Marantz SA14S1 SE CD Player
New Premium Products from Marantz are always a reason for the audiophile community to celebrate. And the new 14 Series Special Edition thrusts the audio experience to new levels – because this Special Edition has been lovingly fine-tuned and passionately optimized for High-Resolution files: marking the new era in music adoration. The SA-14S1 Special Edition includes a heavy 5mm thick aluminium top lid and highly rigid feet to minimize vibration as well as an oversized Toroidal transformer and a strong power supply section that generates the cleanest of power to eliminate component cross-contamination. This is the perfect platform reference-quality sound. It includes a DAC mode that’s almost identical in functionality to that of the revolutionary, award-winning NA-11S1. It has optical and coaxial digital input as well as USB-B for direct connection to a PC. This means it provides direct high-definition audio streaming from your PC so you can make use of the high-quality DAC and the high-quality audio output stage with HDAM-SA2 modules. That’s why, importantly, this newly developed player also includes our latest ground/signal isolator technology, to virtually eliminate PC noise. The player can operate as a soundcard for your PC and the USB-B port works in asynchronous mode to support not only 192kHz / 24bits but also the DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz for maximized versatility and performance. It even has a USB input on the front to play MP3, WAV, and AAC formats, and, of course, it’s iPod/iPhone compatible. This is Super Audio CD quality in the sublime, and more. Much more.
- SA-CD / CD playback, USB-A and DAC-Mode (USB-B, opt & coax in) for High Resolution Audio
- Marantz original SA-CD mechanism for accurate data readout
- USB-B port works in asynchronous mode and capable of handling PCM up to 192kHz/24bits and DSD2.8 & 5.6Mhz direct streaming
- Analogue audio circuits featuring Marantz HDAM®-SA2 for high-quality audio
- High Current Audiophile DAC DSD1792 and accurate dual system clock
- Toroidal Transformer and high quality customized components
- Rigid premium chassis with 5mm thick Aluminum top cover and heavy new feet for anti-vibration
- Fully discrete high current headphone amplifier
- System remote to control Amplifier, CD-Player and Network Player
Bhudhana Sreedhar –
I was looking for a CD player with a DAC to make sure that I was getting the best audio quality out of my music files and this was an excellent choice. It was a great value and the sound quality was excellent. It was easy to set up and it works great with other components in my home audio system.