Denon Announces Two New DVD-Audio Players

Denon have announced the latest addition to their DVD-Audio line-up, the DVD-9000. From the company’s press release:

The DVD-9000 is Denon’s latest product addressing the needs of consumers who seek the very best digital home entertainment experience. The DVD-9000 includes Denon’s exclusive AL24 Processing Plus system that supports a sampling frequency of 192kHz, a 24-bit 192kHz audio D/A converter and additional state-of-the art audio technologies that extract the maximum potential of DVD-Audio. For high-quality video output, the DVD-9000 is packed with PureProgressive™ Scan circuitry, by Silicon Image, for superior Interlace-to-Progressive video conversion, with six 14-bit, 108-MHz video D/A converters featuring Noise Shaped Video™, and a super sub-alias filter.

The DVD-9000 uses ESS Technology’s ES6038F decoder which supports multi-channel Meridian Lossless Packing (MLP) decoding, Linear Pulse Code Modulation (LPCM), audio watermark detection, and copy protection for Prerecorded Media (CPPM).

Ryo Okazeri, deputy manager of Denon Ltd. stated, “Denon’s ultimate goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality products. ESS’s feature-rich DVD video and audio solution and their superior support helps us to achieve our goal.

The DVD-9000/A1 will playback not only DVD-Audio discs, complete with sophisticated bass management, but also DVD-Video, CD/CD-R/CD-RW discs, MP3 encoded CD-R/RWs and JPEG-file photo discs.

The Denon also wins in the video stakes with the use of Silicon Image’s SiI™ 504 digital video processing chip which is used in both Denon’s new DVD-9000 and DVD-A1 progressive-scan DVD players.

Stephen Baker, vice president of sales and marketing at Denon, noted, “We once again selected Silicon Image as the digital video processing supplier for our latest progressive-scan DVD players. Silicon Image’s Pure Progressive™ technology performs the best deinterlacing for film source content, resulting in the highest progressive output quality available. The SiI 504 also offers superior price/performance for interlace-to-progressive scan conversion.