Denon Intros Network-Enabled Integrated Amp

Christine Persaud

Published: 09/03/2019 05:00:02 AM EST in Sound

Denon Intros Network-Enabled Integrated Amp

Denon has announced its latest high-performance integrated network amplifier, the PMA-150H.

The compact amplifier easily connects all popular digital and analog sources, including CD players, TVs, turntables, and USB devices. HEOS Built-in technology enables access to music over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and wired Ethernet using the HEOS app, or streamed directly via Apple Airplay 2 and Spotify Connect. It leverages Denon's Advanced AL32 Processing Plus analog waveform reproduction technology and powerful Direct Digital Feedback Amplification (DDFA).

The amplifier delivers 70 Watts of power-per-channel (4ohm, 1kHz, THD 0.1%) and supports both 4- and 8-ohm speakers. Additionally, it is equipped with a dedicated headphone amplifier circuit featuring a high-speed, ultra-low distortion wideband amp paired with a fully discrete final output stage. To accommodate a wide range of headphones, the PMA-150H has an adjustable headphone impedance control with three settings for low, medium and high impedance models. The headphone jack offers a 6.3mm (1/4-inch) connector for compatibility with premium home and professional studio headphones. The PMA-150H's compact design (11"W x 4.1"H x 12.6"D) features a soft aluminum matte top and bottom panels with premium OLED, gloss black, and silver accents.

The PMA-150H is compatible with high-resolution digital audio files like ALAC, FLAC, and WAV lossless files up to 192 kHz/24-bit, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD). Users will enjoy high-resolution audio compatibility along with digital inputs and a premium onboard USB-DAC that features PCM 384 kHz/32bit and DSD file playback capability. Advanced AL32 Processing Plus is the latest in analog waveform reproduction technology from Denon and creates a detailed audio experience free of interference and expressive in the lower range.

The PMA-150H features two analog RCA inputs, two optical inputs, one digital coaxial input, and USB-A and B inputs. The USB-A input will support WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV/FLAC/ALAC 192/24, DSD 5.6MHz files. From a computer, high-resolution output is also possible via the USB-B input, powering PCM signals up to 384 kHz/32bit and DSD11.2MHz. Additionally, listeners can easily connect CD players, turntables, USB drives, TVs, and more.

With HEOS Built-in, listeners can enjoy music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, TuneIn Internet Radio, SoundCloud, Napster, Deezer, or local music file libraries. The PMA-150H also offers Bluetooth connectivity, providing instant access to online music streaming. AirPlay 2 compatibility ensures users can simply stream Apple Music wirelessly to the PMA-150H or group the amplifier with other AirPlay compatible speakers to deliver music throughout the home. HEOS Built-in also enables listeners to enjoy their favourite music in any room, creating a wireless, whole-home audio experience using HEOS speakers, soundbars, and/or receivers. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room.

In addition, Denon built autosensing into the first optical port and simplified IR learn to easily connect to most TVs. Once enabled, volume, mute and input selection can be controlled via a TV remote.

Users can use their voice to control the PMA-150H with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant to adjust the volume, skip to the next track, and more.

The PMA-150H is available for an MSRP of US$1,099; Canadian pricing TBA.

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