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Denon UD-M31

“Brilliant! ”

Written on: 01/03/2013

After going to the apple store today I am one happy person as I can now play my iPod through my denon. Better sound then the iPod docking station. The sound carrys through the house and what a difference in quality… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“Fatastic bit of kit. ive had it for many years with a...”

Written on: 02/01/2011

Fatastic bit of kit. ive had it for many years with a variety of speakers and its sounded fantastic with every pair. enough power for the room and brilliant sound quality, not sure what all the complaints about volume control are for. i have it on my desk and am constantly fiddling with the volume, its on pretty much all day every day and ive never had a problem. just the best value for money and all the features i would ever need, MD radio and CD are everything i would ever need! cant really… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 12/04/2012

I've had this unit from new as a suppliment to my guitar practice sessions in a studio environment as part of PA setup and I have literally played CDs in this unit over and over for thousands of hours for the last ten years. I wore the CD player tray out, had it repaired and away again. These days I use more heavy duty studio kit and I now use this little unit for what it was designed for, domestic use and it's still going strong. I agree that the manual volume is now pretty useless - it only goes up!!! Mind you, after all the use that this thing has been subjected to I cannot complain. Will I buy another Denon?... too bloody right I will...

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Denon UD-M31

“Had it home for less than a month, upon turning the...”

Written on: 04/09/2010

Had it home for less than a month, upon turning the unit on, the power button goes from red to green and right to blinking yellow, then shuts off. Took it in - they charged me 200.00 to 'fix' it and it did the same damn thing about a week later. Took it back, they were going to charge me another 100.00 just to look at it! Now it sits in my closet… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 28/05/2011

I am having the same problem. Thanks for the tip...I won't take it in. Its too bad it has great sound.

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Gengengen's Comment

Written on: 06/12/2014

You paid 200£ for repair yet it cost only 129£? Wow

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 13/08/2011

1 month old... you reject under the Sale of Goods Act, better still if you paid on a Credit Card the Consumer Credit Act kicks in, the retailer is .... , I can guess if it was a multiple which it was, buy from a good retailer, it is still under a year old so, Sale of Goods Act still applies.
It is not of mechantable quality nor therefore fit for purpose !

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Denon UD-M31

“excelent sound quality and very durable i bought my in...”

Written on: 27/05/2010

excelent sound quality and very durable i bought my in 2003 never any problem only thing i dont like it is made in china… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“Great little piece of hardware. Combined with B&W...”

Written on: 17/12/2009

Great little piece of hardware. Combined with B&W DM310 sepeakers, you can enjoy the taste of a high end system with a low end budget as long as you don't want to push the volume too high. I have been using it for 4 years in my bedroom on a regular basis without any problem except the usual "volume button getting crazy" issue. BUT IT IS EASY TO FIX in 15 minutes: you have to open your device carefully (it is easy) and cleanup the pod behing the volume button. Look at… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“This is a very fine little system. It's compact size...”

Written on: 19/11/2009

This is a very fine little system. It's compact size conceals a big sound and excellent sound quality through the M51 speakers, all the way to max volume. Music reproduction across pop, classical, vocal and instrumental is very pleasing. Radio reception is a bit ordinary, but reproduction is good on powerful local stations (probably needs more arial that I am using). System quality and appearance are excellent and the speakers are outstanding for their size. I will probably add a… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“My farther got what is now my UD-M31 second hand, he...”

Written on: 22/10/2009

My farther got what is now my UD-M31 second hand, he had it for about 7 months, before he gave it me, and ive had the system at least 18 months, and i have had no problems at all. This hi-fi is my holy grail of sound, being my first upper market hi-fi, it has (obviously) blown my previouse sony, sharp, panisonic systems out of the water, even though it is half the size and a third of the power, the sound is clear and presise, and in the right enviroment and the built in eq setting flat, makes a… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“Same old problem with the Denon UD-M31 - the volume...”

Written on: 05/05/2009

Same old problem with the Denon UD-M31 - the volume knob does not work properly. Now the tuner has packed up. Item about 3 years old. Very disappointed… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“After 18 months I experienced a problem with the...”

Written on: 15/02/2009 by robnotlob (1 review written)

After 18 months I experienced a problem with the volume on my Denon UD-M31. I Have had to replace the input/putput circuit board, and now I need to replace the drive motor for the cd player. It appears you can only buy this part by buying the complete loading mechanism which will cost me approximately $185. I am dissatisfied by all these major faults within 5 years. So much for Denons reputation of quality!… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“The Denon UD-M31 is a good sound for such a compact...”

Written on: 20/08/2008

The Denon UD-M31 is a good sound for such a compact system, great value for money… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“If you need small but gutsy with great sound this...”

Written on: 30/07/2008 by gregoryshaun (1 review written)

If you need small but gutsy with great sound this Denon is a cracker,the volume dial is just a silly problem, but don't waste your time ringing the denon not so hot or helpful line, they are not aware of any probs, that said, 9/10 for this little beauty… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“After much researching i bought the denon ud-m31 four...”

Written on: 27/06/2008 by peter lane (1 review written)

After much researching i bought the denon ud-m31 four years ago in the uk and took it over to my home in goa India,it is a fantastic system without any problems,the sound is superb !!!… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“A year and three months ago I decided to get the Denon...”

