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Denon RCD-N8

Denon RCD-N8
alaScore 96

49 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Denon RCD-N8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 49 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Denon Ceol RCD-N8 & SC-N8 Mini-System Review


Convenience is what everyone's after these days. So be it smartphones where you have everything from your office work to your social life and music integrated all in one device or an automobile vehicle equipped with all kinds of audio systems, GPS...

The RCD N-8 comes built with DLNA, Wi-fi, Airplay, Ethernet, USB, a CD player and an Ipod Dock. With all these features integrated in this mini component system one can have so many advantages of listening to music from anywhere in your house or in the...


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A stunning network music system with AirPlay and Spotify support

Sumptuous sound quality ; Impressive build and styling ; Easy to use

No Bluetooth or DAB ; Speakers not included

Finally, the RCD-N8’s digital amplifier musters 2 x 65W of power. Inside, the N8 uses a fully digital concept from input source to output stage, with a ‘simple and straight’ circuit design to keep interference to a minimum.

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Stacks of connectivity in a compact system makes this an attractive option, but it falls just short of the best sound quality available

Well-built ; Well-featured ; Warm, punchy character ; Well balanced ; Rhythmic

No Bluetooth ; No DAB ; Not the last word in refinement and detail ; Can lack organisation with busier recordings

When you put this system in context, it’s very hard not to draw comparisons with the Marantz M-CR610, and Marantz’s unit takes the Denon when it comes to refinement, organisation and fine detail.


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The Denon CEOL is a well thought out compact stereo, providing good quality from a wide range of sources, including your network and the internet.

Good sound quality ; Wide support for various media ; Effective remote control ; Good selection of inputs

Poorly made speaker cables sap confidence

Denon has engineered this system extremely well to provide good-quality sound with wide media access at a reasonable price. It also offers an upgrade path. Just add higher-quality loudspeakers for better (and louder) sound, or plug in an active...

Product Specifications


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


Docking System:Apple Docking
Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
USB Interface: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
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