DRA-100

Denon Design Series Network Stereo Receiver. Real Hi-Fi for today´s lifestyles. 

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Features - DRA-100

Full Digital Network Stereo Receiver with appealing design and unlimited music streaming options

  • 70 watts per channel (4 ohms) Full Digital Processing Amplifier
  • Advanced AL32 Processing and Master Clock Design
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with dual antenna
  • High Resolution Audio streaming via DLNA 1.5 and Front-USB
  • Built-in AirPlay, Internet Radio and Spotify Connect (where available)
  • Bluetooth® wireless streaming with NFC pairing
  • Digital optical/coaxial and analogue inputs
  • Dedicated headphone amplifier circuit
  • Subwoofer pre-output for system expansion
  • Clear view OLED
  • Easy-to-use remote control
  • Auto Standby and low power consumption 

 

Real Hi-Fi for today’s lifestyles. Say hello to the newest entry in the Denon’s Design Series: The elegant DRA-100 Network Amplifier. Sporting a sleek aluminium body and two-tone design, its boasts a 2x 70W digital amplifier with Advanced AL32 Processing, network streaming capabilities, gapless playback and, of course high resolution audio. For the most convenient music streaming from Apple iDevices, the DRA-100 comes with built-in AirPlay technology. Also, an OLED, a USB-A connection, two optical and one coaxial input and Spotify Connect are present and correct.

 

Advanced AL32 Digital Audio Processing

For the ultimate fidelity with 16-bit, 20-bit and 24-bit digital audio tracks, the DRA-100 features Denon’s Advanced AL32 digital audio processing system. Featured 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. Your favorite digital audio tracks have never sounded better.

 

Master Clock design

This Denon Master Clock design reduces jitter and ensures that sound is correctly localized and your sound space is thoroughly realistic.

Full digital power amplifier for powerful and detailed sound

The amplifier section incorporates DDFA® technology. 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 delivers superior audio fidelity along with high amplifier efficiency at 70W into 4 ohms. The premium grade multi-way speaker connectors let you connect speaker cables via bare wire, pin connectors as well as banana plug connectors.

High resolution Audio including
DSD via network or USB

Thanks to the DLNA 1.5 compatibility, you can enjoy music file streaming from your computer or NAS drive most conveniently. The DRA-100 supports MP3, AAC, WMA, and even high resolution audio tracks of up to 192-kHz/24-bits (WAV, FLAC, AIFF) along with DSD 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz files (DSD is the advanced digital audio coding system of SACD). The same file support is given through the front USB port, which in addition can directly play back music from your iDevice using the DRA-100’s high performance audio circuit. 

Multiple Digital Audio Inputs; Analogue Stereo Input

In addition to the USB-A input, the DRA-100 features 2 optical digital audio inputs and 1 coaxial digital audio input. There are also two stereo analogue inputs for connection to legacy analogue sources.


Bluetooth Wireless
Connectivity with NFC

Stream your favourite audio tracks from your portable devices via the DRA-100’s Bluetooth connectivity, which features quick and easy pairing. For even faster pairing, the DRA-100 features NFC (Near Field Communication). Simply activate your NFC-enabled Bluetooth device and place it next to the N mark on the DRA-100 (located on the front panel), and it’s instantly paired with no need for manual passcode entry.

Built-in Bluetooth
and WiFi

The DRA-100 features Bluetooth & Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity out-of-the-box. Connect to the internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port) and enjoy your favourite tracks from streaming music services such as Spotify Connect. You can also choose from thousands of internet radio stations around the world, and enjoy music from virtually every genre. With AirPlay, you can enjoy listing to your favourite tracks wirelessly from your iOS device, including the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, and the DRA-100 is also DLNA 1.5 certified for compatibility with your home PC or Mac. The Denon Hi-Fi Remote App lets you easily control the DRA-100 with your favourite portable device and it’s available for both Apple and Android devices.

Compact Chassis with clear OLED

The stylish and elegant compact chassis features deluxe finishes including soft aluminum matte with bright silver tone accents and glossy and matte black surfaces. The OLED shows the source selected via graphical icons and text as well as the sampling frequency and data format of digital sources.

Ergonomic Remote Control

The supplied remote control features an ergonomically-designed layout that includes a cursor keypad, source select and volume controls, setup menu button, a Bluetooth button and a display dimmer button.

High Quality Headphone Output with Selectable Headphone Impedance

For top audio fidelity the DRA-100 is equipped with a dedicated headphone amplifier circuit that features a high speed ultra low distortion wideband op amp that's paired with a fully discrete final output stage. In order to accommodate the widest range of headphone types, the DRA-100 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 6.3mm connector for compatibility with premium home and professional studio headphone models.

