The Denon PMA-1600NE is featured in the "Year's Best Hi-Fi" section with it's Group Test Winner and receives a FIVE STAR rating.

HI-FI CHOICE SAID; "The built-in DAC is remarkably consistent across all digital inputs. Sara Barielles' exquisite 'I Can Let Go Now' is lushly detailed, beguiling, musical and emotionally replete." "...the massed voices of Naturally 7's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. The transparency and powers of of discrimination definitely win the day here painting a collective composed of individual voices that makes the closely woven harmonies all the more spine tingling."

Denon is one of the rare audio brands that continued to actively develop Hi-Fi components and accumulate, refine, and pass down Hi-Fi audio technologies. The performance of the PMA-1600NE goes well beyond that of Denon's previous PMA-1500 series. With its ultimate built-quality, unique Denon technologies and state-of-the-art connectivity, the PMA-1600NE truly is a masterpiece of sound technology. Thanks to the rear USB-B input and embedded high quality D/A converter, the PMA plays high resolution files up to 384kHz/32bit and DSD up to 11.2MHz from a computer in impeccable sonic quality. For the best performance from analogue inputs, the PMA-1600NE features an Analog Mode which allows to switch off all unutilized sections like the digital input circuitry or the low noise display for an unaltered audio reproduction.