It’s always nice to see a fondly remembered brand back in the fold. A lot of people enjoyed the original Onix OA21 and may well be pleased to see that the circuit behind that model lives on in the DNA-50. I especially liked is its ‘back in the UK’ stance, as the quality of finish is particularly good, and it’s great to see that we can still make such well-executed products in this country. The appeal of this amp will, to a large extent, depend on whether its slimline looks do it for you; there is an awful lot of well-established competition at the price point but little of it is as discreet as the DNA-50.
Type: Integrated amplifier with built-in phono stage.
Analogue inputs: One MM phono input (via RCA jacks), six single-ended line-level inputs (via RCA jacks)
Analogue outputs: One switched line output, one permanent line output (standby)
Input impedance: Not specified
Power Output: 100Wpc RMS
Bandwidth: Not specified
Distortion: Not specified
Signal to Noise Ratio: Not specified
Dimensions (H×W×D): 45 × 435 × 285mm
Manufacturer: Onix DNA
UK Distributor: UKD Limited
Tel: +44 (0)1425 460760