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Denon DCM-280

5-disc CD changer

4 Reviews

Item #: 033DCM280

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Original Price: $199.99

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Overview

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Denon's DCM-280 is loaded with advanced technology to give you the rich, warm CD sound you crave! A Multilevel Noise Shaping D/A converter fights jitter and helps bring out the subtlest musical details on your CDs. In addition to playing regular CDs, audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs, the DCM-280 also handles MP3 CDs, which can hold up to 10 times as much music as standard discs!

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Denon's DCM-280 is loaded with advanced technology to give you the rich, warm CD sound you crave! A Multilevel Noise Shaping D/A converter fights jitter and helps bring out the subtlest musical details on your CDs. In addition to playing regular CDs, audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs, the DCM-280 also handles MP3 CDs, which can hold up to 10 times as much music as standard discs!

This 5-disc changer is solidly built for smooth, quiet operation, and comes packed with convenience features. The CD tray rotates both clockwise and counter-clockwise for easy loading and unloading of your discs. Three random play modes and 32-track programming help keep your music sounding fresh. And a coaxial digital output lets you hook up an external CD-R recorder to make digital recordings of your favorite discs.

Details:

  • 5-disc carousel design
  • disc exchange
  • plays CDs, audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs
  • tray rotates clockwise or counter-clockwise for faster disc access
  • 32-track programming, repeat, and random play
  • remote with volume control and direct disc/track access
  • coaxial digital output
  • headphone jack
  • Multilevel Noise Shaping D/A converter
  • signal-to-noise ratio 108 dB
  • 17-1/8"W x 4-5/8"H x 16-7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year

excellent cd player! i havent had a disc that has skipped yet. highly recommend.

michael, evansville,in

What's in the Box:

  • 5-Disc CD changer
  • RC-258 Wireless remote
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 3' Audio cable (left and right RCA audio connectors on each end)
  • Operating Instructions (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty sheet
  • "Warning" sheet
  • "Denon Service Network" sheet
  • Transit screw note (taped to the front of the unit)
Reviews

Denon DCM-280 Reviews

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4 Reviews

Denon DCM-280

Written by: michael from evansville,in on April 3, 2006

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excellent cd player! i havent had a disc that has skipped yet. highly recommend.

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best yet but no mp3's

Written by: willjk from seattle, wa on December 20, 2005

Just got mine today plays better quality then the sony that i had for the last 3 years. very crisip esp. with the coax out very simple to use only problem is dosen't seem to support itunes mp3 burned cd's i'm trying to find an OSX burning program that will, I will post it if I do. the reason i stil give it 4 stars is bc it would have five if this feature were to work it still gets 4 bc it sounds so clear my system sounds 2x better with just this. note that it has no trouble reading any burned cd's just mp3 ones. and it can read very scratched cd's too so<BR> a solid 4.

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Plays Mp3

Written by: restyx from Natinal City, Ca on April 24, 2005

i only want this product becuase its plays mp3 not only 1 disc but 5 disc that i can play an mp3.....

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No Dice

Written by: Mike from Charlottesville, VA on March 21, 2005

Failure out of box. Tried one CD and it played fine, tried 7 others and it could not "find" any of them. I should have read the reviews beforehand.<BR><BR>I am returning this unit and exchanging for the Sony or Onkyo.

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What's in the box?

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  • 5-Disc CD changer
  • RC-258 Wireless remote
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 3' Audio cable (left and right RCA audio connectors on each end)
  • Operating Instructions (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty sheet
  • "Warning" sheet
  • "Denon Service Network" sheet
  • Transit screw note (taped to the front of the unit)

Product Research

Features
Inputs and Outputs Notes

Features

Advanced Multilevel Noise Shaping DAC: The DCM-280 features a Multilevel Noise Shaping DAC. This multi-level modulation powerfully removes the adverse effects of jitter, and because it is built into the output amp, a clean analog output with suppressed high-frequency interference can be directly obtained.

Disc Exchange: You can exchange up to 4 discs while playing a fifth; once the drawer is open, 3 CDs can be changed, then you must use the disc skip button to remove the remaining one.

Variable Headphone and Line Outputs: The output levels are controlled by remote only (controlled using the volume +/- buttons). The line and headphone output levels are affected simultaneously, so the line output level cannot be changed without changing the headphone output level (and vice versa). If the variable line output level is changed while recording a CD from the analog outputs of this unit, the recording levels will be affected.

Music Calendar: The player has a 20-track music calendar.

MP3 Playback: This unit will play MP3 files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 level 1 and level 2 formats. A maximum of 99 folders can be played on the DCM-280. Folders over 8 layers down, however, cannot be played. The maximum number of files is also 512. If there are 513 files, only the first 512 are played. This unit allows you to choose Full Random Play or Disc Sequential Random Play. When Full Random Play is selected, all the tracks on the loaded discs are played in random order. When Disc Sequential Random Play is selected, you can select the CDs to be played in random order. Up to 5 disc can be selected, and the same disc can be selected two or more times. Using Repeat Play, you can repeat the current track, current disc, or all discs.

Program Play: Up to 32 tracks can be programmed and played in any order.

Random Play: This unit allows you to choose Full Random Play, Program Random Play, or Disc Sequential Random Play. When Full Random Play is selected, all the tracks on the loaded discs are played in random order. When Program Random Play is selected, all the programmed tracks are played in random order. When Disc Sequential Random Play is selected, you can select the CDs to be played in random order. Up to 5 disc can be selected, and the same disc can be selected two or more times.

Repeat Play: The DCM-280 allows you to repeat the current track, current disc, or all discs. In addition, you can repeat Program Play and Random Play.

Direct Selection: Using the supplied remote, you can directly access discs and tracks.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

SYNCHRO: You can connect the SYNCHRO jack with a Denon cassette deck that is equipped with a SYNCHRO jack, then make a synchronized recording.

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