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Denon's stylish and compact D-M31S executive microsystem concentrates traditional microsystem values--small size, good looks, and quality sound--in a simple, reasonably priced package. With a central amplifier/CD player/tuner that's a mere 8.3 inches wide alongside ported, two-way, Denon-branded bookshelf speakers from the British loudspeaker manufacturer Mission, the system is built to impress.
The main unit (model UD-M31) boasts 22 watts per channel stereo power into 6-ohm speakers like the supplied pair. Dual stereo analog auxiliary inputs facilitate hookup of additional components, whether a DVD player, a MP3 player, or Denon's matching DRR-M31 silver cassette deck. For additional convenience, a stereo analog output and optical digital-audio jack let you record radio broadcasts or CD sound to cassette or to a standalone CD or minidisc recorder. And, in case you hear heftier bass response in your future, there's a monaural RCA output for an external powered or passive subwoofer. The UD-M31's silver aluminum front panel derives a little extra sheen from its half-mirrored display.
The included speakers (model SC-U51) use 5-inch woofers and 1-inch soft-dome tweeters and are finished in light cherry wood. Their ported design grants a little deeper low-end response (down to a respectable 75 Hz), while their quality components extend high-frequency response out to an impressive 35 kHz, well beyond the range of sound on standard compact discs--you're SACD-ready with this system (an SACD-playing source component is optional).
Other features include 40 FM/AM station presets, SDB (Super Dynamic Bass) equalization, a 24-hour clock, a sleep timer, and a .125-inch headphone jack for private listening. The system comes with a remote control that also operates the basic functions of the optional DRR-M31 cassette deck.
- Power output: 22 W + 22 W (6 ohms)
- S.D.B. (Super Dynamic Bass)
- Tone controls (Bass, Treble)
- 2 sets of analog stereo inputs and analog stereo outputs
- Subwoofer output
- Easy-to-use remote control
- Headphone jack
- Optical digital output jack
- Auto edit function
- Everyday/once/sleep timer
- 24-hour clock