Denon PMA-350SE Amplifier

Who doesn't dream about an amplifier? Truly, ones want to have complete set of regulations, the others are ready to endow with everything if it allows making the sound a bit better. For example, an equalizer at middle position of regulators doesn't change the amplitude-frequency characteristic, but the signal passes it anyway, and this means the probability of introducing distortion. So, Direct button appears, and signal goes around the equalizer by pressing it. But it turned out to be insufficient; this is because relay contacts and electronic keys are potential distortion sources. The conclusion was categorical and the creators excluded the equalizer like some other things. As a result of such improvements input selector and volume and balance control usually stay (in expensive models balance is excluded too, providing identify of gain factor in both channels at changing the volume control position). The amplifier Denon PMA-350SE is a typical presenter of such designing approach: there are only selector handles of inputs, volume and balance on the faceplate. The regulations from the remote control are minimized too: input selector control is excluded, but there is "Muting" button, which shutdowns the speakers from the amplifier. Besides of controlling Denon PMA-350SE itself, the remote control gives an opportunity to control only tape recorder and CD player, you can sort out the set of tuner stations. A separate record selector is upset in the amplifier (the source, chosen by inputs selector, is connected to the tape recorder). The creators here slightly retreated from the idea of total shortening of distortion sources: in many amplifiers there is a position of the switch key, when tape recorder input shuts down from signal path; and this is presented as the possibility for getting clearer sound. Although, from technical point of view, the use of additional decoupling cascade between the amplifier inputs and tape recorder output (this, probably, was used in particular model) is explained, because it excludes the influence of tape recorder input and, upon that, allows making the commutation scheme bit easier. Well, if you want to connect vinyl disk player, which doesn't have its own corrector of magnet head, you have to buy it separately: it is not included as a compound of Denon PMA-350SE. What about minimalistic approach to the projection, this, to our opinion, is not always explained. If the volume while playback is equal to the volume while recording (this means that if at home you listen the symphonic orchestra or rock-star performance at the same volume as in music hall), in this case linear AFC of all sound transmission parts must be provided. But you should also think about neighbors... And the sensitivity of human ear reduces to low and high frequencies at volume contraction. The use of equalizer and tone controls allows changing the situation at least, and, purely subjectively, the sounding at low level after frequency precorrection begins to be more comfortable in the most cases. This is well matched to its appearance. Denon PMA-350SE gives an impression of conscientious worker who tries to do his job honestly and correctly realize everything that was committed. But no more: without "spark", a little bit dry. From one hand this gives the opportunity to rate audio engineering of the recordings, from the other hand - is such neutrality necessary for good rock? In the piece "Dinner at Woolfie's" lightness of electronic organ was a bit failed, there were some problems with delivery of weak top on the general background. The listening of bright "Polka" by Strauss showed that "Denon" gravitates to solo instruments. This doesn't mean that it neglects the others - the integrity of orchestra is saved, but it especially succeeds in solo.

Denon PMA-350SE Integrated Stereo Amplifier, Power output 80 Watts into 8 ohms