Japanese-Built Marantz PM-14S1 Reference Integrated Amplifier Stocked With 24 HDAM Units, 650VA Toroidal Transformer, Best-In-Class MM/MC Phonostage, Dedicated Headphone Output
The Marantz PM-14S1 Reference integrated amplifier gives lie to the belief that you can’t have it all and that, even in optimal circumstances, compromise is a must. As a discerning listener, you know better. So does Marantz. The Reference Series PM-14S1 provides audiophile-grade sonics and handles a wide array of sources with aplomb. Delivering a vigorous 90Wpc into 8 ohms (140Wpc into 4 ohms), this Japanese-built jewel touts a gargantuan 650VA toridal power transformer with oxygen-free copper secondary windings, 24 HDAM units, a terrific headphone circuit, best-in-class MM/MC phonostage, and an elegant remote. Riveting, and backed by our 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.
24 Proprietary HDAM Units, Fully Discrete Power Amplifier Stages
Featuring discrete circuit components, as opposed to an integrated circuit, Marantz's exclusive HDAM technology preserves analog signal purity, delivering wide band audio with expansive dynamic range along with an inaudible noise floor. A whopping total of 24 HDAM SA2 and SA3 units are employed in the phono, line level, headphone output, preamp, and power amp stages. For compatibility with the widest range of speaker impedance, the power amplifier stages feature high-current power output devices. For maximum channel separation, each amplifier stage features segregated circuitry along with individual massive extruded aluminum-alloy heat sinks with a large effective radiating area that provide fan-less and noise-less heat dissipation.
Wonderful Connectivity, and a Dedicated Headphone Output
In addition to the phono and CD analog inputs, two additional line level inputs and two pairs of recorder input/output jacks let you connect multiple sources and recorders. A power amp direct input lets you use PM-14S1 as a standalone stereo power amplifier for additional system configuration versatility. Stereo preamp outputs let you connect PM-14S1 to an external power amplifier. Employing HDAM discrete modules, the headphone circuit delivers superb audio fidelity with the widest range of headphone types and impedance, including low-impedance headphones.
Last But Not Least: Source Direct Mode and Elegant Remote Control
For the purest audio fidelity, PM-14S1 is equipped with Source Direct function, which bypasses unneeded audio circuits for the most straight-through signal path. The elegant remote control can also be used to control the matching SA-14S1 disc player, and PM-14S1 features remote control input and output jacks for additional remote-control configuration flexibility.