The network music system device selection is getting larger, and one of the better HiFi brands wants a piece of the action, with Denon pushing into this area with the introduction of two new devices.
Denon’s latest products are CEOL and CEOL Piccolo, two pint sized audio setups that include connectors for analogue inputs, optical, subwoofer, USB, Ethernet, iPod Dock, FM Tuner, and also feature WiFi to let the CEOL units jump online and connect directly to Spotify and take advantage of Apple AirPlay for steaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Macs and PCs with iTunes.
While the CEOL and CEOL Piccolo (above) obviously have different names, the only major difference seems to be the speakers and what’s inside the main component, with the Piccolo missing out on a built-in CD player and front music port, which the regular CEOL has.
The speakers for each have different model numbers, the CEOL using the SC-N8 and the CEOL Piccolo using the SC-N5, but from what we understand, these both have very similar outputs (60W IEC, 120W peak) except with different size speaker boxes.
Pricing has been set for $999 RRP for the CEOL, while the Piccolo will fetch $799, with availability now in both black and white finishes.