Introducing the new Denon 800 Series

September 03, 2018

We're excited to introduce the all-new 800NE series, which combines our most advanced technologies with up-to-the-minute facilities to deliver superb sound and convenience. Comprising the PMA-800NE amplifier, DNP-800NE network player and DCD-800NE CD player, the 800 series features Denon's acclaimed audio performance, the result of extensive in-house research and development, and draws on the technology of our flagship models.

The PMA-800NE amplifier benefits from the development work behind our high-end PMA-2500NE, allowing it to deliver high quality audio performance at an attractive price point. With 85W per channel output (into 4ohms) thanks to Denon's Advanced High Current (AHC) single push-pull circuit power amplifier, it provides exceptional sound quality, balancing high power for striking dynamics with delicate, musical detail.

It's also equipped to handle all the complexities of modern systems, with both analogue and digital inputs including a built-in moving coil/moving magnet phono equaliser for vinyl playback. High-resolution audio is catered for with an array of four digital inputs - three optical and one coaxial - and the onboard digital-to-analogue conversion is compatible with files at up to 192kHz/24bit. The digital section can be switched off to minimize interference when listening to analogue sources, while the control microprocessor powers off when not in use, for the best possible sound.

Opening up your system to a whole world of network-streamed and online music, the DNP-800NE network audio player can play files stored on your home network, and stream content from services such as Spotify, Amazon Music, Napster, SoundCloud, Deezer, Tidal, TuneIn Internet radio and more. You can also enjoy music wirelessly from your portable devices via Bluetooth or AirPlay 2.

Using Advanced AL32 Processing Plus to extract the smoothest, most accurate analogue waveform from digital music, and a high-precision 192kHz/32-bit Burr Brown PCM1795 converter, the DNP-800NE can play a wide range of audio files. As well as lossy formats like MP3, WMA and AAC, it plays lossless ALAC, WAV and FLAC HD (up to 24-bit, 192 kHz) and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz, with gapless playback of DSD, WAV, FLAC and ALAC files from network streaming and USB.

HEOS integration allows the DNP-800NE to combine with other HEOS-capable devices, including wireless speakers and many components from Denon, to create multiroom music systems to share music around the home. It's all controlled by the free HEOS app on a smartphone or tablet, or you can use an Alexa voice-control device to decide where your music plays, adjust volume and skip tracks. The DNP-800NE also offers a choice of fixed or variable analogue outputs, allowing volume control from the HEOS app when it's connected to a power amp or active speakers.

The DCD-800NE CD player is designed to make the most of both CD and high-res audio, thanks to the same Denon Advanced AL32 Processing Plus used in the DNP-800NE. A USB input allows the connection of storage devices, from which music can be played at up to high resolution 192kHz/24bit and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz.

Like all the 800NE series components, the player uses vibration-resistant construction, and has carefully chosen components throughout the signal path, along with close attention to power supply design and a Pure Direct mode - all in the cause of the purest possible sound.