Denon DCD 2500NE Super Audio CD Player
Advanced AL32 Processing + Ultra Precision 192kHz/32bit D/A Converter
DAC Master Clock Circuit Design to suppress jitter and noise
Direct Mechanical Ground Construction to minimize unwanted vibration
Carefully designed construction, minimum signal paths and selected Hi-Fi parts to preserve audio signal purity
Original drive mechanism, the heart of Denon’s digital disc playback technology, with Advanced S.V.H. loader
Playback of CD, 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
Twin Transformer for separated digital and analogue power supply
Pure Direct Mode
Digital optical, digital coaxial and analogue output
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 2500NE series, designed for today’s age, has been developed by both veteran engineers and talented young engineers who have inherited the Denon technologies and expertise that have been cultivated over many years and decades. The DCD-2500NE 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-2500NE’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.
Advanced S.V.H. Mechanism, Denon’s original disc drive design
The DCD-2500NE’s disc drive design contains reference-class Advanced S.V.H. (Suppress Vibration Hybrid) Mechanism. The circuitry that controls the pickup and decodes the signals read from the disc has been newly developed. Signal paths have been shortened to an absolute minimum and circuits have been miniaturized to ensure that excess current or noise will not occur.
The feet that support the hefty drive mechanism, power transformers, and the heavy weight of the chassis are made of high-density, highly rigid Bulk Molding Compound (BMC).
DSD data disc playback support
In addition to CD and Super Audio CD, the DCD-2500NE 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.
Aluminum top remote controller that can also operate the amp
The DCD-2500NE comes with an aluminum top remote control unit that can also operate the PMA-2500NE and other Denon amps.
Channels 2 channels
Frequency response 2Hz – 50kHz (-3 dB)
Dynamic Range 112 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio 120 dB
Total harmonic distortion 0.0008% (1 kHz, audible range)
Channels 2 channels
Frequency response 2Hz-20kHz
Dynamic range 118 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio 118 dB
Total harmonic distortion 0.0015% (1 kHz)
Output voltage 2.0 V (10 kohms)
Digital output 0.5 Vp – p/75 ohms
-15 to -21 dbm
Power supply AC 230 V, 50 Hz
Power consumption 25W (Standby 0.1W)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 434 x 138 x 335 mm
Weight 13.7 kg