High Resolution CD Player: The Marantz HD-CD1 is a compact single-disc
CD player which incorporates a high-resolution 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog
converter from Cirrus Logic, a high-accuracy system clock, and the famous
Marantz HDAM-SA2 amplifier modules, as found in their flagship Reference Series
CD players. Selected components are also used throughout the CD player's audio
signal path, for the very best reproduction of your music. A centralized CD
mechanism, able to play MP3, WMA and AAC files as well as standard CDs, is also
used for ultra-accurate disc-reading and. Analog audio outputs, optical and
coaxial digital connections are provided on the player's rear-panel. In
addition, it includes a high-quality integral headphone amplifier with
adjustable gain to drive high-end headphones for personal listening and comes
with a remote control for all its functions.
Disc Compatibility: The Marantz HD-CD1 supports playback of CD-Audio,
CD-R, and CD-RW discs. MP3, WMA and AAC files that have been recorded onto CD-R
or CD-RW discs can be played back on this CD player. CD-R and CD-RW discs must
be finalized and formatted in ISO9660 level 1/2, Juliet, or Romeo. The unit will
recognize up to 255 music folders and 255 music files. It also supports ID3-TAG
(MP3), WMA-TAG, and AAC-TAG for the display of song, artist, and album data.
Files (Extension) ||Sampling
Frequency ||Bit Rate |
(.mp3) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||32-192 kbps |
(.wma) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||32-320 kbps |
|AAC (.m4a) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||32-320 kbps |
Marantz HDAM Technology: The HD-CD1 high-resolution CD player utilizes
Marantz-designed HDAM Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules, in place of the more
common all-in-one "chip amplifiers" found in many other CD players. These
miniature amplifiers are built from separate, optimized components for the very
best sound quality, and are found in Marantz products all the way up to their
Reference series CD players. The HD-CD1 uses the latest-generation HDAM-SA2
version of this technology to provide a wide dynamic range and wide frequency
response with the lowest distortion. HDAM technology is also used in the
headphone section, which has its own dedicated amplification.
Reference-Quality DAC: Central to the sound quality of the HD-CD1 is a
high-quality CD transport mechanism, designed for ultra-accurate disc-reading,
and this sends data to the player's high-resolution digital-to-analog converter,
which is the same Cirrus Logic CS4398 device found in top-flight digital
hardware. This is used together with a crystal oscillator master clock designed
for ultra-low phase noise, and a low impedance capacitor, also designed for low
noise, ensuring digital data is converted into an analog sound with lifelike
dynamics and timbre, breathtaking presence and sheer musicality.
Analog & Digital Outputs: As well as its own high-quality analog
outputs, enabling it to be used with any amplifier including the matching
HD-AMP1 from Marantz (sold separately), the HD-CD1 has both optical (toslink)
and coaxial (RCA) digital outputs, meaning it can be used as a CD transport
straight into the digital input on the HD-AMP1 and allowing it to be used with
the superb ESS Sabre DAC built into the amplifier. Like the analog outputs, the
coaxial digital connection uses a high-quality gold-plated RCA socket.
Note: When audio from music files on a disc is output from the
digital audio output connector, the sampling frequency is converted to 44.1
kHz for output.
Dedicated Headphone Amp: Whether you want to use the HD-CD1 on your
desk for full-time headphone listening, or just occasionally want to connect a
pair of headphones for a private music session, the dedicated headphone section
in the player will delight. To make the most of personal listening, it has its
own volume control and a dedicated HDAM-SA2 amplifier, complete with adjustable
gain setting (low, medium, or high) to enable it to drive even highly-demanding
High-Current Power Supply: A high-current power supply with
high-capacity storage capacitors is used to ensure the player is able to deliver
the dynamics of music, along with high-speed Schottky Barrier Diodes.
Rigid Chassis: The HD-CD1 features a stylish design, with a solid
aluminum front-panel, double-layer chassis for vibration isolation, and
retro-style side panels. The HD-CD1 is built on a double layer base-plate for
rigidity and vibration suppression, aided by the use of complimentary feet, a
solid aluminum fascia and a rigid top-plate, and is finished with retro-style
side-panels for that "classic Marantz" look.
Front-Panel Display: The Marantz HD-CD1 is equipped with a large
front-panel 16-character/2-line display. Track and song information appears on
the large display during disc playback (if applicable). CD-Text is an extension
to the existing audio CD standard that enables text information, such as the
name of the artist, album title and song titles to be stored on an audio CD and
displayed on this unit's front-panel LCD.
Remote Control: The included IR remote wirelessly controls all the
functions of the CD player, and can also operate the Marantz
amplifier (sold separately), for simple system integration and convenience.
Remote input and output jacks (mono-RCA) allow you to connect the CD player to a
Marantz component equipped with remote control terminals.
Playback & Search Functions: The Marantz HD-CD1 offers a variety of
playback and search functions through the use of its remote control.
- Direct Search: From the remote's numeric keypad you can
enter and select a specific song track directly for playback.
- Quick Replay: Simply press the "Q.REPLAY P" button on the remote
control during playback, and the track rewinds to the set amount of time
(setting range: 5-60 seconds), and resumes playing from the rewind point.
- Program Playback: You can arrange and play tracks on a disc in a
specific sequence. Up to 25 tracks can be programmed. As you are selecting
tracks, the display will show the number of tracks in the program, and the
total playing time of the programmed tracks. During program play, you can
repeat the entire list of programmed tracks, or play them in random order.
- Repeat/Random: You can repeat playback of one track, the entire
disc, or specific portions of a track (A-B repeat). You can also play all
tracks of the disc or folder's tracks in random order.
- Amplifier Operation: The remote can be used to control the
following functions of the Marantz HD-AMP1 integrated amp (sold separately)
- Power, Input Selection, Volume, and Mute
Auto Standby: The CD Player also has and auto-standby
function and a very low power consumption when in standby mode. The player will
automatically switch to standby mode when the unit is in the stop mode for more
than 30 minutes.