Specs - DRA-100

Features

Channels 2

Digital in: USB-B / optical / coaxial / USB-A - / 2 / o / o

Sample Rate digital In 192 kHz / 24-bit

USB-A: DSD / WAV / FLAC / AIFF / ALAC <=5.6 / 192 / 192 / 192 / 96

AL 32 Processing o (Advanced)

DAC Master Clock Design o

Bluetooth / aptX / NFC o / - / o

Streaming audio from PC o

Wi-Fi / Wired LAN o / o

Internet radio o

AirPlay audio streaming o

Windows Play to o

vTuner / Spotify* o / Connect

DLNA certified o (v1.5)

Music Server DLNA (1.5) / WMP11 / TwonkyVision

DSD-Audio network streaming o

Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC o / o / o

Lossless Formats: DSD / FLAC HD 192/24 / ALAC 96/24 / WAV 192/24 / AIFF o / o / o / o / o

Gapless Playback o

Remote APP: iDevice / Android o / o

Balance / Bass / Treble / Loudness o / o / o / -

Others

Vertical Installation -

Low Noise OELD display o

Source Direct o

Inputs/Outputs

Audio Inputs 2

Digital in: USB-B / optical / coaxial / USB-A - / 2 / o / o

Audio Outputs 1x variable / fix selectable

Pre-out / Main-in main + subwoofer / -

Number of terminals 2

Headphone Out o

Headphone Gain Control (low / mid / high) o

Digital Optical In / Out 2 / 0

General

Available Colours: Premium Silver / Black o / -

Power Consumption in W 60

Standby Consumption in W 0.3

Auto Power Off o

Detachable Power Cable o

Remote Control RC1206

Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm 280 x 332 x 160

Weight in kg 4.8

Downloads - DRA-100

pdf file
Online Manual
pdf file
Denon DRA-100 Product Information Sheet

1.18 MB
09/27/2016

Videos - DRA-100

The Denon Design Series

Reviews And Awards - DRA-100

Awards
BBC Music Award
"The treble is crisp and pin sharp, while the bass frequencies are taut and suitably dense."
December 2015
Hi-Fi Choice
“By any standards the Denon DRA-100 is a fine-sounding amplifier, well suited to use with a wide range of speakers; that it also offers so much in terms of functionality makes it an even more compelling buy...A highly attractive and well-equipped compact amplifier, with a refined and generous sound.”
BBC Music Award

Comparison - DRA-100

Model
DRA-100
Features
Channels
2
2
2
UHC-MOS single push pull circuit
-
o (Advanced)
o (Advanced)
Advanced HC-TR single push pull circuit
-
-
-
LC mounted twin transformer
-
o
o
Wide range amplifier
-
o
o
High current dynamic power supply
-
o
o
Power amp discrete construction
-
o
o
Micro processor auto off
-
o
o
Solid Heat Sinks
-
o (Separate)
o (Separate)
Source Direct
-
o
o
Power Amp direct
-
o
o
Balance / Bass / Treble / Loudness
o / o / o / -
o / o o / -
o / o / o / -
Digital in: USB-B / optical / coaxial / USB-A
- / 2 / o / o
-
-
Sample Rate digital In
192 kHz / 24-bit
-
-
USB-A: DSD / WAV / FLAC / AIFF / ALAC
<=5.6 / 192 / 192 / 192 / 96
-
-
Lossless Formats: DSD / FLAC HD 192/24 / ALAC 96/24 / WAV 192/24 / AIFF
o / o / o / o / o
-
-
Dac Mode
Digital in: USB-A / USB-B / optical / coaxial
-
-
-
Sample Rate digital In
-
-
-
Asynchronous mode rear USB
-
-
-
Bit-perfect transmission
-
-
-
USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6
-
-
-
Ground isolator for DAC Mode operation
-
-
-
AL 32 Processing
-
-
-
DAC Master Clock Design
-
-
-
Bluetooth / aptX / NFC
-
-
-
Vertical Installation
-
-
-
Low Noise OELD display
-
-
-
Inputs/Outputs
Audio Inputs
2
6
7
Digital in: USB-B / optical / coaxial
-
- / - / -
- / - / -
Phono Input: MM / MC
-
o / o
o / o
Audio Outputs
1x variable / fix selectable
1
2
Pre-out / Main-in
main + subwoofer / -
1 / -
1 / -
Power Amp Direct IN
-
o
o
Gold plated Cinch
-
o
o
Speaker A / B
-
-
-
Number of terminals
2
2
2
Remote Control Bus in / out
-
o
o
Headphone Out
o
o
o
Digital in: USB-B / optical / coaxial / USB-A
- / 2 / o / o
-
-
Specifications
Output power 8 Ohm (20 Hz - 20 kHz, T.H.D. 0.07%)
-
70 W
80 W
Output power 4 Ohm (1 kHz, T.H.D. 0.7%)
-
140 W
160 W
Total Harmonic Distortion
-
0.01 %
0.01 %
Input Sensitivity: MM
-
2.5 mV / 47 kohm
2.5 mV / 47 kohm
Input Sensitivity: MC
-
200 µV / 100 ohm
200 µV / 100 ohm
Signal to Noise Ratio: MM/MC
-
89 dB / 74 dB
89 dB / 74 dB
Input Sensitivity: High level
-
125 mV / 47 kohms
135 mV / 47 kohms
Signal to Noise Ratio: High level
-
108dB
108dB
Treble Control
-
± 8 dB at 10 kHz
± 8 dB at 10 kHz
Bass Control
-
± 8 dB at 100 Hz
± 8 dB at 100 Hz
Power Output (8 / 4 Ohm RMS)
-
-
-
General
Available Colours: Premium Silver / Black
o / -
o / o
o / -
Metal Front Panel
-
o
o
Power Consumption in W
60
295
360
Standby Consumption in W
0.3
0.2
0.2
Auto Power Off
o
o
o
Detachable Power Cable
o
o
o
Remote Control
RC1206
RC-1186
RC-1179
System Remote Function
-
o
o
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm
280 x 332 x 160
434 x 414 x 135
434 x 435 x 181
Weight in kg
4.8
16.1
24.4
Others
Vertical Installation
-
-
-
Low Noise OELD display
o
-
-
Source Direct
o
-
-