The SA-14S1 delivers superb musicality along with the ability to handle a broad
range of disc types as well as decoding high resolution audio files from a computer.
It's also compatible with the iPod, iPod touch and the iPhone, so you can connect
your device directly to the convenient front panel USB port and enjoy pure digital
transfer for optimum fidelity. The rugged chassis features our latest center mount
disc drive mechanism, mounted onto its own sub-chassis to minimize vibrations, and
the disc tray is constructed of highly rigid glass fiber reinforced plastic composite
for operational stability and reliability. Our exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier
Module) technologies ensure top fidelity along with wide bandwidth, and the SA-14S1
incorporates HDAM and HDAM SA2 devices. In addition to playback of CD, CD-R and
CD-RW discs, the SA-14S1 also plays Super Audio CDs, and can playback multi-channel
Super Audio CDs in stereo via the built-in downmixing function. The elegant remote
control can also control the matching PM-14S1 reference grade digital integrated
Marantz HDAM Technology
Compared to other disc players that employ multiple op-amp ICs, the SA-14S1 features
our exclusive HDAM technology that employs dedicated modules featuring discrete
components that together deliver wide dynamic range and fast slew rate for true
High Current Power Supply
The 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.
Reference Class D/A Conversion
In order to handle the widest range of disc and audio file types, the SA-14S1 incorporates the reference class DSD1972A digital-to-analog converter, which provides up to 192 kHz/24 bit resolution, along with DSD decoding with 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. A variety of disc and file types are supported including music CDs and Super Audio CDs, as well as linear PCM, AAC, MP3 and WAV file types. Via the rear panel USB-B port, you can connect your computer and enjoy linear PCM decoding as well as DSD (direct stream digital) decoding via bitstream or DoP (DSD over PCM).
Along with the analog stereo outputs, there are also digital and coaxial outputs
for connection to an external digital decoder or amplifier, and the SA-14S1 is also
equipped with optical and coaxial inputs that allow you to use the player as a standalone
digital audio convertor. There are remote control input and output jacks that let
you connect the SA-14S1 to other compatible Marantz components, and an internal/external
switch on the rear panel provides additional system control flexibility.
Convenient Front USB-A Port
Conveniently located on the front panel, the USB port lets you connect your favorite
portable audio device as well as USB media, and the port features compatibility
with the iPod, iPod touch and the iPhone which lets you enjoy direct digital connection
for the utmost audio fidelity.
System Remote Control
The elegant 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 and the matching PM-14S1 reference class integrated stereo amplifier.
Low Noise Fluorescent Display
The deluxe low noise fluorescent display features clear, easy to read alpha-numeric
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.
Dedicated Headphone Output
Connect your favorite headphones directly to the convenient front panel 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.