Denon is in every sense a true High Fidelity manufacturer. It’s just that its focus of late has been on the home theatre side of things. From the aerospace inspired looking AVCA1XV multi-channel AV receiver ($15k) to the silly money first of its kind DVDA1XV 1080P up-scaling DVD player ($7k), Denon have been making some serious high-end kit.
And now the PMASA1 integrated amplifier ($15k) and DCDSA1 sacd/cd player ($13k) have landed. Pure two-channel high-fidelity goodness is what each represents. In the words of the esteemed Mr Brett “…no other amplifier has controlled the Dynaudio Confidence C4’s bass drivers like the big Denon has, not even the $65,000 Halcro pre/power, and I don't know why…” And the Fanatic himself, Rab, has always been a sucker for big brutish two-channel exotica from the Japanese powerhouse that is Denon.
We recommend putting your inhibitions aside for an hour or two, and come partake of these intoxicating rarities from the far-east.