Not much we reported from Your expert on the Denon PMA-50 amplifier, a small but capable stereo amp that could also function as a USB audio interface for the computer does. Well, it seems that Denon has expanded its family of compact equipment with the new DRA-100. On this occasion, the Japanese proposes a compact stereo receiver equipped with network connection to access it from smartphones, tablets or computers. The new DR-100 has a clearly inspired by the WFP-50, with a front black finish in combination with silver frames and top panel design. It is a contemporary polished at a time, which is enhanced by the OLED center and to the left of the panel that will help us navigate menus team Likewise buttons with the remote control included. It is a compact device, with exact dimensions of 280 millimeters wide by 104 high and 337 deep, and thanks to its design we can install it on any surface without furniture or too out of tune.
Turning now to its technical characteristics, Denon has equipped the DRA-100 with a more compact and efficient than the traditional hi-fi components, capable of providing a power of 70 watts at 4 ohms Class D amplifier. Denon’s Advanced AL32 Processor allows the DRA-100 play digital files of 16, 20 and 24 bits, ideal for digital audio players and for High Res starting to offer some services like Deezer Premium streaming. The headphone output provides a convenient impedance selector three positions (low, medium and high), an option that is sure users will appreciate the high-end headphones, which often require special amplification for high volume listening .
Following connectivity, the DR-100 has access to the network via an Ethernet connection, but also through WiFi and Bluetooth wireless ports, so we can enjoy our collection of songs without connecting any wires. It is even possible to link the amp with a Bluetooth player by simply tapping on the integrated NFC point. We can also play music from a PC or a networked hard drive thanks to compatibility with the DLNA 1.5 standard, and fans of Spotify can control the application via Spotify Connect system, while users of Apple computers may use AirPlay compatibility with the system. Apart from network connections, the DRA-100 has two digital audio inputs and one optical fiber coaxial, plus two RCA analog inputs. Regarding outputs, besides the speaker terminals we will find a connection for a subwoofer, more analog output stereo audio RCA. Connectivity is complete with a USB input and said output headphone jack of 6.3 mm, both located on the front panel.
The new Denon DRA-100 is now available in the main distributors of the firm, and its retail price recommended is 1,000 euros.