Variety Of Sources
Premium Quality Headphone Amp: The Marantz HD-DAC1 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. This ultra-high quality dedicated headphone amplifier
creates simply amazing sound because it uses Current Feedback amplification
technologies from Marantz's high-end Premium 11 Series. The HD-DAC1's headphone
amp features a front-panel 1/4" jack and adjustable gain (Low/Mid/High), so
it can handle headphones with impedances
of up to 600-ohm.
Audiophile DAC (CS4398): For optimum audio fidelity, the Marantz
HD-DaC1 features a high-current, high-resolution audiophile DaC(CS4398) which
can handle numerous sampling frequencies and bit depths, up to 192kHz/24-bits. A
number of audio file types are supported, including WAV, WMA, MP3, AAC,
FLAC, and ALAC; as well as DSD (2.8/5.8MHz).
Dual Clocks + Jitter Reduction: The HD-DAC1 is equipped with
dual master audio clock generators with jitter reduction for high-resolution
audio playback as the artist intended.
Noise Isolation: To safeguard quality when connected to a computer,
Marantz built extended isolation around the unit's USB (type-B) input to
eliminate the chance of high frequency noise generated by the computer entering
HDAM & HDAM-SA2 Technology: 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.
Gold-Plated Analog Outputs: The HD-DAC1 not only drives headphones,
you can also directly connect it to your HiFi integrated amplifier or a pair of
active speakers or power amp. It features a pair of fixed unbalanced RCA outputs
and a pair of variable unbalanced RCA outputs. The RCA outputs are gold-plated
for excellent signal transfer. The variable RCA outputs allow you to connect the
Marantz HD-DAC1 directly to an external power amplifier and control the
volume from the HD-DAC1
Rugged Chassis: The solid aluminum front-panel is supported by a
double-layer bottom plate to prevent any unwanted resonance that could lead to
distortion. Retro-style side panels add to its classic look and sound.
Variety Of Sources
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 Headphone Amp & DAC. The USB memory device must
be mass storage class (msc) compliant, and be
formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 700
folders and 65,535 files. The Headphone Amp & DAC also supports basic playback
control, song/artist information display, and charging of your connected USB
mass storage class device.
Audio Formats ||Sampling
Frequencies ||Bit rate |
32/44.1/48 kHz ||32-320 kbps |
32/44.1/48 kHz ||48-320 kbps |
| AAC || 32/44.1/48 kHz || 64-192 kbps |
|WAV || 32/44.1/48 kHz ||16-bit |
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
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 high resolution stereo
PCM (up to 24-bit/192kHz) & DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) music files stored on
your desktop computer or laptop. You can control music playback from the
included remote control. Song title, artist name, and album name can be
displayed on the unit's front-panel LCD. Your computer will need to meet the
following system requirements when connected to the HD-DAC1's rear-panel USB
(type-B) port input.
- Windows 7, 8, or 8.1; If you are using a Windows computer then you must
download a dedicated USB driver from the Marantz website.
- Mac OSX 10.6.3 or later; Mac computers work without any
additional driver needed.
iPod/iPhone Direct Connect: The unit's front-panel USB
(type-A) port can also be used to directly connect your Lightning or 30-pin
connector Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad. The USB connection features digital audio
signal handling, which routes the digital signal to the HD-DAC1's 24 bit/192 kHz
audiophile quality D/A converters for optimum fidelity. The Marantz HD-DAC1
supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of
select Apple devices. The Marantz HD-DAC1 offers the following iPod/iPhone/iPad
- Audio Playback: You can listen to stored music and
music apps from your USB connected iPod, iPhone, or iPad through the Marantz
Headphone Amplifier & DAC.
- Music Navigation: You can choose to operate your
connected iPod/iPhone from the included remote control, or from your
iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. The Marantz HD-DAC1 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 Headphone Amp &
DAC 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 HD-DAC1 will charge (5V/1A) your
USB-connected iPod or iPhone when the Headphone Amp & DAC is powered up or
in standby mode. This unit does not charge the iPad.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Marantz HD-DAC1 is
"Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following specific
iPod/iPhone models (as of 3/2/2016):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2/3/4 || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y
|| Y || Y || Y || N |
| air 1/2 || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| mini 1/2/3/4 || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th/6th || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || 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
Digital Audio Inputs: There are also three digital inputs; 2 optical
(toslink) and one coax (RCA) for connection of a CD, SACD, DVD, or Blu-ray
player. The digital connections support Linear PCM signals (stereo) with
sampling frequencies of 32, 44.1, 48, 65, 88.2, 96, 176.4, & 192 kHz.
Aux Input: In addition, the Marantz HD-DAC1 is fitted with a stereo
minijack (3.5mm) input for connection of an analog audio device.
Front-Panel "Port-Hole" Display: The Marantz HD-DAC1
Headphone Amp & DAC features a front-panel "Port-Hole" style display to view
volume and input selection, as well as song/artist information. The display brightness can be adjusted between four
IR Remote Control: The Marantz HD-DAC1 includes an IR remote
control for wireless operation of the headphone amplifier & DAC, stored music
files on your computer, and a connected USB device or iPod/iPhone.
Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you
to connect the HD-DAC1 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control
Auto Standby: This unit will automatically switch to "Standby" mode
when there is no input signal and no operation for approximately 30 minutes.