Quality Construction: The Marantz SA-14S1 SACD player employs a rugged chassis
that features Marantz's latest
center mount disc drive mechanism, mounted onto its own sub-chassis to minimize
vibrations. The disc tray is constructed of highly rigid glass fiber
reinforced plastic composite for operational stability and reliability. The
SA-14S1's power supply features a large high
current toroidal power transformer that features OFC (oxygen free copper)
secondary windings, along with high speed, high current Shottky Barrier Diodes
in the rectifier stage for the purest DC voltage output.
Disc Compatibility: The Marantz SA-14S1 Super Audio CD
player can play single layer Super Audio CDs, dual layer Super Audio CDs,
Hybrid-layer Super Audio CDs, and conventional audio CDs. The player also
supports playback of MP3 (32-320kbps/32-48kHz) and WMA(48-192kbps/32-48kHz) music
files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/2, Juliet, or Romeo
format. The unit will recognize up to 1,000 files and 255 folders. Both 12cm and 8cm discs are compatible.
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.
Note: The HD layer of a Super Audio CD can only be output via this
player's analog RCA outputs.
Marantz HDAM Technology: Compared to other disc players that employ multiple
op-amp ICs, the SA-14S1 features Marantz's exclusive HDAM technology that
employs dedicated modules featuring discrete components that together deliver
wide dynamic range and fast slew rate for true wideband response. The SA-14S1
incorporates HDAM and HDAM SA2 devices. These exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic
Amplifier Module) technologies ensure top fidelity sound reproduction.
192kHz/24-bit DAC: In order to handle the widest range of disc and
audio file types, the SA-14S1 incorporates a reference class Burr Brown DSD1972A
digital-to-analog converter, which provides up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution,
along with DSD decoding for Super Audio CDs. Two prevent interference between
the various stages, the power supply, digital audio stage, and analog audio
stages each feature their own individual circuit boards.
Analog + Digital Outputs: Along with the analog stereo RCA outputs, there are
also optical and coaxial digital outputs for connection to an external digital
AV receiver. In order to minimize noise from peripheral circuitry which could
interfere with the analog audio signal, this unit is equipped with a peripheral
circuitry off function which turns off the digital output circuit, the display,
and the illumination lamp.
Reference Quality DAC w/ Digital Inputs: The SA-14S1 SACD
player does double duty as a reference quality DAC and is equipped with several
digital inputs to accept a wide variety of formats.
- Front-Panel USB Port: The front-panel USB (type-A) port
lets you connect your portable USB mass storage class device; such as select
Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread only), portable digital audio
players, or thumbdrives. The player supports MP3 (32-320kbps; 32-48kHz), WMA
(48-320kbps; 32-48kHz), AAC (64-192kbps; 32-48kHz), and Linear PCM
(16-bit; 32-48kHz) music files loaded onto a compatible USB mass storage
class device formatted in FAT16/FAT32. The unit will recognize up to 65,535
files and 700 folders. Song/artist/album information
(ID3-/WMA-/AAC-tags) is supported. The unit's USB port will also charge your
- Computer Connection: There's also a USB (type-B) port
on the rear-panel which is compatible with asynchronous data streams from
your Windows (XP/Vista/7/8) PC running Windows Media Player or Mac (OSX
10.6.4+) computer running iTunes. This USB computer connection supports a
wide range of digital audio formats, including up to 192kHz/24-bit. Before
music files saved on your computer can be played on this unit, a dedicated
driver must be downloaded from theMarantz website, and installed on your
- Optical/Coaxial Inputs: In addition, there are coaxial
and optical digital input ports for connection to other digital audio
sources. The coaxial and optical digital inputs support Linear PCM signals
from 32kHz to 192kHz (Dolby Digital/DTS signals are not supported).
Apple iPod/iPhone Certified: The Marantz SACD Player supports digital
music playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its front-panel USB (type-A)
port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the receiver's front-panel
USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Stored music and
music apps from your connected Apple device can be played through the SACD
player, bypassing the Apple device's D/A converter for better sound quality. The
iPod/iPhone/iPad can be controlled by the included remote, or you can continue
to use the Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can search for stored
music on your iPod/iPhone/iPad by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre,
Composer, or Audiobook. Song/artist information from stored music and music apps
on your iPod/iPhone/iPad will display on the player's front-panel LCD. The
unit's USB port will also charge your Apple device. Compatible Apple devices and
functions as of 11/6/2013:
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version
||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Album Art||Artist/Song Text||Track Info |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the receiver and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Dedicated Headphone Output: Connect your favorite set of headphones
directly to the convenient front-panel 1/4" headphone jack, which also features
its own variable volume control. The headphone circuit is designed to be
compatible with the widest range of headphone types, and is compatible with
lower impedance headphones as well.
Filter Switching: Switching between two types of filter
characteristics is possible during playback in the Super Audio CD and CD/DAC
modes, allowing you to enjoy different sound-shaping of your music.
Fluorescent Display: The deluxe low noise fluorescent display features
clear, easy to read alphanumeric characters and is compatible with CD Text
encoded music discs. There's a display control button on the remote control that
lets you dim the display or even turn it off if you wish.
Remote Control: The included IR remote control features an intuitive
ergonomic layout, and is equipped with amplifier control functions that let you
use a single remote control to operate the SA-14S1 SACD player and the matching
PM-14S1 reference class integrated stereo amplifier (642PM14S1,
sold separately). Two RCA jacks (1 in/1 out) are provided for connecting this
player and another Marantz A/V component for system remote control purposes. The
accompanying switch allows you to select the remote control mode you desire:
External (when the player is connected to another component's remote control
jacks) or Internal (when the player is used as a standalone component).
Auto Standby: The SACD player will automatically enter
standby mode when there is no input signal for approximately 30 minutes.