Yamaha A-S301 vs Denon PMA-800NE

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Yamaha A-S301 review

Comparing Yamaha A-S301 vs Denon PMA-800NE you should look at their power output per channel. Yamaha has 60/8 while Denon boasts 50/8 W/Ohm. Yamaha A-S301 received a fairly strict design. The aluminum case with a massive front panel has a thoughtful passive cooling system and a functional control panel. Large ergonomic controls for volume, balance, timbre and bass contribute to a quick and convenient change in the operating parameters of the device. Also on the front panel are an audio output, a mode switch with yellow indicators and a separate Pure Direct button that activates the shortest path of the signal path. Yamaha A-S301

Denon PMA-800NE review

The Denon PMA-800NE Integrated Amplifier combines both analog and digital technologies, making it the universal center of a modern stereo system. The device is made in the corporate style of Denon with a thick aluminum front panel, on which all the necessary controls are very conveniently located. Denon PMA-800NE is distinguished by its superior quality workmanship of a premium class and will look great in any AV system. The chassis of the device has a patented vibration isolation with a supporting steel plate 1.6 mm thick to protect electronic circuits from mechanical stress. Denon PMA-800NE

Yamaha A-S301 pros & cons

Pros

  • The device will not be idle for more than 8 hours, it will go into standby mode
  • It is possible to turn off the tone, balance and loudness controls (Pure Direct mode)

Cons

  • The built-in DAC was a little disappointing: with a high-frequency response it produces a signal with a rather high THD

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

Votes 7 7
Rating 4.6 4.6

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S301
8.2
Denon PMA-800NE
8.2
8
9
10
10
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Common

Product

Yamaha A-S301
Denon PMA-800NE

Model

A-S301
PMA-800NE

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Reviews

301
38

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8, 140/6
100/8, 170/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

60/8, 70/6
50/8, 85/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8,4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.01

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

99
105

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

1/0
3/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

1
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

8
5

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

2
1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

190
200

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15 x 38.7 /17.1 x 6 x 15.2
34.5 x 12.1 x 26.6/13.6 x 4.3 x 10.5

Weight, kg/lbs

7.9/19.8
7.5/16.5
Yamaha A-S301
Denon PMA-800NE
Yamaha A-S301
Denon PMA-800NE

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.2Yamaha A-S301
  • 8.2Denon PMA-800NE

The Yamaha A-S301 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Yamaha A-S301 price