Marantz HD-DAC1 DAC/Headphone Amp
Marantz HD-DAC1 is a Brilliant-Sounding DAC and Headphone Amp: Asynchronous 24-Bit/192k USB DAC Supports Up to 2x DSD and is Perfect for Hi-Res Music Streaming
Front-Panel USB Port, Three-Level Gain Control, Extraordinary Connectivity, Gorgeous Wooden Side Panels Place Marantz HD-DAC1 Among Best DAC/Headphone Amplifiers
Prepare yourself for brilliance: Marantz's HD-DAC1 DAC/headphone amplifier takes personal listening to an echelon of musical realism on par with the company's Reference Series components. Equipped with current feedback technologies from Marantz's Premium 11 Series, HDAM-SA2 modules, and three-level gain control, HD-DAC1 features enough power to drive high-impedance headphones without breaking a sweat. The stupendous-sounding HD-DAC1 can even drive your amplifier or powered speakers! An asynchronous 24-bit/192k USB DAC supports up to 2x DSD and practically begs you to stream high-resolution music directly from your computer. A front-panel USB port and wooden side panels top off this statement piece.
"What the HD-DAC1 did was provide my wife and me with hours and hours of entertainment, and we didn't feel the least bit deprived, given its price. It handled both PCM and DSD well, and it brought some pep to my high-resolution library. It worked flawlessly while it was in my system. The HD-DAC1 swung, it rocked, and it even soothed the soul!"
– The Audio Beat
Immense Power: Effortlessly Drives High-Impedance Headphones
Whether you're utilizing it as a standalone headphone DAC or connecting to your existing hi-fi system, HD-DAC1 is sure to please. HD-DAC1 is so powerful, it drives audiophile high-impedance headphones of up to 600 ohm with complete MODE ease. All thanks to its three-level gain control, Marantz HDAM-SA2 modules, a high-current audiophile DAC (CS4398), and Premium Quality fixed and variable RCA outputs.
"The Marantz HD-DAC1 is more fun, pound for pound, inch for inch and dollar for dollar, than any digital music player to come my way in the past five years."
– Vance Hiner, The Audio Beat
Abundant Connectivity and Flexibility: Supports 2x DSD, Can Also Serve as a Preamplifier
HD-DAC1 can also be used as a preamp or connected to a stereo system. In addition to the front-panel USB port, optical and coaxial digital inputs enable music streaming directly from PCs or Macs. iDevices can be connected via the USB port on the front. Marantz even included an analog input. The asynchronous USB DAC supports 192 kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz for maximum performance. To safeguard quality when connected to a computer, Marantz built extended isolation around the USB-B input to eliminate the chance of any computer-generated high-frequency noise entering HD-DAC1. A jitter remover and Dual Clock ensure extreme accuracy.
"It's a sound with much to enjoy on the hi-fi level, but above all, uses its abilities to ensure that the listener is drawn into the music being played and the performance being given. And yes, as in the very best Marantz-driven systems, there is a very real sense of 'performance' about the way this little box presents whatever it's fed."
– Hi-Fi+, Highly Recommended review
Knockout Looks and Build-Quality Exude Luxury, Class, Craftsmanship
What else to say about HD-DAC1's extraordinary appearance other than that we wish every component looked so good? Volume, input, resolution, and other pertinent information is shown on the stylish Marantz Porthole Display. And the attractive solid-aluminum front panel is supported by a double-layer bottom plate and retro-styled wooden side panels. Offering both outstanding looks and performance, HD-DAC1 exudes luxury, class, and craftsmanship. Experience it for yourself today with Music Direct's Money-Back Guarantee!
- Asynchronous 24-bit/192k USB DAC and reference-quality headphone amplifier
- 2x optical, coaxial, and USB type B digital inputs capable of 192kHz/24-bit performance
- Native DSD 2.8 and 5.6 support
- High-quality D/A converter CS4398
- Jitter remover
- Dual clock
- Noise isolation for all digital inputs (USB-A, Optical, Coaxial, USB-B)
- Proprietary HDAM and HDAM-SA2 modules
- Gain control supports a wide range of headphones
- Fixed and variable RCA output
- iDevice-capable front USB input
- Gold-plated fixed and variable RCA output terminals