DCD-50

Denon Design Series CD-Player. Real Hi-Fi for today's lifestyles. 

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Features - DCD-50

DCD-50 CD Player/Transport

Introducing the new Denon Design Series. Real Hi-Fi for today’s lifestyles. The ideal companion to our PMA-50 full digital stereo amplifier, the DCD-50 features a high quality disc drive that plays music CDs as well as data discs with MP3 and WMA tracks. Styled identically to the PMA-50, the DCD-50 features an elegant compact chassis that can be operated when placed horizontally or vertically. The Clear View OLED display features automatic display orientation that detects if the DCD-50 is placed vertically or horizontally and adjusts the display accordingly. The convenient slot loading mechanism dispenses with the usual disc tray, and allows for vertical and horizontal placement. For optimum audio quality with the PMA-50, the DCD-50 is equipped with a coaxial digital audio output - for an easy setup the required digital audio coax cable is included.. For connection to other audio components, the DCD-50 incorporates a high resolution 32-bit/192-kHz D/A conversion system and stereo analog outputs.

Perfect Match with PMA-50

Featuring the same high quality styling and finish, the DCD-50 is the perfect partner for the PMA-50 digital integrated amplifier. The compact chassis features deluxe finishes including soft aluminum matte with bright silver tone accents and glossy and matte black surfaces.

Vertical or Horizontal Placement

When desktop or shelf space is at a premium, the DCD-50 can be vertically positioned alongside or above the PMA-50. The 4 feet are easily removable by hand, and the chassis side features caps covering 4 screw holes. Simply remove the existing caps and screw in the feet. Then, put the supplied 4 silver caps into the original bottom screw holes and you are all set.

Clear View OLED Display with Dimmer

The OLED display shows the CD's total tracks and total time, as well as the track number and track time, and the song title, artist name and album name (depending on the disc), along with icons for random mode, repeat 1 and repeat all modes, and a folder icon for data discs.

Selectable Auto PlayAutomatic Standby Option

You also have the ability to activate the Auto Standby function, which will automatically put the DCD-50 in standby mode after 30 minutes of inactivity, saving energy and the environment.

Ergonomic Remote Control

The supplied remote control features an ergonomically-designed layout that includes a cursor keypad, number keypad and dedicated function buttons such as random, repeat, info and program. You can control both DCD-50 and PMA-50 with a supplied single remote.

Versatile Disc Playback

The DCD-50 plays music CDs and can also play data CDs, including CD-R and CD-RW discs with MP3 and WAV audio tracks.

The display automatically rotates to match the installation orientation.

The dimmer function features 3 levels of display brightness, adjustable via the remote control. When paired with the PMA-50, you can adjust the display brightness of both units at the same time.

High Resolution D/A Conversion

For connection to other audio components that do not have a digital coaxial input, the DCD-50 features a high quality D/A conversion block with 32-bit/192-kHz D/A converter that delivers wide dynamic range, along with extremely low noise and distortion.

Specs - DCD-50

Features

CD Compatibility: CD / CD-R/RW / SA-CD / WMA / MP3 / AAC o / o / - / o / o / -

iPod / iPhone compatible USB input -

AL 32 Processing -

DAC Master Clock Design o

DAC operation mode: USB / Coax / Optical -

Asynchronous mode rear USB -

Bit-perfect transmission -

USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6 -

Signal isolator for DAC Mode operation -

Extra metal plate for chassis strengthing -

Aluminium side panels o

Others

Display: Dimmer / Off o/-

Playback

Program Play (CD / SA-CD) o

Repeat o

Random Play o

Inputs/Outputs

Analogue Out (Cinch) 2ch.

Digital Optical In / Out - / -

Digital Coaxial In / Out - / o

Sample Rate digital In -

Gold plated Cinch -

USB Audio (Front) / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone -

USB type B input for PC (back) -

Asynchronous mode rear USB -

Sample Rate USB type B In -

USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6 -

Remote Control Bus in / out -

Headphone Out -

Headphone Volume Control -

Specifications

Mechanism Slot in

DAC IC PCM5102, Burr Brown (192kHz/32-Bit)

Frequency Response (Cust.) -

Dynamic Range (SA) -

Signal to Noise Ratio (SA) -

Total Harmonic Distortion (SA) -

Frequency Response 2 Hz - 20 kHz

Dynamic Range 100 dB

Signal to Noise Ratio 105 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion 0.004%

General

Available Colours: Premium Silver / Black o / -

Metal Front Panel -

Remote Control RC-1205

Power Consumption in W 10

Standby Consumption in W 0.4

Auto Power Off o

Detachable Power Cable o

Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm 200 x 240 x 86

Weight in kg 2.4

Downloads - DCD-50

pdf file
Online Manual
pdf file
DCD-50 Product Information Sheet

1.62 MB
12/31/2014

Videos - DCD-50

The Denon Design Series

Reviews And Awards - DCD-50

Awards
October 2015
BBC Music Magazine - 5 Stars

"...the DCD-50 really delights with its musciality, with Denon underscoring its musical prowess once more."

