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Denon DCD-800NE

Single-disc CD player with front-panel USB input

Item # 033DCD800

The Denon DCD-800NE is a solidly built CD player made from high-quality components.

The Denon DCD-800NE is a solidly built CD player made from high-quality components.

Discontinued item
8 questions - 24 answers

Item # 033DCD800

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About the Denon DCD-800NE

Eric A.

Pristine CD sound

A CD player should have top-notch components and solid build quality, so your discs always sound their best. The Denon DCD-800NE features a high-performance Burr Brown digital-to-analog converter and AL32 Processing Plus digital filter for smooth, detailed playback. A vibration-resistant chassis and precise DAC Master Clock design work to eliminate digital jitter. 

Pristine CD sound

A CD player should have top-notch components and solid build quality, so your discs always sound their best. The Denon DCD-800NE features a high-performance Burr Brown digital-to-analog converter and AL32 Processing Plus digital filter for smooth, detailed playback. A vibration-resistant chassis and precise DAC Master Clock design work to eliminate digital jitter. 

Convenient connections

On the front of the DCD-800NE, there's a USB Type A input for connecting a USB flash drive (not compatible iPod®, iPad®, iPhone®, or computer). On the back, you'll find a gold-plated stereo analog RCA output, alongside optical and coaxial digital outputs. And there's a remote control input/output that expands control of compatible receivers and amps.


Product highlights:

  • plays CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs plus MP3, WMA, and AAC CDs
  • high-performance 32-bit/192kHz Burr-Brown PCM1795 digital-to-analog converter
  • advanced circuitry design for clean, transparent sound reproduction
  • AL32 Processing Plus digital filter for smooth, detailed playback
  • precise DAC Master Clock design suppresses jitter
  • Pure Direct Mode bypasses processing
  • vibration-resistant design
  • remote control included
Performance Specifications:
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 115 dB
  • frequency response: 2-50,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • total harmonic distortion: 0.002%
  • dynamic range: 101 dB
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs
  • front-panel USB input (Type A) for USB flash drive
    • compatible with high-res audio files, including FLAC and WAV up to 32-bit/192kHz and DSD up to 5.6MHz
  • gold-plated stereo analog RCA output
  • remote control input/output (for use with compatible receivers and amps)
Dimensions and Warranty:

What's in the box:

  • CD player
  • Remote control (RC-1223)
  • Two "AAA" batteries
  • 47" Stereo RCA cable
  • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • Safety Instructions

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Features & specs

Disc Capacity 1
CD Transport Only No
Disc Exchange N/A
Track Programming 25
Random Play Yes
Direct Track Access Yes
Direct Disc Access N/A
Networking Features
Network Music Streaming No
Ethernet Port No
Wi-Fi No
Remote Included
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
CD-R Playback Yes
CD-RW Playback Yes
Stereo SACD Playback N
CD Frequency Response 2-50,000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio 115 dB
SACD Frequency Response Not Compatible
SACD Dynamic Range Not Given
SACD THD Not Given
Digital Optical Input No
Digital Coaxial Input No
USB Type-A Input Yes
USB Type-B Input No
Analog RCA Output Yes
Analog XLR Output No
Digital Optical Output Yes
Digital Coaxial Output Yes
Headphone Output No

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Disc Compatibility: The Denon DCD-800NE plays music CDs and can also play data CDs, including CD-R and CD-RW discs with MP3 and WMA audio tracks (48-320kbps; 32/44.1/48kHz in ISO9660). The player can recognize up to 256 folders and 512 files. The unit will also supports ID3-tag and WMA-tag data for the display of song/artist/album information from MP3 and WMA music files.

Ultra-Precision 32-Bit/192kHz DAC: The DCD-800NE utilizes a Burr Brown 32-bit/192kHz DAC (PCM1795) for a high degree of precision, to bring you the best sound quality possible with wide dynamic range, extremely low noise, and no distortion.

