Denon DM39 DAB micro system bargain price was £149 (great bundle w/Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 too at £188.95 while unit only is now £189) Richer Sounds in-store
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Denon DM39 DAB micro system bargain price was £149 (great bundle w/Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 too at £188.95 while unit only is now £189) Richer Sounds in-store

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Found 1st Jun 2015
Fantastic price, thanks to the DM40 being round the corner, and a great sounding stereo. I have the DM38 with some Diamonds and it sounds absolutely fantastic, genuinely a step UP from my old separates system I replaced to get more space. I'd be really surprised if you can get better for under £200 or even more.

Don't forget you can get a 5yr guarantee for just £15 on the unit too!

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I've been eyeing this system up for ages - do I finally take the plunge?

Heat added, really good price for a nice package

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badger2609

I've been eyeing this system up for ages - do I finally take the plunge?


I can't see how you'd do better, at least not without spending (much?) more...

Great price bundled with the speakers.

I have DM38 one in black with mission shelf speakers and DM38 in silver with Kef Q5 floor standing speakers, both sets are wired with 8PR Kimber Kable and they sound absolutely awesome.These mini hi fi systems are an absolute steal at this price.They will not disappoint especially with being the DM39 model

great system really opened my eyes to small one box systems having been such a separates snob for many years... I have some old Wharfedale floorstanders hooked up to it and it really is as good if not better than a budget separates set up. optical in too which was a big bonus for me hooking up the LED TV

my only niggle is the usb playback is a PITA, the structure is a real let down when I compare it to the Panasonic SC-HC39 I have in the bedroom..

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jough

great system really opened my eyes to small one box systems having been … great system really opened my eyes to small one box systems having been such a separates snob for many years... I have some old Wharfedale floorstanders hooked up to it and it really is as good if not better than a budget separates set up. optical in too which was a big bonus for me hooking up the LED TVmy only niggle is the usb playback is a PITA, the structure is a real let down when I compare it to the Panasonic SC-HC39 I have in the bedroom..


+1 for USB playback pain, and also as others have noted the volume could do with a "10.5" on volume control for the perfect volume level...

Could you use this as a kind of dac for a computer can it connect digital

I had one of these few years back. They are absolute destroyers, neighbours will hate you

jazzuk777

+1 for USB playback pain, and also as others have noted the volume could … +1 for USB playback pain, and also as others have noted the volume could do with a "10.5" on volume control for the perfect volume level...


It doesn't go up to 11? Voted cold.

These are great, I've got two in the house, been in constant use for 5 years, highly recommended!

Wanted this with the Zensor 1 speakers but thats still at £299.99. Which of the other speakers would you audio-experts recommend or Zensor 1's that good?

richersounds.com/sea…m39

Let me add my recommendation to anyone thinking of going for this. I have the 37's myself. Absolutely brilliant kit at a fantastic price.

I think these also a Sub pre out like mine. If you want some more bass.

Torres76

Wanted this with the Zensor 1 speakers but thats still at £299.99. Which … Wanted this with the Zensor 1 speakers but thats still at £299.99. Which of the other speakers would you audio-experts recommend or Zensor 1's that good? http://www.richersounds.com/search/dm39



I would choose Q Acoustic 2020i or Wharfedale 220 over the Dali's.. personal pref though.

My view is Denon sound is a little dry but good for classical, Marantz much warmer.

wakkaday

Could you use this as a kind of dac for a computer can it connect digital



Not sure it will work like that but it does have both digital and analog inputs. With my iMac I found that via digital when no sound the amp would go into sleep and send a splitting hiss through speakers at the same time. I changed it to analog, not noticed and sound quality difference and never looked back.

cantonbean

Not sure it will work like that but it does have both digital and analog … Not sure it will work like that but it does have both digital and analog inputs. With my iMac I found that via digital when no sound the amp would go into sleep and send a splitting hiss through speakers at the same time. I changed it to analog, not noticed and sound quality difference and never looked back.

