Denon DNP-2000NE, Heos multi-room audiophile network player with HDMI ARC

Denon announced a few weeks ago the DNP-2000NE network player, an audiophile model designed to perfectly accompany the Denon PMA-1600NE or Denon PMA-1700NE amplifiers already available. Presentation.

First remark, sporting a black or silver-gold finish, the new Denon DNP-2000NE goes harmoniously with the PMA-6000NE/7000NE amplifiers (see photo below). Namely, it also exists in silver graphite color.

Denon DNP-2000NE, main specifications

The equipment program includes four ESS Saber ES9018KM2 384 kHz/32-bit digital-to-analog converters configured in doubly differential mode, and managed by an extremely precise Denon master clock to guarantee full circuit operation digital. Namely, these are perfectly isolated from the analog section to avoid interference and possible noise. Similarly, the power supply is entrusted to an EI transformer.

Denon DNP-2000NE, AL32 Ultra processor

To further magnify the sound reproduction of digital files, the Denon DNP-2000NE embeds the exclusive AL32 Ultra processing allowing the interpolation of audio data, even from a high resolution 192 kHz/24-bit PCM signal to reproduce a practically smooth waveform, very close to that of the original signal.

Denon DNP-2000NE, connectivity

In the connectivity menu, AirPlay 2, Wi-Fi Dual Band and Bluetooth compatibility are present. The same goes for the Works with Alexa, Works with Google Assistant and Works with Apple AirPlay (Siri) certifications, not to mention the Heos multiroom functionality. The Denon DNP-2000NE can therefore easily be transformed into a link in a larger audio chain with real Heos HS2 speakers, to add sound to a home.

Access to web radios is therefore guaranteed (via TuneIn), as well for Spotify Connect, Deezer Premium, SoundCloud, Tidal, Amazon Music HD, Napster and Mood Miw. Finally, the Roon Tested label is in the game.

, Denon DNP-2000NE, rich connectivity

The Denon DNP-2000NE connectors have two RCA stereo outputs (one fixed, one variable), one optical, one coaxial, two optical inputs, one coaxial, one HDMI with ARC function to recover TV sound, one 12V Trigger Out socket (to simultaneously switch on the Denon DNP-2000NE and the Denon PMA amplifier to which it is connected), a USB Host 2.0 port, an Ethernet port and an asynchronous USB-B port. Plus two sockets for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antennas and a headphone output (6.3 mm).

Denon DNP-2000NE, audio codec management

The management of audio codecs of the Denon DNP-2000NE is still just as wide, judge for yourself: MP3, WMA, AAC, Alac (192/24), Flac (192/24), DSD (2.8/5.6/ 11.2 MHz) and Wav (192/24). Of course, the Denon DNP-2000NE can be controlled from the free Heos Android/iOS application with perfect ergonomics and a neat and very readable user interface.

Available immediately. Indicative price: €1,599 for the Denon DNP-2000NE in black and silver gold. €1,799 for the Denon DNP-2000NE in Silver Graphite.

Reminder of the key characteristics of the Denon DNP-2000NE:

• Type: Network player/audio gateway

• Converter: Dac ESS Saber ES9018K2M 384 kHz/32 bits x4

• Transformer: EI

• Codec compatibility: MP3, WMA, AAC, Alac (192/24), Flac (192/24) and Wav (192/24)

• Music service compatibility: Web radios (TuneIn), Spotify Connect, Deezer Premium, Tidal, Amazon Music HD

• DSD compatibility: 2.8/5.6/11.2 MHz

• Hi-Res Audio certification: yes

• Signal/ Noise: DSD: 120dB; PCM: 118dB

• THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): DSD: 0.0006%; PCM: 0.0008%

• Frequency Response: DSD: 2 - 50 kHz; PCM: 2 Hz - 20 kHz

• Input(s): 2 optical, 1 coaxial, 1 asynchronous USB-B port, 1 HDMI, 1 Ethernet port

• Output(s): 1 optical, 1 coaxial, 1 fixed RCA stereo, 1 variable RCA stereo, 1 headphone output (6.3 mm)

• Gapless function: yes

• Multiroom function: yes, Heos

• Connectivity: Wi- Fi Dual Band, Bluetooth, AirPlay AirPlay 2

• App: Heos (Android/iOS)

• UPnP (DLNA) audio gateway function: yes

• Anti-vibration chassis: yes, dual layer

• External Dac function: yes, via optical, coaxial and USB-B

• Consumption (on/standby): 38 W/0.2 W

• Voice assistant: Works with Alexa , Works with Google Assistant and Works with Apple AirPlay (Siri)

• Dimensions (W x D x H): 434 x 4221 x 107 (antennas deployed)

• Weight: 9.7 kg