Denon unveils new integrated amplifier and CD player

Denon has announced two new hi-fi products, the PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier ($399) and DCD-600NE CD Player ($299), which it says collectively deliver “superb sound and connectivity at an accessible price.”

“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,” said 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.”

The PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier is engineered with Denon’s Advanced High Current (AHC) single push-pull circuit power amp technology, delivering a claimed 70 Watts of power-per-channel (4ohm, 1kHz, THD 0.7%, 2 channel). Like the Denon 800 and 1600 Series, the PMA-600NE includes a 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter.

Denon says it has carefully selected each component and constructed the amplifier circuit to achieve a frequency response of up to 100 kHz, while the main power transformer has separate coiled wires for audio and control circuits. An analog mode also allows the amp to operate as an analog-only amp by disabling digital inputs as well as Bluetooth.

The DCD-600NE CD Player supports CD, CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA playback and includes the company’s own AL32 processing technology. The unit has power transformers located above the insulators to mitigate vibration, a Pure Direct Mode that deactivates the the front display, and shorter signal paths for cleaner audio signals.

Both components are available from September at authorized Denon retailers, and you can read more direct from Denon.

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Martin Dew

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