Denon Shipping First Of Docking Speakers
By Joseph Palenchar On Aug 1 2012 - 3:17pm
Mahwah, N.J. -
Denon has begun shipping the first in a trio of one-piece docking speakers and
plans Sept. 1 shipments of its second.
The products were
unveiled earlier this year as part of a new strategy
by parent D+M Group
to step up the brand's profile in such product
categories as headphones and home audio products other than components.
AC/DC Cocoon Portable is shipping now and will be following by the $599 Cocoon
Home, expected to ship Sept. 1. Shipments of the third model, the Cocoon
Junior, weren't announced.
The Cocoon Home and
Cocoon Portable feature retractable iPod/iPhone/iPad dock, AirPlay, DLNA
networking, Internet radio and curved styling. The Cocoon is a biamped two-way
system with 100-watt output, and the portable version is 25 percent smaller and
weather-resistant. The latter features full-range drivers, 50-watt output and five-hour
rechargeable battery. Both also play music from USB thumb drives.
Cocoon Home is
available in black or white, and Cocoon portable is available in black. Both
feature glossy exterior whose clear plastic enclosure is painted from the
inside. All connections are housed in a solid metal base.
CocoonHome features biamplified speaker
system, four drivers rated at 25 watts each, DSP, and nine bands of digital
features water-resistant construction, two full-range drivers tuned for outdoor
usage, oversized rubberized buttons, a special rubberized back panel cover, integrated
carry handle and a retractable slot for the included remote control.