Denon DCD-1520AE

The Denon DCD-1520AE CD/SACD Player conveys purity in plan and execution. The high-level AL32 processor, a 32-cycle/192 kHz D/A converter and the new DAC ace clock plan with a low-stage noise oscillator and a lot more technological developments such as the USB-B input certainly qualify it to be a genuine improvement for some other amplifiers in the world, as well.


Specifications of Denon DCD-1520AE: 

Super Audio CD Player (2013-16) Dimensions: 434 x 331 x 134mm Weight: 8.2kg                                           Disc format: CD, SACD, MP3                Digital converter: PCM1795, 192kHz 32bit Frequency response: 2Hz to 20kHz (CD), 2Hz to 50kHz (SACD) Dynamic range: 100dB (CD), 113dB (SACD) Signal to Noise Ratio: 117dB (CD), 117dB (SACD) Total harmonic distortion: less than 0.0018% (CD), less than 0.001% (SACD) Digital outputs: coaxial, optical, USB Year: 2014




Common faults that occur in Denon DCD-1520AE



The power does not turn on


The power is not turning on.

Check whether the insertion of the power plug is correct into the power outlet.

This unit is in standby mode. Press the Power Button button on the remote control.


The power automatically turns off.

The Auto Standby mode is set. This mode switches the unit to standby mode when the unit is not working for approximately 30 minutes.

Interruption of sound or noise occurs


During playback from the CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW, interruption of sound is there.

The sound may skip during playback of a CD-R/CD-RW containing a high-resolution audio source.

Poor recording conditions may cause this, or the disc itself may be of poor quality. Use a correctly recorded disc.

Cannot playback Discs

 Cannot correctly play back a specific part of the disc.

The disc is dirty. Either clean the disc or insert a different disc.




Cannot playback DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW or CD-R/CD-RW.

Discs are not playing back unless the conclusion. Use a wrap-up disc.

Poor recording conditions may cause this, or the disc itself may be of poor quality. Use a correctly recorded disc. Creation of Files in a format that is not supported by this unit. Check the formats supported by this unit.




Displaying “ No Disc”

“ No Disc” is displaying if the disc is loaded upside-down.




“Unsupported” is showing if a disc that cannot be played is loaded.

NO performance of Operations through the remote control unit 



There is no performance of Operations through the remote control unit.

Damage to Batteries is there. Replace with new batteries.

Operate the remote control unit within a distance of about 7 m from this unit and at an angle of within 30°.



Operating range of the remote control unit link

Remove any obstacle between this unit and the remote control unit.

Insert the batteries in the proper direction, checking the Thread-Plus and Tread-Minus marks.

There is the exposure of the unit’s remote control to strong light (direct sunlight, inverter-type fluorescent bulb light, etc.). Move the unit to a place in which there is no exposure of the remote control sensor to strong light.

Although using a 3D video device, the remote control unit of this unit may not function due to the effects of infrared communications between units (such as TV and glasses for 3D viewing). In this case, adjust the direction of units with the 3D communications function and their distance to ensure they do not affect operations from the remote control unit of this unit.