Advanced AL32 Processing Plus: The DCD-800NE is equipped with Advanced AL32 Processing Plus, the latest in analog waveform reproduction technology from Denon. Advanced AL32 Processing Plus utilizes data interpolation algorithms, which support high-resolution audio sources. The algorithms add in the points that should exist before and after large quantities of data, smoothing out the waveform and restoring information that was lost during the digital recording. The resulting playback is highly detailed, free of interference, richly expressive in the lower range and beautifully faithful to the original sound - so you can listen to to your music as the artist intended.

DAC Master Clock Circuit Design: To accurately synchronize digital circuits, the DCD-800NE is built with a DAC Master Clock design that treats the DAC as the master when clock signals are supplied. Crafted with exceptional quality, the master clock is immediately adjacent to the DAC, which suppresses jitter and ensures optimal precision in D/A conversion. It serves as the reference for semiconductor operation and optimizes digital audio circuitry.

Circuitry With Minimized Signal Paths: The circuit patterns in the DCD-800NE are thoughtfully engineered to make signal paths as short as possible. With shorter circuits, the interference between circuits and left and right channels is reduced, and the adverse influences on audio signals are minimized. As a result, the circuit paths in the DCD-800NE reproduces sound that's clean, highly transparent and faithful to the original recording.

Vibration-Resistant Design: The DCD-N800NE's vibration-resistant design reduces the adverse audio effects of heavy components within amplifiers so that sound quality meets Denon standards. Power transformers are fitted near the bottom of DCD-800NE and immediately above the insulators to prevent unwanted vibration. By lowering the transformer, the vibration surrounding the chassis is reduced, resulting in pristine sound.

Pure Direct Mode: Listen with Pure Direct Mode on the DCD-800NE. Pure Direct Mode feeds sound directly to the connected receiver or amplifier, bypassing any processing that might otherwise color the signal. What you hear is clean, detailed, accurate sound. In Pure Direct mode, the display turns off and digital audio output stops. This reduces the source of noise that can adversely affect sound quality, enabling high quality playback.

Front-Panel USB Port: The DCD-800NE is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as a USB thumbdrive or portable HDD (a portable hard disk drive will require an external power supply). Compatible USB storage devices must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32 (a FAT16 device can have up to 2GB of storage, while a FAT32 device can have up to 2TB of storage). The unit can recognize up to 255 folders/65,025 files. You can use the CD player's remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. Song/artist information will display the players front-panel LCD. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD player's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.

Resolution Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bits Extension
Hi-Res WAV (PCM) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/24-bit .wav
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) .flac
AIFF .aif/.aiff
ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz .m4A
DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz 1-bit .dsf/.dff
Compressed MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-320 kbps .mp3
WMA (Windows Media Audio) .wma
AAC (MPEG-4) .aac/.m4a
Note: The player's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android OS devices, USB hubs, and computers.

Analog & Digital Outputs: The Denon DCD-800NE is outfitted with both analog and digital audio outputs to connect to your AV receiver, stereo receiver, preamplifier, or integrated amplifier. There is one analog stereo RCA output, one optical (toslink) digital output, and one coaxial (RCA) digital output.

Front-Panel & Remote Control: The supplied IR remote control features an ergonomically-designed layout that includes a cursor keypad, number keypad and dedicated function buttons such as random, repeat, info and program. There are also push-button controls on the front-panel of the CD player to operate Power, Eject, Play/Pause, Stop, and Previous/Next Track.

  • Program Playback: From the remote control you can program up to 25 tracks for playback.
  • Direct Search: You can enter a song track or music file directly using the remote's numeric keypad.

Front-Panel Display: The front-panel display indicates the disc's or USB device's total tracks and total time, as well as the track number and track time, and the song title, artist name and album name (depending on the source format), along with icons for random mode, repeat 1 and repeat all modes, and a folder icon for data discs. The dimmer function features 3 levels of display brightness, adjustable via the remote control

Auto-Standby: If there is no input signal or operation for approximately 30 minutes, the Denon CD player will automatically go into Standby mode.

