The PMA-150H Digital Amplifier Offers High Fidelity Playback From Digital & Analogue Sources

September 02, 2019

The compact and beautiful PMA-150H easily connects all popular digital and analogue sources, features a USB-DAC, FM/DAB+ radio tuner and - thanks to HEOS Built-in technology - enables access to nearly unlimited music over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple Airplay 2, Spotify Connect, and more. Leveraging Denon's legendary Advanced AL32 Processing Plus analogue waveform reproduction technology and powerful Direct Digital Feedback Amplification (DDFA), discerning listeners with an eye for design need not look any further to dramatically upgrade their listening experience.

The PMA-150H integrated network amplifier continues in our tradition of pursuing audio excellence. It was designed for the audio enthusiast who wants to go the next step and move from traditional to modern design audio components without making any compromise on sound quality, ease-of-use and connectivity. Born from the Denon Design Series, the PMA-150H is also a beautiful piece of electronics, with 5mm aluminum top and bottom panels designed to minimize vibration and support cooling, the vivid OLED screen and diamond-cut volume ring all demonstrate Denon's attention to quality and detail.  

Every electrical component in the PMA-150H was carefully selected and custom-designed by Denon sound engineers to fine-tune audio performance and meet the highest quality standards. The amplifier delivers robust power output and supports both 4- and 8-ohm floor standing speakers easily. Additionally, it is equipped with a dedicated headphone amplifier circuit featuring a high-speed, ultra-low distortion wideband amp paired with a fully discrete final output stage. To accommodate a wide range of headphones, the PMA-150H has an adjustable headphone impedance control, with three settings for low, medium and high impedance models. The headphone jack offers a 6.3mm connector for compatibility with premium home and professional studio headphones.

High Resolution Audio

The PMA-150H is compatible with high-resolution digital audio files like ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 192 kHz/24-bit, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD). Users will enjoy high-resolution audio compatibility along with digital inputs and a premium onboard USB-DAC that features PCM 384 kHz/32bit and DSD file playback capability. Advanced AL32 Processing Plus is the latest in analogue waveform reproduction technology from Denon and creates a highly detailed audio experience as close as possible to the original recording.

Effortless access to music, comfortable control

The PMA-150H features an FM/DAB+ radio tuner, two analogue RCA inputs, two optical inputs, one digital coaxial input, and USB-A and B inputs to enjoy the best possible sound from nearly any source. The USB-A input will support thumb drives with WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV/FLAC/ALAC 192/24, DSD up to 5.6MHz files. From a computer, high-resolution output is also possible via the USB-B input, powering PCM signals up to 384 kHz/32bit and DSD up to 11.2MHz. Additionally, listeners can easily connect CD players, turntables, TVs, and more.

With HEOS Built-in, listeners can enjoy music from Amazon Music, Spotify (Premium & Free), TIDAL, TuneIn Internet Radio, SoundCloud, Napster, Deezer or local music file libraries. The PMA-150H also offers Bluetooth connectivity, providing instant access to music from any smart device. AirPlay 2 compatibility ensures users can stream wirelessly from any Apple device to the PMA-150H, or group the amplifier with other AirPlay compatible speakers to deliver great-sounding music throughout the home. HEOS Built-in additionally enables listeners to enjoy their favourite music in any room, creating a wireless, whole-home audio experience using HEOS Built-in speakers, soundbars, systems and/or receivers. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room. Where available, users can employ their voice to control key functions of the PMA-150H with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and the Google Assistant.

In addition, we have leveraged our AV receiver engineering expertise to build autosensing into the first optical port and simplified IR learn to easily connect to most TVs. Once enabled, volume, mute and input selection can be controlled via a TV remote. This makes the PMA-150H a complete living room solution for every audio playback application.

The new PMA-150H (£1,099) will become available in September 2019 for purchase via authorized Denon retailers.