Denon has come out of the digital music network server gate with a bang. The DNP-720AE is a well conceived multifunctional unit that plays just about all digital sources wired or wirelessly, discs excluded. Besides sporting Napster, Rhapsody and Pandora services, the AIrPlay function opens up iTunes libraries, a USB port accesses music storage devices or iPods. There's even a built-in AM/FM tuner for analog fans. i-device owners can also take advantage of the Denon Remote App.
Denon has introduced an unusual piece, the S-5BD, which combines a top-notch Blu-ray player with a high performing A/V Receiver. This "ray-ceiver" acquitted itself well in both viewing and listening tests. A smart solution to home theater systems limited in space and for those desiring simple set up and operation.