PMA-1520AE

2x 140W Integrated Amplifier

Features - PMA-1520AE

Rich sound from various music sources thanks to

Advanced UHC-MOS single push-pull output circuit

The PMA-1520AE’s remodeled Advanced UHC-MOS Single Push-Pull Circuit for instance or the twin transformers with leakage cancelling technology prove, that Denon always finds ways to advance their famed 2-channel products. The Precision Direct Mechanical Ground Construction thoroughly suppresses vibration thus minimizing adverse influences on the output signal. The power transformer, a major source of vibration, has been “float” mounted using a variety of vibration-resistant materials and a radiator stabilizer. It further owns separate power supplies for analogue and digital circuits. A chassis construction with independent blocks and the large highgrade volume potentiometer further suppress external noise and unwanted interferences between the parts. All relevant ingredients have been strictly selected to deliver the high sound quality for which Denon is renowned. The high-performance phono equalizer makes the PMA-1520AE the best choice also for vinyl lovers. Everything is protected by a thick aluminum front panel with the Denon logo engraved.

New and upgraded features:

  • Advanced Ultra-High Current (UHC)-MOS Single Push-Pull Circuit with new type MOS FET transistors
  • Leakage-cancelling-mounted twin transformers
  • High-grade volume control for precise adjustment
  • High-performance phono equaliser
  • Parts strictly selected for high sound quality

Specs - PMA-1520AE

Features

Channels 2

UHC-MOS single push pull circuit o (Advanced)

Advanced HC-TR single push pull circuit _

LC mounted twin transformer o

Wide range amplifier o

High current dynamic power supply o

Power amp discrete construction o

Micro processor auto off o

Solid Heat Sinks o (Separate)

Source Direct o

Power Amp direct o

Balance / Bass / Treble / Loudness 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 6

Digital in: USB-B / optical / coaxial _ / _ / _

Phono Input: MM / MC o / o

Audio Outputs 1

Pre-out / Main-in 1 / _

Power Amp Direct IN o

Gold plated Cinch o

Speaker A / B _

Number of terminals 2

Remote Control Bus in / out o

Headphone Out o

Specifications

Output power 8 Ohm (20 Hz - 20 kHz, T.H.D. 0.07%) 70 W

Output power 4 Ohm (1 kHz, T.H.D. 0.7%) 140 W

Total Harmonic Distortion 0.01 %

Input Sensitivity: MM 2.5 mV / 47 kohm

Input Sensitivity: MC 200 µV / 100 ohm

Signal to Noise Ratio: MM/MC 89 dB / 74 dB

Input Sensitivity: High level 125 mV / 47 kohms

Signal to Noise Ratio: High level 108dB

Treble Control ± 8 dB at 10 kHz

Bass Control ± 8 dB at 100 Hz

General

Available Colours: Premium Silver / Black o / o

Metal Front Panel o

Power Consumption in W 295

Standby Consumption in W 0.2

Auto Power Off o

Detachable Power Cable o

Remote Control RC-1186

System Remote Function o

Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm 434 x 414 x 135

Weight in kg 16.1

Downloads - PMA-1520AE

pdf file
PMA-1520AE Product Information Sheet - EN

1.02 MB
07/07/2013

Comparison - PMA-1520AE

Model
PMA-1520AE
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
6
2
7
Digital in: USB-B / optical / coaxial
_ / _ / _
-
_ / _ / _
Phono Input: MM / MC
o / o
-
o / o
Audio Outputs
1
1x variable / fix selectable
2
Pre-out / Main-in
1 / _
main + subwoofer / _
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
295
60
360
Standby Consumption in W
0.2
0.3
0.2
Auto Power Off
o
o
o
Detachable Power Cable
o
o
o
Remote Control
RC-1186
RC1206
RC-1179
System Remote Function
o
-
o
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm
434 x 414 x 135
280 x 332 x 160
434 x 435 x 181
Weight in kg
16.1
4.8
24.4
Others
Vertical Installation
-
_
-
Low Noise OELD display
-
o
-
Source Direct
-
o
-

Technology - PMA-1520AE

  • UHC (Ultra High Current)-Single-Push-Pull-Circuit

    For the past ten years, the dream of power amps has been to support low impedance speakers. Unfortunately, however, the fulfilment of this dream has always been a difficult proposition and Denon eventually felt the need to rethink its approach. The result has been to combine high output power with detailed musical expression, a high grade solution that is the first of its kind.

    The challenge facing Denon has been to amplify with dynamic strength and absolute clarity the creative energy transmitted by the artist and to keep apace with the ever-changing musical signal levels. A hefty power supply unit with ample reserves and a power amp that is capable of supplying pure, dynamic signals to the speakers so that the music is heard with absolute transparency are the primary requirements. Also required are transient response characteristics that amplify even low level signals with impeccable precision. No matter how superior the dynamic range or the frequency charatistics may be, these features are meaningless if the amp cannot instantly follow the sudden rises and falls in sound.