DCD-520AE

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Entry-class CD Player

Features - DCD-520AE

To faithfully reproduce the original sound, the DCD-520AE is endowed with a wide range of audio technology that Denon has developed and refined over the years. For a sound that surpasses the quality expected in its class, Denon engineers have carefully selected parts for the audio section, the power unit and other areas on the basis of their contribution to high sound quality. The patterns for the digital circuits have been specially designed to provide maximum protection from unwanted radiation and achieve low impedance. Denon engineers used rigorous listening tests to select the DCD-520AE’s high-precision 32-bit/192 kHz D/A converter. This converter and the audio circuit design that Denon has developed over many years masterfully reproduces the delicate nuances of music in the audio signal.

New features

  • High precision 32-bit 192kHz D/A converter

  • CD-R/CD-RW playback (MP3,WMA)

  • 2 line fluorescent display

  • Improved sound quality

  • Newly designed remote controller

High quality sound

  • High precision 32-bit 192 kHz D/A converter

  • Vibration-resistant design with Direct Mechanical Ground Construction

  • Original Denon Mechanism with central assembly drawer unit

  • Carefully designed construction to preserve audio signal purity

  • Minimum signal path design

  • Strictly selected parts for high sound quality

  • European sound-tuned

Ease-of-use

  • ECO friendly with low power consumption in stand by and auto power off

  • Remote control unit equipped with buttons of different

  • shapes and sizes based on their functions for easy operation

  • Integration with the new PMA-520AE’s remote control unit

  • Folder Mode function, for playing only files stored in specific folders (used when playing discs with MP3/WMA files)

  • Design matches the new PMA-520AE integrated amplifier

Colour Variations

  • Premium silver

  • Black

Specs - DCD-520AE

Features

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

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 -

Customised Components -

Symmetric circuit layout -

Extra metal plate for chassis strengthing -

Aluminium side panels -

Others

Separated rectifier circuit for analogue and digital circuitry o

Display: Dimmer / Off o/o

Playback

Program Play (CD / SA-CD) o

Repeat o

Random Play o

Inputs/Outputs

Analogue Out (Cinch) 2ch

Digital Optical In / Out - / o

Digital Coaxial In / Out - / -

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 o

Headphone Out -

Headphone Volume Control -

Specifications

Mechanism -

D/A Conversion 2VRMS DIRECTPATH

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

Digital Filter -

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 110 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0030%

General

Available Colours: Premium Silver / Black o / o

Metal Front Panel o

Remote Control RC-1173

Power Consumption in W 13

Standby Consumption in W 0.3

Auto Power Off o

Detachable Power Cable -

Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm 434 x 273 x 107

Weight in kg 4.0

Downloads - DCD-520AE

pdf file
DCD-520AE Product Information Sheet

0.35 MB
05/13/2012

pdf file
DCD-520 User manual

5.77 MB
04/29/2014

Comparison - DCD-520AE

Model
DCD-520AE
Features
CD Compatibility: CD / CD-R/RW / SA-CD / WMA / MP3 / AAC
o / o / - / o / o / o
o / o / - / o / o / -
o / o / o / o / o  / o
AL 32 Processing
-
-
o (Advanced)
DAC Master Clock Design
o
o
o
DAC operation mode: USB / Coax / Optical
-
-
o / o / o
Asynchronous mode rear USB
-
-
o
Bit-perfect transmission
-
-
o
USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6
-
-
o / o
Signal isolator for DAC Mode operation
-
-
o
Customised Components
-
-
o
Symmetric circuit layout
-
-
o
Extra metal plate for chassis strengthing
-
-
-
Aluminium side panels
-
o
-
Others
Separated rectifier circuit for analogue and digital circuitry
o
-
o
Display: Dimmer / Off
o/o
o / -
o/o
Playback
Program Play (CD / SA-CD)
o
o
o/o
Repeat
o
o
o
Random Play
o
o
o
Inputs/Outputs
Analogue Out (Cinch)
2ch
2ch.
2ch
Digital Optical In / Out
- / o
- / -
o / o
Digital Coaxial In / Out
- / -
- / o
o / o
Sample Rate digital In
-
-
192 kHz / 24-bit
Gold plated Cinch
-
-
o
USB Audio (Front) / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone
-
-
o / o / o
USB type B input for PC (back)
-
-
o
Asynchronous mode rear USB
-
-
o
Sample Rate USB type B In
-
-
192 kHz / 24-bit
USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6
-
-
o
Remote Control Bus in / out
o
-
o
Headphone Out
-
-
o
Headphone Volume Control
-
-
o
Specifications
Mechanism
-
Slot in
SVH Loader
D/A Conversion
2VRMS DIRECTPATH
-
Advanced Segment
DAC IC
PCM5102, Burr Brown (192kHz/32-Bit)
PCM5102, Burr Brown (192kHz/32-Bit)
PCM1795 (192kHz/32bit)
Digital Filter
-
-
Advanced AL32
Frequency Response (Cust.)
-
-
2 Hz - 50 kHz
Dynamic Range (SA)
-
-
113 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (SA)
-
-
117 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (SA)
-
-
0.001%
Frequency Response
2 Hz - 20 kHz
2 Hz - 20 kHz
2 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range
100 dB
100 dB
100 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio
110 dB
105 dB
117 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.0030%
0.004%
0.0018%
General
Available Colours: Premium Silver / Black
o / o
o / -
o / o
Metal Front Panel
o
-
o
Remote Control
RC-1173
RC-1215
RC-1186
Power Consumption in W
13
10
38
Standby Consumption in W
0.3
0.4
0.2
Auto Power Off
o
o
o
Detachable Power Cable
-
o
o
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm
434 x 273 x 107
280 x 305 x 71
434 x 331 x 134
Weight in kg
4.0
4.2
8.2