Kleinburg, Ontario, September 26, 2011 — Denon Electronics, a premier manufacturer of high-quality home entertainment components celebrating 100 years of innovation and technology leadership, today announced the debut of its breakthrough DNP-720AE Network Audio Player (Canadian MSRP: $549), a standalone music streaming component designed to meet the needs of everyone who wants to enjoy the full benefits of today’s connected “digital universe.” In addition to significantly enhancing the audio quality of music, AirPlay® allows users to stream from their iTunes music libraries on Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, though their Wi-Fi networks.* In addition, many mobile device users will appreciate that the unit is DLNA-certified.
Adding even more user flexibility and source access, users can listen to Internet radio stations as well as popular online music services such as Rhapsody, Napster and Pandora.** Thanks to the USB connector, along with digital and analog outputs, they can enjoy better-sounding music from virtually any source, and smoothly integrate the DNP-720AE with systems that include both new and older components. Most importantly, the DNP-720AE features full digital processing, which allows for a pure signal transfer and optimum audio performance from all sources. Additionally, thanks to its Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), the DNP-720AE allows for easy and secure establishment of a wireless home network, and a 3-line OLED display makes it easy to see exactly where the music is coming from. To add even more flexibility and convenience, by utilizing the Denon Remote App***, DNP-720AE users can access and control music via their iPhone and iPod touch.
Noted Jeff Talmadge, Director, Product Development & Systems Integration, Denon Electronics: “Today’s home entertainment universe is about being able to connect with your favorite content quickly and easily – wherever and whenever you want. For Denon, this also means bringing our customers the kind of high-quality music reproduction that is our brand signature. The DNP-720AE delivers on this promise in a sophisticated and straightforward manner. It’s a brand new type of component that is in essence a CD player for the 21st century, allowing all music lovers to stream music throughout the home and enjoy it with much less effort than ever before – all with the best sound quality possible. The DNP-720AE is a true game-changer, a product capable of integrating smoothly with existing systems and transforming home entertainment into something new and exciting.”
Features Geared Toward Custom Integrators
Custom integrators will especially appreciate that the DNP-720AE is Control 4-Certified, and thanks to inclusion of Denon’s Ethernet connectivity, offers IP control of third-party controllers, made possible through Denon’s integrated partnerships with control manufacturers such as Crestron, AMX, Control4, Universal Remote Control, Savant, and RTI.
• Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
• DLNA 1.5 certified for reliable audio streaming and wide compatibility
• Plays a variety of network contents by Denon’s high-quality sound technology
• AirPlay direct music streaming from iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and iTunes library
• Internet radio with over 14,000 stations
• Last.fm and Napster
• PC/NAS music files streaming
• Denon Remote App for iPhone and iPod touch
• Digitally transmitted play function for iPhone or iPod (via front USB)
• Listen to AM / FM radio with RDS / Radio Text
• High quality 24-bit/192kHz audio digital to analogue converters
• Windows 7 certified for “Play to” from Windows Media Player 12 or higher
• Supports WMA/MP3/WAV/AAC/FLAC/WMA lossless (Transcode) / FLAC 96/24
• 2-channel analog output plus digital optical output
Canadian MSRP: $549
For more information, visit http://ca.denon.com.
*AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation), iPad and iPad 2 with iOS 4.2 or later. Wi-Fi network is required.
**Some services may require a subscription and fee or may not be available in Canada.
***The Denon Remote App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/ http://www.itunes.com/appstore/