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Customer Q&A

8 questions already asked

does it have a amp ? forb power
[ WILLIAM  Oct 19, 2021 ]
3 answers
CD player only. You will need an amp and speakers.
[ KENNETH  Oct 19, 2021 ]
No it does not.
[ JOHN  Oct 19, 2021 ]
[ REGINALD  Oct 19, 2021 ]
Hello. Is there no way to open the CD tray using the remote? I'm sure the answer is no, but at this price point, it's hard to believe. Thanks.
[ The Admiral  Aug 11, 2021 ]
3 answers
I do not see a way to open the CD tray with the remote. I guess they were thinking that you have to physically approach the flyer to put the disc in, so a remote opening button was unnecessary. But that's just a guess.
[ Robert  Aug 12, 2021 ]
No there is not.
[ JOHN  Aug 11, 2021 ]
[ Frank  Aug 11, 2021 ]
Will USB Port play directly from IPHONE?
[ WILLIAM  Jan 09, 2021 ]
1 answer
No. It's for Media storage devices
[ CHARLES  Jan 09, 2021 ]
Does it have gapless playback from cd? Or does it add a gap of a few seconds between tracks? For example with Pink Floyd (example Brain Damage - Eclipse where a non gapless playback would be quite worthless) or live recordings, do they play seamlessly or is there a few seconds gap between the tracks?
[ David  Dec 02, 2020 ]
1 answer
There is no mention of gapless playback in the manual nor on any information I can find about it and do not expect it has this ability. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to get a personal recommendation on a player with this ability
[ JASON  Dec 15, 2020 ]  Staff
Does it have gapless playback from CD?
[ David  Dec 02, 2020 ]
7 answers
Yes. It has gapless playback on CDs but not on devices connected to the USB ports
[ DAVID  Sep 24, 2021 ]
No it doesn't, but it is a good player.
[ KENNETH  Dec 02, 2020 ]
? I do not understand the question?
[ Anthony  Dec 02, 2020 ]
It does not but its a minor issue to this audiophile, Couldn't be happier with the quality of the sound, Great value unit
[ BARBARA A.  Dec 02, 2020 ]
Yes. No problem.
[ John  Dec 02, 2020 ]
Sorry, I'm not even sure what "gapless playback" is. I can say that the CD player sounds great though.
[ JIM  Dec 02, 2020 ]
It's a basic CD player so a CD will play consecutive tracks straight thru. I don't know how it plays other formats and is not a streamer
[ CHARLES  Dec 02, 2020 ]
Does this component play SACDs?
[ Brian  Sep 07, 2020 ]
5 answers
[ STEVE ROY  Sep 10, 2020 ]
Well, I'm not completely sure but if you take a look to the specs and features of the DCD-800NE, it doesn't indicate SACDs capability. On the contrary, the DCD1600 specs indicates its SACD capability. So, my guess is no, it doesn't.
[ JAIME  Sep 07, 2020 ]
A hybrid SACD will play on a CD player. A regular SACD will only play on an SACD player. This is strictly a CD player.
[ MARY RUTH  Sep 07, 2020 ]
Will play hybrid
[ CHARLES  Sep 07, 2020 ]
[ CHARLES  Sep 07, 2020 ]
Does this up convert music (mp3s) played through the front usb port? Will mp3s on my usb stick sound better?
[ Jason  Jun 29, 2019 ]
3 answers
No. But it does support FLAC playback, which makes it superior to the much more expensive NAD CD player.
[ ROBERT  Jan 21, 2021 ]
It does play usb memory stick from the front port. I have used several usb sticks without any problems. sound quality will depend on the source of the mp3 files.
[ KENNETH  Dec 02, 2020 ]
From what I know and read the front usb is for playing files from a memory device. MP3 is not the highest resolution available but the machine will play those. My use was to play cd's I can't find on hi res streaming and loose resolution if I upload to iTunes. I think MP3 will sound about the same anyway you input them. But the player itself sounds amay
[ CHARLES  Jun 30, 2019 ]
Does the item ship to Australia?
[ Vossy  Nov 03, 2018 ]
1 answer
Thanks for your question. I'm sorry, no. Crutchfield only ships within the U.S. and U.S. Territories. We do not ship internationally.
[ KENNETH  Nov 09, 2018 ]  Staff

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