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Denon D-M38

Denon D-M38
alaScore 88

482 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 482 reviews of Denon D-M38. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 D-M38 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Denon D-M38


alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Denon D-M38 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Denon DM38 DAB Hi-Fi System in SilverDenon DM38 DAB Hi-Fi System in Silver

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Denon D-M38DAB review


It's been around for a while, but it's still an absolute cracker

Impressive build for the money ; digital iPod connection ; exciting, enthusiastic delivery

Nothing at the price

Best microsystem up to £400, Awards 2011. It works best with better speakers, but even with Denon’s own-brand units, the D-M38DAB is an absolute cracker

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (

Denon D-M38DAB review


It might look just like its predecessor, the D-M37DAB, but this little system is a surprisingly worthwhile upgrade

Denon's been doing this longer than most, and it shows. This is a very well-sorted, cost-effective system

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

Denon DM38


IMHO, its just plain fantastic and has no right to be as good as it is for its cost!

May, 2012

Consumer review (

Quality System


My rating of excellent is based on the intended usage of the unit: micro-system, not the be confused with a modular/rack system. If you are looking to shake windows and doors, look elsewhere, though, it should be noted that the system has the potential...

Great Sound, Easy Controls, Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design, Powerful

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (

Denon DM38 with speakers


Fabulous build and sound quality for the price.

Quality of MP3 playback from auxiliary sources definitely isn't as good as CD. I cant comment on the ipod/phone port as I use Android.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (

not worthy of price.


It is meant for european music,you will not get of full value of your rupee 31000. Indian music does not sound entertaining.If you increase volume to 15th level, sound start distorting.Not made for indians.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (

Denon DM38 without speakers


Quite a nice micro system all functions are good, and it's perfect for a large kitchen, very good system.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (

Denon DM38 with speakers


Compact, easy to set up. Great sound.

Would be better if combined products were offered with speaker leads.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

Denon DM38 With Speakers


Compact, easy to set up. Great sound

Would be better if combined products were offered with speaker leads

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (

Denon DM38 without speakers


compact,modern,great sound

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

The D-M3 is a Super Micro Component System that gives you a CD player and a tuner in a single unit. With high-power out-put of 20 watts for each stereo channel (total 40 watts) and highly-acclaimed DENON Hi-Fi technology in the audio circuitry, the rich, high-quality sound from a unit as compact as the D-M3 is truly impressive. The D-M3 personal audio system combines a superb-sounding CD/radio/amplifier electronics module with 2-speaker Bass Reflex System for a Dynamic Crystal-clear Sound. The D-M3 also sports three types of timers that let you program the unit to suit your lifestyle: ON/OFF timers turn the D-M3 on or off at the same time each day, and the Sleep timer can be set to turn it off up to 60 minutes after bedtime. And for the future, whenever you want to add an MiniDisc recorder or cassette deck, the D-M3 is equipped with 3 sets of input terminals and 2 sets of output terminals to let you easily expand your system.


Output Channel Qty:2
Output Power / Total:40Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):CD player / Radio
Sound Effects:SDB
Sound Output Mode:Hi-Fi stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Type:Micro system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Media Load Type:Tray
Playback Modes:A-B repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle
Type:CD player


Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Cherry, Silver
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player:Y
Type:Micro set

Dimensions & Weight



Display Type:VFD


Type: None

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power Source:AC


Equalizer Type:Digital graphic


Bass adjustment: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon D

MD System

Type: None


Color:Metallic silver


Bass reflex: Yes
Frequency range:45 - 40000
Karaoke: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):120
RMS rated power:60
Speaker type:2-Way
Tweeter diameter:0.984
Tweeter Size:0.984
Woofer diameter:4.72
Woofer Size:4.72

Other Features

Speaker depth:9.21
Speaker height:9.17
Speaker width:5.71

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio
USB direct playback: Yes
Video recording: No

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone, iPod
Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
AUX in: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Speakers connectivity type:Binding Post
Subwoofer out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power Source:AC


AM band range:522 - 1611
FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Preset stations quantity:99
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:AM, MW / FM, MW
Supported radio bands:AM,MW / FM,MW
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Type: None

Weight & Dimensions