Denon DVD-5900 Universal Player [HFR]

August 31, in DVD-Audio News

News of a new Denon universal player has appeared without fanfare on Denon USA’s website, another good catch by SMR Forums regular, Ande Yew.

The Denon USA website contains details, a spec sheet in PDF format and front and rear images. Among the highlights are:

  • Powered by the latest DCDi by Faroudja FLI-2310 Decoding Engine
  • Adjustable Chroma Delay and Level, White/Black Levels, CCS On/Off controls
  • New ESS Vibrato “Chroma Bug Free” MPEG/DVD-Audio Decoder
  • Sony CXD-2753 Second Generation DSD Decoder
  • Dual, discrete, Analog Devices ADV-7310 – 216 MHz, 4:4:4, 12 bit Video D/A Conversion system
  • 8x Oversampling Progressive and 16x Interlace output
  • Wideband relay switched component video outputs
  • Variable Black Level (Setup): 0 and 7.5 IRE
  • Passes below-black (PLUGE) on progressive and interlace outputs
  • (1) DVI-D (HDCP) Output with selectable 480p/720p/1080i output
  • (2) Component Video outputs, 1 with Gold BNC connections
  • (2) Composite and (2) “S” video outputs
  • 2X DVD read speed; 4X CD/CD-R/CD-RW read speed; with 8MB drive buffer memory
  • Built-in Dolby Digital, dts, DVD-Audio and SACD decoders with 5.1 analog outputs
  • Custom Built to DENON Specifications – Burr-Brown 24-bit, 192-kHz PCM/DSD 1790 Audio DACs 
  • Full Digital Bass Management for DVD-Audio/SACD (optional), featuring dual Analog Devices Melody 100 ‘HammerHead’ processors
  • 40/60/80/100/120Hz crossover points with 12dB high and 24dB low pass slopes; Adjustable delay time and Channel Levels (DSD signals are converted to PCM for this feature)
  • Source Direct Digital Bass Management for SACD; 80Hz crossover with 12/24dB slopes on all channels; Adjustable channel levels (No DSD to PCM conversion)
  • MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA 8) Playback
  • Plays Audio/Video CDs; DVD-Audio/Video; Super Audio CD; D+/-R/RW (conditional); Audio CD-R; Audio CD-RW; MP3/WMA CD-R/RW
  • JPEG photo file viewer, Kodak Picture and Fujicolor CD compatible
  • HDCD decoding
  • New AL24 Processing Plus for all 6 Channels
  • 24/96 compatible digital outputs – optical and coaxial
  • DENON Link for connection to AVR-5803 (compatible with Second Edition Units)
  • PCM and DSD Compatible IEEE-1394 Out/In ports, featuring exclusive DENON Clock Synchronized System, a proprietary and defeatable system
  • The Denon IEEE-1394 port functions only with upcoming DENON IEEE-1394 equipped product; when switched ‘off’ the ports are ‘Universal Standard’
  • Anamorphic Scaling for 4:3/16:9 Sets
  • 4:3 Squeeze and Zoom Controls
  • Pure Direct Modes to defeat unneeded portions of player for the ultimate in audio performance
  • 3 box, 5 block internal layout to isolate analog, digital and video circuits
  • SRS TruSurround
  • RS-232C and Remote in/out ports
  • Glo-Key remote control
  • Dimensions: 17.1″w x 5.5″h x 17.1″d
  • Weight 27.7 lbs.
  • MSRP $2000
  • Available Late September 2003
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