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MARANTZ - NA-11S1 Reference Network Enabled DSD DAC

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Reference-Caliber Marantz NA-11S1 Network Player and DAC Won Class-A+ Rating From Stereophile: Enjoy Streaming Services, Internet Radio, Countless Digital Files in Audiophile Sound

The Marantz Reference Series NA-11S1 is simply the best network audio player/DAC on the planet. Out of the gate, it's one of the finest DSD-capable DACs you'll ever hear. It is fully plug-and-play, meaning it appears on your server screen seconds after being plugged into an outlet. It is so easy to connect and use, anyone can do it and get instantaneous results. NA-11S1's reference-setting sound, nearly limitless streaming capabilities, and advanced integration up the ante in digital reproduction, flexibility, and audiophile-caliber performance. It is a component no serious high-end system should be without. 100% Money-Back Guaranteed.

"The Marantz Reference NA-11S1's multiplicity of source options was a joy... Even without considering its capabilities as a media player, this is a first-rate D/A converter that offers sound quality competitive with the best at a relatively affordable price. But it is the Reference NA-11S1's ability to play DSD files that makes it a clear recommendation...the sound of these files streamed to the Marantz was among the best I have experienced in my system."
– John Atkinson, Stereophile, Class-A+ Rating

Reference-Class Audio Parts and Advanced Technologies
Outfitted with proprietary Marantz technologies—including multiple HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) mechanisms, high-precision dual master audio clock generators, the latest DSP processor, high-current D/A converters, and several DSP modesthe NA-11S1 is a sonic marvel. Never before has a network player been so loaded with reference-class audio parts. You will hear the complete tonal spectrum, dynamic range, and exquisite details when you listen to music.

"Regardless of input, the NA-11S1 proved an extremely able performer with Marantz's trademark clean, crisp and open sound. The NA-11S1's DSD performance proved exceptionally clean and open, yet blessed with a beautifully lilting, unforced quality that sounded about as natural as I've heard from digital. The NA-11s1 shows just what is possible from modern high-resolution digital sources."
– Nick Tate, Hi-Fi News

Internal DAC Equivalent to Five-Figure Models: You Must Hear This DAC
The DSD-ready DAC alone is more than worth the price of the NA-11S1. If not made by Marantz
—which has the efficiency, in-house factories, and experience no other DAC manufacturers possess—this DAC would be sold for five figures. We're not exaggerating. Plus, you wouldn't get any of the component's forward-looking connectivity. If you are looking at DACs that cost more, we strongly urge you to audition the NA-11S1. Forget the price. Focus on the performance. It easily compares with models fetching three times the price. For those looking to spend less, we suggest considering spending a little more now to save big in the future. It is worth it, trust us. This DAC is seriously incredible.

"The NA-11S1 is a well-thought-out, easy-to-use DAC/network audio player that provided glitch-free performance. The energetic and dynamic capabilities of the NA-11S1 make it particularly engaging with more dynamic music, where other high-resolution DACs can seem less vibrant. The NA-11S1 had the cohesive, organic characteristics that I have heard in other Marantz reference products. Sonically, there is no downside to the NA-11s1."
– Brian Kahn, Home Theater Review

Play a Music File, Any Music File, From Virtually Any Device
Marantz accomplishes rare technological feats while simultaneously making the NA-11S1 the most versatile, easy-to-use device of its kind. For starters, it supports high-resolution 192kHz/24-bit PCM signals, and is compatible with WAV, WMA, MP3, MPEG-4 AAC, FLAC, ALAC, and native playback of DSD files via an asynchronous USB input. Apple's AirPlay music streaming affords the ability to wirelessly stream music from your computer and/or portable devices. It even syncs with an app intended for use with smartphones and the iPad. (For playback of ultra-high-resolution music files more than 16/44/1, we recommend downloading free software from JRiver (jriver.com), which also provides a free iDevice app for control.)

A World of Music Possibilities at Your Fingertips, and in Genuine High Fidelity
Want to access thousands of Internet radio stations? Sample countless albums on Pandora, SiriusXM, or Spotify? In the mood to hear your iTunes library from your Mac or PC, or portable iDevice? The NA-11S1 does it all with ease, and from the comfort of a supplied remote, all the while delivering rich sonics you have to experience to believe. Take a second and imagine: You, sitting back in a leather chair, switching between British Invasion rock n' roll, traditional Russian folk, and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra with the touch of a button. Want to tune into a Dodger game, listen to Vin Scully, and hear the full timbre of his voice? That's possible, too.

Making Connections, Plus a Dedicated Headphone Amp
Overbuilt and oversupplied connectivity options are essential in 2013. The NA-11S1 gives you a multitude of options with front- and rear-panel USB inputs. The front inputs provide direct connection to portable devices. Have an iPod? It's automatically detected and charged, and the NA-11S1 bypasses the lesser DAC on the iDevice and goes straight to its own. A rear USB type B port allows for direct connection to a PC or Mac. Dual outputs connect the NA-11S1 to other components, and dual digital inputs access the unit's DAC function with other digital audio sources. Prefer intimate headphone listening? A first-class dedicated headphone amplifier (equipped with HDAM-SA2 devices) and a precision variable analog volume control got you covered. The NA-11S1 also provides two output choices (unbalanced and balanced), with the balanced featuring phase-inversion for compatibility with any XLR-equipped preamplifier.

