Densen has for years been known for a long range of successful amplifiers, all based on a zero feedback topology, which Densen was the first company to bring to the market in the early nineties. Now Densens DINO AMP has been introduced. Later will come the Densen OXYGEN CAST streamer, for customers who want to use the DINO AMP in a high end streaming system.
The most unique part of the Densen DINO AMP is however the poweramplifier. It is based on the forthcoming Densen B-390 poweramp. A design which Densen started the designwork on back in 2002! Over the years it has been optimized and now plays at Densen HeadHoncho Thomas Sillesens reference system, while Densen lays final hands on the production version of the B-390, which will be launched by the end of 2017, with a pricetag of Euro 40.000,-! The Densen DINO AMP uses the B-390 technology and topology in a scaled down version, and as such the Densen DINO AMP delivers 2x60W in 8 ohn and 2x120W in 4 ohm. The circuit is optimized to drive difficult loads with ease, to allow for a fluent reproduction of music in all cases.
Densen has always had a strong attention to the powersupplies of their products. Over the years this has resulted in Densen using exclusively their own powersupply capacitors which are designed specifically for the circuits they are being used in, instead of relying on standard capacitors and solutions. The Densen powersupplies has always contained several separate supplies, focusing on clean power to all stages of the products, and the transformers have always been custommade and most of them encapsulated in epoxy to minimise vibrations influence on the delicate audio signals on the PCB board. In the DINO AMP this has naturally also been optimized, to allowing for superior performance of each part of the circuit. In the Densen DINO AMP no less than 6 individual rectifiers is used, to secure pure power at all audio stages.
The DINO AMP is the first product to use a new developed cabinet from Densen. Normally audio products are made using plastic front panels and sheet metal cabinets which has been bend in to shape and powder painted. Densen exclusively uses extruded cabinets, where all parts are made of aluminium, and extruded into shape. This allows them to much more rigid than normal cabinets, and also to be made to much tighter tolerances. At the same time, using only aluminium allows for the cabinets to be relative light, despite the impressive thickness of the cabinet, where the minimum thickness is 3 mm, and many parts even thicker! Naturally it is a huge benefit, that aluminium is non magnetic, and such, there is no magnetic distortion of the tiny audio signals. The final benefit of the aluminium cabinet, is that the whole cabinet acts as heatsink, for optimum heat dissipation, further in the extrusion is included integral heat fins on both sides of the cabinet. As such the cabinet could house a massive power amp, without violating the international standards for maximum temperature on audio cabinets. This also allows the DINO AMP to run in relative high bias, and thereby securing that most of the audioplayback taking place in Class A, while at the same time keep the benefits of headroom and dynamics as it act as a Class AB at high output levels. The result of all these achievements are a fluid musicality that must be heard to be believed. And a transparent precise and detailed soundstage and a dynamic that must be heard to be believed makes the Densen DINO AMP a neutral and precise performer of music, no matter the preferences. One will notice, that there are no display on the DINO AMP, as Densen explains, 99% of all customers will anyway relate to their Computer, Tablet or Phone for information about the playback, so it was better to save the money, and use them on even higher grade part, than normally associated with audio equipment in this segment.
The DINO AMP is completely made in Denmark. The PCB are robot mounted in Denmark to tolerances less than 0,02 mm, all solderings are done in an artificial atmosphere of nitrogen to avoid oxidation of the solderings. The PCB itself is a 4 layer board, where 2 layers are used as ground layers, to further isolate the circuitry. This makes it possible to optimize the signalpath, while keeping a good insolation from various interference, due to the ground layers on the board. As usual for a Densen product, besides the standard warranty in the country where it is bought, Densen gives the first owner a lifelong warranty. This warranty comes into place, when the national warranty expires, and is done directly between Densen and the owner of the product.
The DINO AMP can be used solely as standalone poweramp, in which case it has a 5volt trigger, to make remote power on/off available.
|Effekt 4Ω||2 x 120W|
|Effekt 8Ω||2 x 60W|
|Mått (HxBxD)||64 x 220 x 310 (mm)|