Denon is a Japanese audio giant that has been synonymous with some of the best audio equipment’s dating all the way back to 1910. The latest product launch from Denon is this very exciting pair of an Amplifier and CD player stack, that offers audiophile-grade performance at an affordable price.
Denon introduced the PMA-600NE (amplifier) & DCD-600NE (CD player) on 22nd August this year.
The company has stated that they have carefully selected each component and developed the amplifier circuit to secure a frequency response of up to 100 kHz to ensure a large dynamic range.
With the PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier, the brand has gone to great lengths to cut off interferences and deliver good sound quality throughout the new 600 series. For anyone who necessitates to build-over / upgrade their Hi-Fi audio system, the PMA-600NE integrated amplifier, and the DCD-600NE CD player could be the foundation stone in their consideration list.
Similar to the Hi-Fi components used in the Denon 800 and 1600 Series, the PMA-600NE has digital connectivity including Bluetooth, supported with a 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter. The user-selectable Analog Mode enables the amplifier to work as a purely analog device by disabling the digital inputs as well as Bluetooth circuits. The PMA-600NE has five analog inputs including a MM Phono input with a new high-gain EQ circuit, Bluetooth wireless streaming, two optical digital inputs, and one coaxial input.
The DCD-600NE CD Player has been engineered in such a way that it achieves signal path transmissions that are as short as possible. Also, the interference between the left and right channels is minimized, thanks to the shorter circuits and advanced circuit boards. The circuit paths in the player produce a cleaner audio signal that remains similar to the original recording. The Denon DCD-600NE CD player supports various playback formats and supports CD, CD-R/RW, MP3 & WMA along with its unique Denon AL32 Processing technology.
The PMA-600NE & DCD-600NE are expected to be priced roughly around Rs. 30,000/- and Rs. 22,000/- respectively. Availability of these products is expected from September 2019.
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