Our Vision

Passion, artistry, technology

For Denon, audio-video reproduction is not just a business. The creation of products that can deliver total quality enjoyment to others is a fundamental driving passion and the reason we exist. What’s more, our constant quest to create the perfect entertainment component is the key to transforming creative ideas into leading innovation, and to anticipating consumer needs. In recent evolution, this has included the development of mobile technologies, so that customers can enjoy the best possible quality reproduction in any format. Bringing purity of sound and joy to customers’ lives is what Denon is all about.

More than words

For everyone at Denon, Passion, Artistry, and Technology are more than buzzwords – they are part of the quintessential philosophy behind everything we do. These three elements and decades of innovation and engineering excellence have shaped our entire culture. Every detail of a Denon product is crafted around these elements with a single goal in mind: to maximize the entertainment experience.

The future

Denon’s Legacy of Firsts and our 100-year history of delivering powerful audio and visual experiences mark the company’s path into the future. We will treasure our legacy and use it to inspire and fuel our constant quest for perfection. We will also continue to celebrate the core strength of our products to deliver power, precision and performance. In addition, Denon is looking forward, evolving and constantly seeking to transform ideas into leading innovations. Whatever the evolution, Denon will be there – adding to our already prestigious Legacy of Firsts.

Denon History
1910
Manufacturer of single-sided disc records and gramophones.
1939
Launched first professional-use disc recorder for broadcast industry and disk cutting lathe.
1951
Commenced sales of Japan’s 1st LP records.
1953
Launched professional-use tape recorder for broadcast industry.
1958
Introduced sales of stereo records.
1959
Commenced production of open-reel audio tapes.
1962
Introduced Elepian series of electronic pianos.
1963
Developed the DL-103 phono cartridge.
1964
Started sales of audio cassette tapes.
1971
Started producing hi-fi audio components, including turntables, amplifiers, tuners and speakers.
1972
Introduced the world’s first viable 8 channel digital recorder.
1977
Awarded US Billboard magazine's "Trend-Setter Award for outstanding contribution to the industry".
1980
Awarded the 13th Montreux International Diplome d’honneur technique award.
1981
Developed a professional-use CD player.
1988
Introduced range of AV amplifiers to product range.
1990
Awarded three component awards at Paris hi-fi show. Introduced lineup of Headphones.
1993
Developed the twin deck DJ CD player DN-200F. Other early models are the DN1000F, DN2000F and the DN2500F. Denon also made the world's only twin MiniDisc player designed for DJ use.
1994
Awarded European Audio Innovation of the Year.
1999
World's first THX-EX home theater system (THX Extended to provide fuller surround sound).
2001
Produced first Mini system with 5.1 surround sound.
2002
Denon link technology developed for improved digital connectivity.
2004
Launch of world's first consumer product featuring HQV (Hollywood Quality Video).
2007
Denon releases the AVP-A1HDCI Pre-Amplifier and matching POA-A1HDCI Power Amplifier set which marks the company's first additions to a new line of high-performance custom-focused components.
2008
Denon announces the world's first Universal Blu-ray player capable of DVD-Audio and SA-CD playback.
2012
Denon introduces new headphone line with IOS lifestyle apps. Headphones are separated into different lifestyle groups as follows: Exercise Freak headphones (for sports/fitness use), Globe Cruiser headphones (for travel), Music Maniac Headphones (featuring a Flat EQ) and Urban Raver Headphones (providing enhanced bass performance).