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

Denon CEOL Piccolo N5BKE2 (DRA-N5/SC-N5)
alaScore 89

60 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Denon CEOL Piccolo N5BKE2 (DRA-N5/SC-N5). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Denon CEOL Piccolo N5BKE2 (DRA-N5/SC-N5) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on

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This summary is based on the products: DENON CEOL PICCOLO DRA-N5 NETWORK MUSIC SYSTEM (BLACK)DRAN5WTE2GB Network Hifi Micro Receiver in White

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Steve May (

Denon CEOL review


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

Nov, 2011

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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...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

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

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Nick Spence (

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...

Jan, 2012

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
Soundbar: 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