Circuit that is used in DENON’s high-end integrated amplifiers and has been criti- The PMAAE employs DENON’s Signal Level Divided Construction. A broad-branded circuit technique and a single-stage output circuit on high- current transistors are used in PMAAE. The equalizer, loudness scheme ( both. Denon PMAAESilver Amplifier. Great Integrated Amplifier.

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The Denon was no slouch into 4O loads either, producing watts However, all the low-order harmonics were at or below —80dB 0. And p,a-700ae the price, excellent hi-fi performance.

With the tone controls engaged, the low-frequency response slopes down from 1kHz to end up 2dB down at 80Hz and a further 0. Even the two sidebands were an excellent —95dB. This is not a large error: As you can denoj, what little ringing there was was quickly damped.

The overall THD figures are tabulated in the chart, at pma-00ae. You can clearly see the power supply limitation at 20Hz however, where the Denon returned watts You can download a pdf of the original magazine pages on which this review was published, which includes all the graphs, test result pka-700ae, tabulated results and oscillograms mentioned in the test results, by clicking HERE or on the graphic at right.


With a 4O load, the second harmonic component crept up to —90dB 0.

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Since I was interested to re-check the balance and frequency response tests on a fresh sample, Denn borrowed a brand-new PMAAE and had Newport Test Labs rerun the balance and frequency response tests on this second sample. Distortion increased at rated output, as would be expected, with the lower-order harmonics increasing in level, and additional, higher-order components appearing above the noise floor.

Damping factor was very good: Distortion was very low, as you can tell from the spectrograms. Phase error at 20kHz was a little on the high side, but nothing to be concerned about. Of some significance was the CCIF intermodulation test, which showed two sidebands at 18kHz and 21kHz surrounding the 19kHz and 20kHz test signals but only the tiniest re-generated signal at 1kHz, at —dB.

What Hi-Fi?

At 1kHz, the Denon delivered a little more again watts, or This is exceptional performance, by any standard. David Ella and tested by Steve Holding Magazine: This time around the results were near-perfect, with channel balance improving to 0.


The 1kHz wave was nearly perfect, and the 10kHz wave showed a very fast rise-time with very little rounding. Square wave performance was excellent, with the Hz square wave showing negligible tilt and almost no curvature across the flats. Stability into an extremely capacitative load was excellent. Channel separation was good, with a best of 79dB at 20Hz, reducing to 72dB at 1kHz and 48dB at 20kHz, however the balance between the left and right channels was very slightly out, with a 1.