Written on: 17/10/2007 by vuvu (1 review written)

A year and three months ago I decided to get the Denon UD-M31 just because I could spend the bank's money. "Forget the interest rate hikes I'll deal with that when I have to pay through the nose", I thought. Silly words from a silly man! Of course by the time I was at the store, a demo model was the only one left. Contemplating the weeks I'd have to wait for new orders to come in, I whined furiously. Consequently someone said that they'd found one stashed safely at back. Goodness there is an… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“In our family we have two Denon UD-M31 micro systems. ...”

Written on: 26/10/2006 by richard miller (1 review written)

In our family we have two Denon UD-M31 micro systems. After 3 years both have the same fault. You can control the volume on the remote, but, the manual volume control fails after a minute or so. The system goes on full power. The "Lack of Service" department at Denon deny there is a problem.

It is a great piece of kit when it works, but, if you have a problem, Denon seem to take the view - buy another one! "Our systems are very reliable". "We do not know of similar problems"… Read Full Review

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Mtyle1's Response to richard miller's Review

Written on: 29/05/2008

I have exactly the same problem. As the unit was just out of guarantee when it happened I have not had it repaired (or dared to find out the cost!). I'll keep using the remote until that breaks and then I guess I'm stuffed. As this is the second Denon I've had that has reliably developed problems just outside the guarantee period I feel they've had their chance and I will be replacing it with a different make, something more long-lasting.

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Aidan Dunne's Response to richard miller's Review

Written on: 21/07/2008

There clearly is a problem with the UD-M31 volume control as exactly the same thing happened to mine. First the manual control only increased the volume regardless of which way it was turned, then the volume became progressively more reluctant to respond to the remote. Finally it's given up altogether.

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★★★★★
Denon UD-M31

“The Denon UD-M31 Micro System has truly the most...”

Written on: 01/08/2005 by mrd (11 reviews written)

The Denon UD-M31 Micro System has truly the most amazing sound quality I've ever heard for anything costing less than £4000. Best money I've ever spent. I hope to continue using it for many years to come… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“I have had my Denon UD-M31 Micro System for along time...”

Written on: 21/07/2005 by rawhammer (2 reviews written)

I have had my Denon UD-M31 Micro System for along time now. It has never had a fault since I got it. I bought some Mercury Mx1 speakers for it and they work very well.
Its specifications are:

Amplifier Section

* Power Output 22 W + 22 W (6 ohms)
* S.D.B. (Super Dynamic Bass)
* Tone Controls (Bass, Treble)
* Source Direct Function
* 2 Sets of Analog Stereo Inputs and Analog Stereo Outputs
* Subwoofer Output
* Easy-to-Use Remote Control
* Headphone… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“I've had this Denon UD-M31 micro system 8 months and...”

Written on: 21/06/2004 by paulkiernan (1 review written)

I've had this Denon UD-M31 micro system 8 months and it's been absolutely wonderful. It replaced a rack of equipment (Amp, CD, Tuner) in a fraction of the space. However, if I was buying again I'd buy the Denon ADV-M71 instead because for a £100 more I'd get DVD, MP3 playback, AV sound plus everything I have already!… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“Just bought the Denon UD-M31 Micro System which was a...”

Written on: 31/03/2004 by Vortex (1 review written)

Just bought the Denon UD-M31 Micro System which was a great decision. Was looking for a good sounding but compact system for music in a large kitchen. Read the rave reviews but had my doubts. Richer Sounds have just reduced price to £185 so chanced my arm. I have matched it with a pair of their Eltax Monitor 3 speakers (lovely budget speakers) and the result is wonderful. Perhaps not quite the bass and power of a full sized system but more than enough and all music so far sounds good....may… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“I bought the denon as a bedroom system, having seen...”

Written on: 19/11/2003 by JohnTaylor (1 review written)

I bought the denon as a bedroom system, having seen good reviews. I expected a decent sound but have been bowled over by what this little box can do. I've tried it with a variety of speakers from Mission M71s which sounded excellent to seemingly silly matches such as Quad 11L's. Given that these components belong to different price categories and the Quad's are class leaders I was staggered that the little Denon - 22 watts per channel - not only drove the speakers but did so with remarkable… Read Full Review

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Denon UD-M31

“I dont have a great deal of room available now I have...”

Written on: 01/11/2003 by terry (1 review written)

I dont have a great deal of room available now I have purchased a widescreen TV so my old Marantz KI series had to go,I replaced it with a Denon UD-M31 and was astonished at the sound quality which improved even more when I purchased Alphason speaker stands. Playing a Pacific DVD Player through it is a real experience, the bass is deep & controlled and the imaging is truly excellent in my view a top notch product at an excellent price.One small niggle,when using headphones on the CD or DVD when… Read Full Review

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Terry's Response to terry's Review

Written on: 25/01/2004

To add to the issue over speaker cable, I have now purchased Monster XP/nw cable and fitted Gold Plated Banana Plugs at the speaker end, this cable will just go into the spring clips at the Denon end.
<br> This has totally transformed the Clarity, Imaging & Base Weight of the system. I purchased the cable from Comet at £2.15/Mtr. In my opinion Money well spent.

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Rawhammer's Response to terry's Review

Written on: 20/07/2005

On the subject of this clicking sound you mentioned, i hearded no clicking sounds through my sony headphones. I maybe your headphones or your system thats faulty. If i find a reason for your clicking problems ill write another comment.

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