Direct Stream Digital (DSD) Encoding: The Super Audio CD
standard is based on DSD technology. The DSD format is a 1-bit system that has a
digital sampling frequency 64 times that of conventional audio CD, 2,822,400
samples per second. The result is a frequency response from 2 Hz to 50 kHz and a
114 dB dynamic range over the entire audible spectrum. Mixed with as many of the
original frequencies as possible, the audio information audible for human ears
sounds much more natural.
AL 32 Processing: The DCD-A100 utilizes Advanced AL32
Processing, Denon's proprietary analog waveform reproduction technology. AL32
processing converts conventional 16-bit digital data to a 32-bit digital format
to enhance the reproducibility of low level signals. A 32-bit/192 kHz digital to
analog converter completes the analog conversion.
Construction: In the Advanced S.V.H. (Suppress Vibration
Hybrid) mechanism the individual parts are made from different metallic
materials, each designed to minimize vibration. Direct Mechanical Ground
Construction is also utilized to eliminate the impact of internal and external
Disc Compatibility: The DCD-A100 can play SACD, CD, CD-R,
and CD-RW discs, 12cm and 8cm.
MP3/WMA Playback: MP3 and WMA files can be played from CD-R
or CD-RW discs, and from a USB memory device. MP3 bitrates from 32-320 kbps and
WMA bitrates from 64-160 kbps on CD and 64-192 kbps on USB flash drive are
supported. File and folder names appear on the display. A total of 1,000 folders
and files can be read from a CD-R/W; USB drives support up to 255 folders and 255
files per folder.
Restorer: This function restores compressed audio signals to
pre-compression form, correcting the sense of bass and treble volume to obtain a
richer sounding playback; select 64, 96, or HQ based on the compression setting
of the source material.
Pure Direct: For the best sound quality using the analog
outputs, the Pure Direct mode turns off the digital outputs and the display to
minimize the possibility of interference.
Wireless Remote Control: In addition the unit's front panel
controls, the player comes supplied with a dedicated full-feature IR wireless
remote control for easy operation of the DCD-A100 and select Denon amplifiers.
Digital Inputs: Using the optical and coaxial digital inputs
on the rear panel you can take advantage of the DCD-A100's 32-bit/192 kHz digital
to analog converter with a signal from another component; CD transport, MD recorder,
etc. The input will accept PCM signals with sampling frequencies of 32 kHz, 44.1
kHz, 48 kHz, 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 128 kHz, 176.4 kHz, and 192 kHz.
SA-CD Text Compatible: This unit can display the disc name,
artist name, and current track name for SA-CD Text discs. Note:
Standard CD Text information is not displayed.
iPod Compatibility: The DCD-A100 is Made for iPod compliant;
using a USB to iPod Dock cable plugged into the front panel USB port, music can
be played directly from an iPod, bypassing the iPod's D/A converter. The iPod is
controlled by the receiver and elapsed time or text (song, artist, album) appears
on the display. A remote mode can also be engaged to use the controls and display
on the iPod. iPod compatibility is as follows (as of November 2010):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type||Control||Display||Charge|
|Audio||Video Out||Remote Control||iPod||Song Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you
may need to reset the device and your iPod 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 is available.