Denon PMA-1700NE, PMA-900HNE & DCD-900NE
Denon announced three new models - PMA-1700NE, PMA-900HNE, and DCD-900NE. New products include two new integrated amplifiers - one with HEOS Built-In network-based connected features, and a high-performance CD player. "Denon engineers have designed these components to achieve the perfect balance between outstanding performance for both digital and analogue sources with connectivity for a vast array of devices and media - providing music enthusiasts with the ultimate home entertainment solutions built with the care and attention to detail consumers expect from Denon. We are very proud of the new PMA-900HNE as the first standard size HEOS-Built-In 2 channels integrated Denon amplifier, it is the perfect starting building block for the new generation of music enthusiasts giving access to digital music and streaming with the superb Denon sound at an affordable price." - said Trip Randall, Denon Brand President.
Denon unveiled the PMA-1700NE high-current integrated amplifier, delivering an outstanding audiophile-grade listening experience and 140-watts per channel. The PMA-1700NE offers connectivity for both analogue and digital sources. Vinyl record collectors will enjoy inputs for both moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges. Others will appreciate the optical and coaxial digital inputs for other devices such as TV sound and media player integration. The PMA-1700NE also provides support for high-resolution digital music up to 11.2-MHz DSD and 384-kHz/32-bit from a computer using the USB-B input mated to a precise master clock and high-performance DAC that effectively suppresses jitter for best performance during digital playback. Outputs include A/B speaker terminals as well as a subwoofer pre-out. Most importantly, the PMA-1700NE is beautifully built to last, featuring a vibration-resistant design ensuring maximum isolation and premium parts utilized throughout, including an electronic volume control delivering smooth, channel-linear adjustment of output levels and gold-plated speaker terminals and analogue source-inputs to prevent corrosion over time and maintain reliable, long-term connections.
Another amplifier making its debut is the PMA-900HNE, Denon's first HEOS Built-In integrated network amplifier. Poised to be the center of the living room for watching TV, playing games or listening to music, the PMA-900HNE delivers an outstanding stereo listening experience for any occasion at an affordable price. This amplifier is equipped with an advanced high-current 85-watt per channel amplifier design and oversized power supply to ensure superb performance from any loudspeaker. It will deliver precise detail, imaging, and balance that music-lovers expect from Denon. The PMA-900HNE makes streaming easy thanks to easy Wi-Fi network connectivity, providing access to nearly limitless content from popular service providers as well as the convenience of AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, and multi-room audio capability through HEOS Built-in. The PMA-900HNE is compatible with high-resolution digital audio ALAC, FLAC, and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192 kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD).
The Denon DCD-900NE CD player has been developed to complement the PMA-900HNE creating a full stack able to reproduce any type of digital music. Denon engineers have incorporated the most advanced AL32 Processing Plus digital signal processing and filtering that reproduces each recording with astonishing precision and clarity. The DCD-900NE features an integrated USB port that supports high-resolution playback up to PCM 192kHz/24bits and DSD 2.8MHz/5.6MHz. The vibration-resistant design isolates the player from unwanted energy, delivering only the purest audio signal in any system. When matched with the Denon PMA-900HNE, listeners will enjoy their CD collection like never before. With more than 110-year legacy of crafting premium audio components, Denon's unmatched excellence in both sound and build quality brings music from all sources to life like never before. The PMA-1700NE is available for €1999/£1699/$2099, the DCD-900NE costs €499/£499/$529, and the PMA-900HNE is €999/£899/$949. Info and photos by Denon.