Manufacturer: Denon Part number: S-32
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- Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews
- This powerful tabletop audio system can fit into any room of your home and give complete access to your entire music collection. Stream music from you digital music collection, even iTunes, on your wired or Wi-Fi enabled network, access Internet radio and rhapsody music service without a PC. Or pop your iPod in the built-in dock for exceptional Denon sound ... Read more
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Great Sound, lots of features, best alarm clock ever
by fcournoyer on August 29, 2008
Pros: Connects directly to web streams in AAC or MP3 set-up through rdiodenon WEB site. Connects to UPNP server with no issues. The sound is great tons of bass. As two alarms that holds time, audio level and buzzer or sound source (AM/FM/ PC / WEB)
Cons: In two weeks I had to reset the unit twice, because it lost connection to my wireless network and the wireless seemed to be frozen..
Summary: I just love the Radio media player. I comes with an aux (line in) input an IPOD dock which I don't really care for; but there are adapters for ...
Summary: I just love the Radio media player. I comes with an aux (line in) input an IPOD dock which I don't really care for; but there are adapters for various versions of IPODs. Also has AM/FM radio and can stream directly from the Internet or from an UPNP server. You can use any source as a wake up alarm but I would only use the AM FM radio just in case my favorite stream would be down in the morning. Great feature, great sound. The clock is always on time since the time is automatically set from the internet. Overall great device.
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Soundbridge was kinda better
by LeonPhepls316 on April 20, 2009
Pros: Great sound and user interface
Cons: Cant wake up to streamed internet music.
Summary: Cant wake up to streamed internet music. Alarm only plays AM FM or Buzzer. For something that cost this much I would expect it to at least be able to ...
Summary: Cant wake up to streamed internet music. Alarm only plays AM FM or Buzzer. For something that cost this much I would expect it to at least be able to stream th alarm.
Muddy sound, all bass.
by tamrarl on December 30, 2008
Pros: Wireless connection is a huge plus, to listed to MP3 collection anywhere in the house.
Cons: Bass, bass, BASS! It's so muddy you can't hear the vocals or any other instruments. Horrible sound.
Summary: When I was a teen, I thought good sound meant you could never have enough bass. A friend worked at Radio Shack and boasted he could sell any cheap-ass sound ...
Summary: When I was a teen, I thought good sound meant you could never have enough bass. A friend worked at Radio Shack and boasted he could sell any cheap-ass sound system to novice customers by cranking the bass and turning the treble to 0, then shouting, "feel that bass!" To our amusement, he made a ton of sales with that pitch, though it obliterated all vocals, guitars, and other instruments, but put out an incredible, floor pounding bass. Another friend tried to impress me with his incredible car stereo, using the same technique. Back then, people seemed to think that a great sound system was one that put out unlimited, wall shaking bass, to the detriment of anything else. The result is that it's damn hard to get any sound system today that doesn't put out a ton of bass, so seeking this is a moot point. What you do need to look for is something that can emphasize all frequencies, to provide a full rich sound. I chose a Denon because I assume it would deliver this.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. The Denon S-32's sound settings seem designed for those who think that the more pouding bass you have, the better the sound quality. Incredibly, I listened to 2 minutes of one of my favourite songs on internet radio before recognized it, because the vocals, mids and highs were so drowned out. When the chorus kicked in, I suddently realized what it was. I paid $700 CAD for a basic radio system, with no CD, that has no EQ settings, and no EQ presets? Wha?? Even my cheap MP3 player has this, as does my TV, my home stereo tuner, and my cheap armband workout radio (granted, some only have a few presets, not full EQ capability, but at least I have SOME choice).
This is one size fits all sound, which definitely does not fit all. I want rich bass, sharp treble, and audible mids. I want a full sound that highlights every instrument, including vocals. And I want to be able to adjust things to my taste. Is that so much to ask? Apparently, Otherwise, this is a great unit with great features. It's my fault -- I didn't even check if you could adjust the sound quality as I assumed this was a given. This is the first sound device I've had that has no way whatsoever to adjust at least the basic bass and treble balance. Instead, the manual says that it adjusts automatically to optimize the sound -- but for who? For what style of music?
To be clear, I listen to everything, but I'm a fan of metal, industrial, funk, jazz and punk music. I'm no stranger to bass heavy, guitar heavy, in-your-face music. And to me, the sound is muddy muddy muddy.
Otherwise, this has great features, is a great looking unit, and it's easy to set up. The Denon website is quite disappointing is that is has few support features and I was hoping they would offer a basic music server software like many of their competitors do, but that's like. I have one of their home stereo amps and it's great, but also has a few issues (the mute function causes a huge green ring around the volume knob to blink constantly, driving you nuts in time... ). I think they are going downhill.
A pure sound system with no audio setting options? Get serious, Denon. I mean.. get serious about providing your customers with a great sound experience.
Avoid this, until a firmware updare resolves the issue.
- Manufacturer: Denon
- Part number: S-32
- Description: This powerful tabletop audio system can fit into any room of your home and give complete access to your entire music collection. Stream music from you digital music collection, even iTunes, on your wired or Wi-Fi enabled network, access Internet radio and rhapsody music service without a PC. Or pop your iPod in the built-in dock for exceptional Denon sound right where you want it.
- Product type Micro system
- Network player functionality Internet radio playback
- Width 15 in
- Depth 8.7 in
- Height 5 in
- Weight 12.3 lbs
- Connectivity IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi),
IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
- Network protocols supported DHCP
- Amplifier Output Details 10 Watt - 4 Ohm - THD 10 % - 2 channel(s)
- Sound Output Mode Stereo
- Output Channel Qty 2
- Output Power (Total) 20 Watt
- Bass Control Yes
- Additional Features Wi-Fi compatible,
Audyssey Dynamic EQ,
Digital Media & Network Players
- Digital player type None
- Network player supported digital audio standards MP3
DVD / Blu-ray
- DVD/Blu-ray type None
- CD type None
- Tuner Type Radio tuner
- Tuner Frequency Range 87.5 - 108 MHz
- Tuning Display LCD display
- Signal-To-Noise Ratio 35 dB
- Supported RDS Functions RT,
- Type None
- Equalizer Yes
- Equalizer factory presets Bass
Inputs & Outputs
- Connections 1xAudio line-in(RCA phono x 2)-Front,
1xSubwoofer output(RCA phono)-Rear,
- Headphone Jack Yes
- Built-in display LCD
- Remote Control Type Infrared
- Included accessories [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Miscellaneous] Remote control
- Built-in clock Snooze,
- Timer Sleep,
- Power Device Power supply - Internal
- Power AC 230 V
- Power Consumption Operational 36 Watt
- Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep 0.4 Watt