Denon DM40DAB Hi-Fi & Q Acoustic 2010i speakers - £249.95 in-store @ RicherSounds
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Denon DM40DAB Hi-Fi & Q Acoustic 2010i speakers - £249.95 in-store @ RicherSounds

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Found 11th Sep 2015
Was £368.95, now £249.95!

Brand new and award-winning Denon DM40 Hi-Fi (5 stars at What Hi-Fi - won best system under £400 recently) with Q Acoustic 2010i speakers (also 5 stars at What Hi-Fi) available for just under £250 at Richer Sounds - in store only. Loads left in Romford and told there will be lots of stock around the country.

Best price I could find for just the Denon system only was £249 - the speakers normally go for at least £79 so you are effectively getting these for free!

6 year guarantee as standard on the speakers, around £19 for the system itself.

Link to product:
richersounds.com/pac…825

Denon review:
whathifi.com/den…iew

Q Acoustic speakers review:
whathifi.com/q-a…iew
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Nice piece of kit for the money
Basic unit but if you're not bothered about Internet radio or streaming services/Bluetooth etc it's an excellent buy.
These Q-Acoustics are a bit long in the tooth, but still a decent set and the bundle is a steal. The DM40 is a fantastic all in one system, maybe sell the Q-Acoustics on ebay and replace them with something like Monitor Audio BX2's and this will give a mid-range separates system a good run for the money.
Edited by: "hcc27" 11th Sep 2015
hcc27

These Q-Acoustics are a bit long in the tooth, but still a decent set and … These Q-Acoustics are a bit long in the tooth, but still a decent set and the bundle is a steal. The DM40 is a fantastic all in one system, maybe sell the Q-Acoustics on ebay and replace them with something like Monitor Audio BX2's and this will give a mid-range separates system a good run for the money.


I think the ears that are "long in the tooth" are more of an issue than the hardware mentioned.
splender

I think the ears that are "long in the tooth" are more of an issue than … I think the ears that are "long in the tooth" are more of an issue than the hardware mentioned.



Well it's a question of taste, musical sensitivity and budget. I did try a pair of Q-acoustics 2020i's along with MS Avianos, Wharfedale 10.1's and Neat Iotas for my bedroom system (Marantz MCR603 streamer) but found the BX2's have a slightly wider soundstage with better defined bass - they should I guess given the larger drivers compared to the others, but I expected the Iotas to be better based on their significantly higher price point.
None of these combos can hold a candle to my main system, a Unison Research S6 tube amplifier coupled to a pair of Opera Secondas - as I said, horses for courses. And FYI, I'm in my late 30's and do hope my auditory faculties are not yet too long in the tooth :-)



Edited by: "hcc27" 11th Sep 2015
splender

I think the ears that are "long in the tooth" are more of an issue than … I think the ears that are "long in the tooth" are more of an issue than the hardware mentioned.



My Mission speakers still sounds great and are over 20 years old.
Nice, I wonder if they'll agree to swap the Q-Acoustics for the Monitor Audios & pay a little more - say £50? Probably not, but worth a try!
I have upgraded my old 30 year old nads ! I now have a Denon PMA 350 SE amp a Denon 520 Ae CD player and a nad 4225 tuner and Tannoy V1 speakers on atacama nexus stands with QED cables and Cambridge interconnects sounds wonderful to me !
This looks to be a good deal for the money.

I use the 2010i's as rear speakers and the 2020i's as front speakers and to my ears it sounds fantastic. (I do have an xls200 beefing up the bass for me though)..
LOUGHBORO GUY

I have upgraded my old 30 year old nads ! I now have a Denon PMA 350 SE … I have upgraded my old 30 year old nads ! I now have a Denon PMA 350 SE amp a Denon 520 Ae CD player and a nad 4225 tuner and Tannoy V1 speakers on atacama nexus stands with QED cables and Cambridge interconnects sounds wonderful to me !



Wot no Onkyo? oO
I have an onkyo dab 315 mini system in the lounge
JohnnyUtah

Wot no Onkyo? oO



Best stick to a proper brand, rather than some far east unknown...
Q-Acoustics speakers are superb, I've had some 3010s for about 6 months paired with a Topping VX1 USB amp/DAC and they're great.
I paired this stereo with some Dali Zensor 1's.

Sounds awesome.

