Denon PMA-1600NE Stereo 140W Home Theater Power Amplifier

BH #DEPMA1600NE • MFR #PMA1600NE
Denon PMA-1600NE Stereo 140W Home Theater Power Amplifier
Key Features
  • 2-Channel Amplifier Configuration
  • Up to 70W per Channel Output at 8 Ohms
  • Anti-Resonant, Six-Block Chassis
  • Push-Pull Amplification Design
Enjoy high-resolution stereo sound with the Denon PMA-1600NE Stereo 140W Home Theater Power Amplifier. It outputs up to 70W per channel at 8 Ohms and features a six-block chassis design to help isolate the internal components to minimize interference. Its integrated DAC utilizes Advanced AL32 digital audio processing to play PCM files up to 384 kHz/32-bit, with enhanced dynamic range and resolution in the low range.
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Denon PMA-1600NE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Advanced Ultra High Current MOS Single Push-Pull Circuit
  • 3Advanced AL32 Processing Plus with 384 kHz/32-Bit PCM Input Support
  • 4USB DAC Supporting 11.2 MHz DSD and 384 kHz/32-Bit PCM
  • 56-Block Chassis Configuration & Direct Mechanical Ground Construction
  • 6Remote Control and Clear View Front Display
  • 7Digital Isolator and Analog Mode
  • 8MM/MC Phono Equalizer

Enjoy high-resolution stereo sound with the Denon PMA-1600NE Stereo 140W Home Theater Power Amplifier. It outputs up to 70W per channel at 8 Ohms and features a six-block chassis design to help isolate the internal components to minimize interference. Its integrated DAC utilizes Advanced AL32 digital audio processing to play PCM files up to 384 kHz/32-bit, with enhanced dynamic range and resolution in the low range.

The PMA-1600NE allows you to input digital audio signals via two optical, one digital coaxial, and one USB Type-B input. Three stereo RCA inputs let you connect analog devices, and the MM/MC switchable phono input enables connectivity with a variety of record players. The PMA-1600NE includes a remote control as an added convenience.

Advanced Ultra High Current MOS Single Push-Pull Circuit

The PMA-1600NE features Advanced UHC (Ultra High Current)-MOS technology that utilizes a minimum number of high-current amplifier elements to help balance advanced speaker drive capabilities and enhanced sound quality. The power supply performance of Advanced UHC-MOS is designed to be superior to that of bipolar transistors and incorporates the sound quality advantages of MOS-FETs. The Advanced UHC-MOS uses a single push-pull configuration to help eliminate deviations in the amplification stage and balance high power with delicate musical details. The circuit is designed to reproduce the full sonic range.

Advanced AL32 Processing Plus with 384 kHz/32-Bit PCM Input Support

For digital inputs, the PMA-1600NE employs Advanced AL32 Processing Plus, Denon's analog waveform reproduction technology, which utilizes data interpolation algorithms and supports high-resolution 384 kHz/32-bit PCM signal inputs. These algorithms are designed to interpolate points that should exist before and after the points in large quantities of data to help achieve a smooth waveform that is close to that of the original signal. By restoring data that was lost during digital recording, the resulting playback sound is more detailed, virtually free of interference, accurately localized, expressive in the lower range, and faithful to the original sound.

USB DAC Supporting 11.2 MHz DSD and 384 kHz/32-Bit PCM

The PMA-1600NE provides USB-DAC functions that support high resolution audio (up to 11.2 MHz DSD and 384 kHz/32-bit PCM) input signals. DSD transmission methods support ASIO native playback and DSD Audio over PCM Frames (DoP). Since asynchronous transfer is controlled by the amplifier's master clock rather than the clock of a computer, the transfer is virtually free of jitter.

