In this world of surround sound entertainment, aluminum satellite speakers, and monstrous subwoofers, there still prevails a band of enthusiasts who prefer nice-sounding, pure audio. That's the reason why stereo systems haven't died out, and I hope they never do.
Speaking of stereo systems, there's Denon, a high quality brand originating way back in 1910 in Japan, though under a different name. These days the company is a leader in AV receivers and DVD players, so let’s see if it lives up to its reputation. Yes, we're going to see how good Denon's latest stereo speaker system is.
The product is a stereo receiver, CD player and bookshelf speaker combo – that is, a mini component audio system. The 'mini' can be misleading; these are very powerful systems, best used for quality music listening at home. The individual names are DCD-F102 for the player, DRA-F102 for the stereo receiver, and SC-F102 for the speakers. For convenience' sake let's call it the F102 system!
The electronics part (CD player and receiver) are clad in a metallic finish chassis, with a fa