Advanced High Current (AHC) Amplifier: Powered by the Denon Advanced High
Current (AHC) single push-pull circuit power amplifier, the PMA-800NE provides
exceptional sound quality that balances high power with delicate, musical
details. The Denon PMA-800NE integrated amplifier is rated for 50 watts x 2
channel (@ 20-20kHz, into 8Ω, with 0.07% THD).
24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Denon PMA-800NE utilizes a 24-bit/192kHz DAC
for high-resolution audio playback; supporting 16- or 24-bit Linear PCM with a
sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, or 192 kHz. Main Transformer w/ Individual Wiring:
To eliminate interference and maintain exceptional sound quality, the main power
transformer of the PMA-800NE has separate coiled wires for the audio and control
circuits. An integrated micro-processor features Stop Mode for even greater
sound quality while you listen.
Micro-Processor Stop-Mode: The
micro-processor of the PMA-800NE features a Stop Mode that automatically ceases
all operations of the micro-processor when its not needed for playback. By
stopping the oscillation of the micro-processor clock during these listening
moments, the audio signal is protected from external noise and enhances sound
Signal Level Divided Construction (SLDC): The Signal Level Divided
Construction (SLDC) chassis developed by Denon is used in the audio circuit to
ensure that delicate musical signals are faithfully amplified and transmitted to
the speakers. This design technology makes sure you can listen with exemplary
quality, every time.
Vibration-Resistant Design: The PMA-800NE's vibration-resistant design
with Direct Mechanical Ground Construction reduces the adverse audio effects of
heavy components within amplifiers so sound quality meets Denon standards. The
power transformer, which is the largest vibration source among amplifier
components, is outfitted with a 1.6mm thick steel plate to the mount,
suppressing vibration created by the transformer as well as external vibration
toward the transformer. By directly supporting the transformer with a steel
plate, the vibration surrounding the chassis is reduced resulting in pristine
Analog Mode: Analog Mode allows the PMA-800NE to operate as a purely
analog amp, disabling coaxial digital and optical digital inputs while you
listen to an analog source. Turn on Analog Mode to close power to the dedicated
digital power source and stop operation of the digital input circuitry, avoiding
any high frequency influence on the analog section of the PMA-800NE. Now, you
can enjoy your favorite analog sources with uninhibited clarity and detailed
Phono Equalizer (MM or MC): The Denon PMA-800NE includes a phono input
and equalizer that supports connection of a turntable with either MM or MC
cartridges. This phono equalizer has high gain, and unlike loops in other
circuit board patterns which cause adverse effects on sound quality, the simple,
straightforward design of the PMA-800NE phono equalizer significantly improves
sound. There is a button on the front-panel that allows you to switch between an
MM or MC turntable cartridge.
- Input Sensitivity/Impedance: 2.5mV / 47kΩ (MM), 200μV / 100Ω
- Maximum Input: 70mV / 1kHz (MM), 6mV / 1kHz (MC)
- RIAA Deviation: 20Hz to 20kHz (+/-5dB)
Line-Level RCA Inputs: The Denon integrated amplifier is outfitted
with four line-level, stereo RCA inputs labeled "CD", "Network", "Aux", and
"Recorder". Use these analog line-level inputs to connect legacy devices, such
as a CD player or tape deck.
Optical & Coaxial Digital Inputs: The PMA-800NE features three Optical
(Toslink) digital inputs and one Coaxial (RCA) digital input that support PCM
signals up to 192kHz/24-bit. Linear PCM signals (16- or 24-bit) with a sampling frequency of 32,
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, or 192 kHz can be input into this unit. These digital inputs help to improve sound and
visual quality of your TV audio, Blu-Ray, media players and more.
Note: The optical & coaxial digital inputs do not support Dolby Digital,
DTS, DSD, or AAC.
A & B Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The Denon integrated amplifier
provides A & B speaker terminals for connection of up to two pair of
loudspeakers or bi-wiring a single pair of loudspeakers. The A & B speaker
terminals consist of binding-post connectors that support bare wire (up to
10AWG), pin connectors, and banana plugs (single or dual).
- Speaker A or B: When connecting only one pair of speakers, you
can use loudspeakers with a 4Ω to 16Ω
- Speaker A & B: When
connecting two pair of speakers, you can use loudspeakers with an 8Ω
to 16Ω impedance. The same audio source
signal will be output to both pair of speakers.
- Speaker A/B Bi-Wire: When bi-wiring
one set of speakers using both A & B speaker terminals, you can use
loudspeakers with a 4Ω to 16Ω
Headphone Output: The Denon PMA-800NE is equipped with a front-panel 1/4"
headphone jack for connecting a set of headphone so you can enjoy your music
privately. Connecting a set of headphones does not turn off the amplifier's
speaker outputs automatically. You will need to manually turn of the speaker
output when listening to headphones.
Line-Level Recorder Output: Audio signals input into this unit can be
output to an external recording device, using the integrated amplifiers stereo line-level RCA outputs. When
recording audio from a playback device connected to this unit, audio can be
recorded with the playback device still connected to the integrated amp.
Remote Control: The included IR remote control can be used to operate
not only PMA-800NE integrated amplifier, but Denon CD players and network audio
players as well. The remote provides Power, Input, and Volume control for the
integrated amplifier; as well as playback control for select Denon CD players
and network audio players. In addition, there is a 3.5mm IR Control input and
output for connecting Denon CD players and network audio players with an IR
Tone Controls: The Denon PMA-800NE offers Bass, Treble, & Balance
control. Bass (100Hz) and Treble (10kHz) can be adjusted from -8dB to +8dB. The
Balance knob allows you to adjust the volume output from the left and right
speakers. The Bass, Treble, and Balance control knobs are found on the unit's
front-panel only (not on remote).
Source Direct: When Source Direct is activated, the audio signal does
not pass through the tone adjustment circuitry (Bass/Treble/Balance), resulting
in playback of higher sound quality.
Auto Standby: When there is no input signal and no operation
for approximately 30 minutes, this unit automatically enters Standby mode to
conserve power and energy.
Protection Circuitry: This is a function to prevent damage to devices
within the power supply when an abnormality such as an overload, excess voltage,
or over temperature occurs for any reason.