Required test victory: three years ago the then Denon duo has been tested and cheered. AUDIO editor Lothar Brandt concludes: “It should give only a few priced comparable CD player/amplifier combis on the market, even remotely, the water can range the Denons 700ern”.
- Denon PMA-710AE amplifier
- Data sheet
New devices, the old questions: Can Denon come up trumps again? Advance acoustic going a spanner in the Japanese? Or have the upper hand at the end of even other, meanwhile tested price performance champions? The Denon amplifier PMA-700 had now to his status as the best in class with the advance acoustic MAP 103 (AUDIO 5/06, 75 points) share. The Japanese with the PMA-710 AE change necessarily want to do that.
The amplifier PMA-710 AE and the CD player seem the Denon team dating back to 2006 to confusingly similar to DCD-710 AE, apart from a few odds and ends. The device fronts are available in the new aluminium and silver or black. The amplifier PMA-710 AE has kept about what its predecessor had also: If two Tape-Outs, equalizer, loudness, source direct or record selector – everything is on board.
A very positive image the testers had compared hearing amplifier. The PMA-710AE by Denon sounded deep and clean, without having to give a nakedness. But with “Suite For The Ballet” (Russian State Symphony, Christmas mortuary Jazz suites) a weakness of the Denon came to light: very wide spatial representation and slightly pale timbres were suffering from the illustration of the Orchestra.
But how to play on the devices of the manufacturers in the two team? The Denon chain plays a sovereign, with a broader stage and more profound, sounded as a result slightly darker and sometimes sterile than the competitors. Total shelled DCD-710 and PMA-710 more details from the scene. The Denon duo reproduced more precisely than the team from advance acoustic artists and the instruments.
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||43.5 x 12, 0 x|
|Genus (REC / GM)||Integrated amplifier|
|Remote control available|
|System remote control / Adaptive||/|
|Front panel Black / Silver / champagne||/ /|
|Front panel other FB.||No|
|Tone controls / switched off||/|
|Recording selector switch audio|
|Network jacks switched / unswitched||3 / 0|
|Memory / storage automatic||0 /.|
|Sendersp. with aut. Sorting||No|
|Input phono MM / MC||/|
|High level RCA inputs / XLR||6 / 0|
|Digital inputs RCA / XLR||0 / 0|
|Boxes outputs A + B / switchable||/|
|Pre-Out / main||1 /.|
|Recorder connections (a / from)||2|
|Processor input / output||/|
|Unity gain input|
|True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm||92.0 W / 65.0 W|
|Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm||101.0 W / 72.0 W|
|Noise line||94,0 dB(A)|
|Can be down right; Satter bass and high dynamic range. Very good for the price range facilities|
|Sound judgment||Upper class 75|
|Price / performance||Very good|
|tested in issue:||10 / 09|