The PMA-900HNE is an Streaming Integrated Amplifier by Denon that delivers 50 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms and 85 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms. Minimum impedance of 4 ohms makes the PMA-900HNE compatible with a wide range of loudspeakers. Thanks to its built-in 24-bit/192kHz DAC, you can play digital sources directly without the need for an external DAC unit. Denon PMA-900HNE lets you connect your turntable via its Phono input and start listening to your vinyl collection without a hassle. Denon PMA-900HNE has an MSRP of 949$.
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Denon Integrated Amplifier Series
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One of the most important factors when deciding on an integrated amplifier is its power ratings and compatibility with your speaker's impedance requirements.The Denon PMA-900HNE is rated at 50 watts RMS into 8-ohms. Denon provides this wattage at a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of 0.07% which is an important indicator of distortion at the given values (lower THD is better).
Here are the main highlights of its performance specs:
- 50 watts into 8-ohms (20-20k) at 0.07%
- 85 watts into 4-ohms
- 4-ohms Min Impedance (allows compatibility with a wide range of loudspeakers)
- 105dB Signal to Noise Ratio
When pairing the Denon PMA-900HNE with a passive Bookshelf (Stand mount) or Passive Floor Standing (Tower) speaker, you have to check if their Max Power Range is below the max wattage of the amp for the given impedance levels.
Operating your amp outside of this max range may damage the speakers.
What size of room is the Denon PMA-900HNE Amplifier good for?
An essential deciding factor is the size of the room in which you intend to employ the Denon PMA-900HNE amplifier. Here, taking into account its maximum power parameters, we analyzed its applicability to various size environments:
|Very Large Room||Bad|
Inputs and Outputs
Besides the performance specs of the Denon PMA-900HNE, the next important feature set that you have to evaluate is the input and output selections that it offers.
Denon PMA-900HNE has total of 3 Analog inputs including 1 Phono Input (MM,MC).
- Total Number of Analog Inputs: 3
- Phono Input
- 3 Optical Digital Input
- 1 Coaxial Digital Input
- USB Input:
- Sub Preamp Outputs
- 1/4 Headphone Output
- Subwoofer Output
Denon PMA-900HNE features built-in Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops.
Among the amps in the same price range, these are the 5 amps that have Bluetooth Connectivity:
Denon PMA-900HNE supports the following Bluetooth Codecs when used with supported devices:
Denon PMA-900HNE features one Phono Input which is compatible with MM (Moving Magnet)
type of phono cartridges, you can connect your turntable with MM cartridges directly to this amp without the need for a phono preamp. If you are using an MC cartridge on your turntable, you need to use a phono preamp that has MC phono stage.
Denon PMA-900HNE has a dedicated subwoofer output which can be used to connect it directly to a powered subwoofer via an LFE(Low Frequency Effects) cable.
Check our Powered Subwoofers
page to find a subwoofer that will work with Denon PMA-900HNE amp and your speakers.
DAC and Digital Music
The Denon PMA-900HNE's built-in DAC allows the connection of digital sources directly, eliminating the need for an external DAC. The DAC chip that is used in the PMA-900HNE is the 24-bit/192kHz
, and supports resolutions up to 24-bit, 192KHZ
Denon PMA-900HNE External Dimensions and Weight
Denon PMA-900HNE has external dimensions of (H x W x D) 5-1/8inch x 17-1/8inch x 15-7/16inch (131.0mm x 435.0mm x 393.0mm ). The unit weighs 8.32kg / 18.3lbs
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of an integrated amplifier may become an important decision factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of the Denon PMA-900HNE is approximately 1709.6cm2 / 265.0inch2.
- Width: 435.0mm (17-1/8")
- Height: 131.0mm (5-1/8")
- Depth: 393.0mm (15-7/16")
- Weight: 8.32 kg (18.30lbs)
- Base Surface Area: ~1709.6cm2 / 265.0inch2
- Volume: ~22.4 liter / 5.9 gallon
Denon PMA-900HNE is available in Black color options.
What's in the Box of Denon PMA-900HNE?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of PMA-900HNE:
Integrated amplifier68-inch AC power cordRemote control (RC-1246)Two AAA batteries2 WiFi/Bluetooth antennasuick Start GuideSpotify Connect InstructionsHeos BrochureSafety InstructionsNotes on RadioWarranty InformationBluetooth/WiFi antenna note
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Denon PMA-900HNE Integrated Amplifier can be found below:
Official Product Page for Denon PMA-900HNE
3 Years of parts warranty and 3 Years of labor warranty is generally provided for the Denon PMA-900HNE by the manufacturer.
|Full Model Name
|Watts RMS per Channel into 8-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 6-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 4-ohms
|Signal to Noise Ratio
|Total Analog Inputs
|Optical Digital Inputs
|Coaxial Digital Inputs
|Pre-out / Main-in Loop
|Removable Power Cord
||8.32 kg (18.30lbs)