Rated 5 out of 5 by Colin101 Excellent performance on a budget
Let's face it, most of us will only ever be able to lust after really high end equipment so it's great that there are manufacturers like Denon (and suppliers like Richer Sounds) who put out great gear at sensible prices.
I bought the PMA-520AE along with the Denon DCD-520 CD player and a pair if Q Acoustic 2010i speakers. My set up is completed by a second hand AR Legend turntable.
To my ears, this set up is delivering amazing sound quality and handles several genres with aplomb -- rock, jazz, folk and classical.
Both Denon separates come with the same remote control which at first glance seems to be more complicated than it needs to be. Your mileage may vary.
Overall I am extremely happy with my updated audio equipment.
20 June 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by CambridgeMan Disappointing
Bought this PM520 from the Richer Sounds web site based on the numerous favourable reviews as our local branch didn't have it in stock, and I was looking to replace a (very) old Cambridge Audio A1. Sadly, for me the sound quality lacked the clarity and dynamic range that I was hoping for, and the loudness contour seemed to make the sound worse. Fortunately, with the fantastic service of Richer Sounds I was able to exchange the PM520 for a Cambridge Audio AM5 which to me is a far superior sound experience. Although the Denon offers more features, I would suggest anyone looking in this price range should audition both amps and make their own decision on the sound quality.
08 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Velsheda54 Denon PMA520AE
This item was bought to replace a DENON PMA-250 which i purchased back in 1989. Having given me many years of great sounds it was starting to fail, so the hunt began for a replacement. Having read numerous reviews of various amplifiers i decided to go for the DENON PMA520AE and i have not been disappointed with my choice.
A powerful amp which i would highly recommend, Punchy bass and clear treble which would compliment any stereo separates system.
Combine with a first class service from Richersounds and you won't go far wrong.
05 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by blogan excellent value
loved this amp the minute I plugged it in was looking at second hand amps as its only to power a pair of speakers in my kitchen so wasn't too fussed price was comparable to the second hand amps on eBay. my kitchen speakers sound awesome in comparison to them being powered by my old amp which this one replaced.
14 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by erikthered Great value
Looks and sounds great , purchased as replacement for my old Sony hi fi system,. For the cost the sound is great and I am very happy with the purchase from Richer sounds
04 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndyS68 Great Value
Obviously its hard to judge value after only a few days, but I am very pleased with my Denon amp and the customer service from Richer Sounds as it was delivered as promised within 24 hrs.
The Amp is easy to set up and away you go. I use the Phono stage predominantly and the sound is very good, though I have only a basic paid of Eltax speakers! With the 5-year supercare, I think this amp is excellent value, and the customer service brilliant. I was informed by text an hour slot when my amp would arrive. Just excellent and really pleased.
04 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aldebaran DENON PMA - 520AE
Well built , with great looks and a great sound.
My only gripe would be why manufacturers don't make more substantial speaker terminals. This is the case with my Marantz PM4400, which is now relegated to my second amp. Neither take the heavy duty Banana plugs which I have, and as I use 79 strand cable, it becomes a bit of a job getting them securely tightened.
However, it does sound great using LP or CD through my Q Acoustic 2020i speakers in the living room.
04 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Twig53 Good sound and great value
I bought this to replace a 25-year-old Denon receiver that had become unreliable. You can hear the progress in 25 years! For not much money, this is a very clean amp that drives a pair of AE speakers very well: punchy but not harsh. Also auto-off of the power amp after 30 mins means energy saving as well. Delivery from Richer Sounds was quicker than promised = 5 stars all round!
30 April 2015