The PMA-A100 is designed to perform seamlessly in an integrated home entertainment system with its anniversary partner, the DCD-A100 CD/SACD player. Featuring Advanced AL32 Processing, a highly accurate master clock and the latest 32Bit/192 kHz DA converters to dramatically boost the quantity of digital audio information and ensure audio accuracy, the DCD-A100 also includes a new advanced S.V.H. drive mechanism that guarantees accurate and high quality playback of SACDs and CDs. It is equipped with a full complement of digital input ports, including a USB port for connecting an iPod or USB memory. Like the PMA-A100, the DCD features a 100th anniversary signature badge affixed to its black high-gloss front panel.
The history of Denon turntables began in 1910 with the production of Japan’s first gramophone and peaked in 1939 when Denon developed a disc recorder for NHK radio station. In 1970, Denon developed its own high-torque AC motor for low speeds where speed was controlled by highly precise detection of magnetic pulses recorded around the perimeter of the platter. Denon incorporated this leading-edge servo technology in its development of the direct-drive turntable, whose high performance and reliability represented a clear break from conventional idler and belt drive products.
Denon’s DP-A100 turntable features the same high-performance Denon direct-drive turntable technology that has delivered high-precision rotation for 40 years. Equipped with the DL-A100 cartridge, the DP-A100 is capable of masterfully reproducing the energy and beauty of analog records.
In 1961, Denon jointly produced the now iconic DL-103 cartridge with NHK for use at FM stations. The DL-103 was able to play stereo LP records with high fidelity and reliability (providing easy handling and stability). The basic design of this model continues to achieve first-rate performance and plays an active part in today’s world of Hi-Fi audio enthusiasts. Reflecting this engineering expertise and innovation, the new DL-A100 cartridge represents the standard model that has been in production for a little less than a half century - now reborn with the latest tuning for pure enjoyment.
The AVR-A100 9.2 Channel A/V surround receiver is the ultimate home theater hub for today’s digital age. In addition to DENON Link 4th, featuring HDMI Clock Control, the AVR-A100 features high-bit i/p conversion and scaling, as well as advanced connectivity, network audio/photo streaming and a special interface to enhance the enjoyment of Internet content. It also includes a unique block condenser, a higher-grade speaker terminal with a gold plated inputs/outputs, and cast iron footing to stabilize sound quality.
The perfectly matching DBP-A100 Universal Blu-ray Player lets users not only enjoy the maximum performance of Blu-ray discs and DVDs but also Super Audio CDs, DVD-Audio discs and CDs - all with the very best in high-quality sound and video. This level of quality is made possible through the inclusion of Denon’s vibration-resistant technologies including Direct Mechanical Construction and Multi-layer Chassis Structure. Since the DBP-A100 is also equipped with Denon Link 4th to thoroughly minimize jitter during HDMI transmission, users enjoy the best possible audio performance when combined with the AVR-A100. The DBP-A100 also features an anniversary edition coupling condenser and cast iron footing for sound stabilization.
Rounding out the Anniversary Collection line are Denon’s luxurious AH-A100 headphones. Strikingly housed in a piano mahogany finish, the AH-A100 features a high-grade driver for superior sound quality, newly designed skin-soft ear pads and headband, as well as a luxurious storage case.
Throughout the year, Denon will celebrate its 100th anniversary with exciting initiatives. To celebrate this milestone in its history, Denon is inviting everyone to join in the celebration through a special anniversary website, www.denon100.com. Visitors can learn all about the company’s “Legacy of Firsts,“ and most importantly, the people whose passion for audio and video perfection have always driven the Denon brand. Those who register online will be first to be notified by Denon about Special Anniversary Denon dealers in their area.