"If space is at a premium, you've just found your perfect music system."

 

September 2015
Hi Fi News - Highly Commended

"I can say that the little Denon set-up not only makes a classy basis for a compact system for use on a desk or in reasonably-sized rooms, but that it also manages to kick up something of  storm when used with large, easy-going speakers…"

"…this little pairing is a whole lot of fun with everything from hi-res DSD files of smoky jazz or intricate chamber works to a bit of mainstream rock and pop spinning on CD, or even using lossless streaming via the computer."

"…vocals and lead instruments are both clean and well defined, with an impressive sense of soundstage depth and focus – even with large-scale orchestral works…"

"Even when you go more mainstream, the Denon will deliver: toward the end of my listening sessions I had it crashing out the recent re-master of Led Zeppelin's "Coda" with real determination…"

HI-FI NEWS VERDICT

 "You can definitely buy other amplifiers for the same money able to do as much as the Denon PMA-50. However, they won't do it with such style, while taking up as little space, thanks to its clever design and ability to sit on end and reduce its already minimal footprint. The matching CD player is a compelling accessory, if more convincing as a transport than as a player. The amp, however, is the star of this show."

Comparison - DCD-50

Model
DCD-50
Features
High quality power output
-
2 x 30 W
-
CD Compatibility: CD / CD-R/RW / WMA / MP3
-
o / o / o / o
-
Tuner: DAB / DAB+ / FM (RDS) / AM
-
o / o / o / -
-
Streaming audio from PC
-
-
-
PC Direct by rear USB-B
-
-
-
Bluetooth / aptX / NFC
-
-
-
Internet radio
-
-
-
AirPlay audio streaming
-
-
-
Windows 8 / RT
-
-
-
vTuner / Spotify*
-
-
-
USB Audio (Front) / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone
-
o / o / o
-
USB Audio (Rear) / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone
-
-
-
Ethernet / WiFi
-
-
-
WiFi setup: WPS / WiFi Sharing
-
-
-
DLNA certified
-
-
-
Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC
-
o / o / -
-
Lossless formats: FLAC HD 192/24 / ALAC 96/24 / WAV 192/24 / AIFF
-
-
-
Gapless Playback
-
-
-
WMM (WiFi Multimedia)
-
-
-
Remote APP: iDevice / Android
-
-
-
Tone Control: Bass / Treble / Balance
-
o / o / o
-
Speaker Optimizer
-
o
-
Auto Volume Adjust / Wide Sound
-
-
-
Vertical installation
-
-
-
Low Noise OELD display
-
-
-
Clock
-
o
-
Sleep Timer
-
o
-
Programmable Timer: Once / Daily
-
o / o
-
Dac Mode
Digital in: USB-A / USB-B / optical / coaxial
-
-
- / o / o / o
Sample Rate digital In
-
-
192 kHz / 24-bit
Asynchronous mode rear USB
-
-
o
Bit-perfect transmission
-
-
o
USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6
-
-
o / o
Ground isolator for DAC Mode operation
-
-
o
AL 32 Processing
-
-
o (Advanced)
DAC Master Clock Design
-
-
o
Bluetooth / aptX / NFC
-
-
o / Low Latency / o
Vertical Installation
-
-
o
Low Noise OELD display
-
-
o
Inputs/Outputs
Analogue In/out
-
1 / 0
-
Digital Optical In / Out
-
o / -
-
Rear USB-B
-
-
-
iPod / iPhone compatible USB input
-
o
-
Subwoofer PreOut
-
o
-
Speaker Terminal: push type / Screw Type
-
- / o
-
Headphone Out
-
o
o (gain control)
Speaker A / B
-
-
-
Bi-amping
-
-
-
Powered multi-room for one extra room
-
-
-
Specifications
Power Output (6 ohm, 1kHz)
-
30 W
-
Number of channels
-
2
-
Freq. Response (Analogue In)
-
20 Hz - 20 kHz
-
Signal to Noise Ratio (audio)
-
-
-
Total Harmonic Distortion (audio)
-
-
-
Frequency Range FM
-
87.5 Mhz - 108.0 MHz
-
Signal to Noise Ratio (Mono/Stereo) FM
-
-
-
Total Harmonic Distortion (Mono/Stereo) FM
-
-
-
Receiving Range Band III
-
o
-
General
Available Colours: Premium Silver / Black / White
-
o / o / -
-
Remote Control
RC-1205
RC-1162
RC-1202
Power Consumption in W
10
70
T.B.D.
Standby Consumption in W
0.4
0.3
T.B.D.
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm
200 x 240 x 86
210 x 308 x 115
200 x 240 x 86
Weight in kg
2.4
4.0
T.B.D.
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