Compiled by Lam Seng Fatt
Denon has made its first foray into the affordable DAC market with its DA-300USB DAC which can also decipher DSD files.
The leading Japanese company has hopped onto the bandwagon of DSD-capable DACs which is an exciting development for those who are entering CAS (Computer As Source).
Check out its Key features:
High definition DAC with 1 x USB-B, 1 x coaxial and 2 x optical digital inputs
High quality audio components for rich, open, detailed sound
Denon Advanced AL32 Processing and High-Precision 32 bit, 192 kHz digital to analogue conversion for exceptional high definition audio quality
DAC master clock design for distortion free, fully transparent sound stage
Noise isolating circuit design prevents distortion via USB connection from computer generated digital noise; ensures fully transparent and spatially accurate sound stage
Universal bit-transparent, asynchronous playback of digital audio file formats and streaming audio from PCs via USB-B; up to 24 bit, 192 kHz and DSD2.8 and DSD5.6 native support by DoP (DSD Audio over PCM frames)
3x SPDIF (coaxial/optical) inputs for upgrading sound from other digital audio devices (up to 24 bit, 192 kHz) with the DA-300USB’s advanced high definition signal processing
High quality analogue signal (line level) output and headphone amplifier stage, for connection to hi-fi amplifier or desktop speaker system and superb listening with all kinds of headphones or in ears
Simple plug-and-play operation for connection to PCs (dedicated driver available under “Downloads & Manuals”) and other devices with digital audio outputs.
Head to Wo Kee Hong’s room at the Kuala Lumpur International AV Show to audition the Denon DA-300USB which also drives headphones!
Wo Kee Hong will also have static displays for some new models such as the Denon DHT-S515 (Soundbar) and DHT-T100 (TV Speaker Box).
Denon is starting to target the chain-store market with its TV soundbar system and lifestyle systems such as CEOL N8, M39 mini hifi system and Cocoon network speaker.
AV Receivers such as the flagship models AVR-4520 and AVR-X4000 will be on display. If the new models for 2014/2015 – AVR-X2100 and AVR-X1100 – reach Malaysia on time, they will also be on display.
Wo Kee Hong will also set up a hi-fi system comprising the flagship Denon DCD-2020AE SACD/CD player and PMA-2020AE integrated amp paired with Boston Acoustics M-Series speakers.