December 19, 2007 Denon has announced the release of the S-52 wireless network CD music system which features the ability to stream audio either via Ethernet or wireless from Internet radio sources, together with other network attached storage devices including computers on the network.
Featuring an in-built, top seating docking port for an iPod, the unit also comes with FM/AM radio and a clock with two alarms.
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The S-52 can decode MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV formats as well as FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) encoded files plus it also supports the Rhapsody music service.
The Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Spatial EQ and Bass-XT technologies employed by the S-52 are designed to help tailor the sound to better fit different room acoustics giving powerful bass response and dynamics. Like the recently released S-302 , the S-52 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compliant, meaning it will network with other DLNA compliant A/V products. For example it is possible to listen to music stored in a PC, or Internet radio sources without being wired.
The unit offers connectivity options including 1 x RCA aux input, 1 x RCA (mono) output, 1 x Ethernet and 1 X USB which enables USB flash drive playback of files. All features and functions of the system can be controlled either via the multi-task jog wheel on top or by the included remote controller with a high contrast graphic LCD display supplying feedback. Weighing 13.9 lbs and measuring 15” wide by 8.7” deep by 5” high, the S-52 is a player that packs a lot of features into a neat little package that would make a feature packed clock radio as well as a tabletop music player.
The Denon S-52 is available retailers for the RRP of USD$699.