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Densen DM-10

Densen DM-10

The legend that started it all. 

The Densen DM-10 HiFi amplifier, first launched in 1992, is a highly regarded integrated amplifier known for its remarkable musicality and high-end performance. The DM-10 is a dual-mono, non-feedback design, featuring a minimalist approach with only essential controls: a large volume knob and an input selector.

Key specifications include:

  • Power Output: 75W per channel at 8 ohms, and 150W per channel at 4 ohms.
  • Frequency Response: 2 Hz to 400 kHz.
  • THD + Noise: Less than 0.01% at rated output.
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: Over 95 dB (A-weighted).
  • Power Supply: Dual 300VA toroidal transformers with an 80,000 µF storage capacity.
  • Dimensions: 440 x 330 x 78mm
  • Weight: 14.7 Kg

In terms of audio performance, the DM-10 is praised for its dynamic, detailed, and transparent sound. It excels in bass depth and clarity, making it capable of revealing fine details in complex musical passages.

The DM-10 exists in various versions. The "MK I" is in fact the least common. In the very early days of Densen, this amplifier was produced by Densen founder Thomas Sillesen himself in his own apartment and only about 100 of this variant was ever produced. Thomas soon went to an Audio show in Las Vegas to show of his creation to a larger audience, and it was very well received - in fact so well he returned home to Denmark with orders of more than 1000 units. An actual factory with a production line was set up, and the first employees of Densen were hired. Thomas decided to take the opportunity to upgrade the amplifier and that is how the "MKII" came to be.

The MKI and MKII can most easily be identified by the large central power supply capacitors: The MKI has four, the MKII has eight.

The DM-10 was in particular known for its dual mono configuration with dual transformer setup - most commonly two large torrodial transformers, but later a MKII version with C-core transformers would also be made. 

The DM-10 was available with both silver and gold knobs.

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