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Denon DCD-S10

Stereo Compact Disc Player

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Denon DCD-S10


Disc format: CD

Digital converter: 4 x PCM1702-J

CD Mechanism: KSS-240A

Frequency response: 2Hz to 20kHz

Dynamic range: 100dB

Signal to Noise Ratio: 118dB

Channel separation: 110dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.0018%

Line output: 2V

Dimensions: 343 x 135 x 340mm

Weight: 10kg

Accessories: RC-253 remote control


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Reviewed Apr 14th, 2016 by tjs129

Having been a bit of a Sony ES fanboy for a while now, I bought this on a bit of a whim with a drive malfunction for a bargain price (£130 delivered!) thinking it could be used as a DAC if all else fails.

Having bought a genuine Sony laser for about £15, it turned out this was all that was needed.

Luckily, this uses one of the cheap and cheerful Sony laser mechanisms that are still widely available and not very adjustable - meaning someone like me who is technically minded but hasn't done this before could replace it relatively easily!

So, a bargain! Near mint..

Returning to the Sony obsession; before this I used a CDP-XA2ES, which I was expecting to lag not far behind this - 117db/0.0023% vs 118db/0.0018%.

Contrarily, this thing is a big improvement - instruments are better separated in the mix, reverb tails etc. are accurate, and much more can be heard in the bass - I'm talking layered synths and guitars dissected, and all totally tuneful.

Build quality is also stellar - easily on a par with ES gear. Massive Elna Silmic caps in the power supply, and Silmic everywhere else too!

It's pure speculation, but I imagine clock modifications might really set this off.

I'm genuinely curious to hear this against a '7' series ES player now!

Point of note: This is the mk1, but I found only one transformer not the two most commonly seen. I've seen ES gear like this too - the Japanese versions might get two while everyone else gets only one! It's an imported machine from a Scandanavian country. I usually find them to be good sources of fairly-priced gear, with less 'eBay shyster' culture! Also - yes this can be used as a DAC, it has optical & coaxial digital inputs.



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