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REVIEW: Denon DVD-2900 DVD Players

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Model: DVD-2900
Category: DVD Players
Suggested Retail Price: $999
Description: DVD Audio/Video CD/SACD Player
Manufacturer URL: Denon
Model Picture: View

Review by scumba ( A ) on January 21, 2007 at 21:58:57
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I have never written a review before but felt compelled to share my experience with my recently upgraded Denon 2900 from the Upgrade Company.

I wanted a modification that would upgrade all channels and video as well, while keeping the stock functionality of the unit. Most mod companies I spoke to only upgrade the front channels and only benefit CD playback. I use my Denon as a universal player. So with my concerns alleviated by David, I sent him my player. When the player was returned and after about 100 hours of break in, the overall refinement and sound was just unbelievable. I can now truly say that my 2900 can hold its own with the big boys. It definitely is much better than my Naim CDX that costs 4 times more! I noticed a very quiet, jet-black background. The cold, harsh and un-involving stock player was now replaced with a very smooth refined sound that has more focus, with images in well defined spaces. But the benefit was not just to audio but to video as well. The picture has less grain, and the clarity and vibrancy of colors have increased. It seems like a veil was lifted of the TV screen. Really!

I never thought I would ever label a DVD player soulful, but now every time I play Music DVD’s, CD’s, DVD A or SACD the experience has been involving and passionate. I always knew that the 2900 was the weak link in my system but after the upgrade from David the player is on par and a worthy source component in conjunction with my SimAudio Amp and Processor.

The cost benefit has been tremendous and I am very happy with the modification work from the Upgrade Company.

Product Weakness: none
Product Strengths: see above

Associated Equipment for this Review:
Amplifier: Simaudio
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): SimAudio
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Denon 2900
Speakers: Dynaudio
Cables/Interconnects: Cardas
Music Used (Genre/Selections): rock, alternative, pop, movies
Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner

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Topic - REVIEW: Denon DVD-2900 DVD Players - scumba 21:58:57 01/21/07 ( 1)