Overview: The Denon Control Dock for iPod ASD-51W Wi-Fi network
client device allows your iPod to be connected to your home network system through
either an Ethernet (hard-wire) connection or Wi-Fi (wireless) connection. MP3 and
non-protected AAC Audio files from your iPod can then be streamed for listening
over your home network. Additionally, viewing video pictures and still image photos
with video compatible iPods is also possible. The ASD-51W also supports Rhapsody
and Napster subscription-based music services, as well as providing access to your
favorite internet radio stations (internet connection required). The ASD-51W is
DLNA certified for ease of setup and use. The unit's standard D-dock port is also
supplied for current model receiver integration and is compatible with previous
receiver models that have the Denon D-dock port for command and control. Your iPod
will also stay charged while docked in the ASD-51W keeping it ready to go. A remote
is also supplied with the ASD-51W for easy operation.
Denon Component Compatibility: The
ASD-51W is compatible with Denon receivers and Denon mini-component systems
featuring the dock control jack.
Additional Component Compatibility:
The ASD-51W can also be used with components not having the dock control jack, but
do have audio/video inputs. You are still able to control the iPod from the
ASD-51W's remote control or the iPod, itself.
iPod Compatibility: The ASD-51W supports audio/video
playback (video is output through S-video), remote control, display information,
and charging of select iPods or iPhones with a dock connector. This add-on dock
is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod model
functions when used with a compatible Denon AV receiver (as of Dec. 2009):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type||Control
|Audio||Video Out||Remote ||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may
change functionality results. If you download a newer software
version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to
regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert
to the older software version or wait until an newer software update
GUI (Graphical User Interface): To
allow for easier browsing and playback of your files, the ASD-51W provides an
intuitive GUI with album artwork via S-Video connection to your television.
Multi-language for both GUI and Meta Data are available including English,
French, Spanish, German and Japanese.
Remote Control: The ASD-51W comes supplied with an IR wireless
remote control for operating your docked iPod. The remote control included with your
compatible Denon receiver can also be used to control your iPod, if you connect the
ASD-51W to the Dock Control port on back of your compatible Denon receiver. If you
prefer, the controls on your iPod can be used as well.
Note: When the Dock Control
terminal is connected, the ASD-51W no longer accepts remote control commands.
To use the remote control unit, point it at the remote control sensor on the
connected Denon receiver when operating it.
Wi-Fi Compatibility: The
Denon ASD-51W features Wi-Fi connectivity supporting IEEE802.11b/g and Wi-Fi
Protected Setup (WPS) for an easier security setup; along with Wi-Fi Protected
Access (WPA) and Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) for additional security.
Network Media Playback: The ASD-51W
can be used to play Internet radio stations, subscription-based music services,
or music and still picture (JPEG)
files stored on your computer through your connected Denon receiver.
- Media Player: The ASD-51W can access
Windows Media Player (version 11 or later) and iTunes (non-DRM
files only) to get music, photos and playlists from your PC
and play them through your connected Denon receiver and
television. The ASD-51W supports MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA
(48-192kbps), MPEG-4 AAC (16-320kbps) WAV (LPCM) and FLAC
(.flac) music audio file formats and JPEG still images
- Internet Radio: The ASD-51W
allows you to access a list of over 7,000 radio stations (MP3/WMA format)
via "vTuner" service and enjoy your favorite music channels when connected
to your PC's network and your compatible Denon receiver. Stations can be
selected by genre and region.
- Subscription-Based Music Services: The
ASD-51W supports Rhapsody
and Napster, subscription-based music services.
- Napster: Napster is a monthly subscription music distribution
service provided by Napster. This service allows you to download and play
pieces of music you want to hear on the ASD-51W, through your home receiver.
Before you can use Napster, you will need to visit the Napster website on
your PC to create an account and register as a member.
- Rhapsody: Rhapsody is a paid music broadcast service of Real
Networks. When you first listen to Rhapsody, it is necessary to subscribe to
a Rhapsody account at the Rhapsody homepage by your PC and register this
Web Control Function: You can also operate the Denon ASD-51W using
your PC's, iPod touch, or iPhone's web browser.
Mobile Device Operation: You can play music stored on your
network by operating a wireless LAN-compatible mobile device (conforming to the
DLNA standard). This function allows you to play contents located on your
computer (media server) or mobile device (PDA, Cell-phone) connected to your
network by operating a mobile device in the same network. From your mobile
device, you can browse your media server in the same network and choose the
contents you want to play, or select the contents you want to play from among
your mobile devices.
Party Mode: A Party Mode allows simultaneous playback of the same
music (iPod/Internet Radio/PC music) in up to five rooms when connected to
compatible Denon Party Mode-compliant components (AVR-3310CI and AVR-4310CI).
Note: Rhapsody and Napster are not available in the Party Mode.
System Requirements: A broadband
line connect to the Internet is required in order to use the ASD-51W's Internet
radio function and firmware update. When using the ASD-51W, it is recommend you
use a router equipped with the following functions: Built-In DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) server, Built-in 100BASE-TX switch. A CAT-5 or greater
Ethernet cable is recommended for making the connection. When making a wireless
connection, uses a broadband router with a built-in access point. Your computer
should me the following system requirements:
- OS: Windows XP Service Pack2,
- Software: Windows Media Player ver. 11
- Internet Browser: Microsoft
Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
- Memory: 300 MB or more free
- Connection: LAN port
Connections: The ASD-51W Dock has the following
- iPod dock connector: proprietary 30-pin Apple iPod dock
connector for connecting your iPod
- WLAN Antenna Terminal: male screw-on WLAN antenna
terminal for connection of supplied rod-style antenna
- Ethernet: LAN
port/Ethernet connector for connecting unit to your PC's network (Ethernet
cable not supplied)
- Note: It is not possible to use both a wired and
wirless LAN at the same time.
- Dock Control:
3.5mm (1/8") minijack for supplied control-A/V cable
- Remote Control: 3.5mm (1/8") minijack for connecting ASD-51W to a
receiver's Remote Control jack; the ASD-51W receives remote control signals
from connected equipment, and these signals are sent to the equipment to
- S-Video Out: S-Video jack to display photos, video, and
song info using supplied control-A/V cable
- Audio Out: Left and right RCA jacks for supplied
- Digital Out: coaxial digital output jack for connecting optional
coaxial digital cable (sold separately)
- DC In (6V/1.5A): Round DC power connector for supplied