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Denon Debuts PMA-1700NE Integrated Amplifier

Denon’s latest integrated amp has a built-in MM/MC phono stage for vinyl playback, plus digital decoding of DSD and hi-res audio, but not MQA.

Denon PMA-1700NE Integrated Amplifier Silver

Integrated amplifiers provide source input connectivity and switching, varying degrees of audio decoding or processing, and provide power for running speakers. However, unlike a stereo or home theater receiver, an integrated amplifier doesn’t receive AM/FM radio transmissions and is typically limited to a two-channel stereo configuration. However, if you don’t need all the AV receiver frills, then a two-channel integrated amp might be the best choice as the center of your home audio system

Denon PMA-1700NE Integrated Amplifier Silver Left Angle

With that in mind, Denon is on hand at the High-End Munich show with two new integrated amplifiers, the PMA-1700NE (70W x 2) and less expensive PMA-900HNE (50W x 2). The one spotlighted in this article is the PMA-1700NE.

The PMA-1700NE is the successor to the PMA-1600NE and the PMA-900HNE is the successor to the PMA-800NE.

Core Features

According to Denon, the  PMA-1700NE incorporates a vibration-resistant design featuring a six-block chassis configuration and direct mechanical ground. Gold-plated speaker terminals and analog source inputs aid in providing solid connectivity and prevent corrosion with long-term use. 

Denon PMA-1700NE Integrated Amplifier Top Front Open

Amplifier Type: UHC (Ultra High Current)-MOS Singled Ended Push-Pull

Power Output: 70 watts x 2 (8 ohms, 20hz to 20khz, .07% THD), 140 watts x 2 (4 ohms, 1 khz, .7% THD)

Audio Processing (Advanced AL32 Processing Plus): This feature supports high-resolution 384khz/32-bit input signals as well as provides the best possible sound quality from any source via its signal restoring algorithms.

USB DAC: This feature ensures optimum quality from digital audio sources coming in through the USB port, including suppressing jitter and additionally optimizing digital-to-analog conversion. 

Digital Isolator: This feature helps to reduce digital noise from USB and Digital Optical/Coaxial connected sources. 

TV Audio Standby: This feature enables the PMA-1700NE to detect an incoming digital signal source (such as from the digital optical feed from a TV) and automatically turn the amplifier on. 

Source Direct: This feature allows you to optimize the quality of analog audio sources by turning off unneeded digital audio input and processing features of the PMA-1700NE to eliminate any interference that may affect analog audio quality. 

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EQ Settings: Bass, Treble, Midrange

(A/B) Speaker Terminals: The PMA-1700NE incorporates two-channel amplification, but you can connect two sets of speakers, and switch between them, or power all four at once.

Inputs: Phono (1 – with built-in MM and MC equalizer), RCA Line In (4), Optical (2), Coaxial (1), Headphone (1 – front panel with automatic speaker shut-off).

External Preamp Input Terminals: This feature allows you to connect an external preamp and use the PM-1700NE’s power amplifier section and bypass its own preamp functions.

Remote Control and front panel controls are provided.

Denon PMA-1700NE Integrated Amplifier Silver Front with Remote Control

Pricing & Availability

The Denon PMA-1700NE Integrated Amplifier will be available in Black or Silver with an MSRP of $2,099 (USD) sometime in June 2022.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. ORT

    May 30, 2022 at 1:47 am

    In the real world where the fragile egos of the frAudiophilians can NOT exist, there is neither need or want for MQA, aka: “The FARCE”.

    Why did I make this post? Because the gods begged me to do so. And I have a sense of righteous indentation…”n’ sheit. Nah. I just like this PMA-1700NE and am thrilled Denon chose not to make it…Here it comes…You know I am gonna do it…”Render Fluid”. 😉

    Hope fully the world will get that one. 😉

    I am such a toad. 🙂


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