Densen Audio Technologies Breathes New Life Into Older Models
Densen's CAST line of products was its first venture into the streaming market, but now a new generation is emerging with its brand new range of 'Oxygen' products.
Densen says its new range of dedicated streaming devices is coming soon. Still, its first product is the Oxygen Module – an expansion module which allows the user to upgrade almost any Densen pre- or integrated amplifier to become a streaming amplifier without the need of any additional external devices.
Fans of the Densen brand will already be familiar with the Oxygen name. It's been in development for years and teased for just as long. While a release date has never been offered, Densen says, “we wanted to wait until we knew the best possible sound experience for the money had been created.”
Available from June this year, the Oxygen Module lives up to Densen's promise of continued upgradability and expandability for their amplifiers. It will also allow older models such as the original B-150 amplifier – now 15 years old – to be upgraded to the modern era of streaming.
Chris Strom, General Manager of Radiance AV which distributes Densen in Australia, said:
The system is built around a 32-bit DAC architecture allowing for high-res streaming directly from Tidal, Deezer, Amazon Music, Spotify, Qobuz and many more. Everything is controlled from the Densen companion app (iOS and Android), which also allows for multi-room control of your Densen systems fitted with Oxygen Technology.
It is expected that later this year Densen will release a stand-alone streamer built around the same Oxygen system. Densen says it features “an extremely overkill power supply with 90 VA toroidal power supply, no less than 16 Custom made Densen capacitors giving the unit an enormous capacitor bank of 160.000 uF – more than what you find in many integrated amplifiers, and no less than seven separate rectifiers.”
Available now for $2,000 RRP, the Densen oxygen module is compatible with the following Densen amplifiers and variations (PLUS, XS, CAST): B-110, B-120, B-130, B-150, B-175, B-230, B-250, B-275.
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