Denon is releasing a limited-edition model of its DCD-A110 SACD player in honor of the company’s 110th anniversary. The new model can play CDs, SACDs, DSD files, and high-resolution PCM files, and is built with Denon’s Suppress Vibration Hybrid mechanism. The DCD-A110 also has a Quad DAC configuration and two clock oscillators. The DCD-A110 player retails for $2,999 and will be available in October.
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As part of the special edition 110 Anniversary Series, Denon is introducing a masterfully crafted, limited edition DCD-A110 flagship SACD player. This exciting new model offers the finest playback of CDs and Super Audio CDs, as well as DSD (2.8-Mhz/5.6-MHz) files and high-resolution audio files up to 192-kHz/24-bit recorded on DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. Users can also play music files with sampling frequencies of up to 48kHz recorded on CD-R/RW discs.
The industry-leading performance of the DCD-A110 is attributed to Denon’s patented Suppress Vibration Hybrid (S.V.H.) mechanism, unparalleled audio processing, premium components, and power supply. The S.V.H. mechanism, used on other high-performance players from Denon, features the shortest possible signal paths to reduce noise along with related parts made from premium materials such as a copper plate for the top panel to strengthen rigidity, die cast aluminum for the disc tray, and 2-millimeter thick steel for the mechanism brackets. These high-mass, vibration-resistant properties contribute to outstanding vibration resistance, and the mechanism’s low center of gravity helps suppress any vibration occurring inside the player due to disc rotation. By eliminating unwanted vibration, digital signals can be read from the disc with optimum accuracy under stable conditions.
The DCD-A110 introduces a new Quad DAC configuration, converting the large amount of data coming from the Intel Cyclone 10-driven Ultra AL32 processing engine. This advanced DAC delivers superb channel separation, ultra-low noise and THD levels. Additionally, the DCD-A110 casts aside traditional OP-amp post filter circuits in favor of a fully discrete filter stage with carefully selected custom-tuned audio parts chosen by the Denon sound master to achieve outstanding audio performance. The DCD-A110 is also equipped with two clock oscillators, one for each sampling frequency (44.1-kHz and 48-kHz) that can be switched between the frequencies to thoroughly suppress jitter. This high-quality clock is the reference for the Quad DAC operation and ensures that the digital audio circuitry always performs at its maximum potential regardless of source format.
The limited edition SACD player also features fully independent power supplies for digital and analog circuits to eliminate interference or noise. The analog power supply circuit boasts a fully discrete design optimized for audio with the original Denon large-capacity (3300 μF) block capacitor used for the power unit of the analog audio circuitry after the D/A converter. The DCD-A110’s power supply is built around an impressive array of custom parts, including high-power bipolar junction transistors, a fully discrete voltage regulator circuit, high-sound-quality electrolytic capacitors, and polyphenylene sulfide capacitors. These specially-designed components were co-developed with select manufacturers through an extensive regimen of repeated listening tests to deliver a clean, robust and stable supply of power resulting in exceptional levels of dynamism and overall performance.