Denon expands CEOL family with addition of Carino desktop system

New from Denon is the latest addition to its CEOL family of music systems, the compact Carino, which connects to your computer via USB and comes with built-in Bluetooth aptX. The latter means you can stream music from your portable device to the Carino, even if your computer is switched off.

The £299 system – available in black or white – is designed to fit easily on a desk, and can be placed vertically or horizontally as you desire. In addition to USB and Bluetooth, it's also fitted with NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy pairing with compatible devices.

Additional features

Power delivery is a claimed 25W per channel and there are two DSP (Digital Signal Processing) modes available – Auto Volume Adjust and Wide Sound – intended to create a bigger, clearer sound from the small speakers.

The minimalist front panel on the main amp/control unit contains mute and volume controls with LED level indicators, plus input, Bluetooth and sound mode selector switches. Additional features include a headphone output and subwoofer preout if you want to add more bass to the sound.

Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.