Denon wins in terms of power output. Here we have 50/8 vs 30/8 W/Ohm. The amplifier is equipped with an excellent built-in MM / MC phono stage, which can compete with many stand-alone devices. The digital section in the amplifier is represented by three optical and one coaxial inputs, which are capable of receiving a PCM signal with parameters up to 24 bit / 192 kHz. At the same time, the entire digital part of the Denon PMA-800NE can be turned off if desired, in order to eliminate its influence when listening through analog inputs. The amplifier takes special measures to separate digital and analog circuits. For their power, separate secondary windings of the network transformer are used.
The stereo amplifier is equipped with an AKM AK4452 DAC (32 bit / 768 kHz) and a DIDRC filter, which makes it possible to increase linearity and minimize intermodulation distortion in the ultra-high frequency range, which translates into lower noise and interference in the audible region. According to the manufacturer, such a combination of a DAC with a filter guarantees the most realistic and accurate sound supply, in which there is no so-called “synthetic aftertaste” characteristic of digital sources.
The Denon PMA-800NE is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Denon PMA-800NE price