These Denon “magic saucers” look like little iPod charging ports at first glance . But they are actually inventions capable of moving music between computers, speakers and players or receiving the signal from Internet radio stations . And it is that these 12-centimeter-diameter dishes can be connected to our home network , either by cable through the Ethernet port , as the ASD-3N does , or directly using a Wi-Fi connection , which had to be used for something. Antenna that has the ASD-3W model attached to one side .
They are compatible with all iPod models that have the usual dock connector , and not only can we amplify your music using the audio outputs for stereo speakers , but also allow us to see the photos and videos of the iPod on full screen taking advantage of the S output -Video . With the Dock Control connection we can also work with Denon's own family of audiovisual receivers. All connectors , both internal and supplied cables, are gold-plated to improve communication between equipment.
Some teams that are characterized by the multitude of possibilities when interacting with other devices. Like the colossal Denon AVR-4308 DAB-HD , but on a small scale. But its biggest attraction is the ability to become a home audio distributor , as you can stream music, photos, and radio stations from your computer to any room . Either over the Internet or DLNA , as it is also compatible with this standard for home networks.
It can work with JPEG , MP3, WMA , WAV , AAC and FLAC files and incorporates a remote control that has its own slot for recharging, just behind the iPod. Both are available in both black and white, with prices of 240 euros for the Denon ASD-3W and 180 euros for the ASD-3N (since it does not have Wi-Fi, it is a cheaper model). Two fairly complete teams that can be adapted to the user depending on the music devices they use, with a modern and careful design.