There is an autostandby setting in the menu I believe, perhaps this was the reason for it shutting down - can be turned off

I bought it for £140 last week at RS by using the £10 off over £100 spend I got in the VIP email - might be worth checking if this is still valid

philippo

There is an autostandby setting in the menu I believe, perhaps this was … There is an autostandby setting in the menu I believe, perhaps this was the reason for it shutting down - can be turned off



thanks for the information! Not sure i'll bother now as actually think i prefer it via analog tbh but good to know!

DAB one of the most badly implemented digital systems ever put in to service.

Denon are great. I have an ancient system and it still plays wonderful music

bought one at £159 @ richersounds, best micro hi fi i bought, feature packed, great sound, only griped is the sub par menu system.. very hard to get your way around the dab channel tuning n storing.

Hot always rated Denon

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theybrokemywatch

It doesn't go up to 11? Voted cold.


Ho ho! 10 is just slightly too quiet and 11 slightly too loud. Quite a few reviews on Amazon agree ;p
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 1st Jun 2015

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Interesting to see the various speaker choices mentioned. I was completely wowed by the full and warm bass on the Wharfedale Diamonds, and don't feel any need to improve on them. Wish I had only paid £179.50 for that bundle. I think when I got my DM38 I was pushing £100 more including the guarantee and a short run of wire, maybe even over £300!

Edited by: "jazzuk777" 1st Jun 2015

So is the consensus this is better than the typical old separates system?

I have a Technics SL-PG200A CD player & Pioneer A400 amp, both over 20 years old, together with a newer Sony DAB-FM radio. The temptation is to keep running them, however the compact package and the prospect of one remote that even adjusts the volume is tempting.
Although, with just 1 input, connecting my PC, DVD player and the satellite receiver to the Denon would be difficult.

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jaizan

So is the consensus this is better than the typical old separates … So is the consensus this is better than the typical old separates system?I have a Technics SL-PG200A CD player & Pioneer A400 amp, both over 20 years old, together with a newer Sony DAB-FM radio. The temptation is to keep running them, however the compact package and the prospect of one remote that even adjusts the volume is tempting. Although, with just 1 input, connecting my PC, DVD player and the satellite receiver to the Denon would be difficult.


I connect my TV to my DM38 so I can loop through my PS3 for blu rays/DVDs and also our humax box. Not bothered about my laptop as don't really use for audio except for ripping.

i want to be able to connect to macbook via usb in ideally - if it can do this that would be great and then i have volume control and hopefully i can select different sources i.e. headphones via the menu
not sure if it will work, will ask richersounds or seek something similar

No Bluetooth? I would ideally like to stream music from my iPad using spotify.

I'm looking for something for the kitchen.
This size works. I'm just wondering what I can do about speakers. Can I get away with some diamonds out of sight on cabinets or will the kitchen steam etc destroy them?
I would prefer bluetooth streaming too.

Panasonic GameCube anyone?

I bought an older version of this a few years ago and found the DAB radio a little temperamental to say the least.
Other than that it's a great little bit of kit.

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chopper4ya

I bought an older version of this a few years ago and found the DAB radio … I bought an older version of this a few years ago and found the DAB radio a little temperamental to say the least.Other than that it's a great little bit of kit.


I found it was quite dependent on the aerial but maybe that's not surprising

Great little system. I would recommend you give the new Monitor Audio Bronze 2 a try. Running mine in at the minute and they sound great. Wasn't fussy on Zensor 1 but Diamond 220 are very good.

Is this in great need of a sub woofer? Or will be sufficient with the speaker bundle? Need one for utility room, for garden/patio use.

These systems have won numerous awards over the years.... I've wanted one since DM30 but never taken the plunge. Great price.

jough

I would choose Q Acoustic 2020i or Wharfedale 220 over the Dali's.. … I would choose Q Acoustic 2020i or Wharfedale 220 over the Dali's.. personal pref though.



I auditioned Dali Zensor 1 against 2020i and the Dali are much livelier and musical, fantastic speakers, check out the Stereophile review

Would you be able to run a record player through this? Want to add dab to my setup but don't want to lose my records haha

he11o

No Bluetooth? I would ideally like to stream music from my iPad using … No Bluetooth? I would ideally like to stream music from my iPad using spotify.



No bluetooth, but you could just buy an additional Bluetooth adapter.

would rather have a sony
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