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Marantz NA-11S1

Reference Series network music player with Apple AirPlay®

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    Built-in access to Internet radio

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    Plenty of listening options (amplifier and other components not included)

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by David Brown
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Feast on an endless buffet of music

A network music player presents you with virtually unlimited ways to play your favorites or discover new music. Access your computer's music library, Internet radio stations, and online music services through your wireless home network.

Elevate digital music to reference quality

Enjoy the convenience of digital music with crystal-clear sound quality through your home stereo system. Marantz designed their Reference Series NA-11S1 network music player to squeeze every drop of detail and sonic goodness out of digital music files, no matter where they're stored. With Internet connectivity and support for Apple® AirPlay®, you can get music from a wide variety of sources to your speakers for sound that can be as smooth and lush as any CD. Stream from an iPhone® or iPad® over your wireless home network, or use your Apple device as a remote to stream from a networked computer running iTunes®. Airplay streaming requires a home Wi-Fi® network and a wired connection between your player and home network.

Mac and PC users welcome

Not an Apple devotee? That's all right — you can still stream music from a DLNA-compatible networked PC. Or just plug your computer into the rear-panel asynchronous USB input and let the NA-11S1's audiophile digital-to-analog converters give you performance far beyond your computer sound card's capabilities. The player's internal clock takes control of the music data stream, reducing timing errors known as "jitter" that can smear subtle details and make your music sound harsh. Using this USB connection also circumvents electromagnetic and radio frequency noise generated by your PC or Mac for a sonically pure signal that results in a wide soundstage and excellent tonal depth. Fire up some high-res files to really let this player flex its muscles.

Marantz Reference Series NA-11S1 network music player with AirPlay

The NA-11S1 offers many options for getting the most out of your digital music. (The NA-11S1 does not include the pictured amplifier, Apple devices or any other other components or accessories.)

Discover new music

Whether you're interested in discovering new music or checking out old favorites, you'll enjoy the NA-11S1's built-in access to Spotify®, SiriusXM, and Pandora®, as well as thousands of Internet radio stations. It's perfect for endless musical explorations or those times when you feel like being surprised by what song comes up next.

High-quality D/A conversion

How does this network player get your digital music to sound so good? The answer lies in the audiophile-grade 192kHz/24-bit DACs, which convert your digital files precisely to clean analog signals for output to your amplifier and speakers, so no details are lost in the process. Plus, Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules are used in place of stardard op amp chips, for reduced noise and improved dynamic range and detail.

Solid construction for stellar sound

Top-notch audio performance demands a sophisticated design, from the circuit board to the chassis. Marantz optimized this player to minimize interference and distortion for pure music playback. The copper-shielded toroidal power transformer provides a heavy dose of clean current. The copper-plated chassis features a thick aluminum top panel — strong enough to support another component. And the aluminum die-cast feet provide stability as well as protection from external interference — solid footing for uncompromised sound. And it's all backed by Marantz's impressive five-year warranty.

Remote possibilites

Some wireless streaming systems leave a lot to be desired in the remote department. But Marantz has included a versatile remote control that lets you access network music, tweak settings, and apply digital sound filters. Plus, you can download the Marantz Control app for your Apple or Android™ device, giving you intuitive touchscreen control on your mobile phone or tablet.

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Highlights:

  • plays digital music on your home stereo system via a connection to your home network
  • Apple AirPlay support for streaming music from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or iTunes on your computer
  • 24-bit/192kHz audiophile digital-to-analog converters
  • supports playback of WMA, MP3, MPEG-4, AAC, WAV, ALAC (Apple Lossless) and FLAC files
  • plays high-resolution digital music files from computers and USB storage devices (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
  • built-in support for Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and Internet radio stations (subscription required for SiriusXM and Spotify)
  • streams music from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • asynchronous USB input for sonically pure computer audio
  • native DSD playback through rear-panel USB Type B port with compatible computer and receiver
  • high-precision dual master clock with jitter reduction
  • high current toroidal power transformer with copper-plated case
  • rigid copper-plated chassis with dual-layered bottom plate and aluminum die-cast feet
  • free Marantz Remote app available for Apple and Android devices (requires wireless home network)
  • remote control
  • AirPlay streaming requires a home Wi-Fi® network and a wired connection between your player and home network
Connections and Dimensions:
  • Ethernet port for wired connection to a home network
  • stereo analog RCA and XLR (balanced) outputs
  • optical and coaxial digital audio outputs
  • optical and coaxial digital audio inputs
  • rear-panel USB input (Type B) for connecting a computer
  • front-panel USB input (Type A) for connecting an iPod or thumb drive
  • dedicated headphone amplifier with full-sized output and volume control
  • RS-232C port for use with home automation systems
  • IR flasher input
  • remote in/out for controlling with a separate Marantz component remote
  • detachable power cord
  • 17-5/16"W x 5"H x 16-7/16"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Network audio player
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC002NA)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 58" Stereo RCA cable
  • 29" Mono-RCA cable
  • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
  • Getting Started booklet
  • Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information (US)
  • Warranty Information (Can)

