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Denon S-81

Denon S-81
alaScore 79

117 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of Denon S-81. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, 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 S-81 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Denon S-81

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Denon S-81 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.co.uk.

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Denon S-52 Wireless Network CD HiFi System with integral iPod dockDenon S-52 Wireless Network CD HiFi System with integral iPod dock

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Denon S-81

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Denon S-81 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com.

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Denon S-52 Wireless Network Music System with Built-in Speakers and Alarm ClockDenon S-52 Wireless Network Music System with Built-in Speakers and Alarm Clock

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Sam Kieldsen (avreview.co.uk)

Denon S-52DAB

 

iPod integration is a step ahead of the other models here: the LCD screen displays your iPod's contents and menu systems, and you can control everything using the remote control. The other models here let you skip tracks and adjust the volume, but...

Excellent iPod integration. Superb audio quality. Also includes DAB, FM and web radio

Ugly styling. Expensive for those who want just an iPod dock

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Denon S52-DAB

 

The Denon S52-DAB is a wireless network music system. It can serve as a CD player, an FM radio and an iPod dock. It also has a DAB digital radio and online radio streaming capabilities. You can use your CD or USB device and the Denon S52 will be able...

This certainly isn't the prettiest desktop music system we've come across, and at £500 it's not the cheapest either, but the sound quality and versatility are excellent. Denon S52-DAB is tagged with DAB radio, Denon, streamer and iPod. Select a tag...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Denon S52DAB

 

Great radio streaming, great sound, easy to use once set up. Works fantastically well on UK boradband internet.

Difficult to set up due to poor user manual (maybe I'm just getting old). Doesnt charge the Iphone 3G when connected to the docking port. Quite expensive. Needs a larger buffer in lower speed internet connections (eg Africa where I spend half my time).

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Denon S52DAB

 

Nicer sound quality than Bose table tops.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Denon S52DAB

 

Can`t adjust tone manually.....this machine has far too much base and can`t be used for some music Brain teasing controls, don`t correspond to manual

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Denon S52DAB

 

excellent integration of the various media formats so they can be played on one machine - Would definitely call this a serious and weighty music machine. Very substantial sound for a relatively small box with bags of Oomph but - why oh why are there no...

Too much bass sometimes - if only there were some tone controls. No onboard battery so if you unplug from mains you have to reset the clock every time you power it up. Radio reception requires a mass of aerial spaghetti hanging out the back - spoiling...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Denon S52DAB

 

really easy to set up , including the Internet Radio and playing music from any of our computers is really great. I had the whole system working in 15 miniutes.

No control over sound tone, but the sound it produces is very good

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Denon S52DAB

 

good sound

wireless setup very poor no tone controls or sound eq

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Denon S52DAB

 

Excellent features, good looking compact system

Although sound reproduction is good the Sound output could be higher

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Denon S52DAB

 

This is an excellent unit. It covers all areas, the sound quality is superb and in all honesty it is more suited as a HIFI unit, rather than be delegated to a Kitchen or Bedroom. I can't understand why some owners have a problem with its Bass output -...

A little slow to respond to commands from the remote - thats all..

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

DENON has become a world leader in the manufacture of high quality audio and audio/video equipment and software products for the entertainment and information industries. Its professional-use and consumer-use equipment and software products are recognized internationally for their originality and standards of quality, durability and innovation. DENON is recognized internationally as Japan's leading manufacturer of high-quality audio and audio-visual products, and is the only company in the industry involved in the development and production of both hardware and software.

Amplifier

Output Channel Qty:2
Output Power / Total:20Watt

Audio

Impedance:4

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Components:Main unit / Speaker system
Functions (KA):CD/MP3 player / Digital player / Network audio player / Radio/CD/MP3 player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Type:Micro system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Media Load Type:Slot-load/Tray
Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle
Type:CD / MP3 player

Connectors

Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.7in/8.9in
Height:5in
Weight:13.9lbs/14.8lbs
Width:15in

Display

Display:LCD

DVD

Type: None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):37
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA

Header

Manufacturer:Denon
Model:S-52/S-81
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon

Loudspeakers

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
RMS rated power:20
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Interface:USB
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):37
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM/UKW/MW
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Turntable

Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.9
Height:4.96
Weight:14.8
Width:15