New Premium Products from Marantz are always 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 fi ne-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 aluminum 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.
Reference Class D/A Conversion
In order to handle the widest range of disc and audio file types, the SA-14S1 Special Edition incorporates the reference class DSD1792 digital-to-analogue converter, which provides up to 192 kHz/24 bit resolution, along with DSD decoding with Super Audio CDs. To prevent interference between the various stages, the power supply, digital audio stage and analogue audio stages each feature their own individual circuit boards. A variety of disc and file types are supported including music CDs and Super Audio CDs, as well as linear PCM, AAC, MP3 and WAV file types. Via the rear panel USB-B port, you can connect your computer and enjoy audio files including High Resolution DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz for maximized versatility and performance.
- Marantz HDAM Technology
- High Current Power Supply
- Rigid chassis, thick Aluminum top cover and heavy feet
- Expanded Connectivity
- Convenient Front USB-A Port
- System Remote Control
- Low Noise Fluorescent Display
- Dedicated Headphone Output
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