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Audio Features
Network Functions
iPod/AirPlay Integration
USB Connectivity
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Audio Features

Dual Clocks + Jitter Reduction: A host of Marantz digital technologies combine to deliver the ultimate audio experience. The NA-11S1 is equipped with dual master audio clock generators with jitter reduction for numerous sampling frequencies and bit depths, up to 192kHz/24-bits. A number of audio file types are supported, including WAV, WMA, MP3, MPEG-4 AAC, FLAC, and ALAC, as well as DSD over PC.

DSP Filtering: The latest Marantz DSP processor (DSP PEC777f3) provides precision digital filtering, and the NA-11S1 offers a number of DSP modes that let you tailor the sound to your liking. There are two for digital filters, as well as the option of noise shaping and a DC filter with a 1.7 Hz cutoff.

  • Digital Filters: Two filter characteristic types can be selected for DSD and PCM sources.
    • Filter 1:
      • PCM Sources: This filter has short pre-echo and post-echo characteristics. It carries a lot of sound information; therefore very profound sound image and a clear sound source are reproduced.
      • DSD Sources: This is a direct mode that does not perform any filtering on the DSD data. The original source data is reproduced without any alteration.
    • Filter 2:
      • PCM Sources: This filter offers asymmetrical impulse response, resembling analog sound quality.
      • DSD Sources: The asymmetrical DAC operation gives priority to the resolution, resulting in a smoother sound. DSD data exceeding 100kHz is attenuated.
  • Noise Shaper: Noise Shaper is a type of digital feedback used in the algorithms for oversampling. Digital feedback improves the linearity of bass sounds and the noise characteristics of the audio frequency band.
  • DC Filter: This filter is effective in preventing excessive speaker vibration when playing music sources where audio with extremely low frequency noise characteristics has been recorded. The cut frequency is set a 1.7Hz.

Exclusive Output Technology: For optimum audio fidelity, the NA-11S1 features high current, high resolution audiophile D/A converters, operating in differential mode for the lowest noise and widest dynamic range. The critical post-D/A current-to-voltage conversion is handled by the latest Marantz HDAM-SA2 devices, which feature precision discrete components in lieu of standard op amp chips. The final analog output stage features additional HDAM devices, and there are two output choices - unbalanced (RCA) and balanced (XLR). The balanced outputs also feature a phase-inversion option for compatibility with any XLR-equipped pre-amp.

Digital Connectivity: Dual digital audio outputs (optical/coaxial) are provided for connection to your home theater receiver or other components. There are also dual digital inputs (optical/coaxial) that let you use the NA-11S1 as a DAC with other digital audio sources. The digital connections support Linear PCM signals (stereo) with sampling frequencies of 32, 44.1, 48, 65, 88.2, 96, 176.4, & 192 kHz.

Headphone Amplifier: The NA-11S1 also employs a high-quality dedicated headphone amplifier, which features its own output stage that's also equipped with HDAM-SA2 devices along with a precision variable analog volume control.

Rugged Construction: The NA-11S1 features a rugged chassis with internal copper-plated surfaces. The thick 5mm top panel can easily support the weight of an additional component, and the dual-layer bottom plate and die-cast aluminum cabinet feet provide solid rigidity along with additional resistance from external vibrations. The beefy power supply features a high current toroidal power transformer with multiple oxygen free copper (OFC) secondary windings, and is housed in a copper-plated enclosure for maximum shielding. Multiple separate circuit boards ensure minimal interference between the various analog and digital stages.

