To celebrate 110 years of defining audio excellence, 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 aluminum 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.
110 YEARS OF DEFINING AUDIO EXCELLENCE
Celebrate 110 years of defining audio excellence with the Denon limited edition Anniversary Series silver graphite DCD-A110 SACD Player. Denon has been upgrading your expectations in the audio and video industry since 1910 and we are proud to celebrate this great achievement with the DCD-A110 and its partner product, the PMA-A110.
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.
- ULTRA AL32
- INTEL INSIDE
- DSD DATA DISK PLAYBACK
ULTRA AL32 PROCESSING WITH 384-KHZ/32-BIT SUPPORT
The DCD-A110 is equipped with Ultra AL32 Processing, the latest in analogue waveform reproduction technology from Denon. Ultra AL32 Processing utilises data interpolation algorithms and supports Hi-Res 192-kHz/24-bit PCM signal input. These algorithms interpolate points that should exist before and after the points in large quantities of data to achieve a smooth waveform that is close to that of the original signal.
These algorithms up-sample the bandwidth from the original content, smoothing out the waveform and improving the sound reproduction. Ultra AL32 Processing doubles the processing bandwidth from the previous generation up-sampling 384-kHz/32-bit content to 1.512-MHZ. By carefully restoring data that was lost during digital recording, the resulting playback sound is highly detailed, free of interference, accurately localised, richly expressive in the lower range, and beautifully faithful to the original sound.
HIGH-GRADE AUDIO COMPONENTS
All audio components have been carefully selected and optimised for the best sound quality. The DCD-A110 inherits its customised 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.
- QUAD DAC CONFIGURATION
- DAC MASTER CLOCK
- INDEPENDENT POWER SUPPLY
- FULLY DISCRETE POWER SUPPLY
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.
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 miniaturised 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 minimised, and by also minimising unnecessary controls and current consumption, digital signals can be read from the disc with optimum accuracy under stable conditions.
Circuitry with Minimised 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 minimised, 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 funnelled 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.