Introducing - DENON PMA-1600NE AND DCD-1600NE

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Denon is proud to announce two class-leading performers to their New Era audiophile range, designed to bring studio-quality sound into the home. Drawing on the design of the flagship PMA-2500NE amplifier and DCD-2500NE, launched earlier in 2016, the new PMA-1600NE amplifier with USB DAC and DCD-1600NE super audio CD player bring all the elements of Denon's New Era design down to an even more affordable price, offering remarkable value to the true audio enthusiast, whether they want to play CDs or high resolution music from SACDs or files.

Replacing the existing -1520 models, the new duo combines more than 100 years of Denon experience and expertise in high-quality music reproduction with the very latest thinking on digital and analogue audio technology, to delivering the most complete, compelling musical experience.

In short here’s what you need to know about the latest additions:

The PMA-1600NE Integrated Amplifier with DAC Mode

This product perfectly marries pure analogue circuit design with the most innovative high-resolution digital audio technology. The PMA-1600NE truly is a masterpiece of sound technology. Thanks to the rear USB-B input and embedded high quality D/A converter, the PMA plays high resolution files up to 384kHz/32bit and DSD up to 11.2MHz from a computer in impeccable sonic quality. For the best performance from analogue inputs, the PMA-1600NE features an Analog Mode which allows to switch off all unutilized sections like the digital input circuitry or the low noise display for an unaltered audio reproduction.

Its features include:
  • It's a great pre-main amplifier.
  • 2 x 160W outputs.
  • Digital isolator to eliminate noise.
  • Advanced AL32 Processing Plus.
  • 2 x digital optical and 2 x digital coaxial inputs.
  • High-performance MM and MC phono equaliser amp.
The DCD-1600NE Super Audio CD Player

The DCD-1600NE focuses on achieving the essence of a disc player: ultra-high precision in reading discs and supplying high-quality audio signals to the amp. To achieve this, the signal paths are as short as possible and the whole circuitry is minimized. The engineers also redesigned the disc drive mechanism brackets and the chassis to eliminate vibration, the great enemy of disc players, and achieve ultra-vibration-resistant performance.

Its features include:
  • Advanced AL32 Processor.
  • Ultra Precision 192kHx/32bit D/A converter.
  • Direct mechanical construction for minimising vibration.
  • Playback of CD, Super Audio CD, DSD (2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz) files and PCM files up to 192 kHz/24 bits recorded on DVD R/RW
  • Digital optical, digital coaxial and analogue outputs.

Let the latest from Denon start 2017 off with banging music. The Denon duo is already getting rave reviews and we are certain that they are everything and more that people expect them to be.  The Denon PMA-1600NE and DCD-1600NE will change the way you listen to music.

If you want your home to enjoy studio quality sound, now is your chance. In fact, both of these products will exceed expectations every time. For more information on this dynamic duo please contact one of our S&I stores - 

Sound & Image Menlyn 012 368-1440 
Sound & Image Sandton 011 884 5165.