Denon's Connected Music System

Written by Peter Familiari     02/09/2015 | 00:00 | Category: RECEIVERS

Denon is a dab hand when it comes to making musically adept, well equipped and nicely priced compact music systems.


The very latest called the CEOL N9 lifestyle Network CD Music System takes this winning formula to a whole new level offering the most fastidious music lovers a grand sounding, beautifully equipped and styled music system for $1,099.


No idle boast given the new Denon's ability to playback content streamed from these sources: NAS computers, mobile devices and the internet via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth and USB.


The lovely CEOL has Spotify Connect, Internet and FM/AM radio and a CD player so it covers most of today's musical bases.


All these features are built into a slick console featuring top panel controls built into a sleek dual-layered acrylic top panel, and flanked by a powerful hi-fi speaker system.


Dig a little deeper into the CEOL's long list of features and you find it has Airplay for establishing a direct link to iDevices and iTunes. CEOL is also compatible with Windows 8/RT and will support Spotify connect, Bluetooth and NFC.


And yes, it allows Internet radio and network audio streaming via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Files supported include Mp3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, 192/24, AIFF 192/24 and ALAC 96/24.


Turn to the CD player and you'll find it plays back CD-R/CD-RW (WMA or MP3) discs. The CEOL will charge iPods in standby mode and can be controlled from most smart devices via the Denon Hi-Fi Remote App.


Power output is a generous 65 watts for each of its two channels.


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