This high-end network audio player could be Denon's best yet

Stream anything from anywhere with this exceptionally well specified hi-res audio streamer

Denon DNP-2000NE network audio player
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If you're serious about sound then Denon needs no introduction, and its latest network audio player is going to be music to your ears. The DNP-2000NE Network Audio Player promises the perfect combination of sound quality and convenience, enabling you to stream high quality audio from all kinds of sources both local and remote. It's designed to work with any hi-fi system, bringing the best of modern technology to the best audio setups old or new.

The DNP-2000NE uses Denon's HEOS system to communicate with other Denon kit, and the app supports all the key streamers including Tidal, Spotify, Amazon and others. But it's what the Denon does with its audio that's important: this streamer has a serious specification.

Denon DNP-2000NE network audio player: key features

The DNP-2000NE has Denon's Advanced AL32 Processing Plus, which offers upsampling to 384kHz and bit-extension to 32-bit to get the best possible audio quality from all kinds of audio. There are four high precision 384KHz ES9018K2M  DACs, and the configuration is similar to that of the highly rated flagship DCD-A110 CD player. The analogue and digital circuit boards are isolated from one another to prevent interference and noise, and everything is synchronised by the Denon Master Clock.

Connections are wide-ranging, with Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB, and Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 and HDMI ARC. And where many network players can stream from phones over Bluetooth, the Denon can stream in the opposite direction too. There's also CEC so your Denon is controlled by the TV remote when you're using it as part of a home cinema setup.

The Denon DNP-2000NE will be available in June 2023 from and from Peter Tyson in the UK. The Black and Premium Silver finishes will cost €1599/£1399, while the Graphite Silver will be €1799/£1599.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (