Denon announced two new products ahead of next month’s CEDIA Expo — the PMA-600NE integrated amplifier and the DCD-600NE CD player.
Denon says they went to great lengths to eliminate interference and maintain sound quality in nearly every aspect of the new 600 series. The PMA-600NE integrated amplifier is engineered with Denon’s Advanced High Current (AHC) single push-pull circuit power amplification technology, delivering 70 watts of power-per-channel (4 ohm, 1kHz, THD 0.7%, two channel). Similar to the Denon 800 and 1600 Series hi-fi components, the PMA-600NE features a 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter for improving the sound quality of CDs, records and streaming files.
Denon says its engineers carefully selected each component and constructed the amplifier circuit to secure a frequency response of up to 100 kHz. The main power transformer has separate coiled wires for the audio and control circuits as well as an integrated micro-processor that features a stop mode. The user-selectable analog mode allows the amplifier to operate as a purely analog amp by disabling digital inputs as well as Bluetooth. Avoiding high frequency digital influences on the analog selection gives listeners their favorite analog sources with uninhibited clarity and musical fidelity.
To minimize vibration and the effects of the surrounding environment, the PMA-600NE features direct mechanical sound construction and its proprietary Signal Level Divided Construction (SLDC) chassis to ensure only the true and intended nuances of the music are amplified and transmitted. The PMA-600NE features five analog inputs including a MM Phono input featuring a new high-gain EQ circuit, two optical inputs and one coaxial input.
The Denon DCD-600NE CD Player supports CD, CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA formats and features Denon AL32 Processing technology. The CD player is outfitted with power transformers fitted near the bottom of DCD-600NE and immediately above the insulators to prevent vibration. For listeners looking to elevate the listening experience even more, the Pure Direct Mode feeds sound directly to the amplifiers by deactivating the front display that might otherwise color the sound, leaving listeners with clean, accurate audio.
Additionally, the circuit design in the DCD-600NE is thoughtfully engineered to make signal paths as short as possible. With layered circuit boards and shorter circuits, the interference between left and right channels is reduced, and the adverse influences on audio signals are minimized. As a result, the circuit paths in the DCD-600NE reproduce cleaner audio signal that remains faithful to the original recording.
The PMA-600NE integrated amplifier at $399 and DCD-600NE CD Player at $299 will be available in September 2019 and both are here.