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Denon® CD Players-DCD-1600NE

Model #: DCD-1600NE
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DCD-1600NE CD Player with Advanced AL32 Processing Plus. Enjoy pristine Hi-Res audio and disc playback with Advanced AL32 Processing and Ultra Precision D/A Converter.

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Listen to Hi-Res audio and masterfully reproduced songs with the Denon DCD-1600NE CD Player. Advanced AL32 Processing Plus, combined with an innovative circuitry structure, ensure recordings are accurately reproduced and beautifully faithful to the original sound. In addition to CD and Super Audio CD, the DCD-1600NE can play DSD (2.8 MHz/5.6 MHz) files and high-resolution files up to 192 kHz/24 bits recorded on DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. Play music files with sampling frequencies of up to 48 kHz recorded on CD-R/RW in pristine quality. Vibration-resistant design and Direct Mechanical Ground Construction reduce adverse audio effects of heavy components within amplifiers, providing an audio environment that meets rigorous Denon testing standards. And with a more than 100-year legacy of crafting audio components, trust Denon to bring playback performance to remarkable heights.

  • Advanced AL32 Processing and Ultra Precision 192kHz/32bit D/A Converter ensure digital recordings are beautifully faithful to the original sound
  • DAC Master Clock circuit design provide jitter-free audio reproduction
  • Direct mechanical ground construction for vibration-resistant design that protects the sound quality
  • Impeccable sound engineering with carefully selected and rigorously tested Hi-Fi parts
  • Circuitry with minimized signal paths guarantees the original sound is faithfully reproduced
  • Denon-original drive mechanism with S.V.H. loader delivers accurate pickup and decoding from all discs
  • Extended disc support for modern hi-res audio — play CD, Super Audio CD, DSD (2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz) files and PCM files up to 192 kHz/24 bits recorded on DVD R/RW
  • Separated digital and analog power supply preserves audio signal purity
  • Pure Direct Mode ensures clean audio output and accurate, detailed sound
  • Sleek design that complements the PMA-1600NE Integrated Amplifier
  • Engineered with a more than 100-year Denon legacy in audio excellence

Advanced Al32 Processing Plus

The DCD-1600NE 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 interferences, richly expressive in the lower range and beautifully faithful to the original sound. Listen to songs as the artist intended.

DSD And FLAC Disc Playback Support

Enjoy extended disc support for your modern high-resolution audio collection. The DCD-1600NE plays back your CD's, Super Audio CD’s and high-resolution files up to 192 kHz/24 bits recorded on DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. Music files with sampling frequencies of up to 48 kHz recorded on CD-R/RW discs can also be played. Listen to your favorite modern hi-res formats and feel the powerful fidelity DCD-1600NE provides.

Build Integrity with Thoughtfully Selected Components

With more than a 100-year legacy of designing premium audio components, trust that your Denon product has undergone rigorous testing. The overall aesthetic, sound quality and design integrity of DCD-1600NE and its Hi-Fi components are built to last.

DAC Master Clock Design

To accurately synchronize digital circuits, the DCD-1600NE 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. Two integrated clock oscillators reduce phase noise, each addressing a sampling frequency (44.1 kHz and 48 kHz). The DAC Master Clock is exceptional for multiple sampling frequencies from 44.1kHz to 192kHz and even up to DSD 5.6MHz, without rounding.

Vibration-resistant Design for Pristine Sound

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-1600NE and immediately above the insulators to prevent unwanted vibration. By lowering the transformer, the vibration surrounding the chassis is reduced, resulting in pristine sound.

Denon Original Disc Drive Design

The disc drive design of the DCD-1600NE is built with a high-class S.V.H (Suppress Vibration Hybrid) mechanism. New, condensed signal paths and circuitry that control pickup and decode noise are minimized to prevent excess noise and preserve sound quality. The hybrid construction of the S.V.H. loader provides stability in the disc drive, allowing for the decoding and signal reading with the upmost accuracy. The low center of gravity of the mechanism suppresses vibration occurring inside the PMA-1600NE as well as outside the structure. By eliminating excess vibration, servo-related operations are minimized. The reduction of unnecessary controls and current consumption allows for digital signals to be read from the disc with optimal accuracy.

Advanced Circuitry with Minimized Signal Paths

The circuit patterns in the DCD-1600NE 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-1600NE reproduce sound that’s clean, highly transparent and faithful to the original recording.

Optical and Coaxial Digital Output

The DCD-1600NE features one Optical and one Coaxial digital output to connect to the digital input of an amplifier or AV receiver.

Pure Direct Mode

Listen with Pure Direct Mode on the DCD-1600NE. Pure Direct Mode feeds sound directly to the amplifiers, bypassing any DSP processing that might otherwise color the signal. What you hear is clean, detailed, accurate sound.



CD CompatibilityCD / CD-R/RW / SA-CD / WMA / MP3 / AAC
AL 32 ProcessingYes (Advanced)
DAC Master Clock DesignYes
Customised ComponentsYes
Symmetric circuit layoutYes
Data Disc CompatibilityDSD / WAV / ALAC <=5.6 / 192 / 96
High Grade Audio ComponentsYes


Program Play (CD / SA-CD)Yes
RepeatStart Sound Mode for SA-CD


Analogue Out (Cinch)2ch
Digital Coaxial OutYes
Remote Control Bus in / outYes
Digital Optical OutYes
Gold plated CinchYes


MechanismSVH Loader
D/A ConversionAdvanced Segment
DAC ICPCM1795 (192kHz/32bit)
Frequency Response (Cust.)2 Hz _ 50 kHz
Dynamic Range (SA)112 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (SA)117 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (SA)0.001%
Frequency Response2 Hz _ 20 kHz
Dynamic Range101 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio116 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion0.0018%


Available colorsPremium Silver / Black
Power Consumption in W24
Detachable Power CableYes
Metal Front PanelYes
Standby Consumption in W0.2
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm434 x 328 x 134
Remote ControlRC-1213
Auto Power OffYes
Weight in kg8.2


Separated Rectifier Circuit for Analog and Digital CircuitryYes
DisplayDimmer / Off

Misc. Specs

Product Weight18.08
Width (in.)17.09
Depth (in.)12.91
Height (in.)5.28
Remote Control IncludedYes
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