Denon Releases PMA-150H Compact Digital and Analog Audio Amp

Denon just launched the PMA-150H, a compact digital and analog amplifier and switcher that is integrated with HEOS music over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and wired Ethernet.

The PMA-150H delivers 70 watts of power-per-channel (4ohm, 1kHz, THD 0.1%) and supports both 4- and 8-ohm speakers. Additionally, it’s 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 6.3-millimeter (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 an 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, 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.

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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, sound bars and/or receivers. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room.

The PMA-150H is now available for $1,099 and all the detailed tech specs are here.