PMA-2020AE

2x 160W Reference Integrated Amplifier 

Features - PMA-2020AE

With more than 100 years of company heritage, Denon has never stopped pushing the frontiers on classic 2-channel HiFi. The result is the company’s new top of the range power amplifier PMA-2020AE and CD/SACD Player DCD-2020AE. Both sum up all of the engineers’ dedication and know-how within their beautifully shaped bodies.

New features:

The PMA-2020AE is an integrated amplifier that faithfully reproduces a wide range of music sources, from analogue record players to the most advanced sound sources from a PC. A variety of advanced circuits in this amp ensure a consistently stable supply of power even for musical passages with sudden bursts of sound or continuous fortissimos. The circuit configuration includes a further-improved Advanced UHC-MOS Single Push-Pull Circuit, and the strengthened power circuit masterfully reproduces delicate musical details on a powerful, rock-solid foundation. The remote controller that comes with the PMA-2020AE also operates the main functions of a Denon CD player, letting you enjoy ease of use in addition to stunning sound quality.

  • Advanced Ultra High Current (UHC)-MOS Single Push-Pull Circuit Power Amplifier with new Schottky barrier diodes
  • New Ultra High Current MOS FET with greater current capacity
  • Highly accurate Dual FET + Cascade Bootstrap Circuit
  • 2 x 160 W (4 ohm) output
  • Direct Mechanical Ground Construction to minimize unwanted vibration
  • Chassis construction with 6 independent blocks to eliminate noises
  • Leakage-cancelling-mounted twin transformers
  • Main transformer with separate power supplies for analogue and digital circuits
  • Wider dynamic range playback, supporting high-grade audio sources
  • High-grade volume control for precise adjustment
  • Microprocessor stop mode, for higher sound quality
  • High performance MM & MC Phono Equalizer Amp

Specs - PMA-2020AE

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 7

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

Phono Input: MM / MC o / o

Audio Outputs 2

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%) 80 W

Output power 4 Ohm (1 kHz, T.H.D. 0.7%) 160 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 135 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 / -

Metal Front Panel o

Power Consumption in W 360

Standby Consumption in W 0.2

Auto Power Off o

Detachable Power Cable o

Remote Control RC-1179

System Remote Function o

Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm 434 x 435 x 181

Weight in kg 24.4

Downloads - PMA-2020AE

pdf file
PMA-2020AE User manual

3.19 MB
10/10/2012

Comparison - PMA-2020AE

Model
PMA-2020AE
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
7
2
6
Digital in: USB-B / optical / coaxial
- / - / -
-
- / - / -
Phono Input: MM / MC
o / o
-
o / o
Audio Outputs
2
1x variable / fix selectable
1
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%)
80 W
-
70 W
Output power 4 Ohm (1 kHz, T.H.D. 0.7%)
160 W
-
140 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
135 mV / 47 kohms
-
125 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
360
60
295
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-1179
RC1206
RC-1186
System Remote Function
o
-
o
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm
434 x 435 x 181
280 x 332 x 160
434 x 414 x 135
Weight in kg
24.4
4.8
16.1
Others
Vertical Installation
-
-
-
Low Noise OELD display
-
o
-
Source Direct
-
o
-

Technology - PMA-2020AE

  • 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.

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