Denon famous for its hi-fi has ventured into the wonderful world of DAB digital radio, but has the company's audio experience transferred across harmoniously?

Denon DM-35 DAB digital micro system is finished in brushed aluminium, measures 95 x 210 x 330mm and each (two-way) speaker 215 x 155 x 250mm and comes with all the whistles and bells that you would expect.

40 station presets across DAB Band III, FM and MW; 40 Watts RMS of music power, while the built-in CD player features MP3 and WMA CD playback.

As you would expect, the Denon DM35 also has a remote control to control everything and because of this buttons on the front of the unit are kept to a minimum.

Features for the player include SDB (Super Dynamic Bass) that manages to give a nice rounded tone to the overall sound and a two line dot matrix display so you can see what is going on either with the radio or the CD player.

Those worried about connections needn't be. The DM-35's socket list is longer than most weekly shopping bills and includes 2x Analogue Outputs (Tape), 2x AC outlets (switched), 1x Subwoofer, Headphone Output, (3.5 mm sockets), as well as a DAB coxial connection.

In our tests the micro-system performed very well, especially playing CDs. The Coax aerial shipped in the box is dependent on you being able to receive a decent DAB signal, but the option to attach any aerial to the system will mean that this is easily rectified.

Price when reviewed:
£380

Verdict

With its sleek silver design and its fantastic sound this means a top end micro system with the benefits of digital radio.

The catch is that at £380 it's going to cost you slightly more than most other systems on the market.

If the digital radio is a must have then this is certainly a good way of getting it.