New Denon Integrated Amp and CD Player Priced to Help Budding Audio Hobbyists

Denon’s new DCD-600NE CD player and PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier are reasonably priced products that are designed to help users get started as audio enthusiasts.

New Denon Integrated Amp and CD Player Priced to Help Budding Audio Hobbyists

The Denon DCD-600NE CD player pictured here will be available in September for an MSRP of $299. The Denon PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier will also be available in September and will carry an MSRP of $399.

Appealing to younger consumers, as well as people reentering the hobby of music listening, Denon has introduced its DCD-600NE CD player and PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier.

Denon says that it developed these products to help people build quality audio systems without having to spend a lot of money. 

“Getting started with a serious two-channel listening system can seem daunting when the majority of components boasting Hi-Fi qualities tend to be tens of thousands of dollars,” notes Michael Greco, senior director, Denon brand management. 

“Denon wants to take the risk out of choosing your first Hi-Fi system. The PMA-600NE and DCD-600NE deliver the power, build quality, essential features and sonic precision found in muich more expensive components. The amp and CD player are a great steppingstone for the music enthusiast looking to begin their journey into Hi-Fi.”

Denon PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier Produces 70 Watts Into 4 Ohms  

Beyond making the integrated amp and CD player affordable, a high priority for Denon in the design of these products was to live up to the company's heritage of engineering high performing audio components. 

Denon states the PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier employs its Advanced High Current (AHC) single push-pull circuit power amplification technology that helps the amp produce 70 watts into a 4-ohm load. 

The company says the PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier also features similar 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog conversion technologies as its 800 and 1600 stereo products to help improve the sound of CDs and streaming media. 

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“No product leaves the Denon factory until it has the Sound Master seal of approval for which our team in Japan meticulously listens to every product to ensure the voicing and build quality is consistent with other Denon New Era series products,” explains Shinichi Yamauchi, sound master, Denon. 

“The new 600 series products have the same precise, clean and powerful Denon sound because they have the same Hi-Fi engineering concept, including advanced components.”

Denon's new integrated amplifier comes with five pairs of analog inputs that include a moving magnet (MM) phono input, as well as a pair of optical inputs and a coaxial digital input. 

Denon DCD-600NE CD Player Builds on Decades of Experience 

Tapping into its 35 years of experience of engineering CD players for the home and professional audio markets, Denon says its DCD-600NE CD player supports CD, CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA formats. 

According to the global A/V manufacturer, the CD player incorporates its AL32 Processing technology that helps to maximize disc sound quality. 

Supporting its goals of quality disc-based audio, the DCD-600NE CD player features power transformers near the bottom of the player and above its insulators to help minimize unwanted vibrations. 

The player's Pure Direct Mode option feeds sound directly to the amplifiers to deactivate the front panel display to ensure the cleanest signal quality. 

MSRP for the PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier is $399, and the MSRP for the DCD-600NE CD player is $299. 

Both products will be available in September 2019. 

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; both schools are located in Haverhill, Mass.