|Denon PMA-50 Integrated Amplifier Review|
|Home Theater Power Amplifiers Integrated Amplifiers|
|Written by Andre Marc|
|Thursday, 26 March 2015|
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Denon, the longstanding electronics firm now owned by D&M, produces products for virtually every market. They also have prided themselves on staying ahead of the curve with new technologies, designing products stuffed with features at too-good-to-be-true prices.
The PMA-50 uses Denon's Advanced AL32 digital audio processing system, the same technology used on Denon's premium audiophile disc players and digital audio components. Advanced AL32 processing “upconverts, digitally filters and noise-shapes lower bit data to full 32-bits, delivering remarkable dynamic range and noticeably better low level resolution.” And, in order to reduce jitter, the Master Clock is re-generated in the PWM modulator.
The PMA-50 has bass and treble controls that cover an 8db range, and channel balance adjustments. The tone controls are defeatable as well, so they can be taken out of the signal path. A preamp/subwoofer output is also included. Most everything can be controlled by the supplied compact remote control. The PMA-50 is also a high-grade headphone amp with an adjustable headphone impedance control, with three settings for low, medium, and high impedance headphones.