Richer sounds staff were very helpful (happy to mix and match stereos and speakers etc).
LOUGHBORO GUY

I have an onkyo dab 315 mini system in the lounge



Thought you didn't do unknown brands.
brookysm

Basic unit but if you're not bothered about Internet radio or streaming … Basic unit but if you're not bothered about Internet radio or streaming services/Bluetooth etc it's an excellent buy.



So what would be a good solution if you wanted to stream deezer for example for similar or less money?
LOUGHBORO GUY

I have upgraded my old 30 year old nads ! I now have a Denon PMA 350 SE … I have upgraded my old 30 year old nads ! I now have a Denon PMA 350 SE amp a Denon 520 Ae CD player and a nad 4225 tuner and Tannoy V1 speakers on atacama nexus stands with QED cables and Cambridge interconnects sounds wonderful to me !


My nads gave been going strong for well over 30 years, no plans on upgrading yet.
Sp0oner

So what would be a good solution if you wanted to stream deezer for … So what would be a good solution if you wanted to stream deezer for example for similar or less money?


Depends on the quality you're expecting. You could get something that has Bluetooth or if you want higher quality then you could use something like this with something like this along with a Chromecast

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro%C2%AE-AV-Pro-Audio-Extractor-3-5mm/dp/B00ATRH2WS/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

Decent quality sound is hard to come by much cheaper than this tho tbh unless you just go for an amp and speakers if you're not bothered about the tuner and CD player.
hcc27

Well it's a question of taste, musical sensitivity and budget. I did try … Well it's a question of taste, musical sensitivity and budget. I did try a pair of Q-acoustics 2020i's along with MS Avianos, Wharfedale 10.1's and Neat Iotas for my bedroom system (Marantz MCR603 streamer) but found the BX2's have a slightly wider soundstage with better defined bass - they should I guess given the larger drivers compared to the others, but I expected the Iotas to be better based on their significantly higher price point. None of these combos can hold a candle to my main system, a Unison Research S6 tube amplifier coupled to a pair of Opera Secondas - as I said, horses for courses. And FYI, I'm in my late 30's and do hope my auditory faculties are not yet too long in the tooth :-)


At late 30's you're past it. Better off trading the whole kit in for a BASH amp, a couple of Argos wharfedales and a couple of B.K. Monolith plus front firers for each ear, forget about treble you're only good for bass now.
brookysm

Depends on the quality you're expecting. You could get something that has … Depends on the quality you're expecting. You could get something that has Bluetooth or if you want higher quality then you could use something like this with something like this along with a Chromecasthttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro%C2%AE-AV-Pro-Audio-Extractor-3-5mm/dp/B00ATRH2WS/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8Decent quality sound is hard to come by much cheaper than this tho tbh unless you just go for an amp and speakers if you're not bothered about the tuner and CD player.



Thanks, I was considering a SONOS speaker as it seems I can stream Deezer to it from phone or pc plus stream from my pc all my music and internet radio stations?

I'd like something like in the deal but it seems at that price point you aren't going to get streaming capability.


Edited by: "Sp0oner" 11th Sep 2015
Sp0oner

Thanks, I was considering a SONOS speaker as it seems I can stream Deezer … Thanks, I was considering a SONOS speaker as it seems I can stream Deezer to it from phone or pc plus stream from my pc all my music and internet radio stations?I'd like something like in the deal but it seems at that price point you aren't going to get streaming capability.


Yeah, like I said you were going to struggle. If you're fancying the movable speaker choice then try out a UE Megaboom, the sound from it is quite incredible (and you can double them up to make stereo speakers if you're ever feeling flush...).
baz84

This looks to be a good deal for the money.I use the 2010i's as rear … This looks to be a good deal for the money.I use the 2010i's as rear speakers and the 2020i's as front speakers and to my ears it sounds fantastic. (I do have an xls200 beefing up the bass for me though)..



What stands do you use? As I'm planning a similar setup.
brookysm

Yeah, like I said you were going to struggle. If you're fancying the … Yeah, like I said you were going to struggle. If you're fancying the movable speaker choice then try out a UE Megaboom, the sound from it is quite incredible (and you can double them up to make stereo speakers if you're ever feeling flush...).



Thanks, are they better than SONOS then?
Sp0oner

Thanks, are they better than SONOS then?


Personally I think so. Also its truly portable, has a battery life of 15+ hours isn't tied to a few streaming services as it uses Bluetooth and its bloody loud with a surprising amount of base.
sureshot

What stands do you use? As I'm planning a similar setup.



