Manchester Show 2011: Denon and Marantz offer free AirPlay upgrade

Watch our video report on the Denon DNP-720AE

Denon (and sister company Marantz) are offering free AirPlay upgrades for compatible products until the end of the year, and to mark the offer have joined forces to run an AirPlay workshop at this weekend's Manchester show.

The AirPlay clinic is running in the Holbein Lobby, and the two brands have their complete ranges of AirPlay-equipped models, including the new Denon DNP-720AE streamer, on display.

The streamer (below) is Apple AirPlay enabled, DLNA 1.5-certified and can access music services such as Napster and

It has a 24-bit/192kHz DAC, is capable of connecting to your network via a wireless or wired connection, and can be controlled using the Denon Remote app for iPhone and iPod Touch or the bundled remote.

File formats supported include WAV, AAC, WMA lossless, FLAC and FLAC 96/24.

It's available now in silver or black for £430.

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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.