Marantz SA-14S1 SACD-CD Player
**Mar 21. 2022 UPDATE
Stock delays continue and are as bad or worse than a year ago due to major new Covid shutdowns in China and Asia (most brands are made here), Port delays and Rail strikes in US and Canada, and problems out of Eastern Europe (Pro-Ject).
- We have re-organized our recommended items around dependable suppliers ONLY. Please pay attention to our selected systems for your best chance at getting a product that is available.
- Even amongst the most reliable suppliers, Covid-19 continues to create delivery delays of weeks to months across the whole audio supply chain.
- We submit your order directly to the sole sources in Canada to get it in the queue for their incoming stock. In most cases they will drop ship directly to you for fastest turnaround time. There is no alternate source for us or for you because suppliers have monopolies to products in Canada. Orders are non-cancelable because we commit to and reserve your order in the queue. We suggest getting in as soon as possible because demand from everyone being stuck at home is off the charts vs. limited supply.
- Suppliers are not currently able to give us ETAs because factories and freight companies are overwhelmed. You will receive a shipping notice only when your order has shipped. We are doing everything in our power to get you your items as fast as possible.
- Stay safe!
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 amplifier.
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 wideband response.
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.
In order to handle the widest range of disc and audio file types, the SA-14S1 incorporates the reference class CS4398 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.