Denon introduced the wireless CEOL piccolo Network Music System featuring a built-in high-performance iPod dock with AirPlay or Wi-Fi audio streaming. The system is ideal for use as either a desktop or tabletop music system, as well as an easy and seamless way to upgrade the audio performance of today’s flat-panel TVs. The main unit features a powerful 65W + 65W audio amplifier that is easily able to deliver dynamic sound to fill virtually any room. With its wireless music access and streaming capabilities, the system maximizes the benefits of today’s content-rich music environment, providing access to a myriad of popular internet-borne content, including Pandora Internet radio and SiriusXM Internet radio. Adding to its extensive music content capabilities, the Denon CEOL piccolo also features built-in access to the award-winning Spotify digital music service, making it the world’s first network mini system certified for both Spotify and Airplay. CEOL piccolo owners who have a Spotify Premium subscription will be able to bring a nearly unlimited number of songs into their homes.
The system’s built-in music dock is iPod and iPhone (30-pin) compatible, and features an automatic recharge function that charges the docked device when in use, and even continues to recharge the device when in standby mode. To save energy – and money – once the device is fully charged, the unit then enters the lowest power standby mode that draws less than one third of a watt. In addition, an easily accessible front panel USB port lets users connect their audio device directly. For maximum audio quality and rich, immersive music, the precision audio decoder supports high resolution files up to 192 kHz/24 bit, including WAV and FLAC file types. The newly designed remote control allows easy operation, and the CEOL piccolo can also be controlled with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via Denon’s Remote App.
Adding even more flexibility in music sourcing, the CEOL piccolo features an optical digital audio input for connecting a variety of digital devices, including flat-panel TV sets, Blu-ray players, cable or satellite TV tuners. This capability will be especially welcomed by TV owners who want to dramatically step up the audio performance of their TV experience. When the TV is connected via the optical digital input, the TV’s audio signal is passed through the superior audio circuitry inside, bringing full, dynamic sound to all TV programming, as well as games and movies. Additional connectivity options include a stereo audio line input. There’s also an RJ-45 port for direct connection to your local area network, along with a subwoofer output. The USB port on the front panel lets users connect their portable devices directly, and it also features the automatic recharging function.
The matching optional speakers deliver a stunning full range musical experience, with response extending all the way out to 40 kHz for optimum reproduction of high resolution music tracks, and the system includes a special contour function that tailors the sound quality to match the characteristics of the speakers.
Price and Availability
The complete mini system is available for $649.99, or separately: