Denon PMA-150H everything, all the time

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Denon PMA-150H everything, all the time
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Denon has launched a new integrated network amplifier, the PMA-150H (£1,099). Designed to easily connect to popular digital and analogue sources, features a USB-DAC, FM/DAB+ radio tuner and enables access to music over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple Airplay 2, Spotify Connect, and more. 

Born from the Denon Design Series, the PMA-150H has 5mm aluminum top and bottom panels, a vivid OLED screen and diamond-cut volume ring. The amplifier delivers 70 watts a side into 4 Ohms and is equipped with a dedicated headphone amplifier circuit featuring a high-speed, ultra-low distortion wideband amp paired with a fully discrete final output stage. It also has an adjustable headphone impedance control, with three settings for low, medium and high impedance models. The headphone jack is a full bore 6.3mm connector. 

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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. It has a 384 kHz/32bit and DSD DAC and incorporates Denon’s Advanced AL32 Processing Plus technology. 

Two analogue RCA inputs, two optical inputs, one digital coaxial input, USB-A and B inputs are provided. HEOS Built-in provides access to Amazon Music, Spotify (Premium & Free), TIDAL, TuneIn net radio, SoundCloud, Napster, Deezer or local music file libraries. It can also create a wireless, whole-home audio experience using HEOS Built-in speakers, soundbars, systems and/or receivers. Where available, users can employ their voice to control key functions of the PMA-150H with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and the Google Assistant. Denon has also provided autosensing into the first optical port and simplified IR learning to easily connect to most TVs. Once enabled, volume, mute and input selection can be controlled via a TV remote.