Denon announced a new stereo mini system that combines high-quality sound with a beautiful appearance. The Denon D-M40 Micro Hi-Fi System is designed for CD playback or via USB devices, including iPhone or iPad. It features a serious hi-fi quality CD receiver RCD-M40 along with an optimized two-way speaker system SC-M40. Surprisingly, there is no Bluetooth connectivity.
The D-M40, which replaces D-M39, comes with improved connectivity options such as two digital optical inputs to hook up a TV, set-top box or other digital gear that would benefit from improved audio quality. The D-M40’s USB port is not only capable of playing MP3 and WMA files, but also lossless FLAC, WAV and AAC. Moreover, it still provides a digitally transmitted play function for iDevices, upgrading the sound from these mobile devices dramatically. For very personal listening, the new D-M40 owns an upgraded headphone amplifier section with dedicated Gain Control.
Its 8.27” width and 12.13” depth compact size (plus speakers) allows for an easy setup of the D-M40 on a bookshelf, in a bedroom or in the home office. It easily blends into peoples’ daily life, delivering impeccable performance at the same time. The renowned sound quality originates from Denon’s “simple & straight” concept. All circuits are uncomplicated, signal paths are short, and all adverse influences on the sound signal have been minimized. The circuit design and the way the chassis is built ensure that the sound heard is utterly faithful to the original performance.
Price and Availability
The Denon D-M40 Micro Hi-Fi System is expected to be available in June 2015 for $479.
RCD-M40 CD Receiver Features
- CD-Receiver with 30 W x 2 high power output
- “Simple & Straight” circuit design for sound purity
- Triple Noise Reduction Design (T.N.R.D.) to preserve signal purity
- High-grade speaker terminals
- Speaker Optimizer for best performance with SC-M40
- Sound-tuned for serious hi-fi quality
- High quality headphone amp with gain control
- Digitally transmitted play function for iDevices (via USB) for best sound quality
- iDevice charging even in standby mode
- USB port supports MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV and AAC
- 2 optical digital inputs for amplified TV playback or other digital gear
- FM/AM tuner built in
- Easy-to-read front 2 line FL display to identify music tracks or broadcast stations at a glance
- Subwoofer pre-out
- Easy timer setting
- Remote Control
- Available in black
SC-M40 Speaker System Features
- 2-Way speaker system with 4-3/4” woofer and 1” soft dome tweeter
- Crossover network, to separate woofer and tweeter to reproduce the smoothness of natural sound
- Designed with Denon Hi-Fi craftsmanship and European Sound engineering
- Available in black