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Denon DNP-800NE

Network streaming music player Wi-fi®, Bluetooth® and AM/FM tuner

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The Denon DNP-800NE lets you enjoy the convenience of digital music streaming, and it makes sure it sounds darn good, too. Connect the player to your home network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and then you can play your collection of high-res music files, access internet streaming services, pair your phone via Bluetooth, and more.

Wirelessly stream glorious high-resolution music

The Denon DNP-800NE lets you enjoy the convenience of digital music streaming, and it makes sure it sounds darn good, too. Connect the player to your home network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and then you can play your collection of high-res music files, access internet streaming services, pair your phone via Bluetooth, and more.

There's a Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converter (DAC) inside for accurately rendering the precise details in your favorite recordings. It can handle PCM-based files up to 32-bit/192kHz resolution and DSD files up to 5.6MHz.

Compatible with major streaming services

The DNP-800NE is compatible with popular music streaming services like Deezer, TIDAL, Apple Music and more. If you favor internet radio, there's also support for Pandora, vTuner and similar services. Spotify fans can use Spotify Connect (subscription required) to keep streaming self-curated playlists.

Multi-room wireless audio support

The player has HEOS built in, so you can wirelessly play music throughout your entire home using HEOS wireless speakers and components. The free HEOS app offers plenty of control — play the same song on all connected speakers, or play different songs in each room. There's also Apple AirPlay® 2 for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad® or iTunes® on your Mac®.

Voice control

As if it weren't already convenient enough, the DNP800NE is also compatible with Amazon Alexa voice-operated virtual assistants (not included). Just tell the player to start streaming your favorite station, track, or playlist, and it will be done.

Product Highlights:

  • plays digital music from computers, music servers, and online services on your home stereo system
  • 32-bit/192kHz Burr-Brown PCM1795 DAC (digital-to-analog converter) for high-performance playback of digital music
  • built-in Wi-Fi with dual antennas for easy, solid connection to a wireless home network
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity for streaming music from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
  • Apple AirPlay 2 for streaming music from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or iTunes on your Mac computer
  • built-in HEOS technology wirelessly connects compatible HEOS components and speakers for whole-home audio
  • DLNA 1.5 certified for streaming music wirelessly from compatible computers and network-attached storage (NAS) drives
  • includes support for Pandora and vTuner internet radio
  • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library via Wi-Fi, controlled by your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
  • compatible with Amazon Alexa voice control assistants
  • high-resolution playback of DSD, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and ALAC files; also plays MP3, WMA, and AAC files
    • up to 32-bit/192kHz resolution for PCM files; up to 5.6MHz resolution for DSD files
    • direct digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses the device's digital-to-analog converter for better sound
  • gapless playback with FLAC, WAV, and DSD files
  • remote control
Connections and Dimensions:
  • dual stereo analog RCA outputs (1 fixed, 1 variable)
  • optical digital audio output
  • Ethernet port
  • front-panel USB input (Type A) for connecting an iPod or compatible USB memory device
  • discrete headphone amplifier with 1/4" output and volume control
  • IR flasher output for use with external controllers
  • 17-1/8"W x 6-11/16"H x 12-5/16"D (with antennas raised)
  • weight: 8.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Network audio player
  • Remote control (RC-1224)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 2 Bluetooth/WiFi antennas
  • 42" Stereo RCA cable
  • Two 39" mono-minijack cables
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Instructions
  • Notes on Radio
  • Warranty Information
  • Bluetooth/Wifi Antennas note
  • HEOS brochure
  • Spotify brochure
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Audio Section
Network & HEOS Audio
USB/Bluetooth/AirPlay Integration
App, Voice, & Remote Control
Convenience Features

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High Quality Construction: The Denon DNP800 offers impeccable sound engineering with carefully selected and rigorously tested HiFi parts. The network audio player features the same audiophile-grade Denon original high
sound quality circuitry and electrolytic capacitors specifically used in top-end components and high-end SACD players. In addition, minimized signal paths prevent signal degradation between circuits to provide pure playback sound. The aesthetic, sound quality, and design integrity of the DNP-800NE are built to last and sound amazing.

