Denon has just announced their new DNP-720AE Network Audio Player, which incorporates Apple AirPlay technology. Apple AirPlay allows wireless audio streaming from iDevice or iTunes. As well, with Wi-Fi or Ethernet, users can tap into internet radio and online content, as well as network music files.
The DNP-720AE is DLNA 1.5 certified allowing for swift and easy connection to compatible devides. It’s claimed that select components have been used throughout, including a high quality 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analogue audio converter.
The Denon DNP-720AE has a flexible user interface – with browsing possible via the three line OLED display, the remote handset, or an ‘iDevice’ using the available Denon Remote App. Three quick-select buttons offer fast access to favourite internet radio stations. The front USB port offers further playback options, such as direct digital transmission from iDevices or other attached USB mass storage devices. The DNP- 720AE is also Windows 7 certified for ‘Play To, meaning you can easily stream music files from Windows Media Player 12 or higher to the stereo system.
• Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
• DLNA 1.5 certified for reliable audio streaming and wide compatibility
• Plays a variety of network contents by Denon’s high-quality sound technology
• AirPlay direct music streaming from iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and iTunes library
• Internet radio with over 14,000 stations
• Last.fm and Napster
• PC/NAS music files streaming
• Denon Remote App for iPhone and iPod touch
• Digitally transmitted play function for iPhone or iPod (via front USB)
• Listen to AM / FM radio with RDS / Radio Text
• High quality 24-bit/192kHz audio digital to analogue converters
• Windows 7 certified for “Play to” from Windows Media Player 12 or higher
• Supports WMA/MP3/WAV/AAC/FLAC/WMA lossless (Transcode) / FLAC 96/24
• 2-channel analog output plus digital optical output
The Denon DNP-720AE will be available this October at a MSRP of: $549.