Denon D/A Converter



Denon DCD 1600NE CD Player
Denon is one of the rare audio brands that continued to actively develop Hi-Fi components and accumulate, refine, and pass down Hi-Fi audio technologies. The DCD-1600NE focuses on achieving the essence of a disc player: ultra-high precision in reading discs and supplying high-quality audio signals to the amp. To achieve this, the signal paths are as short as possible and the whole circuitry is minimized. The engineers also redesigned the disc drive mechanism brackets and the chassis to eliminate vibration, the great enemy of disc players, and achieve ultra-vibration-resistant performance. The information on the disc is now read with impeccable accuracy and a clean, high-grade signal is supplied to the DCD-1600NE’s Advanced AL32 Processing Plus circuitry. Besides CD and Super Audio CD playback, the DCD features playback of audio recordings up to PCM192/24 or DSD5.6 recorded on a DVD R/RW for full flexibility and extended access to high resolution audio.

State-of-the-art Denon Solutions
Advanced AL32 Processing and Ultra Precision 192kHz/32bit D/A Converter – Digital recordings beautifully faithful to the original sound
DAC Master Clock Circuit Design – Jitter-free audio reproduction
Direct Mechanical Ground Construction – Minimizes unwanted vibration
Carefully designed construction, minimum signal paths and selected Hi-Fi parts – Preserves audio signal purity
Denon original drive mechanism with S.V.H. loader – Accurate pickup and decoding from all discs
Playback of CD and Super Audio CD; DSD (2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz) files and PCM files up to 192 kHz / 24 bits recorded on DVD R/RW – Extended disc support for modern high-res audio
Separated digital and analogue power supply – Preserves audio signal purity
Pure Direct Mode – For clean output
Available in Premium Silver and Black – Perfectly matching the PMA-1600NE Integrated Amp
Advanced AL32 Processing Plus
The DCD-1600NE is equipped with Advanced AL32 Processing Plus, the latest version of Denon’s analogue waveform reproduction technology which utilizes unique data interpolation algorithms and also supports high-resolution sound sources. These algorithms interpolate points that should exist before and after the points in large quantities of data to achieve a smooth waveform that is close to that of the original signal. By carefully restoring data that was lost during digital recording, the resulting playback sound is highly detailed, free of interference, accurately localized, richly expressive in the lower range, and beautifully faithful to the original sound.

DSD data disc playback support
In addition to CD and Super Audio CD, the DCD-1600NE can play DSD (2.8 Mhz / 5.6 MHz) files and high-resolution files up to 192 kHz / 24 bits recorded on DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. Music files with sampling frequencies of up to 48 kHz recorded on CD-R/RW discs can also be played.


Analog output

[Super Audio CD]
Playable frequency range:
2 Hz – 20 kHz
Playable frequency response:
2 Hz – 50 kHz (-3 dB)
2 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
119 dB (Audible range)
117 dB
Dynamic range:
112 dB (Audible range)
101 dB
Harmonic distortion:
0.0010 % (1 kHz, Audible range)
0.0016 % (1 kHz)
Wow & flutter:
Below measurable limits
Below measurable limits
Output level:
2.0 V (10 kO/kohms)
2.0 V (10 kO/kohms)
Signal type:
1-bit DSD
16-bit linear PCM
Sampling frequency:
2.8224 MHz
44.1 kHz
Usable discs:
Super Audio CD
Compact Disc
Digital output

– 0.5 Vp-p / 75 O/ohms
-15 – -21 dBm
Emission wavelength:
– 660 nm

Power supply:
AC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption:
24 W
Power consumption in standby mode:
0.1 W or less