Denon PMA-50 2-Channel Digital Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)

Denon PMA-50 2-Channel Digital Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)

Denon PMA-50 2-Channel Digital Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 2-Channel Amplifier Configuration
  • 25W per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • Full Digital Power Amplifier
  • Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity with NFC
  • Advanced AL32 Digital Audio Processing
  • aptX Low Latency Decoding
  • 2 x Optical / 1 x Coaxial / 1 x RCA
  • High-Resolution USB-B Input
  • Integrated OLED Display
  • Compact Design at 7.9" Wide
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Denon PMA-50 overview

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The black Denon PMA-50 2-Channel Digital Integrated Stereo Amplifier supports wireless audio streaming and high-resolution audio. This integrated amplifier features a digital design and delivers up to 25W per channel at 8 ohms and 50W per channel at 4 ohms. In addition to stereo speaker connectivity, the PMA-50 features a subwoofer output for connecting an external powered subwoofer speaker. With integrated Bluetooth with NFC connectivity, this integrated amplifier can wirelessly stream audio from compatible devices such as smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Expanding upon the PMA-50's wireless connectivity, wired stereo RCA, digital coaxial, and dual digital optical inputs are also onboard. These interfaces allow you to connect audio sources like CD players. There's even a USB-B input, which supports high-resolution audio tracks from compatible sources. As an added convenience, a USB cable is included. The PMA-50 also includes an ergonomic remote control and its 7.9" wide chassis supports both horizontal and vertical placement.

Advanced AL32 Digital Audio Processing
For high-fidelity 16-bit, 20-bit, and 24-bit digital audio tracks, the PMA-50 features Denon's Advanced AL32 digital audio processing system. Advanced AL32 processing upconverts, digitally filters, and noise-shapes lower bit data to full 32-bits for enhanced audio reproduction.
DAC Master Clock Design
In order to reduce jitter, Master Clock is re-generated in the PWM modulator. This Denon Master Clock design ensures that sound is correctly localized, for realistic sound quality.
Full Digital Power Amplifier for Powerful and Detailed Sound
The amplifier section incorporates DDFA technology from CSR. The output stage circuit has a discrete construction, which realizes higher signal-to-noise-ratio and lower distortion compared to conventional class-D amplifiers. This advanced amplifier system is designed to deliver high-fidelity audio along with high amplifier efficiency at 25W per channel at 8 ohms. The premium-grade multi-way speaker connectors let you connect speaker cables via bare wire, pin connectors, or banana plug connectors.
USB-B Input for high resolution audio including PCM and DSD
Via the USB-B input, you can connect your Mac or PC to the PMA-50 and enjoy high resolution audio tracks. The PMA-50 can play high resolution PCM files up to 24 bits/192 kHz along with high resolution DSD 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz files (DSD is the advanced digital audio coding system of SACD). A USB-A to USB-B cable is included to help eliminate induced digital noise via the USB input. The PMA-50 also features a dedicated noise isolation block prior to the digital amplifier and D/A conversion block that prevents digital noise from degrading the audio fidelity.
Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity with NFC and Multi-Point
Stream your favorite audio tracks from your portable devices via the PMA-50's Bluetooth connectivity, which features quick and easy pairing via the Bluetooth button on the front panel. Simply activate the Bluetooth function on your device, press the Bluetooth button on the front panel or the remote control and when prompted, enter the supplied 4 digit passcode on your device.

Your device and the PMA-50 are instantly paired and up to 8 devices can be remembered. For even faster pairing, the PMA-50 features NFC (Near Field Communication). Simply activate your NFC-enabled Bluetooth device and place it next to the N mark on the PMA-50 (located on the side panel), and it's instantly paired with no need for manual passcode entry.

