Denon could have simply added Bluetooth to its system and struck the only item from our “against” column. But we’re pleased it didn't.
If the D-M41DAB – which we'd again recommend pairing with the company’s designated speakers – doesn’t quite put its predecessor to shame, it certainly puts it in the shade.
It sees multiple marked improvements across the board, combining to offer a character of performance that could hold its own against groups of separates at greater cost.
We suspected it would be good. We just didn’t realise it’d be this much better.