Denon who recently launched its popular DN7 Airplay system has now unveiled a new network audio player that allows users to stream content from networked PCs or storage devices.The DNP-720AE network audio player which is set to go on sale in Australia prior to Xmas is also DLNA-certified.
A stand-alone music streaming system the new player also has built in AirPlay technology that enables users to stream from their iTunes music libraries, as well as music stored on their iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, using Wi-Fi.
Users can also listen to Internet radio, Rhapsody, Napster and Pandora.
Files supported includes WMA (and WMA Lossless), MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC and FLAC 96/24.
The new player also has 24bit/192Khz DACs and ‘simple and straight’ circuit design working to optimise the sound performance.To take advantage of the new device users will need to have a stereo amplifier, via the rear-mounted phono outputs, to actually hear it.
The DNP9720AE is also Windows 7 certified for ‘Play To’ on Windows Media Player 12 and above.
Other features include control via Denon’s remote app (iPad, iPod and iPhone – but not Android, yet), playback from portable storage devices thanks to the front USB input and a somewhat redundant built-in AM/FM tuner.
Pricing for Australia has not been announced.