6-Block Chassis Configuration & Direct Mechanical Ground Construction

The chassis of the PMA-1600NE features six independent blocks that house the phono equalizer and input circuitry, volume control circuitry, USB-DAC circuitry, amplification circuitry, power section, and the control section. It is constructed with 1mm thick steel plates engineered to protect the signal circuits from external vibration and virtually eliminate the adverse effects of mutual interference among the circuits. The power section has been positioned in the center of the amplifier; with heat sinks on both sides, this balanced construction is well-suited to prevent unwanted vibration from affecting sound quality. In addition, the feet supporting the weight of the power transformer, heat sinks, and chassis are made of ABS resin with rigid rib construction.

Remote Control and Clear View Front Display

The PMA-1600NE includes a remote control unit that can also operate select Denon CD players and network audio players. The low-noise FL display on the front panel provides source and sample rate indication.

Digital Isolator and Analog Mode

The PMA-1600NE is equipped with a digital isolator to help eliminate adverse influences on sound quality caused by high frequency noise from a USB-connected computer or from the onboard digital inputs. Since data is transferred magnetically via coils embedded in an IC chip, the input and output sides are electrically isolated. By isolating the signal line between digital audio circuitry and the D/A converter, adverse influences of high-frequency noise on analog audio circuitry after the D/A converter are virtually eliminated. The PMA-1600NE also adopted a dedicated secondary winding in the power transformer for the digital circuitry to shut out noise from the power source. During analog audio playback, Analog Mode can be used to turn off power to the dedicated digital power source and completely stop operation of the digital input circuitry to avoid any high frequency influence to the analog section. Analog Mode also turns off the fluorescent display, allowing the amplifier to operate as a purely analog amp; during Analog Mode, the USB-B, digital coaxial, and optical digital inputs are also disabled.

MM/MC Phono Equalizer

The PMA-1600NE includes a phono equalizer that supports input from both MM and MC cartridges. This phono equalizer is designed for high gain, and as loops in the circuit board pattern can cause adverse effects on sound quality, the "simple & straight" design represents an improvement. On the amplifier, the MM/MC toggle switch is a relay type, which shortens the pattern on the circuit board and makes signal loops smaller, allowing delicate analogue signals to be amplified with greater purity.
UPC: 883795004527

Denon PMA-1600NE Specs

Amplifier
ConfigurationStereo
Power Output2 x 70 W @ 8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.07% THD
2 x 140 W @ 4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7% THD
Speaker ImpedanceA or B: 4 to 16 Ohms
A + B: 8 to 16 Ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion0.01% (rated output -3 dB, 8 Ohms, 1 kHz)
Tone ControlTreble: ±8 dB at 10 kHz
Bass: ±8 dB at 100 Hz
Frequency Response5 Hz to 100 kHz (0, -3 dB)
Connectivity
Analog Inputs3 x stereo RCA
1 x stereo RCA phono (MM/MC) with ground screw
Digital Inputs2 x optical TOSLINK (>-27 dBm, 660 nm)
1 x digital coaxial (0.5 Vp-p / 75 Ohms)
1 x USB Type-B
Outputs1 x stereo RCA
1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm headphone (front)
Speaker Connectors4 x binding post pairs
Other Connections1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm IR in
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm IR out
Input Sensitivity and ImpedancePhono MC: 0.2 mV / 100 Ohms
Phono MM: 2.5 mV / 47 kOhms
Line, Source Direct Off: 125 mV / 47 kOhms
Line, Source Direct On: 125 mV / 23 kOhms
S/N RatioPhono MC: 74 dB (0.5 mV input)
Phono MM: 89 dB (5 mV input)
Line: 108 dB
RIAA Equalization Deviation20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
Maximum InputPhono MC: 10 mV / 1 kHz
Phono MM: 130 mV / 1 kHz
General
Power Requirements120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power ConsumptionTypical: 295 W
Standby: 0.2 W
Dimensions17.1 x 5.3 x 16.1" / 434 x 135 x 410 mm
Weight38.8 lb / 17.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight44.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21 x 20 x 10"
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