No stands - have used shelving for the rears and have a wide TV unit which I position the front speakers on.
brookysm

Personally I think so. Also its truly portable, has a battery life of 15+ … Personally I think so. Also its truly portable, has a battery life of 15+ hours isn't tied to a few streaming services as it uses Bluetooth and its bloody loud with a surprising amount of base.



OK cheers, think i'll have to take a trip into Richer Sounds and have a look at what's on offer.
brookysm

Yeah, like I said you were going to struggle. If you're fancying the … Yeah, like I said you were going to struggle. If you're fancying the movable speaker choice then try out a UE Megaboom, the sound from it is quite incredible (and you can double them up to make stereo speakers if you're ever feeling flush...).



The Megaboom is a good speaker, but you'll need two to create a stereo soundstage. Also consider the new Wharfedale DS1's with APTX Bluetooth and NFC pairing. They're been well reviewed on WhatiHiFi and cost around £130 on Richer Sounds. They do need to be plugged in, but as they are separates you'll get a decent stereo soundstage.


Edited by: "hcc27" 12th Sep 2015
kester76

At late 30's you're past it. Better off trading the whole kit in for a … At late 30's you're past it. Better off trading the whole kit in for a BASH amp, a couple of Argos wharfedales and a couple of B.K. Monolith plus front firers for each ear, forget about treble you're only good for bass now.



Ha ha, I might as well upgrade to an Onkyo then.
Edited by: "hcc27" 12th Sep 2015
baz84

No stands - have used shelving for the rears and have a wide TV unit … No stands - have used shelving for the rears and have a wide TV unit which I position the front speakers on.



Ok thanks.
This is a steal. I just recently bought this system with a set of q acoustics 2020i and I have been extremely impressed with the sound. Such a big sound from a small system. Plays flac files as well which is a bonus.
hcc27

Ha ha, I might as well upgrade to an Onkyo then.


Lol, you risk the wrath of the Onkyo boys with that jibe Joking aside that's a serious bit of kit, have you got a SACD/DSD or DVDA player linked up to it ?
hcc27

The Megaboom is a good speaker, but you'll need two to create a stereo … The Megaboom is a good speaker, but you'll need two to create a stereo soundstage. Also consider the new Wharfedale DS1's with APTX Bluetooth and NFC pairing. They're been well reviewed on WhatiHiFi and cost around £130 on Richer Sounds. They do need to be plugged in, but as they are separates you'll get a decent stereo soundstage.


You have the same problem with Sonos too. I was lucky enough to get a pair of Megaboom's from Japan for just under £300 and they work well as a pair, my UE Booms suffered from regular dropouts from one speaker in the house (must have been interference from something as it never happened outdoors) but the Megas are rock solid in stereo. Stereo also works from any Bluetooth source as well as long as you set the pair up via the smartphone App 1st which is great as I usually use my netbook to play music on them.
Ayrshireguy

This is a steal. I just recently bought this system with a set of q … This is a steal. I just recently bought this system with a set of q acoustics 2020i and I have been extremely impressed with the sound. Such a big sound from a small system. Plays flac files as well which is a bonus.



​+1 for the 2020i's
brookysm

Basic unit but if you're not bothered about Internet radio or streaming … Basic unit but if you're not bothered about Internet radio or streaming services/Bluetooth etc it's an excellent buy.


I thought this, the DM40 did have bluetooth? and that bluetooth and a 2nd optical link are the two main advantages over the DM39 that it replaced? thanks
shakerstevens

I thought this, the DM40 did have bluetooth? and that bluetooth and a 2nd … I thought this, the DM40 did have bluetooth? and that bluetooth and a 2nd optical link are the two main advantages over the DM39 that it replaced? thanks


Not according to Richer Sounds specs. If it has then happy days!
brookysm

Not according to Richer Sounds specs. If it has then happy days!


I think your right, especially after reading the review on it. Thats a shame, the guy in Richer Sounds told me (about 2 months ago) that it did have BT - normally the guys in store are very knowledgable.
Crossbow

Nice, I wonder if they'll agree to swap the Q-Acoustics for the Monitor … Nice, I wonder if they'll agree to swap the Q-Acoustics for the Monitor Audios & pay a little more - say £50? Probably not, but worth a try!


all the package prices with the different speaker options are here;
richersounds.com/pro…ENO
Just bought the same. I've barely tried the speakers although performance via my Audiotechnica headphones is impressive.
Price now showing as £279, which is still a great deal - although at this price probably worth spending £20 more and going for the 2020i speakers instead - richersounds.com/pac…729
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