Bulletproof Internal and External Architecture
While many manufacturers will skimp on build quality to save a dime, Marantz ensures the internal and external architecture of the NA-11S1 serves the music in the best-possible manner. Multiple separate circuit boards result in minimal interference between the various analog and digital stages. On the outside, a rugged chassis with internal copper-plated surfaces, dual-layer bottom plate, and die-cast aluminum cabinet feet join a thick, 5mm top panel that can support the weight of an additional component. These decisions also ensure extra resistance from external vibrations, again serving the music.

Money-Back Guarantee Gives You Every Incentive to Experience Digital Audio at a New Level
We cannot think of a single reason you would not love the NA-11S1. We're backing our beliefs up with our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Not that we expect you'll need it. But because we want to give you every incentive to experience digital audio and streaming at a new level. Order online or call a Music Direct audio consultant to get the NA-11S1 on the way to your home today.

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  • Wide-range, high-speed sound with analog audio circuits featuring exclusive Marantz HDAM®-SA2 and HDAM® modules
  • Fully balanced differential audio circuitry (HDAM-SA2 as output buffer amp, HDAM as low pass filter, HDAM as I/V converter)
  • Precision digital signal processing and selectable sound modes are made possible by the latest updated Marantz "DSP PEC777f3" DSP chip
  • Newly-developed "Ground/Signal" isolator at the USB Type B port to reduce PC noise for the highest quality sound
  • High-precision dual audio master clock generators with jitter reduction for all sampling frequencies
  • Fully discrete, high-quality dedicated headphone amplifier featuring HDAM-SA2
  • High current toroidal transformer with a copper-plated case used for the main power supply
  • Large-capacity power supply block capacitors
  • Audiophile-grade film capacitors and electrolytic capacitors
  • Rigid premium chassis with 5mm thick aluminum top cover
  • Rigid copper-plated chassis with duallayered bottom plate and aluminum die-cast feet
  • Native playback of DSD files via USB Type B port: DoP (DSD over PCM)
  • Can be used as a D/A converter with 3 digital inputs (USB Type B, Coaxial, Optical)
  • 3 digital inputs supporting 192 kHz/24-bit high-resolution sources
  • USB Type B port in asynchronous mode capable of handling 192 kHz/24-bit content (Sampling frequencies [kHz]: 32/44.1/48/64/8 8.2/96/176.4/192)
  • Supports Apple Lossless (ALAC) as well as 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC and WAV audio playback
  • Supports gapless playback for easy-toenjoy, seamless transitions between tracks
  • Precision signal conversion by 192 kHz/ 24-bit High Current Audiophile D/A Converters
  • Inverted-phase analog output signal option
  • High-purity, gold-plated copper RCA terminals
  • AirPlay Music Streaming from PC/Mac
  • DLNA ver. 1.5 certified DMP (Digital Media Player) & DMR (Digital Media Renderer)
  • "Marantz Remote App" compatibility for performing basic operations with an iPad®, iPhone or Android smartphone
  • USB Type A port conveniently located on the front panel for playback from iPhone/iPod or USB device
  • iPod auto detect and charge function even during standby mode
  • XLR balanced outputs with phase inverter
  • Energy-saving Auto Standby mode
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Playable Formats
Smpling frequency: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 (WAV/ FLAC/ ALAC),96 (WAV/ FLAC/ ALAC), 176.4 (WAV/ FLAC), 192 (WAV/ FLAC)
Bit length: 16, 24bit

Audio performance
Analog output
    Channels: 2 channels
    Playable frequency range: 2 Hz - 96 kHz
    Playable frequency response:
         2 Hz - 50 kHz (-3dB) (DSD mode, PCM sampling frequency: 192 kHz)    
         2 Hz - 20 kHz (PCM sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz)
    S/N: 110 dB (Audible Range)
    Dynamic Range: 110 dB (Audible Range)
    Harmonic Distortion: 0.001 % (1 kHz, Audible Range)
Output Level
    Unbalanced: 2.3 V RMS Stereo
    Balanced: 4.6 V RMS Stereo
    Headphone output: 30 mW/32 Ω/ohms (variable maximum)
Digital output
    Coaxial: 0.5 Vp-p
    Optical: –19 dBm
Digital input
    Coaxial: 0.5 Vp-p
    Optical: –27 dBm or better
USB (Front): USB Type A (USB 2.0 High speed)
USB (Rear): USB Type B (USB 2.0 High speed)

Analog audio output
    XLR balanced (L/R): 1
    RCA analog (L/R): 1(gold plated)
    Headphones: 1
Digital audio output
    Optical: 1
    Coaxial: 1(gold plated)
    Digital audio input
    Optical: 1
    Coaxial: 1(gold plated)
    USB Type-A (front): 1
    USB Type-B (rear): 1
    Network (Ethernet): 1
    RS-232C: 1
    Flasher in: 1
    Remote control (IN/OUT): 1

Power supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power consumption: 50 W
Power consumption in standby mode: 0.4 W
Power consumption in "Network Control" – "On" mode: 3 W
Dimensions (WHD): 17 1/3" x 5" x 16 1/3"
Weight: 32 lbs

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