Some rival brands are rediscovering hi-fi audio, but we at Denon can proudly say “We never went away”: from our foundation back at the beginning of the 1900s, we have been developing, refining and progressing the technology required to bring the very finest music experience into the home. Our combination of experienced engineers and talented young enthusiasts with innovative ideas informs the design of our latest integrated amplifier. The PMA-1600NE brings together the purest implementation of analogue circuit design with the very latest thinking on high-resolution digital audio.
Denon’s ‘PMA’ model prefix stands for ‘pre-main amplifier’, and that’s just how the PMA-1600NE is designed: it’s a high-quality preamplifier, a superb digital-to-analogue converter able to handle ultra-high-resolution all the way up to 384kHz/32bit and DSD11.2MHz, and a powerful amplifier able to deliver 2x140W into 4ohms, all under one ‘roof’. What’s more, it uses Denon’s unique six-block construction to separate the various elements, ensuring noise transfer between them is eliminated, separate power supplies for its analogue and digital sections to ensure signal purity, and Direct Mechanical Ground Construction to minimise unwanted vibration.
2 x 140 W (4 ohm) output
Advanced Ultra High Current (UHC)-MOS Single Push-Pull Circuit Power Amplifier with Schottky barrier diodes
DAC Master Clock Design
Rear USB-B input
Digital isolator to eliminate high-frequency computer noise
on the USB-B or digital inputs
FL display for source and sample rate indication
Analog AMP Mode switching off digital audio circuitry and display
Advanced AL32 Processing Plus
Direct Mechanical Ground Construction
Chassis construction with 6 independent blocks
Main transformer with separate power supplies for analogue and digital circuits