Denon CEOL
Denon CEOL mini system offers wireless networking, internet radio, DAB and speakers for £599; plus world's first UK demo of AirPlay

Making a splash in the Denon room is its new CEOL stereo network mini system, kitted out with CD player, Pod/iPhone dock, FM/AM tuner, internet radio, wi-fi, USB  and DLNA compatibility.

Power is 2 x 65W, there's a USB socket and headphone jack on the front, plus a 3.5mm input for connecting other portable devices, plus support for FLAC 96kHz/24-bit audio files, Napster and LastFM.

The unit can also play music files directly from any connected DLNA Network hard disks.

It goes on sale at the end of this month for £529 for the electronics only, or £599 with a pair of Denon's own speakers.

In due course, there'll be an upgrade for Apple's AirPlay streaming technology.

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Talking of which, Denon has the first UK demo of AirPlay here at the show. It's rigged up an AVR-311 AV receiver with a laptop to show how iTunes content on an iPhone can be wirelessly streamed from the phone to the receiver, with album artwork displayed on a connected TV.

Using the free Apple Remote App on the iPhone, you can select any song to play, with artist name, album name and track name appearing on the receiver's display. A matching GUI display on the TV shows album artwork and track name.

It's all a doddle to use, and will be available as an upgrade from November for around 50 Euros (Marantz's AirPlay upgrade will cost £39, so we expect the Denon one to cost a similar amount).Follow whathifi.com on Twitter

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