Denon PRA-S10 Preamplifiers

4.33/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $1300.00

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Arjen de Goeij a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I hooked this pre-amp between my Sony DVP-S90000 sacd/dvd player and the second input of my 2 Sony TA-N9000ES (in BTL mode)amplifiers, hoping it would do some good for my Infinity Renaissance 90 speakers. These gems are powerhungry speakers and the lack of bass-output I was experiencing had everything to do with my 2 Sony amplifiers I thought. Boy, I was wrong.... This Denon pre-amp brought my Infinity's (and my amps) to life, I heard bass never experienced before. The pre-amp produces a somewhat warm, very pleasant unfatiguing sound. The musicality of this pre-amp is unheard of in this pricerange, without a doubt!

First I was looking for the Sony TA-P9000ES pre-amp, which seems to be a damn fine pre-amp with lots of features, but because of complete lack of information when this pre-amp would be available here in The Netherlands/Germany I decided not to wait any longer (after 4 months of waiting and a refusement from Sony to give ANY information on this subject I got so fed up of Sony and their so called 'customer service' I decided to look around for another brand, no regrets what so ever).

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $730.00

Purchased At:   www.mediacheckpoint.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by j b a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Rich tonal balance. The sonics are unheard of at the price, especially from a japanese company. Beats everything under $1500.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   soundscape

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Werner Ogiers a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 14, 1997

Bottom Line:   
The PRA-S10 is Denon's 'cheap' preamp from the prestigieusSensitive-line (you know, the line that also includes the
massive POA-S1 $30,000 monoblocks with their unique Hitachi
UHC-MOS transistors).

Costing about $1500 (in Europe), the S10 offers nice champaign
coloured looks, a plethora of inputs, including phono MM and MC
as well as balanced line, and balanced as well as unbalanced
line outputs (the latter, again, stupidly sourced from
600 Ohms!!!). There is also a comprehensive system

Internally, we find source switching by relays, a lot
of internal cabling (a bit foolish, given a -now useless-
source direct know on the front), lots of transistors and
overall decent quality compononents.

Using my Michell GyroDec turntable with Rega arm and
MC-25FL cartridge, I tested the phono section first.
Sound was smooth, easy on the ear, and quite open.
All in all a good result for an in-built phono stage.

For the final results using the S10 as an actual preamp,
please read my report on the POA-3200 power amp...

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