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Stepping into the footprints of multi-award winning D-M39, the new D-M40 features serious Hi-Fi quality CD Receiver RCD-M40 along with optimized two-way speaker system SC-M40. For almost 20 years now, Denon’s M Series has been developed to meet the needs of modern day audio enthusiast that want a micro size stereo system but with the least compromises on sound and build quality. The latest development comes with improved connectivity options such as two digital optical inputs to hook up a TV, set-top box or other digital gear that deserves improved audio quality. Of course it plays all sources like CD, FM (and DAB/DAB+ in D-M40DAB version) radio or USB media including iDevices in impeccable quality too.
Denon’s popular M series gives you high sound quality based on the “simple & straight” concept. Circuitry is uncomplicated, signal paths are short, and all adverse influences on sound quality have been minimised. The circuit design and the way the chassis is built ensure that the sound you hear is utterly faithful to the original performance.
In an audio component where various circuits, boards, and wire layouts can influence each other, it is not possible to obtain satisfying specifications or sound simply by strengthening the power amp circuit. Denon has therefore eliminated three sources of noise to ensure that the sound is as clean as possible. Distortion from the input selector, electronic volume and power amp has been suppressed to improve the signal-to-noise ratio and produce an even smoother, dramatic sound.
You can also listen to music files from your iPod by simply connecting it to the USB port with the USB cable that came with the iPod. Digital signals from the iPod are transmitted as is to the D-M40 and are processed by advanced audio circuitry to produce a clean, high-quality sound. Moreover, the D-M40’s USB port is not only capable of playing MP3 and WMA files, but also lossless FLAC, WAV and AAC.
The compact size of 210mm width and just 310mm depth (plus speakers) allows for an easy setup of the D-M40 on a bookshelf, in a bedroom or in the home office. With several colour combinations, it easily blends into people’s daily life, delivering impeccable performance at the same time.
These speakers have been designed with Denon Hi-Fi craftsmanship and European Sound engineering. For best performance a high quality 12 cm woofer / midrange chassis has been combined with a high definition tweeter and a crossover network with selected components to reproduces the smoothness of natural sound.
High quality power output 2 x 30 W
CD Compatibility: CD, CD-R, RW, WMA, MP3 / / /
Tuner: DAB / DAB+ / FM (RDS) / /
USB Audio (Front) / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone / /
Tone Control: Bass / Treble / Balance / /
Programmable Timer: Once / Daily /
Analogue In/out 1 / 0
Digital Optical In / Out 2 / 0
iPod / iPhone compatible USB input
Speaker Terminal: push type / Screw Type /
Speaker A / B
Power Output (6 ohm, 1kHz) 30 W
Number of channels 2
Freq. Response (Analogue In) 20 Hz 20 kHz
Receiving Range Band III
Frequency Range FM 87.5 Mhz 108.0 MHz
Available Colours: Black / Premium Silver /
Remote Control RC-1162
Power Consumption in W 70
Standby Consumption in W 0.3
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm 210 x 308 x 115
Weight in kg 4.0
RDS tuners with Radiotext can receive short messages which might include information about the presenter, station or programme you are listening to. For example, BBC Radio 1's RadioTEXT usually gives information about the presenter and programme, whereas Classic FM gives information which includes a web address for the station. The information will scroll across the display on a home tuner.
A compressed audio format that is popular for downloading across the internet. Files may be recorded on CD-R or CD-RW media for playback in compatible DVD players, audio CD players, and CD-ROM drives. Files are usually named as "*.mp3". Sound quality varies as a function of the recording/encoding bit rate. For a high fidelity home audio system, its recommended to use MP3s encoded at no less than 256 kbps data rate. Anything less would mean too much compression was used at the cost of sound fidelity. See also WMA files compatibility with DVD and CD players.
Radio Data System for VHF/FM broadcasting.
The developers aimed at making radio receivers very user-friendly. Listeners should be able to see the programme service name (PS) on an eight character alpha-numerical display and the transmitter frequency information, as displayed on non-RDS radios, is then only used in the background by an RDS radio. The tuner is able to choose the transmitter frequency, among a number of alternatives, that gives the best quality reception.
Travel information with RDS is currently possible using the Travel Programme (TP) and Travel Announcement (TA) flags.
Once a radio is tuned to a programme service broadcast within a network, using the RDS feature Enhanced Other Networks (EON), additional data about other programmes from the same broadcaster will be received. This enables the listener, according to their choice, to have the radio operating in an automatic switch-mode for travel information or a preferred Programme Type (PTY, e.g. News).
Another feature of RDS is accurate Clock-Time, displaying the time/date when selected.
Windows Media Audio (WMA) is a proprietary compressed audio file format developed by Microsoft. It was initially a competitor to the MP3 format, but with the introduction of Apple's iTunes Music Store, it has positioned itself as a competitor to the Advanced Audio Coding format used by Apple. It is part of the Windows Media framework.
A WMA file is almost always encapsulated in an Advanced Systems Format (ASF) file. The resulting file may have the filename suffix "wma" or "asf" with the "wma" suffix being used only if the file is strictly audio. The ASF file format specifies how metadata about the file is to be encoded, akin to the ID3 tags used by MP3 files.
Files in this format are mainly played using Windows Media Player, Winamp (with certain limitations, DSP plugin support and DirectSound output is disabled using the default WMA plugin) and many other alternative media players.
The most current version of the format is Windows Media Audio 10 which includes specific codecs for lossless, multi-channel surround sound and voice encoding in addition to the main lossy codec. Both constant and variable bit rate encoding are supported.
Denon DVD players can play CDR's or CDRW's with WMA and MP3 files burnt on them as long as they have been burnt using a slow speed, recommended x4 speed.
"The D-M40 follows on from the award-winning D-M39 and features an improved receiver, upgraded speakers and additional connections."
"Denon has done it again - the D-M40DAB is a seriously impressive micro system for the money..."
"It is difficult to be over complimentary about the D-M40 as a micro hi-fi system at this price; Denon has produced something even better than last year’s Award winner."
"In short, it is impressive. We load the CD of Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat’s album Everything’s Getting Older and are struck by the improvement on the D-M39 – our 2014 Award-winner in this bracket. There is more detail, most noticeably in the midrange and bass, better organisation and more confidence and space in the treble. Moffat’s vocals on Let’s Stop Here feel more alive."
What Hi-Fi?, the world’s most trusted technology buyer’s guide have announced the D-M40DAB as one of it's 2015 Product of the Year Award winners.
Celebrating the best innovation in technology throughout the year What Hi Fi? selected the D-M40DAB as Product of the Year in the Systems category.
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