Denon PMA-800NE vs Onkyo A-9150

Denon PMA-800NE vs Onkyo A-9150

Denon PMA-800NE review

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. Denon PMA-800NE

Onkyo A-9150 review

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. Onkyo A-9150

Denon PMA-800NE pros & cons

Pros

  • Operationally the amp is really straightforward
  • The remote control moves the volume in really fine increments

Cons

  • I wish the power cord was detachable so I could use one of my better ones

Onkyo A-9150 pros & cons

Pros

  • The bass remains clearly defined and resilient even at the bottom of the spectrum.
  • Gold-plated connectors are spaced far apart, which makes it easy to connect the thickest interconnects

Cons

  • No USB input for connecting to a computer

Votes 7 7
Rating 2 2

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Denon PMA-800NE
8.2
Onkyo A-9150
8
9
7
10
10
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Common

Product

Denon PMA-800NE
Onkyo A-9150

Model

PMA-800NE
A-9150

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

45
28

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 170/4
60/8, 120/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

50/8, 85/4
30/8, 60/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,4
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100 KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.08

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

105
107

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Ak4452 768 KHz/32-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

3/0
2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
1

Line level inputs (pair)

5
6

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

1
0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

200
160

Power consumption standby, W

0.3
0.2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

34.5 x 12.1 x 26.6/13.6 x 4.3 x 10.5
43.5 x 13.9 x 33.1/17.1 x 5.4 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

7.5/16.5
11.5/20.3
Denon PMA-800NE
Onkyo A-9150
Denon PMA-800NE
Onkyo A-9150

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.2Denon PMA-800NE
  • 8Onkyo A-9150

The Denon PMA-800NE is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Denon PMA-800NE price