32-Bit/192kHz Burr Brown DAC: The Denon DNP-800NE network audio player utilizes a high-precision 32-bit/192kHz Burr Brown DAC (PCM1795) and supports the playback of high resolution audio formats such as
DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz) and WAV/FLAC/ALAC (24-bit/192kHz) music files. The unit's digital-to-analog converter amplifies the smallest details of music with remarkable clarity, for accurate playback that is faithful to the original recording.

Advanced AL32 Processing Plus: High bitrate and high sampling has been achieved with Denon's proprietary Advanced AL32 Processing Plus. This unique data interpolation algorithm converts 16-bit audio signals to 32-bit and up-samples 44.1kHz sampling signals 16x to achieve smoother recreation of sound waves. Data
interpolation is also used, predicting interpolation points from a large number of surrounding points to provide audio as close as possible to the original sound. This elaborate restoration of data lost during digital recording achieves fine, distortion-free rendering, accurate sound localizing, rich bass and recreation that is faithful to the original sound.

Fixed & Variable Stereo RCA Outputs: The DNP-800NE network audio player is outfitted with Fixed & Variable analog stereo RCA outputs. These Fixed & Variable stereo RCA outputs are used to connect directly to an AV or stereo receiver, powered or active speakers, and integrated or power amplifiers.

Optical Digital Output: In addition to analog outputs, the DNP-800NE features an optical (toslink) digital output for connecting to an AV receiver or external DAC (digital-to-analog converter). The digital output does not support playback of DSD audio files from USB & Network sources.

Headphone Output w/ Gain Setting: The DNP-800NE is equipped with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack to connect your headphones for a more personal listening experience. This unit has a headphone gain control function with three levels (High/Mid/Low) that can be switched according to the characteristics of the connected headphones.

Network & HEOS Audio

Wired or Wireless Network Connection:  The Denon DNP-800NE offers a wired or wireless network connection. Either network connection gives the network audio player access to HEOS music apps (like Pandora, Amazon, or Tidal), TuneIn Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, your music library on your Apple iOS or Android device, as well as music content on your Windows PC or DLNA music server.

  • Ethernet Jack: The Denon DNP-800NE network audio player is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to make a wired connection from the network audio player to your home network.
  • Built-in WiFi: The network audio player also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual, or shared through your Apple iOS device (7.0+).

TuneIn Internet Radio: The Denon DNP-800NE includes access to more than 100,000 free internet radio streams from all corners of the globe via the built-in TuneIn online music service. Simply select TuneIn from the network audio player's menu using the included remote and browse among the 100,000 stations neatly organized into popular categories and select a station that appeals to you. 

Spotify Connect: If you subscribe to Spotify Premium and have the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device, you can stream Spotify to the Denon network audio player. Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.

HEOS Music Apps: With built-in HEOS technology and the HEOS app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.0) on your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device, you'll be able to stream a wide variety of online music services (fees may apply), plus the music library of your mobile device through the Denon network audio player.

  • Online Music Services: Using the HEOS app, you'll be able to stream your favorite online music services like Amazon Music, Pandora, TIDAL, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Napster, TuneIn, & Spotify (some services will require a paid subscription, purchases, and/or other fees). The HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device will serve as the controller for these apps and provide song/artist information with Album Art. You can create a "Favorite" station list, so you can quickly access your favorite internet radio stations and online music channels.
  • Mobile Device Streaming: Using the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device, you are able to stream your device's music library to the Denon network audio player. You'll be able to browse your music library by Artist, Album, Genre, and Song; control music playback functions like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track; and view song/artist info with Album Art from the app on your compatible mobile device. You can even type in an artist name or song title to find music in your mobile device's library.

Notes:

  • Prior to using the HEOS system, you'll need to setup up your free HEOS account. Your HEOS account remembers all your settings and preferences such as all your music service logins and HEOS playlists. When you'd like to add multiple smartphone or tablet controllers to your system, you only need to sign in to each new device with your HEOS user name and password. Instantly all your music services and HEOS playlists are available in the new controller too.
  • If you prefer, HEOS supports multiple accounts in a single household. This way, each family member can enjoy their own personalized Pandora, Spotify, or other online music account settings and still share all the same speakers in the home.

HEOS Wireless Multiroom Audio: Built-in HEOS technology enables the DNP-800NE to become part of the HEOS by Denon wireless multi-room audio eco-system, allowing you to stream and control all of your local and online music effortlessly from anywhere in your home with the HEOS App on your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device over a wireless WiFi network connection. The HEOS system is a true multi-room audio system that automatically synchronizes audio playback between multiple HEOS devices so that your music (up to 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio) coming from different rooms is perfectly in sync and always sounds amazing. You can play the same audio source in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room.

