Integrated Amplifier

- PMA-1520AE

Rich sound from various music sources thanks to

Advanced UHC-MOS single push-pull output circuit

The PMA-1520AE’s remodeled Advanced UHC-MOS Single Push-Pull Circuit for instance or the twin transformers with leakage cancelling technology prove, that Denon always finds ways to advance their famed 2-channel products. The Precision Direct Mechanical Ground Construction thoroughly suppresses vibration thus minimizing adverse influences on the output signal. The power transformer, a major source of vibration, has been “float” mounted using a variety of vibration-resistant materials and a radiator stabilizer. It further owns separate power supplies for analogue and digital circuits. A chassis construction with independent blocks and the large highgrade volume potentiometer further suppress external noise and unwanted interferences between the parts. All relevant ingredients have been strictly selected to deliver the high sound quality for which Denon is renowned. The high-performance phono equalizer makes the PMA-1520AE the best choice also for vinyl lovers. Everything is protected by a thick aluminum front panel with the Denon logo engraved.

New and upgraded features:

  • Advanced Ultra-High Current (UHC)-MOS Single Push-Pull Circuit with new type MOS FET transistors
  • Leakage-cancelling-mounted twin transformers
  • High-grade volume control for precise adjustment
  • High-performance phono equaliser
  • Parts strictly selected for high sound quality


Power amplifi er section

  • Rated output
    70 W + 70 W
    (20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 ohms, T.H.D. 0.07%)
    140 W + 140 W
    (1 kHz, 4 ohms, T.H.D. 0.7%)
  • Total harmonic distortion
    0.01% (rated output -3 dB, 8 ohms, 1 kHz)

Preamplifier section
Input sensitivity / Impedance

    0.2 mV/100 ohms
    2.5 mV/47 kohms
  • LINE
    125 mV/47 kohms (Source Direct: OFF)

  • Signal-to-noise ratio
    74 dB (0.5 mV input)
    89 dB (5 mV input)
  • LINE
    108 dB

    Tone control
  • Treble
    ± 8 dB at 10 kHz
  • Bass
    ± 8 dB at 100 Hz



  • Power supply
    AC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption
    295 W (Standby: 0.2 W)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    434 x 135 x 414 mm
  • Weight
    16.1 kg


  • IN
    - Phono (MM/MC) x 1
    - Audio input (incl. Phono) x 6
    - Power Amp Direct x 1
  • OUT
    - Pre Out x 1
    - Rec output x 1
    - Speaker out (Bi-wiring) A/B

Downloads - PMA-1520AE

pdf file
Online Manual
pdf file
HEOS SUBWOOFER Specification Sheet

3.74 MB

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HEOS Subwoofer Owners Manual

1.61 MB

pdf file
HEOS SUBWOOFER Quickstart Guide

3.56 MB