Save $350 on a High-Res Specialist That Decodes up to 11.2MHz DSD and Most Lossless Formats: Marantz HD-AMP1 Integrated Amplifier Has 32-Bit DAC, USB Inputs, HDAM Circuitry
Able to fit into small spaces, compatible with all three DSD sampling frequencies (2.6MHz, 5.2MHz, and 11.2MHz), and now an astonishing $350 off, the ultra-compact Marantz HD-AMP1 integrated amplifier is a high-resolution audiophile powerhouse. Perfect for desktop systems and computer-audio setups, HD-AMP1 supports nearly every digital format around – including uncompressed files such as WAV, ALAC, FLAC, AIFF, and DSD. A reference-level 32-bit/384kHz ESS SABRE DAC, proprietary HDAM-SA2 circuitry, and advanced amplifier technology (35Wpc into 8 ohms, 70Wpc into 4 ohms) ensure high-end sound. Music played through HD-AMP1 sounds tremendously lifelike, dynamic, and engaging.
Need to connect an array of sources? Done. HD-AMP1's front-panel USB input accommodates iDevices and USB drives, while an asynchronous rear-panel USB-B port with noise isolation lets you stream high-resolution tracks directly from your computer. A dedicated headphone amplifier, optical and coaxial digital inputs, two analog inputs, proprietary DSP filters, and a robust chassis complete with wood-toned side panels round out a premium-grade component that takes up little more than one square foot of space. Sound too good to be true? Just wait until you hear HD-AMP1 and experience its versatility for yourself. Marantz's three-year warranty and Music Direct's 100% Satisfaction Guarantee have your back.
"[The] ability of the Marantz to give a ‘listen-in' experience is striking, but as with just about every mainstream product from this company the most impressive thing is the way it can make even the most familiar, ‘heard it a million times on the radio' track come up fresh and bursting with life, making the listener hear it anew and with a rapidly spreading silly grin."
– Hi-Fi Choice, Editors Choice Award
"Transparency, insight, power and poise, the HD-AMP1 has it all, making your music shine, no matter the source."
– Trusted Reviews, 4.5-star rating
"The sonics were absolutely beyond reproach at this price point (and well beyond). The feature set is remarkable, and the built quality is exceptional."
Decodes Up to 11.2MHz and Suits Practically All High-Resolution Audio Needs
Equipped with the reference-class ESS SABRE DAC paired with HDAM-SA2 technology, HD-AMP 1 delivers the ultimate high-resolution listening experience with cutting-edge high-res audio formats. It is one of the very few digital audiophile components that can decode all three DSD sampling frequencies: 2.6, 5.2, and 11.2MHz. DSD (2.6/5.2/11.2MHz). Via the front panel USB port, HD-AMP1 supports up to 24-bit/192kHz high resolution files, while the rear panel USB-B port supports up to 32-bit/384kHz ultra-high resolution tracks. In addition, HD-AMP1 can decode WAV, ALAC, FLAC, AIFF, MP3, WMA, and AAC. For optimum D/A conversion with virtually any sampling frequency, HD-AMP1 is equipped with dual master quartz clocks. In addition, Marantz Musical Digital Filtering technology utilizes proprietary digital filter algorithms that extract the utmost fidelity from high-resolution audio tracks. Two different digital filtering options let you tailor the sound quality to your exacting preference.
Proprietary HDAM-SA2 Circuits Combine with Advanced Digital Power Amp
Instead of using conventional IC chip op-amps, HDAM technology features precision discrete component circuit blocks that deliver wide frequency response, ultra-fast slew rate, and low distortion. HD-AMP1 boasts HDAM-SA2 in three circuit blocks, including the analog front end, the D/A converter section, and dedicated headphone amp block. HD-AMP1's cool-running, advanced power amplifier stage delivers wide frequency response (to 50kHz), wide dynamic range, and extremely low distortion. Rated at 35 watts per channel into 8 ohms, HD-AMP1 is fully capable of driving lower-impedance speakers and rated at 70 watts per channel into 4 ohms.
Dedicated Headphone Circuit with Adjustable Gain and HDAM-SA2, Dual Analog Inputs
Designed to deliver the ultimate listening experience with the widest range of headphone types and impedances, HD-AMP1 touts a dedicated headphone amplifier block with HDAM-SA2 technology. Three available gain settings provide optimum matching with the widest range of headphone impedances. And for compatibility with analog audio sources such as a tuner, tape deck, or any other source not equipped with digital outputs, HD-AMP1 even includes two analog inputs.
Two USB Ports for Extra Convenience and Flexibility, Onboard Auto-Charge
A convenient USB port for direct connection to your favorite iDevice, USB thumb drive, or NAS is located on the front panel. It even charges your device when put into standby mode. The rear panel USB-B port is reserved for direct connection to your PC or Mac for high-res streaming. It also features advanced noise isolation to prevent digital noise from degrading the audio fidelity.
Elegant Chassis Features Premium Construction, Wood-Toned Side Panels
The compact, elegant chassis features a premium brushed alloy front panel with matching knobs along with a signature Porthole round front panel two-line display which features three dimming levels and off. The stylish wood-toned side panels add a luxurious touch and the robust chassis features a rugged dual bottom plate construction for maximum rigidity coupled to aluminum alloy chassis feet for maximum vibration resistance.