Network Functions

Network Connection: The Marantz NA-11S1 is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) port that lets you connect the network audio player to your home network (LAN) and your broadband internet provider. When connected to your home network, the NA-11S1 lets you listen to Internet radio and a host of other online music sources from your broadband internet provider, as well as play audio files from your computer via its network connection (DLNA 1.5 certified). The NA-11S1 also supports AirPlay that lets you stream your music library from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes-enabled computer.

Note: This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.

DLNA 1.5 Certified: The NA-11S1 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through the network audio player, and browse your PC's music files from the included remote control. The network audio player also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed on the unit's front-panel display. The Marantz NA-11S1 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16-bit .wav
MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/20/24-bit .flac
ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a
Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10.

Online Services: The Marantz NA-11S1 lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the NA-11S1 supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM (as of 4/25/2013). The Marantz network audio player offers front-panel display and remote control over these web services.

Online Services Description
vTuner The online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps) and WMA (48-192kbps) format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most recently played stations.

Pandora

Once the network audio player is registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.
Spotify Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists. A Spotify Premium subscription is required.
SiriusXM SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.

Favorites: You can add up to 50 items as "Favorites" from vTuner, Pandora, SiriusXM, and your DLNA media server for easier, quicker access.

Web Control: You can control this network audio player from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The NA-11S1 and your PC must be connected to the same home network.

Software Updates: Using the NA-11S1's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Marantz server. Visit Marantz's Owner's Circle for access to downloads to keep the Marantz network audio player up-to-date. The tested model needed an immediate firmware update (as of 4/25/2013).

iPod/AirPlay Integration

AirPlay Compatible: The Marantz NA-11S1 network audio player is compatible with Apple's AirPlay technology. With AirPlay, the NA-11S1 can connect wirelessly to any AirPlay-enabled Apple device. This allows you to stream music wirelessly from your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, or your computer's (Mac or PC) iTunes library; via your WiFi network.

  • iTunes Streaming: The NA-11S1 network audio player is able to stream audio from your computer's iTunes account via AirPlay technology. When connected to the same network as a computer running iTunes, the NA-11S1 can appear as an output option in the pop-up menu at the bottom of the iTunes window. You can then browse your iTunes collection on your computer & stream music to the Marantz network audio player. You will need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to the same network as the NA-11S1.
  • Apple Device Streaming: AirPlay also lets you wirelessly stream music and music apps stored on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the Marantz NA-11S1. So there's no need to dock your Apple device, unless you want to charge it. You will need an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (running iOS 4.3 or later) connected to the same network as the NA-11S1.
  • Apple Remote App: Using the Apple Remote App (free download from iTunes) on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad and your wireless home network, you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the iTunes music information, including your track titles & artist info on your Apple device. You will need an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (running iOS 5.0 or later) connected to the same wireless network as the NA-11S1.
Note: The NA-11S1 network audio player, your computer (mac/windows), and your Apple device (iPod touch/iPhone/iPad) must all be connected to the same home network.

iPod/iPhone Direct Connect: The unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port can also be used to directly connect your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The Marantz NA-11S1 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple devices. The Marantz NA-11S1 offers the following iPod/iPhone/iPad functions.

  • USB Direct Connection: The USB connection features digital audio signal handling, which routes the digital signal to the NA-11S1 's 24 bit/192 kHz audiophile quality D/A converters for optimum fidelity.
  • Audio Playback: You can listen to music files from your iPod/iPhone by simply connecting the iPod/iPhone/iPad to the NA-11S1 's front-panel USB port using the Dock- or Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device.
  • Music Navigation: You can choose to operate your connected iPod/iPhone from the NA-11S1 's front-panel controls and remote control, or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. The Marantz NA-11S1 lets you browse by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. It also offers Play/Pause, Stop, Skip/Back, Repeat, and Random functions.
  • Music Information Display: The Marantz Network Audio Player will display Track #, Elapsed playing time; as well as Song, Artist, and Album name. You can also choose to view the music information on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Charging: The NA-11S1 will charge (5V/1A) your connected iPod or iPhone when the network audio player is powered up or in standby mode. This unit does not charge the iPad.

Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Marantz NA-11S1 is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following specific iPod/iPhone models (as of 9/25/2014):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connection Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
USB AirPlay Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Artist/Song Text Track Info
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
2 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
3 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
4/air 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
mini 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4 7.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4S 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5/5C/5S 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
6/6+ 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th 8.0 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
7th 1.2 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y N Y Y Y
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

USB Connectivity

Front-Panel USB Port: A USB memory device can be connected to the USB (type-A) port located on the front-panel, allowing you to play various music files through the network audio player. The USB memory device must be mass storage class (msc) or media transfer protocol (mtp) compliant, and be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 (up to 2TB). The unit can recognize up to 500 folders and 5,000 files. The network audio player also supports basic playback control, song/artist information display, and charging of your connected USB mass storage class device.

Note: USB memory devices will not work via a USB hub. It is not possible to connect and use a computer via the unit's front-panel USB port.

Asynchronous USB Computer Connection: You can connect a computer to the unit's rear-panel USB (type-B) port to playback music stored on your Windows PC or Mac computer. The USB (type-B) port supports asynchronous transmission to ensure that audio signals from your PC are jitter-less. The rear-panel USB (type-B) port supports playback of various audio files stored on your desktop computer or laptop. You can control music playback from the NA-11S1 and remote control. Song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed on the unit's front-panel display. Your computer will need to meet the following system requirements when connected to the NA-11S1 's rear-panel USB (type-B) port.

Computer System Requirements Windows* Mac
OS XP (SP2 or more), Vista, 7, or 8 OSX 10.6.4 or later
Software Windows Media Player iTunes
USB USB 2.0 USB 2.0

Note: *If you are using a Windows computer then you must download a dedicated USB driver from the Marantz website. Mac computers work without any additional driver needed.

Compatible Audio Formats: The NA-11S1 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its front-panel USB (MSC/MTP) & rear-panel USB (Windows/Mac) ports.

Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16-bit .wav
MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/20/24-bit .flac
ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a
DSD (USB type-B port only) 2.8224 MHz 1-bit .dsd
Note: Copyright-protected files cannot be played.

Convenience Features

Front-Panel Display Dimmer: The Marantz network audio player features 4 display settings for the front-panel LCD window; 100%, 70%, 40%, and Off.

Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the sleep timer up to 90 minutes in 10 minute increments.

Auto-Standby: If there is not input signal or operation for 30 minutes, the Marantz network audio player will automatically go into Standby mode.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote Control: The Marantz NA-11S1 includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the network audio player, Internet Radio, stored music files on your computer, a connected USB device, and a docked iPod/iPhone.

Marantz Remote App: The Marantz Remote App (from iTunes App Store or Google Play) lets you control the Marantz network audio player using your Apple iOS (4.3+) or Android (1.5+) device. The network audio player will need to be connected to the same network as your Apple iOS or Android device. This free-to-download app allows you to operate the network audio player using your mobile device's touchscreen, giving you complete control over playback functions & source selection. You can even search your network source's music libraries from your Apple iOS or Android device.

Remote Connections: The Marantz NA-11S1 is fitted with the following custom remote inputs/outputs.

  • Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you to connect the NA-11S1 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5) terminals.
  • Flasher In: This 3.5mm input is used to control the NA-11S1 from an external key-pad (sold separately).
  • RS-232C Port: The RS-232C port is to be used in conjunction with an external controller to control the operation of the unit by using an external device. The RS-232C port may also be used in the future to update the operating software of the unit so that it will be able to support new digital audio formats.
 
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2 out of 5

Looks a lot better than it functions

Written By Jack, Washington on Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Looks great, but functionality is a huge disappointment.

I've had this a little over a week, and have been underwhelmed. The sound it produces is nothing special - it sounds no better than the DAC in my 7-year-old Denon 4308ci. I have it connected via studio quality balanced cables to a Marantz PM-11S3.

I am extremely frustrated by its lack of responsiveness when using the remote to browse internet radio stations or browse my modest library of HD tracks. Despite tracks playing fine in Windows Media Player and VLC, try to use WMP's "Play To" feature (which, again, worked fine on my 7-year-old Denon), and you just get a generic "File Format Error" or "Network Error" on the display of the NA-11S1.

