media Audio (WMA) is a proprietary compressed audio file format developed by Microsoft. It was initially a competitor to the MP3 format, but with the introduction of Apple's iTunes Music Store, it has positioned itself as a competitor to the Advanced Audio Coding format used by Apple. It is part of the Windows Media framework.

    A WMA file is almost always encapsulated in an Advanced Systems Format (ASF) file. The resulting file may have the filename suffix "wma" or "asf" with the "wma" suffix being used only if the file is strictly audio. The ASF file format specifies how metadata about the file is to be encoded, akin to the ID3 tags used by MP3 files.

    Files in this format are mainly played using Windows Media Player, Winamp (with certain limitations, DSP plugin support and DirectSound output is disabled using the default WMA plugin) and many other alternative media players.

    The most current version of the format is Windows Media Audio 10 which includes specific codecs for lossless, multi-channel surround sound and voice encoding in addition to the main lossy codec. Both constant and variable bit rate encoding are supported.

    Denon DVD players can play CDR's or CDRW's with WMA and MP3 files burnt on them as long as they have been burnt using a slow speed, recommended x4 speed.

  • Work with iPhone

    La certification « Works with iPhone » permet de lire des médias en streaming via un iPod/iPhone 2G/ 3G / 4G. Attention l'iPad n'est pas intégrer dans la certification du à sa consomation en charge.