Denon DCM-390 5 Disc CD Changer
Easily the best quality CD changer currently in production, the DCM390 earns its price, delivering the build and sound quality enthusiasts have come to expect from the Japanese firm. While it lacks the premium feel and heft of the NAD, the DCM390 is still built well, and has the ability to stand the test of time, if properly cared for. It has both coaxial and optical outputs for those with more advanced systems who are picky about connections, and while it lacks SACD capabilities that hardcore audiophiles demand, it will play high-capacity MP3 CDs, meaning that those who aren't obsessive about hearing every last detail in the music can store up to over 100 hours of tunes in its 5-disc carousel. Fans of the Denon house sound will immediately recognize the warm, rich, melodic tone common to nearly all Denon products; some, especially analytical listeners, may prefer the more neutral tones of the NAD or Onkyo changers. Bass lovers, however, should be quite pleased with the Denon's rich sound signature, which combines with a wide sonic image to create a very impressive, involving sound. Its an easy source to love, and even easier to recommend to anyone looking for a convenient source to round out a home speaker system.