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.
High Current Power Supply
The power supply features a large high current toroidal power transformer that features OFC (oxygen free copper) secondary windings, along with high speed, high current Schottky Barrier Diodes in the rectifier stage for the purest DC voltage output.
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.
System Remote Control
The elegant remote control features an intuitive ergonomic layout, and is equipped with amplifier control functions that let you use a single remote control to operate the SA-14S1 Special Edition and the matching PM-14S1 Special Edition premium integrated stereo amplifier.
Low Noise Fluorescent Display
The deluxe low noise fluorescent display features clear, easy to read alpha-numeric characters and is compatible with text-encoded Super Audio CDs. There's a display control button on the remote control that lets you dim the display or even turn it off if you wish.