DCD-720AE

CD Player with USB Port

Features - DCD-720AE

Pure CD-Player with reliable premium technology like original Denon AL32 Processing for crystal clear and detailed playback.

New features:

  • AL32 Processing, to dramatically enhance the music listening experience

  • High Precision 32bit/192kHz D/A converter

  • Further improved sound quality

  • Newly developed remote controller

High quality sound:

  • Vibration-resistant design with Direct Mechanical Ground Construction

  • Original DENON Mechanism centrally located

  • Carefully designed construction to preserve audio signal purity

  • Minimum signal path design

  • Strictly selected parts for high sound quality

  • European sound-tuned

  • Pure Direct to preserve pure audio details

Useful Functions:

  • USB port for playback from an iPod or USB device

  • Folder Mode function, for playing only files stored in specific folders

  • Aluminium front panel, fitting the elegant design of other components in the range

  • Design matches the new PMA-720AE integrated amplifier and DNP-720AE Network Audio Player

Colour variations:

  • Premium silver

  • Black

Specs - DCD-720AE

Features

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

AL 32 Processing o

DAC Master Clock Design o

DAC operation mode: USB / Coax / Optical o / - / -

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 o

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 o

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

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 o

Headphone Volume Control o

Specifications

Mechanism -

D/A Conversion 2VRMS DIRECTPATH

DAC IC PCM5142, Burr Brown (192kHz/32-Bit)

Digital Filter AL32

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 112 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0025%

General

Available Colours: Premium Silver / Black o / o

Metal Front Panel o

Remote Control RC-1173

Power Consumption in W 22

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 4.1

Downloads - DCD-720AE

pdf file
DCD-720 User manual

5.77 MB
09/17/2013

pdf file
DCD-720AE Product Information Sheet

0.83 MB
06/11/2012

Comparison - DCD-720AE

Model
DCD-720AE
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
-
o (Advanced)
DAC Master Clock Design
o
o
o
DAC operation mode: USB / Coax / Optical
o / - / -
-
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
-
o
Symmetric circuit layout
-
-
o
Extra metal plate for chassis strengthing
-
-
-
Aluminium side panels
-
o
-
Data Disc Compatibility: DSD / WAV / ALAC
-
- / - / -
-
iPod / iPhone compatible USB input
-
-
-
Display: Dimmer / Off
-
o / -
-
Others
Separated rectifier circuit for analogue and digital circuitry
o
-
o
Display: Dimmer / Off
o/o
-
o/o
Playback
Program Play (CD / SA-CD)
o
o / -
o/o
Repeat
o
o
o
Random Play
o
o
o
Pitch Control
-
-
-
Start Sound Mode for SA-CD
-
-
-
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
-
o
USB Audio (Front) / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone
o / o / o
-
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
-
o
Headphone Volume Control
o
-
o
USB type B input for PC (rear)
-
-
-
Specifications
Mechanism
-
Slot in
SVH Loader
D/A Conversion
2VRMS DIRECTPATH
-
Advanced Segment
DAC IC
PCM5142, Burr Brown (192kHz/32-Bit)
PCM5102, Burr Brown (192kHz/32-Bit)
PCM1795 (192kHz/32bit)
Digital Filter
AL32
-
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
112 dB
105 dB
117 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.0025%
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
22
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
4.1
4.2
8.2

Technology - DCD-720AE

  • 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.

  • ALPHA Processing

    ALPHA processing is the world's first technical formula for reproducing an analog waveform from the reproduction of 16-bit data in 20-bit quality. The ALPHA processer interpolates the digital data recorded on a CD and reproduces it in a waveform that is very close to the way these musical signals would look in a natural analog waveform.

  • Compact Disc
  • 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.