Denon Focuses on Sound Quality and Versatility with New Network Player

Denon has introduced a versatile network player designed to handle most digital audio sources, including TV sound, with built-in support for wireless streaming and multiroom playback through the company’s HEOS streaming platform.

Available for pre-order with shipments expected to commence toward the end of May, the DNP-2000NE can stand alone or complement an existing analog stereo setup and is positioned as a perfect companion to Denon’s PMA-1700NE integrated amplifier and DCD-1700NE CD/SACD player.

HEOS (Home Entertainment Operating System) integration provides quick access to Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and other streaming services plus the ability to stream high-resolution music via Wi-Fi to HEOS-compatible components and wireless speakers around the house. The player also supports streaming via Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, and DLNA.

With a focus on sound quality, the DNP-2000NE boasts a master clock design with two digital-to-analog converters (DACs) per channel to reduce noise and employs Denon’s Ultra AL32 Processing Plus algorithm to “restore information lost during digital recording.”

Connections include one coaxial and two optical coaxial digital inputs, an HDMI port with audio-return channel (ARC) capability for importing TV sound, controlling volume, and displaying album artwork and song information onscreen, a USB-DAC input for direct connection to a computer, and an Ethernet port for connection to a network. Fixed and variable stereo audio outputs are provided. The USB-DAC connection supports hi-res PCM files up to 32 bits/384 KHz and DSD up to 11.2 MHz.

Everything is housed in a chassis designed to isolate digital circuit boards from one another with an independent power line from the transformer to protect analog circuitry from noise and interference. The player is available in black or silver. For more information, visit