Denon unveils three new Anniversary edition components

In celebration of its 110th anniversary, Denon is launching three new hi-fi products: the PMA-A110 integrated amplifier, the DCD-A110 SACD player and DL-A110 MC phono cartridge.

The £3,200 PMA-A110 amp is powered by Denon’s patented 7th generation advanced Ultra High Current topology to deliver 80W (8ohm) of power per channel and claims to be able to secure a frequency response of up to 100kHz during applied use. The PMA-A110 utilises a quad digital-to-analogue converter with four Burr-Brown PCM1795 chips operating in a quadruple configuration for optimal high-grade sound. Each channel has two PCM1795 chips working in a differential mode, which the company claims achieves the highest accuracy and best signal-to-noise ratio.

The PMA-A110 is also equipped with Ultra AL32 Processing, Denon’s latest analogue waveform reproduction technology, which uses data interpolation algorithms and supports 24-bit/384kHz PCM signal input. By interpolating points that should exist before and after the points in large quantities of data, the algorithms are claimed to achieve a smooth waveform close to the original signal.

Users can connect both analogue and digital sources, including a turntable to the built-in phono preamp compatible with both MM and MC cartridges. It also serves high-resolution digital audio content using jitter-suppressing coaxial, optical or USB-B inputs connected for playback quality of PCM up to 384kHz and up to DSD256.

The £2,800 DCD-A110 flagship SACD player offers playback of CDs and Super Audio CDs, as well as DSD and high-resolution audio files up to 24-bit/192-kHz recorded on DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW. Users can also play files with sampling frequencies of up to 48kHz recorded on CD-R/RW discs.

The player uses Denon’s Suppress Vibration Hybrid mechanism – which the company claims features the shortest possible signal paths – to reduce noise along with related parts made from premium materials such as a copper plate for the top panel to strengthen rigidity, die cast aluminium for the disc tray and 2mm-thick steel for the mechanism brackets. By eliminating unwanted vibration, digital signals can be read from the disc with optimum accuracy under stable conditions.

Additionally, the DCD-A110 casts aside traditional OP-amp post filter circuits in favour of a fully discrete filter stage with carefully selected custom-tuned audio parts. The limited edition SACD player features fully independent power supplies for digital and analogue circuits. The power supply is built around high-power bipolar junction transistors, a fully discrete voltage regulator circuit, high-sound-quality electrolytic capacitors and polyphenylene sulfide capacitors.

Finally, the new DL-A110 phono cartridge is a premium moving-coil option, maintaining the original headshell design initially developed for wideband stereo FM radio broadcast applications.

Weighing 6g, it’s claimed that the lightweight silver-graphite headshell: “ensures the cartridge is held securely and perfectly aligned, producing a balanced, detailed sonic signature with extended low-frequency performance ideal for vinyl LP record enthusiasts.” The DL-A110 is equipped with a bayonet connector also known as the SME tonearm interface and costs £500.

Each new anniversary edition product has been exclusively manufactured at the Denon factory in Shirakawa, Japan, and features an exclusive silver-graphite colourway, 110 anniversary logo on the front panel. All products additionally come with a special certificate of authenticity alongside a five-year warranty. Available to buy now, you can find out more about the Anniversary Series here.