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Denon D-M38

Denon D-M38
alaScore 88

482 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 482 reviews of Denon D-M38. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Denon D-M38 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Denon D-M38


alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Denon D-M38 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Denon DM38 DAB Hi-Fi System in SilverDenon DM38 DAB Hi-Fi System in Silver

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Denon D-M38DAB review


It's been around for a while, but it's still an absolute cracker

Impressive build for the money ; digital iPod connection ; exciting, enthusiastic delivery

Nothing at the price

Best microsystem up to £400, Awards 2011. It works best with better speakers, but even with Denon’s own-brand units, the D-M38DAB is an absolute cracker

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (

Denon D-M38DAB review


It might look just like its predecessor, the D-M37DAB, but this little system is a surprisingly worthwhile upgrade

Denon's been doing this longer than most, and it shows. This is a very well-sorted, cost-effective system

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

Denon DM38 with speakers


Fabulous build and sound quality for the price.

Quality of MP3 playback from auxiliary sources definitely isn't as good as CD. I cant comment on the ipod/phone port as I use Android.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (

Denon DM38 without speakers


Quite a nice micro system all functions are good, and it's perfect for a large kitchen, very good system.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (

Denon DM38 with speakers


Compact, easy to set up. Great sound.

Would be better if combined products were offered with speaker leads.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

Denon DM38 With Speakers


Compact, easy to set up. Great sound

Would be better if combined products were offered with speaker leads

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (

Denon DM38 without speakers


compact,modern,great sound

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Denon DM38 without speakers


Superb sound quality, all the things I wanted in one neat item. Very good value for money.

The top of the casing has a series of open strips presumably to keep it cool but can lead to dust entering the mechanism.

Jun, 2012

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Denon DM38 without speakers


Great sound from CDs, DAB and FM. Excellent DAB reception with supplied aerial. Looks good. Compact size. Remote control works from incredibly far away!

Disappointing sound from USB devices, perhaps poor quality MP3s rather than the DM38's fault. Incomprehensible remote control, can only use basic functions without referring to the manual.

Jun, 2012

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Denon DM38 without speakers


best sound quality and price for a CD micro system. Would look anywhere else.


May, 2012

Product Specifications


USB Hosts:1


Cassette deck: No
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Cherry, Silver
Number of Discs:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player: Yes
Type:Micro set


Display Type:VFD


Bass adjustment: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary


Bass reflex: Yes
Frequency range:45 - 40000
Karaoke: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):120
RMS rated power:60
Speaker Type:2-way
Tweeter diameter:2.5
Tweeter size:2.5
Woofer Diameter:12
Woofer size:12

Other features

Speaker depth:23.4
Speaker height:23.3
Speaker width:14.5

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 Playback: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio
USB direct playback: Yes
Video recording: No

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone, iPod
Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
AUX In: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Speakers connectivity type:Binding Post
Subwoofer out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power Consumption (Standby):0.3
Power Source:AC

Product properties

Cassette player: No
CD changer: No
CD player: Yes
DVD player: No
iPod dock: No
MiniDisc player: No
Playable formats:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, mp3, WMA
Remote: Yes
Surround: No
Timer: Yes


AM band range:522 - 1611
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Preset stations quantity:99
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported radio bands:AM, MW / FM, MW
Tuner type:Digital


Audio output:2x30 RMS W
Number of presets:40
Radio: Yes
Radio type:AM / FM / DAB / RDS
RDS: Yes
Speaker type:2 way

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.5