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Denon CEOL Piccolo N5BKE2 (DRA-N5/SC-N5)

Denon CEOL Piccolo N5BKE2 (DRA-N5/SC-N5)
alaScore 93

20 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Denon CEOL Piccolo N5BKE2 (DRA-N5/SC-N5) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 20 reviews)

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Denon CEOL review


Denon's first AirPlay enabled hi-fi system is music to our ears

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Denon CEOL Piccolo review


A diminutive standard-bearer for next-gen micro hi-fi, the Denon's got Spotify, a control app and it'll stream your own tunes, right up to 24-bit. The dock's 30-pin, but who cares when you've also got AirPlay? Add Q Acoustics 2020i speakers for awesome...

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Denon CEOL Piccolo


Full, natural and always enjoyable sound, Never a hint of brightness, Vast format support, Spotify and AirPlay

A dash of extra attack would be lovely on occasion

No matter what the source, the CEOL Piccolo will play all your music in superb style


Expert review by:

Denon Ceol review


Denon has been upgrading a number of AV components, including the Ceol and RCD-N7, to AirPlay compatibility via a free scheme throughout 2011. By the time you read this, AirPlay will be available out of the box on many Denon components.

While you can use your own, at around £130 these are also an excellent choice if building your system from scratch. Separate speakers are another plus here, as they help create a greater stereo image and can be more easily manoeuvred and placed to...

Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
DLNA certified:No / Yes
Internet Radio: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio
Progressive Scan: No
UPnP:UPnP / Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Docking System:Apple Docking / No
Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control / No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
USB Interface: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Network Music System:Music Server / No
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No


Dolby / DTS: No