Denon DCD-A110 Limited edition SACD Player Denon’s 110-Year Anniversary Series

£2,799.00

Brand Denon
In 1910, Denon started as the first domestic phonograph manufacturer in Japan.

Since then, Denon has created products that combine the highest standards of sound quality and reliability to convey the passion and emotion of music and movies.

To celebrate their 110th anniversary, Denon present four Limited Edition anniversary models that represent the very best of Denon today.

We are proud to bring to you the new, specially crafted, limited edition Denon AVC-A110 AV receiver, PMA-A110 integrated amplifier, DCD-A110 SACD player, and the DL-A110 MC cartridge

The specially crafted DCD-A110 Limited edition SACD Player is manufactured at Denon's proud home factory, Shirakawa Audio Works in Shirakawa, Japan.

Denon is proud to bring you our premium flagship SACD player featuring Denon’s original patented Advanced S.V.H. Mechanism for the highest audio accuracy. With an outstanding Quad DAC configuration, advanced Ultra AL32 Processing, and strong aluminium feet, upgrade your musical expectations. This celebratory Anniversary Series SACD player comes in a unique silver graphite colour, with a 5-year out-of-box warranty and a special Certificate of Authenticity stamped with the approval of Denon’s Head Engineer.

Features

  • Defining audio excellence since 1910: Denon is proud to release our limited edition Anniversary Series silver graphite premium DCD-A110 SACD Player.
  • Includes: Certificate of Authenticity signed by Denon’s Head of Engineering and a premium 5-year out-of-box warranty on your DCD-A110.
  • Denon’s original disc drive design: Featuring Denon’s patented original Advanced S.V.H. Mechanism for high data reading accuracy from any disc.
  • Listen to your music, no matter the format: Enjoy SACD/CD playback and CD-ROM and DVD-ROM playback of compilations, so your biggest issue is what album to listen to next.
  • Ultra AL32 Processing: With Denon’s patented technology, smooth out your audio signal with up to 384-kHz/32-bit support.
  • Discover a more powerful sound stage: With its new Quad DAC configuration, listen to a more robust and detailed sound with perfect spatial expression.

Certificate of Authenticity and 5-Year Warranty

This Denon limited series Anniversary Edition flagship SACD Player comes with a special Certificate of Authenticity stamped with the approval of Denon’s Head Engineer and a premium, 5-year out-of-box warranty.

HIGH-GRADE AUDIO COMPONENTS

All audio components have been carefully selected and optimized for the best sound quality. The DCD-A110 inherits its customized audio Denon capacitor from the “DCD-SX1 Limited”, our premium SACD player only sold in Japan. AMRS and MELF resistors have been largely adopted in the audio and power sections. MELF resistors offer higher performance with low current noise.

Advanced S.V.H. Mechanism, Denon’s Original Disc Drive Design

The DCD-A110’s disc drive is equipped with the Advanced S.V.H. (Suppress Vibration Hybrid) Mechanism inherited from Denon’s high-end models. Signal paths have been shortened to an absolute minimum and circuits have been miniaturized to ensure that excess current and noise will not occur. The various parts are made with different materials such as a copper plate for the top panel to strengthen rigidity, diecast aluminium for the disc tray, and 2mm thick steel for the mechanism brackets. Improvements in high-mass, vibration-resistant properties and the dispersal of resonation points contribute to a high level of vibration resistance. In addition, the mechanism’s low centre of gravity suppresses any vibration occurring inside the mechanism due to disc rotation, and the mechanism structure also effectively suppresses external vibration. By eliminating unwanted vibration, servo-related operations are minimized, and by also minimizing unnecessary controls and current consumption, digital signals can be read from the disc with optimum accuracy under stable conditions.

QUAD DAC CONFIGURATION

The DCD-A110 introduces a new Quad DAC configuration for a more powerful and better spatial expression of the sound stage. Each DAC converts the large amount of data coming from the Ultra AL32 processing for both left and right signal dispatch. This allows the current output bundling to achieve the best sound, and also surpass the operating frequency limit of the DACs, for an outstanding audio performance. This improves the low noise level, improving S/N ratio by 4dB to 6dB depending on the sampling frequency of the content (6dB for PCM and 4dB for DSD), as well as the Total Harmonic Distortion accordingly. Lastly, the DCD-A110 does not use a traditional OP-Amp’s Post Filter Circuit. It is equipped with full discrete filter stage with carefully selected custom tuned audio parts selected by the Denon sound master to achieve outstanding audio performance and an expansive sound stage.

DAC MASTER CLOCK DESIGN

Because accuracy is the key to performance, the DCD-A110 is 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. The high-quality clock is the reference for the four-audio DAC operation and ensures that the digital audio circuitry performs at its maximum potential.

To supply a cleaner master clock directly to the DACs, the DCD-A110 is equipped with tri-state buffer type multiplexers. The Master clock signal supplied from the crystal oscillator passes through the buffer circuit only once to the DAC, impacting the jitter of only 18 fs (femto second = 1015 second).

INDEPENDENT DIGITAL AND ANALOGUE POWER SUPPLY

To eliminate mutual interference and noise, the power supply units for the digital and analogue circuits are fully independent even though the signals have different characteristics.

DEDICATED FULLY DISCRETE POWER SUPPLY FOR ANALOGUE AUDIO CIRCUITRY

The DCD-A110 analogue power supply circuit features a fully discrete design that is optimized for audio with the original Denon large-capacity (3300 µF) block capacitor used for the power unit of the analogue audio circuitry after the D/A converter. The DCD-A110 boasts custom parts, such as High-Power Bipolar Junction Transistor, Fully Discrete Voltage Regulator Circuit, high-sound-quality electrolytic capacitors and polyphenylene sulfide capacitors. These specially designed parts have been co-developed with select manufacturers through an extensive regimen of repeated listening tests. These parts enable a clean, yet robust, stable supply of power, resulting in a sound that is delightfully balanced between a strong foundation and delicate details.

Circuitry with Minimized Signal Paths

DCD-A110 circuits have been thoroughly designed to adhere closely to the “simple & straight” design philosophy. Circuit patterns have been reworked from the ground up to make the signal paths as short as possible and ensure that the original sound is faithfully reproduced across the sonic spectrum. As a result, interference between circuits and between left and right channels as well as adverse influences on audio signals are minimized, producing clean, highly transparent sound.

Direct Mechanical Ground Construction

The integrity of musical signals deteriorates when they are subject to internal vibration caused by disc rotation or the power transformer or to airborne vibration caused by sound pressure from the speakers. To guard against such influences, Denon engineers designed a vibration suppression structure called “Direct Mechanical Ground Construction”. In this design, the power transformers – themselves a source of vibration – have been placed close to the feet of the DCD-A110 where unwanted vibration is funneled directly to the ground and prevented from affecting nearby circuitry. Also, by placing the drive mechanism – the part with the greatest mass – low in the centre of the chassis, the low centre of gravity effectively absorbs internal vibration caused by disc rotation and also protects the mechanism from external vibration. To further shut out external vibration, the 1.2mm thick main chassis has been reinforced with two 1.6mm thick steel plates to produce a highly rigid three-layer structure with sufficient vibration-resistant mass.

 

 

 

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