Furthermore, the PMA-50 features multi-point Bluetooth connectivity that allows 3 Bluetooth-enabled devices to be connected simultaneously. It plays tracks from 1 device and when it's paused or stopped and another paired device's play function is activated, the PMA-50 automatically switches to that device. The front panel display shows the name of the currently selected Bluetooth device.
aptX Low Latency Decoding
For CD-quality audio playback, the PMA-50 features CSR aptX Low Latency decoding, which provides optimum time synchronization when playing back audio from video sources with no lip sync issues.
Compact Chassis with Vertical or Horizontal Placement
The compact chassis features a soft aluminum matte finish with bright silver tone accents and glossy and matte black surfaces. For optimum placement versatility, the PMA-50 can be positioned either horizontally or vertically and it features removable feet and screw caps that are quickly and easily re-configured.
Clear View OLED Display
The integrated OLED display shows the source selected via graphical icons and text, as well as the sampling frequency and data format of digital sources. The PMA-50 also features an automatic display orientation function that detects if the amplifier is mounted vertically or horizontally and adjusts the display accordingly.
High-Quality Headphone Output with Selectable Headphone Impedance
The PMA-50 is equipped with a dedicated headphone amplifier circuit that features a high-speed, low-distortion wideband op amp that's paired with a fully discrete final output stage. In order to accommodate a wide range of headphone types, the PMA-50 features an adjustable headphone impedance control, with 3 settings for low, medium, and high impedance headphones, which provide proper matching of headphone impedance and amplifier gain. The headphone jack features a 3.5mm connector for compatibility with home and professional studio headphone models.
Ergonomic Remote Control
The supplied remote control features an ergonomically-designed layout that includes a cursor keypad, source select, volume controls, setup menu, back buttons, a Bluetooth button, and a display dimmer button.
Additional Features
  • USB-B DAC for computer-direct connectivity and high-resolution audio reproduction
  • Auto Standby and low power consumption at stand-by (0.2W)
UPC: 883795003469
In the Box
Denon PMA-50 2-Channel Digital Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)
  • Power Cord
  • Remote Control
  • 4 x Silver Caps
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Denon PMA-50 specs

    Configuration 2-channel
    Power Output 8 ohms: 25 W x 2 (1 kHz, T.H.D. 0.1%)
    4 ohms: 50 W x 2 (1 kHz, T.H.D. 1.0%)
    Speaker Impedance 4 to 16 ohms
    Audio Streaming USB-B: PCM 192/24, DSD 2.8, DSD 5.6
    Sample Rate Digital In: PCM 192/24
    Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP
    Codecs: aptX low latency, AAC, SBC
    Multi-Pairing: 8
    Multi-Point: 3
    Inputs 2 x Digital Optical
    1 x Digital Coaxial
    1 x USB-B (DAC)
    1 x Stereo RCA
    Outputs 1 x RCA Subwoofer
    2 x Speaker (Left and Right)
    1 x Headphone
    Other Ports 1 x AC-in
    Power Supply 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption Typical: 35 W
    Standby: 0.2 W
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.9 x 3.4 x 10.2" (20.0 x 8.6 x 25.8 cm)
    Weight 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.0 x 12.4 x 9.6"

    Denon PMA-50 reviews

    PMA-50 2-Channel Digital Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Part of a Perfect Desktop PC Audio Setup Denon PMA-50 Sennheiser HD650 - Reference Class Stereo Headphones Focal Chorus 705 2-way bass-reflex bookshelf speakers My office is roughly 15ft by 18ft and this setup will exceed that space easily. Weither you are listening to Pandora One at 192kHz or your PC Stored Music Collection .aif using JRiver the sound is Perfect. If you don't already own passive speakers (Not Powered) I recommend you go to a HiFi Audio store if available in your area and listen to what is out there. Reviews on Speakers are bogus because quality sound is very subject to the listener, and the Speakers are THE most substantial variant to anyones Audio Setup. Good Speaker Wire is also something to think about. Great for all PC sound Movies (2 channel not surround this is not for your home entertainment center but for the PC in your office), You Tube, anything you would do on your PC it will handle really nice, it just Excells at Music through JRiver on the PC in AIFF format. I only use this Amp as my PC sound, so I Disabled my PC's sound card so there would be no conflict if I forget to turn on the Amp before the PC.
    Date published: 2015-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgrade PC audio with Denon PMA-50 Amplifier I'm using the Denon PMA-50 amplifier with Bowers and Wilkins bookshelf speakers (600 series) to upgrade the PC audio for my home office.
    Date published: 2016-01-25
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