With the DNP-2000NE network audio player, Denon wants to introduce a state-of-the-art music player that features excellent sound quality and versatile connectivity. It was developed as a companion to Denon's PMA-1700NE integrated amplifier as well as older models such as the PMA-2500NE or PMA-1600NE. At the same time, it is said to also fit to any hi-fi system that requires a high-quality streamer. The DNP-2000NE is not only available in black and silver, but for an extra €200* also in silver graphite, so that owners of a PMA-A110 or DCD-A110 can have a visually matching streamer.
The DNP-2000NE is equipped with Denon's "Advanced AL32 Processing Plus," which is said to provide upsampling to 384kHz as well as intelligent resolution expansion to 32 bits for the most accurate reconstruction of the music signal. This technology is said to ensure faithful reproduction and thus high sound quality. The player also features four precise 32-bit/384kHz digital-to-analog converters. The dual differential mode adopted from the Japanese company's flagship, the DCD-A110, also aims to support the sound quality. According to Denon, all this is perfectly synchronized by the master clock design for a faithful reproduction. In addition, the DNP-2000NE's analog and digital circuits are isolated from each other to protect the analog circuits from interference and noise from the digital section.
The DNP-2000NE offers a variety of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB, and Bluetooth. It also supports AirPlay 2 for direct wireless music streaming from Apple devices. In addition, the device is equipped with HDMI ARC, two optical digital inputs, one coaxial digital input, and a USB-B input for music streaming directly from a computer. This also aims to allow external sources the use of the exclusive DAC technology in the DNP-2000NE. The integrated Bluetooth transmitter also allows wireless connection of Bluetooth-enabled headphones.
Furthermore, the DNP-2000NE also features HEOS Built-in, Denon's wireless technology that allows users to stream music wirelessly from music services such as Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music and more. The HEOS app also allows users to manage their local music library, create playlists, or share music with other HEOS Built-in devices like Denon Home Wireless speakers.
Thanks to an HDMI ARC port on the DNP-2000NE, TV audio can be streamed directly to the Hi-Fi system. In addition, HDMI CEC is supported, allowing compatible Denon amplifiers or the DNP-2000NE's variable output to be controlled via the TV's remote control.
The Denon DNP-2000NE is available in three finishes starting in June 2023*. The prices are around €1600 for the silver or black version and about €1800 for "silver-graphite".
*Availability and prices for Germany.