Denon launches CD-1700NE as CDs set to make comeback

Japanese high-end hi-fi brand Denon has launched a new CD player, capable of playing back high resolution audio, and boasting a host of premium features, the company has announced.

According to Denon, thanks to its Advanced AL32 Processing Plus and a proprietary S.V.H class disc drive, the 1700NE can manage pristine, faithful playback with optimal accuracy, even restoring information that was lost during the original digital recording.

In addition, the 1700NE comes equipped with carefully selected and tuned internal components evaluated by Denon with an eye toward the brand’s distinctive sound.

This launch comes following analysis from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which reported that in 2021, shipments of compact discs rose for the first time in 17 years – the first time CD sales were on the increase since 2004. Manufacturers are now responding with the launch of new players.

The 1700E can play any disc from CDs to SACDs, and even DVD-R/RWs and DVD+R/RWs that hold DSD and hi-res files. It can also handle playback of up to 192kHz/24-bit PCM and 5.6MHz DSD. There are optical and coaxial outputs, and one fixed line level RCA output.

Finally, the 1700NE is designed to minimise the vibration of the chassis and reduce any adverse audio effects of the heavy, powerful components inside to maximize audio quality, according to Denon.

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