(Editorial note: As many AVguide readers know, 2010 marks the 100th anniversary year for Denon Electronics. Earlier this month, the AVguide.com news desk received word that as part of Denon’s year-long celebration the firm has announced a series of seven special edition 100th Anniversary-series products. Below, we provide the text of Denon’s press release announced these special edition product, along with images of each.)
-- Seven Elegant New Limited Edition Home Entertainment Components Reflect the Passion, Artistry and Technology of Denon’s First 100 Years --
Mahwah, NJ, August 23, 2010 – Denon Electronics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment products celebrating 100 years of innovation and technology leadership in 2010, is proud to announce the debut of its special-edition Anniversary Product Collection (A100), seven new home entertainment components that offer discriminating consumers an opportunity to become a part of Denon’s century-old legacy of innovation and craftsmanship. The limited special-edition Denon Anniversary Product Collection includes the PMA-A100 Integrated Amplifier (SRP: $2,499); DCD-A100 CD/SACD Player (SRP: $2,499); DP-A100 Direct-Drive Turntable (SRP: $2,499); DL-A100 Cartridge (SRP: $499); AVR-A100 9.2 Channel A/V Receiver (SRP: $2,499); DBP-A100 Universal Blu-ray Player (SRP: $2,499); and AH-A100 Over-Ear Headphones (SRP: $499). All A100 products will be available beginning in November 2010 at select Special Anniversary Denon dealers, who can be found at www.Denon100.com.
For Denon, audio and video are not a hobby. The creation of products that can deliver the highest quality experience to the consumers is a driving passion and the reason the company exists. Denon is passionate about developing and leveraging technologies, so that in any format, we can bring purity of sound quality and joy to the customers’ lives. The products will reproduce at home the same air, energy and the sensitivity felt at the stage or in the studio.
Denon engineers and employees are musicians and music lovers. They dream, imagine and work across a broad canvas of tools and technologies to design the most innovative new products. They also strive to create products of beauty and desire to reflect the taste and sensibilities of the future owners, to perfectly add to their living rooms and lifestyles. Everybody at Denon is dedicated to the artistry and the creativity of the products.
From the beginnings of compact disc technology, to the rise of surround sound, and now to mobility, streaming, and networking, Denon has not only evolved with technologies, but it has been the leader and innovator that has developed and introduced these technologies to the world and made it accessible to consumers. Denon is proud of their products and wants their customers to be proud as well.
All Denon A100 anniversary products come in a special carton with, for the first time in Denon’s history, a five-year warranty and signed certificate of authenticity from the chief Denon production engineer who handcrafted the product. Also included is a richly detailed Denon “brand book” that explores the company’s long and storied history. Each A100 component is finely tuned and reflects the commitment to passion, artistry and technology that has defined Denon in its first 100 years.
Noted Jeff Talmadge, Director, Product Development & Systems Integration, Denon Electronics: “The launch of our A100 collection is a tribute to Denon’s century long mission: to faithfully reproduce sound and images exactly as the original artist intended, with products that reflect 100 years of passion, artistry and technology. In 100 years of significant and innovative ‘firsts,’ Denon has continuously brought the best of technologies to discriminating customers around the world, always providing them with a superior home entertainment experience. With these new Anniversary Collection products, we are giving people who appreciate what Denon is all about a unique opportunity to share in our passion and enjoy true high-performance home entertainment at the same time.”
The Denon PMA-A100 is an integrated amplifier that echoes the company’s many years of audio technology development and innovation. To enhance sound quality, the amplifier inherits Denon’s UHC-MOS Single Push-Pull output circuit and features newly engineered construction, forming a solid foundation for pure, clean sound quality. This high-performance component includes special anniversary tuning, superior construction and parts, including a larger, upgraded speaker terminal, cast iron footing for less vibration and higher sound quality.