A brand new design built using audiophile components, with technologies derived from Denon’s Advanced Evolution Hi-fi Series, DAB, total iPod integration, a phono input and even an optional cassette deck.
The D-F102DAB replaces the D-F101 and does so with great panache. Each D-F102 starts life as two mini hi-fi separates, a CD Player and a Compact DAB/RDS Receiver, both packed with Denon’s latest audio technology and importanntly for 2007, Denon’s ECO Stand-by power circuit, using less than 0.1 w in standby.
When these are connected together, an array of remote & intelligent features come into operation, turning the components into a smart, easy-to-operate mini Hi-fi. The key to this product is that Denon care about music as well as looks, the electronics are way above average and the speakers are designed in Europe and voiced for UK tastes.
The D-F102 will fill all but the largest room with a quality and richness of sound that is very rare in systems of this class and unusually, the 102 has inputs for a phono turntable and an optional cassette deck.
Each miniature component is based on Denon’s Advanced Evolution hi-fi. The 102CD is an advanced 192kHz/24bit player, the 102DAB receiver uses audiophile design & components and a fully specified DAB/RDS tuner. Partnered with the new Denon Euro speakers, the sound quality is superb for a system of this size & price. As usual Denon don’t force customers to buy things they don’t need. The speakers and cassette are options.