Fall is the best time of year for audiophiles. The kids go back to school, and hundreds of new audio/video products are introduced at IFA, CEDIA, and Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Denon has raised the curtains on what might be an interesting product to consider this year as an early Christmas/Chanukah present.
Digital network-enabled amplifiers are being introduced by a number of key players aside from Denon; including other brands inside the Sound United umbrella like Marantz. Naim, NAD, Bluesound, Cambridge Audio, Audiolab, and Yamaha are all providing Denon with some healthy competition in the category; which means that consumers have many options to consider and better prices.
The PMA-150H 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.
Headphone Lovers Rejoice
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. The PMA-150H also features three different impedance settings to accommodate headphones that are harder to drive and a 1/4″ headphone jack.
Tidal and Spotify in High-Resolution Audio?
From the press release, the PMA-150H represents a genuine option for audiophiles who desire the ability to listen to downloads, and the various streaming services in 16-bit/44.1 kHz or higher.
“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.”
Alexa…I want my MTV!
Users can employ their voice to control the PMA-150H with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and the Google Assistant to adjust the volume, skip to the next track, and more.
The Denon PMA-150H is now available for $1,099.95 at authorised dealers and this chunky looking network-enabled integrated amplifier has a very long list of features to appeal to a wide array of customers.
For more information on the latest additions to the Denon product lineup, please visit usa.denon.com/us