Try to browse your music collection using the "Music Server" feature on the NA-11S1 and it takes literally seconds to move up and down menu items. My NA-11S1 is hard wired to a gigabit network, which works fine on every other device in the house, even wireless, so it's not a network issue.

FLAC files may or may not play - Try downloading Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" from hdtracks and get it to play on the NA-11S1. It doesn't even recognize the tracks in the library. Again, these same files play fine on WMP and on VLC. They are 192 KHz 24-bit FLAC files which the Marantz purports to support. Good luck.

Airplay works, but has a tendency to disconnect repeatedly. Overall, just a real let down from such an expensive device.
Pros:
- Looks - Build Quality
Cons:
- Ability to actually play FLAC files - DLNA support is worse than it was 7 years ago from the same company - Price - Too few digital inputs on the back. Would it kill them to offer two or three TOSLINK inputs?
3 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Marantz NA-11S1

Written By Tony, Saint Paul, MN on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
 
This is the best digital I have heard.
Pros:
woke up my sleeping giants, kef model fours
Cons:
NO HEADPHONE VOLUME CONTROL ON REMOTE.
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5 out of 5

Marantz NA-11S1

Written By Tracy McLane, Keedysville, MD on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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All-in-one solution for music in my home...love it!
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5 out of 5

Good!

Written By Dave H., Buckingham, PA on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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I am less than 3 weeks into my time with the Marantz NA-11S1; it is displacing my OPPO BDP-95 as the primary source in my system (ModWright LS100 & KWA100SE, KEF Reference 205/2, midrange Nordost and WyWires cabling). I mostly listen to 24/96 or better FLAC files streamed from a NAS, although I have acquired a dozen or so DSD files for use with the Marantz. The Marantz is significantly more resolving and musical than the OPPO - I was shocked actually to be hearing things I never knew were there, and once again my system can hold me hostage for hours on end with renewed imaging and soundstage. Using the USB input and JRiver from my laptop, the DSD recordings are just liquid, smooth, enchantment. I really now am listening to the music and not the equipment. I heartily recommend auditioning this piece of gear. I find the micro-details of the sound to be more natural and therefore musical than I was getting from the stock OPPO and the SABRE DACs, which were ever so slightly harsh around the "edges" to my ear. I re-wired my entire network with CAT7 cable, which I recommend so avoid the audio cable craziness. Just now the album ended I was playing, and it is great to open a new tab in my browser and connect to the Marantz and get the next piece started. My intent when I purchased this piece was an extended evaluation, using the 60-day return policy to good advantage -- now, maybe 15 days into it, I can't imagine giving it up.
Pros:
The Music! It's beautiful! Superb build quility. DSD capability and fidelity. Gapless FLAC playback (at last!!!)
Cons:
None so far.
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1 question already asked

How do you all view the iOS/Android App? Is it decent or an afterthought. I am currently using a pioneer n50 and the app is abysmal. Thanks [ Branon  May 22, 2014 ]
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  • I've used the Iphone app, and it looks nice and works great for internet radio, Pandora, etc., and would work well for a NAS music collection of reasonable size, especially if it is set up as playlists. Mine is very large, and I don't use playlists, and the app can't store the index locally (epic fail), so it take forever to load it from the NAS. [ Mike   May 23, 2014 ]
  • The Marantz app is very good. I have used the Pioneer app to control the N50 and understand your frustration with it. Marantz provides most of the functionality you would expect along with album art and the ability to create play lists. It is not as sophisticated as the Linn Kinsky app, but it is definitely a good app for controlling the NA-11S1. I use a dedicated ipod touch with the Marantz app and have had no problems or bad things to say about the app. [ Mark   May 23, 2014 ]
  • Thanks for the reply. So you can open a browser on the mobile device and go to the IP address of the device (if I understand you correctly)? [ Branon   May 22, 2014 ]
  • I am using the app primarily on a Nexus 7 Android tablet, but also have it on my phone. The app is not bad, I'd give it a "B+". If you have a lot of wireless devices coming and going as you come in and out of your wireless zone and turn things on and off, it seems like the dynamic IP assignments can cause the app to hang, but even so it is easy to shut down and restart. The direct access using a browser from any device is rock solid - not useful for browsing large libraries, but great for switching inputs quickly. Must comment that the audio performance is superb in my system. [ David   May 22, 2014 ]

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