Denon announced its latest high-performance integrated network amplifier, the PMA-150H. The compact and beautiful PMA-150 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. Leveraging Denon’s Advanced AL32 Processing Plus analog waveform reproduction technology and powerful Direct Digital Feedback Amplification (DDFA), discerning listeners with an eye for design need not look any further to dramatically upgrade their listening experience.
"Denon has long been renowned for world-class audio components, and the PMA-150H integrated network amplifier continues that tradition of audio excellence. It is designed for the audio enthusiast who doesn’t have space for a traditional full-size component audio system but wants amazing-sounding audio, support for high-resolution wireless music streaming and the ability to connect all of their analog and digital sources. The amplifier is also simply a beautiful piece of electronics, with 5mm aluminum top and bottom panels designed to minimize vibration and support cooling, the vivid OLED screen and diamond-cut volume ring all demonstrate Denon’s attention to quality and detail." - said Michael Greco, senior director Denon brand management.
Every electrical component in the PMA-150H was carefully selected and custom-designed by Denon sound engineers to fine-tune audio performance and meet the highest quality standards. The amplifier delivers a robust 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 an elegant 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 highly detailed audio experience free of interference and richly 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 to enjoy the best possible sound from nearly any source. The USB-A input will support WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV/FLAC/ALAC 192/24, DSD 5.6MHz files. From a computer, the 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 great-sounding music throughout the home. HEOS Built-in also enables listeners to enjoy their favorite 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 leveraged its AV receiver engineering expertise to build 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. The PMA-150H is priced at $1099. Info and photos by Denon.