  • Systems & Groups: The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system can support up to 32 HEOS speakers, receivers, players, amplifiers, and/or pre-amplifiers (all sold separately) on a single wireless network (IEEE 802.11 g/n; 2.4/5GHz). You can join or group up to eight individual HEOS devices into a group that function as if they were a single source. The HEOS eco-system is flexible enough where you can create up to 16 Groups (2 Heos devices per Group). You can easily group 16 rooms together with Party Mode by simply using a "pinch" gesture.
  • Compatible Sources: The following sources can be distributed through the HEOS multi-room audio system -
    • TuneIn Internet Radio & Spotify Connect
    • HEOS music apps (including Amazon, Pandora, Tidal, and more)
    • Windows PC & DLNA music servers
    • Bluetooth & USB audio (AirPlay is not supported)
    • Music libraries stored on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device.

DLNA 1.5 Certified: The DNP-800NE is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8/10 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your Windows PC. The network audio player can wirelessly playback High-Res music content from your PC, while using the included remote control to browse your music library. The unit supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed on the unit's front-panel LCD. The Denon NR1609 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

Resolution Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit-Rate/Bit-Depth 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) 16/24-bit .flac
ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) 16/24-bit .m4A
DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz 1-bit .dsf/.dff
Compressed MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
WMA (Windows Media Audio) 48-192 kbps .wma
AAC (MPEG-4) 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a

Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).

USB/Bluetooth/AirPlay Integration

Front-Panel USB Port: The Denon network audio player 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 500 folders/500 files. You can use the network audio player's remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. Song/artist information will display the network audio players front-panel LCD. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the network audio player's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.

Resolution Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit-Rate/Bit-Depth 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) 16/24-bit .flac
ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) 16/24-bit .m4A
DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz 1-bit .dsf/.dff
Compressed MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
WMA (Windows Media Audio) 48-192 kbps .wma
AAC (MPEG-4) 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a

Notes:

  • Charge your smartphone with the USB port, even if the DNP-800NE is in standby. Once the device is fully charged, the DNP-800NE automatically enters a low-power standby mode for minimal power consumption (0.3 Watt).
  • The network audio player's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android OS devices, USB hubs, and computers.

Built-in Bluetooth: The Denon DNP-800NE features built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0+EDR) with a 98.4' wireless range for music streaming (A2DP 1.2) and control (AVRCP 1.5). You'll be able to wirelessly connect to smartphones (including iPhone & Android), tablets (including iPad & Android), laptops (including Microsoft Surface & Macbook), computers (including Windows PC & Mac), and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Up to eight Bluetooth devices can be remembered by the DNP-800NE, so family members as well as friends can enjoy their favorite tracks (only one device can be used at a time).

  • Wireless Music Streaming: You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled source device to the Denon network audio player. The network audio player supports the Bluetooth SBC codec only.
  • Wireless Music Control: You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the network audio player's remote control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. There is no song/artist information display on the network audio player. Continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view song/artist info.
Notes:
  • Bluetooth hands-free communication for making and answering phone calls is not supported.
  • Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Denon network audio player.

AirPlay 2 (via available firmware update): Through an available firmware update, the Denon network audio player will support AirPlay 2. AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any sound from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the Denon network audio player and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You will also be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music on the Denon network audio player. With AirPlay 2, also get to see song/artist information via the network audio player's front-panel LCD. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Denon network audio player.

App, Voice, & Remote Control

HEOS App: You'll need to download the HEOS App (for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.0) onto your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device to enjoy HEOS functionality through the DNP-800NE network audio player. Using your compatible mobile device and the HEOS app, you can setup, browse, explore, and control HEOS system right in the palm of your hand, from anywhere in your home. Your compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home wireless (WiFi) network as the network audio player and your entire HEOS system. The HEOS app consists of 4 control screens.

