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Denon Debuts CEOL piccolo Network Music System

Denon Electronics has debuted the wireless CEOL piccolo Network Music System.

Denon Electronics has debuted the wireless CEOL piccolo Network Music System.

Featuring a built-in high-performance iPod dock, the compact new CEOL piccolo music system provides easy access to all of today’s most popular digital music content, the company says. It features Apple’s Airplay, which lets users stream iTunes music, whether from a Mac or PC, as well as directly from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Shipping in late October, the system will be available in black and white finishes, the compact Denon CEOL piccolo desktop system provides superlative sound quality along with a full array of connectivity options.

The CEOL piccolo Network Music System is ideal for use as either a desktop or tabletop music system, as well as an easy and seamless way to upgrade the audio performance of today’s flat-panel TVs, the system additionally offers built-in WiFi connectivity. The main unit features a powerful 65W + 65W audio amplifier. With its wireless music access and streaming capabilities, the system maximizes the benefits of today’s content-rich music environment, providing access to a myriad of popular internet-borne content, including Pandora Internet radio and SiriusXM Internet radio. The Denon CEOL piccolo also features built-in access to the Spotify digital music service. CEOL piccolo owners who have a Spotify Premium subscription will be able to bring a nearly unlimited number of songs into their homes.

The system’s built-in music dock is iPod and iPhone (30-pin) compatible, and features an automatic recharge function that charges the docked device when in use, and even continues to recharge the device when in standby mode. To save energy – and money – once the device is fully charged, the unit then enters the lowest power standby mode that draws less than one third of a watt. In addition, an easily accessible front panel USB port lets users connect their audio device directly. The precision audio decoder supports high resolution files up to 192 kHz/24 bit, including WAV and FLAC file types. The newly designed remote control allows easy operation, and the CEOL piccolo can also be controlled with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via Denon’s Remote App.

Yoshinori Yamada, product planning manager for D+M noted: “CEOL is the Gaelic word for music, and piccolo is Italian for small, which really encapsulates the concept of our ‘small music system,’ while underscoring its Euro-style elegance and refinement. Despite its compact size, Denon’s CEOL piccolo desktop audio system delivers truly amazing sound quality, and offers discerning consumers a simple, superb listening experience from a broad range of music sources.”

Adding even more flexibility in music sourcing, the CEOL piccolo features an optical digital audio input for connecting a variety of digital devices, including flat-panel TV sets, Blu-ray players, cable or satellite TV tuners. When the TV is connected via the optical digital input, the TV’s audio signal is passed through the superior audio circuitry inside, bringing full, dynamic sound to all TV programming, as well as games and movies. Additional connectivity options include a stereo audio line input. There’s also an RJ-45 port for direct connection to your local area network, along with a subwoofer output. The USB port on the front panel lets users connect their portable devices directly, and it also features the automatic recharging function.