HDAM-SA3: The HDAM-SA3 is an amp module equipped with a new circuit
that has further improved stability from the previous HDAM-SA and HDAM-SA2. The
HDAM-SA3 is an essential part of this unit's amp module, incorporated into many
components such as the current-voltage converter and input buffer.
Input Buffer: With the exception of the Phone input, each input has
its own input buffer that directly uses HDAM-SA3 technology. You will experience
superb sound with exceptional channel separation.
Choke Input Power Circuit: This unit incorporates an choke input power
circuit in order to thoroughly eliminate high frequency noise from the rectifier
circuit and external sources. The choke input power supply is a powerful, clean
power circuit that stores electrical power in the coil and capacitor, and then
supplies it to the amplifier circuit.
Balanced Linear Control Volume: The balanced output type volume
control amplifier incorporates a combination of the WM8816 by Wolfson with the
Marantz original current-feedback amplifier. This balance linear control
amplifier is a high performance amplifier that controls the sound volume and
convert the balanced signal.
Tone Control: This unit is equipped with an electronic tone control
circuit that adjusts the sound balance using the remote control unit. The bass
and treble levels of the left and right channels can be trimmed in 2dB steps
across a -8 to +8dB range. This tone control circuit can be precisely adjusted
with the Balance Linear Control Volume.
Subsonic Filter: The Subsonic Filter can be turned On to block
unwanted super-low bass frequencies that can cause distortion. Subsonic signals
are intercepted in the cut-off frequency of 15Hz (12db/oct) by the subsonic
filter. The subsonic filter is an active filter used in the HDAM-SA3.
F.C.B.S.: A Floating Control Bus System (F.C.B.S.) enables the user to
connect up to four units, making a diversity of applications possible with
bi-amp and multi-channel connections. Moreover, a ground loop is not formed
between multiple connected amplifier, therefore, sound quality is not adversely
Bi-Amp Mode: The Bi-Amp Mode allows to SC-11S1 to be connected by
F.C.B.S enabling each to work as a monaural Integrated amplifier. The low and
mid/high amplifiers are separated and independent of the preamplifier, therefore
interference between low and mid/high sounds is reduced to minimum. As a result,
a wide sound environment can be reproduced.
Constant Current Feedback Phono Equalizer: The phono equalizer keeps
current feedback constant from low to high frequency and supports both MC and MM
Balanced Input Headphone System: This is a balance input current
feedback headphone amplifier developed for use with the Balanced Linear Control
Volume. This power amplifier is a special combination of a high quality sound
operational amplifier and a discrete current-feedback type amplifier
specifically for headphone use.
Display: This unit features an LCD display to display input source and
volume level. Compared to other types of display panels, and LCD generates less
drive noise and radiation noise, hence the interference in sound quality is
Remote Power Control: This unit is equipped with a trigger output jack
that can simultaneously operate the Power On/Off control of a Marantz SM-11S1
power amplifier in sync with the power On/Off control of this unit. Up to two
SM-11s1 can be connected to this unit. As with the F.C.B.S. a ground floating
connection is made without a ground loop being formed, therefore sound quality
is not adversely affected.
Power On/Off: Turns power to SC-11S1 on and off.
Input Selector: A rotary knob is used to select the input source for listening and recording.
Volume Control: Rotary volume control for increasing and decreasing
ATT: Attenuation is a one-touch feature for reducing the volume level. The attenuate button has four settings; -20 dB (factory setting), -40 dB, -60
Display: Turns the display off/on.
Tone: This button turns the bass and treble control On or Off. If
pressed and head for 2 seconds or longer, this button switches the subsonic
filter On or Off.
Phones Out: This button switches the headphone jack output signal
Phono MC: This button switches the Phone equalizer amplifier setting
between MC and MM. Set the phone equalizer amplifier according to the type of
cartridge you use.
Pre Out: This button turn output from the Pre-Out jack and Balanced
Pre-Out jack on the rear panel On an Off. When using just the headphone, switch
this button to Off.
Amp Mode Switch: This unit features two amplifier control mode
- Stereo: Set to use this unit as an ordinary stereo control
- Bi-Amp: Set to use this unit in complete bi-amp connection.
Remote Control: The supplied IR wireless remote controller can be used
to control the SC-11S1 and Marantz Super Audio CD players or DVD players that
have a remote control receptor.
Phono Input Jacks: Left and Right RCA jacks for connecting to an
analog record player. Both MC and MM cartridges can be used.
Phono GND Terminal: Ground terminal for connecting the grounding wire
from an analog record player.
CD Input Jacks: Left and Right RCA jacks for connecting to the output
jacks of a Super Audio CD player.
Line 1/2 Input Jacks: Two pair of Left and Right RCA jacks for
connecting to the output jacks of a tuner, DVD player, etc.
Recorder 1/2 Input Jacks: Two pair of Left and Right RCA jacks for
connecting to the output jacks of a tape deck or other type of analog recording
Recorder 1/2 Output Jacks: Two pair of Left and Right RCA jacks for
connecting to the recording input jacks of a tape deck or other type of analog
Balanced Inputs: Two pair of left and right XLR jacks for connecting
to the balanced output jacks of SACD player. The XLR jack's 3-pin
construction enables the musical signal to be transmitted as a balanced signal,
with little effect from external noise. The Balanced jack's detachable locking
mechanism minimizes connector play and enhances connection reliability.
Balanced Pre Out Jacks: One pair of left and right XLR jacks for
connecting to the balanced input jacks of a power amplifier.
Pre Out Jacks: One pair of left and right RCA jacks for connecting to
the input jacks of a power amplifier.
F.C.B.S In/Out Jacks: These 3.5mm jacks are used to connect and
synchronize up to four amplifiers.
Remote Power Control Jacks: These 3.5mm jacks are for connecting to
the Trigger Input jacks of a Marantz SM-11S1 stereo powered amplifier used when
simultaneously switching the power of both devices On/Off.
Power Output (20Hz-20kHz): 2.0V (Balanced/Unbalanced)
Maximum Output (20Hz-20kHz): 13.5V (Balanced/Unbalanced)
Total Frequency Distortion (20Hz-20kHz): 0.002% (Balanced), 0.003%
Frequency Response: (+/-3dB): 5Hz-120kHz (Balanced/Unbalanced)
Input Sensitivity/Input Impedance:
- Phono: 280uV/100-ohm (MC), 2.9mv/47,000-ohm (MM)
- Balanced: 250mV/20,000-ohm
- CD/Line/Recorder: 250mV/20,000-ohm
S/N Rate (IHF A network, 0.5V output):
- Phono: 78dB/0.5mV-input (MC), 89dB/5mV-input (MM)
- Balanced: 98dB (500mV-input)
- CD/Line/Recorder: 99dB (500mV-input)
- Bass (50Hz): +/- 8 dB
- Treble (20kHz): +/-8 dB
Maximum Allowed Phono Input (1kHz): 15mV (MC), 150mV (MM)
Headphone Maximum Output (20Hz-20kHz): 200mW + 200mW (32-ohm), 400mW +
Headphone Total Frequency Distortion (20Hz-20kHz): 0.015%
Headphone Frequency Response (+/-3dB): 5Hz to 100,000Hz
Power Requirement: AC 120V, 60Hz (USA)
Power Consumption: 35W
Weight: 35.3 lbs