  • Settings: The "Settings" screen enables you to connect one or more HEOS speakers, network audio players, amplifiers, and/or pre-amplifiers to your home's wireless network.
  • Rooms: From the app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can select which rooms you want playing. You can play the same music in multiple rooms by grouping rooms together, or you can listen to a different source in each room.
  • Music/Sources: You can select what music and which source you want to listen to from the app. Choose from online music services like Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, Tidal, etc.; your music library on your Apple iOS or Android device; Windows PC or DLNA music server, and USB or Bluetooth audio. You can also select music from Playlists you've created, Favorites you've saved, and your recent listening History.
  • Now Playing: The "Now Playing" screen displays song, artist, and album information; along with Album Art. You also get basic playback controls like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track, plus Volume controls Up/Down and Mute. In addition the "Now Play" screen functions unique to the selected online music service or music library.

Alexa Compatible: HEOS and Amazon Alexa customers can now enjoy the convenience of Alexa voice control plus high-quality wireless home audio. In addition to controlling your HEOS components with the HEOS app on your mobile device or tablet, you can now control them with Amazon Alexa voice technology and an Amazon Alexa device (such as the Echo or Echo Dot, sold separately). Your HEOS components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network. Voice control features include -

  • Alex voice commands include Volume (up/down, specific volume number, & mute); Playback (Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Resume); and Power on/off. The HEOS Bar and HEOS AVR even support HDMI switching (1-4) through Alexa voice command.
  • You can group your HEOS-enabled devices using the HEOS app with an Alexa-friendly name. Once they are grouped, Alexa voice commands will control the group as a whole. If you want to play audio content from only one HEOS-enabled device in the group, you must ungroup the device within the HEOS app.
  • You are able use voice commands to search for songs, albums and artists and even podcasts and internet stations from HEOS & Alexa compatible music apps - like Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Spotify Connect, & SiriusXM.
Notes:
  • You will need to download the Alexa app (for Apple iOS 9.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) onto your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
  • For a list of current Alexa voice commands supported by the HEOS HomeEntertainment Skill, click here.
  • For setup instructions, click here.

Google Assistant Support (available firmware update): Ask your Google Home, the Google app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 4.4+), or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control HEOS content across your listening environment. Once you start music in the HEOS app, you can ask the Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks, and more. Once you have grouped your HEOS-enabled devices using the HEOS app, you can use the Google Assistant and voice commands to control a group of HEOS devices as a whole. Make sure the unit has the latest HEOS software and firmware update installed.

Notes:
  • A firmware update (scheduled for 2019) will allow you to use the Google Assistant and your voice to queue up music services, power on/off devices, switch inputs and more.
  • Click here for more info on Google Assistant for HEOS.

Josh.ai Smart Home Voice Automation: An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the Denon network audio player, thermostat, lights, home appliances, powered speakers, and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through the Josh - Home Automation app on your Apple iOS 10.3+ or Android OS 4.4+ device.

Remote Control: The Denon DNP-800NE includes an ergonomic IR remote control for wireless operation of the network audio player and its various audio sources. There is also a 3.5mm IR control jack used to connect a Denon amplifier or CD player with a remote control jack.

Convenience Features

Favorites: The Favorite function allows you to register your favorite stations and files in the Favorite List in advance so that you can call and listen to the stations or files right away. The content that you can register and recall are Internet radio stations, online music services, DLNA music servers, and USB. You can register up to 50 items in the Favorite List.

Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with FLAC, WAV, ALAC, and DSD music files via USB or DLNA.

Front-Panel Display Dimmer: The Denon network audio player features 4 display settings for the front-panel LCD window; 100%, 70%, 40%, and Off. You can set the front-panel LCD to display English, French, or Spanish text.

Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the sleep timer up to 90 minutes in 10 minute increments.

Auto-Standby: If there is no input signal or operation for 1 to 99 minutes, the Denon network audio player will automatically go into Standby mode.

Software Updates: Using the player's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Denon server. You can also set the unit to automatically download the latest firmware and software updates when it is in standby mode. Visit Denon's Support Site for to check out the newest firmware and software updates.

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Hi Joe, There is not an AM / FM tuner. You will pick up your locale radio stations from the internet. I use the HEOS app and it will have a list of your locale radio stations. You can also tune into radio stations from other states as well. It's a nice unit. [ Keith  Nov 29, 2018 ]
MQA is not currently supported by the DNP-800NE. [ Ryan  Oct 31, 2018 ]  Staff
It does have built-in networking, Wi-Fi and support for the HEOS streaming services and control app, yes. [ Ryan  Oct 04, 2018 ]  Staff
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