Denon kicked off High-End Munich 2022 by announcing two new additions to its 900 series. The PMA-900HNE is the company’s first integrated stereo amplifier with built-in HEOS streaming, while the DCD-900NE is a matching CD player with USB playback .
The PMA-900HNE checks just about every streaming box you can think of, from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth network connectivity, to Apple AirPlay 2 and multi-room capability via ‘HEOS Built-in’ (HEOS lets you to stream music from Tidal, Spotify, et al, and other networked devices).
At 85W per channel, the PMA-900HNE should pack enough punch to drive most speakers. Its high-resolution audio capabilities extend up to 24-bit/192 kHz, while the specially designed “oversized power supply” (filled with capacitors) aims to maximize sound quality.
“The [PMA-900HNE] is the ideal cornerstone for the next generation of music enthusiasts, providing access to digital music and streaming with superb Denon sound at an affordable price,” said Trip Randall, President of Denon Brand.
Do you feel full? You may want to pair the new Denon streaming amp with the matching CD player.
The DCD-900NE, which takes over from the DCD-800NE, features the “most advanced” version of Denon’s exclusive AL32 Processing Plus digital processing technology, which analyzes waveforms from digital files and uses algorithms to smooth the analog wave pattern. In short, it should help bring out the delicate nuances of whatever you’re listening to.
Like the 800 series, the DCD-900NE has a built-in USB port that supports Hi-Res Audio playback up to 24-bit/192kHz PCM and 5.6MHz DSD, so you’ll be able to use those impressive internals with non-CD tracks. .
The PMA-900HNE amplifier will be available from July for £899 ($849, AU$1499), while the DCD-900NE CD player will go on sale in June for £499 ($449, AU$999), alongside Denon’s new High Current. amp, the PMA-1700NE.
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