Input and Output Notes
Direct Stream Digital (DSD)
Encoding: The Super Audio CD standard is based on Direct Stream Digital
(DSD) technology. The DSD format is a 1-bit system that has a digital sampling
frequency 64 times that of conventional audio CD, 2,822,400 samples per second.
The result is spectacular: a frequency response of over 100k Hz and a 120 dB
dynamic range over the entire audible spectrum. Mixed with as many of the
original frequencies as possible, the audio information audible for human ears
sounds much more natural.
Disc Compatibility: The
SA-11S1 Super Audio CD player can play single layer Super Audio CDs,
dual layer Super Audio CDs, Hybrid-layer Super Audio CDs, conventional audio
CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs
(recorded in standard CD-DA format). Both 12cm and 8cm discs are compatible.
This unit is a two channel
stereo player, so it does not recognize the multi-channel areas of Super Audio
The heavy copper-plated chassis damps unwanted mechanical resonances while it
shields delicate internal circuits from destructive radio frequency and
electromagnetic radiation. The resonance-free disc mechanism provides an
ultra-stable platform for both disc and laser optical system.
HDAM (High Definision Amplifier
Module): Marantz uses HDAMs
instead of standard op-amps, rendering a more dynamic sound and less
susceptibility to radiated noise, heat, and vibration.
In addition to Marantz's proprietary HDAM-SA (Super Audio) signal transfer
modules, audio path circuits boast custom-selected and, in some cases,
custom-made internal components chosen for their combined contribution to
overall signal quality.
Sound Mode: When you play a
hybrid Super Audio disc, you can specify the layer to play, CD or SACD. Using
the Start Sound Mode setting you can also specify which layer plays by default.
Noise Shaper: The noise shaper is
used on CDs and the CD layer of hybrid SACDs, it improves linearity of low
levels and noise characteristics in the audible range. It can be turn on or off
according to your preference.
The DC filter also works on CDs and the CD layer of hybrid SACDs. The cutoff is
1.7 Hz, it's useful on discs with very low frequency noise characteristics.
There are three digital filter settings. The effect varies for CD versus SACD
playback and are set according to your preference.
The quick replay button rewinds the disc a specified amount with each push. The
factory setting is 10 seconds but is adjustable from 10-60 seconds in 1 second
Digital Outputs: There are both
coaxial and optical digital outputs on this unit. The digital outputs are active
only when playing a standard CD. Because of the quality of the DACs in this
player, one might choose not to use the digital outputs; in this case they can
be turned off.
Super Audio CD Text: The
SA-11S1 can display the album title, artist name, and current track name. Twelve
characters are displayed at once, if the text information is longer the display will scroll.
Most SACDs have text information but it may be limited on some discs.
Music Calendar: The display
shows the number of tracks on the current disc. After a
track has been played, the number for that track disappears from the
Display: The display
can be set to show current track elapsed time, current track remaining
time, entire disc remaining time, or Text information. The display can also
be turned off.
Program Play: Up to
30 tracks can be programmed and played in any order.
Random Play: The
SA-11S1 can play the tracks on the disc in random order. A program can also be
played in random order.
Repeat Play: This
unit can repeat the current track, all tracks, repeat Shuffle play, and
repeat Program play.
Remote Control: The supplied
remote (RC-11SAS1) operates the player and the volume and input functions of a
Marantz PM-11S1 integrated amplifier.
and Output Notes
- Unbalanced Analog Outputs: Stereo
Analog Outputs: XLR
connectors, if connecting the balanced output jacks, be sure to leave the
unbalanced jacks unconnected, the balanced and unbalanced connectors cannot be
used at the same time
- Coaxial Digital Output (CD only):
Gold-plated RCA digital output, only outputs CD or the CD layer of a Hybrid SACD disc, can be turned off if not in use
- Optical Digital Output (CD
only): Toslink optical digital output with a plastic cover, only
outputs CD or the CD layer of a Hybrid SACD disc, can be turned off if not in use
- Remote Control In/Out:
RCA jacks, for connecting to other compatible Marantz components
Frequency Range: 2Hz to 100kHz
Response: 2Hz to 50kHz (-3dB)
- Dynamic Range: 114dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion
Response: 2Hz to 20kHz
- Dynamic Range:
100dB or more
- Total Harmonic Distortion
Rate: 0.002% or less
Analog Output Voltage:
- Unbalanced: 2.5 Vrms
- Balanced: 5 Vrms
Weight: 30.8 pounds