“Getting started with a serious two-channel listening system can seem daunting when the majority of components boasting Hi-Fi qualities tend to be tens of thousands of dollars,” says Michael Greco, senior director, Denon brand management. “Denon wants to take the risk out of choosing your first Hi-Fi system. The PMA-600NE and DCD-600NE deliver the power, build quality, essential features, and sonic precision found in much more expensive components. The amp and CD player are a great steppingstone for the music enthusiast looking to begin their journey into Hi-Fi.”
PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier
As the defining audio company of Japan, Denon went to great lengths to eliminate interference and maintain exceptional 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 (4ohm, 1kHz, THD 0.7%, 2 channel). Similar to the Denon 800 and 1600 Series Hi-Fi components, the PMA-600NE features a 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter that makes CDs, records and streaming files sound amazing.
“No product leaves the Denon factory until it has the Sound Master seal of approval, for which our team in Japan meticulously listens to every product to ensure the voicing and build quality is consistent with other Denon New Era series products,” says Shinichi Yamauchi, sound master at Denon. “The new 600 series products have the same precise, clean and powerful Denon sound because they have the same Hi-Fi engineering concept, including advanced components, circuitry, amplification, and layout as other Denon Hi-Fi products. The overall aesthetic, sound quality and design integrity of the PMA-600NE is unparalleled at the price.”
To ensure a large dynamic range, Denon 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 also features five analog inputs including a MM Phono input featuring a new high-gain EQ circuit, two optical inputs and one coaxial input.
DCD-600NE CD Player
For over 35 years, Denon has engineered premium consumer and commercial CD-players. The Denon DCD-600NE CD Player builds on this heritage. It supports CD, CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA formats and features Denon AL32 Processing technology ensuring discs always sound their best.
The CD player is outfitted with power transformers fitted near the bottom of DCD-600NE, and immediately above the insulators to prevent unwanted vibration. For listeners looking to elevate the listening experience even more, the Pure Direct Mode feeds sound directly to the amplifiers, 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.
Denon Electronics is now owned by Sound United LLC, also the company for Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Polk BOOM, HEOS, Classé, and Boston Acoustics. The PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier at $399 and DCD-600NE CD Player at $299 will be available in September 2019 at authorized Denon retailers.
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