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Denon PMA-860

Integrated Stereo Amplifier (1990-93)

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Denon PMA-860


Power output: 80 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.07%

Input sensitivity: 0.2mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MC), 94dB (MM), 110dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line)

Dimensions: 434 x 160 x 397mm

Weight: 9.7kg

Year: 1991

Price: GBP £240 (1991)


service manual   English - Biro

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Reviewed May 18th, 2016 by RTM

It's a great value for the money and isn't representative of the BPC movement that mars most the rest of the mass market gear of this piece's new marketplace lifetime. I have it in my workshop powering a pair of Advent Legacy II's and it's more than enough for that space. I still prefer vintage Pioneer from approximately a decade before (the Denon has to be treated respectfully with regard to volume-it doesn't clip gracefully) and it's not quite as voltage stiff output wise, but it's quite fine. Particularly when mated to the speakers in the marketplace at that time. I'm a bit more fond of Denon's CD playback devices and their turntables. Denon knew how to build and market silver era monolith type pieces, they just weren't commonplace. Their monster amps were easier to find in magazine reviews, although they weren't priced at very mass market levels.



re: PMA-860

Got this amp few years ago on auction for 150$. Since then enjoing warm rich sound and very large stage. It is very powerfull amp. Have had lots of different amplifiers and Denon PMA-860 is still my favorite.

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