Marantz HD-CD1 High Definition CD Player w/ Marantz HD-AMP1 Integrated Amplifier – Bundle
What’s Included In This Bundle:
(1) Marantz HD-CD1 High Definition CD Player
(1) Marantz HD-AMP1 Integrated Amplifier with USB-DAC
Marantz HD-CD1 High Definition CD Player
The Marantz HD-CD1 features a stylish solid aluminum front panel, double-layer chassis for vibration isolation and retro-style side panels. It also includes a high-quality integral headphone amplifier with adjustable gain to drive high-end headphones for personal listening and comes complete with a remote control for all its functions, also able to ‘drive’ a complete system of HD-CD1 and HD-AMP1. The Marantz HD-CD1 is a high-quality CD player in the same compact form as the HD-AMP1 amplifier, for which it is the perfect match. Combining more than 30 years of Marantz expertise in compact disc playback with the latest developments in digital audio technology, it’s ideal for use as a CD transport when used with the HD-AMP1, or as a CD player in any situation where a compact form-factor is required without any compromise on sound quality.
The Marantz HD-CD1 makes use of state-of-the-art technology carried over from their Award-winning CD players, including a high-resolution 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter, a high-accuracy system clock, and the famous Marantz HDAM-SA2 amplifier modules, as found in Marantz flagship Reference Series CD players and amplifiers. Selected components are also used throughout the audio signal path, for the very best reproduction of your music. A centralized CD mechanism, able to play MP3, WMA and AAC files as well as standard CDs, is also used for ultra-accurate disc-reading and, along with its analog audio outputs, optical and coaxial digital connections are provided, allowing the HD-CD1 to be connected directly to the HD-AMP1’s ultra-high-quality digital-to-analog conversion.
Marantz HDAM for Superb Audio Performance
The Marantz-designed HDAM Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules are found in Marantz products all the way up to the Reference series players and amplifiers. These miniature amplifiers are built from separate, optimized components for the very best sound quality. The latest-generation HDAM-SA2 version of this technology is used in the Marantz HD-CD1, to provide a wide dynamic range and wide frequency response with lowest distortion, to get you closer to the music. HDAM technology is also used in the headphone section, which has its own dedicated amplification.
Reference-Quality Digital-to-Analog Conversion
Central to the sound quality of the Marantz HD-CD1 is a high-quality CD transport mechanism, designed for ultra-accurate disc-reading, and this sends data to the player’s high-resolution digital-to-analog converter, which is found in top-flight digital hardware. This is used together with a crystal oscillator master clock designed for ultra-low phase noise, and a low impedance capacitor, also designed for low noise, ensuring digital data is converted into an analog sound with lifelike dynamics and timbre, breathtaking presence and sheer musicality.
Dedicated Headphone Amplifier with Volume Control & Adjustable Gain
Whether you want to use the HD-CD1 on your desk for full-time headphone listening, or just occasionally want to connect a pair of headphones for a private music session, the dedicated headphone section in the player will delight. To make the most of personal listening, it has its own volume control and a dedicated HDAM-SA2 amplifier, complete with adjustable gain setting—low, medium and high—to enable it to drive even highly-demanding audiophile headphones.
Analog and Digital Outputs
As well as its own high-quality analog outputs, the HD-CD1 has both optical and coaxial digital outputs, meaning it can be used as a CD transport straight into the digital input on the HD-AMP1 and allowing it to be used with the superb ESS Sabre DAC built into the amplifier. Like the analog outputs, the coaxial digital connection uses a high-quality gold-plated RCA socket, and a digital cable is supplied with the player.
High-current Power Supply & Vibration-Suppressing Chassis
Noise is the enemy of great sound, and the Marantz HD-CD1 has extensive measures to suppress both electrical and mechanical interference. A high-current power supply with high-capacity storage capacitors is used to ensure the player is able to deliver the dynamics of music, along with high-speed Schottky Barrier Diodes. The player also has auto-standby and very low power consumption when in standby mode. The Marantz HD-CD1 is built on a double layer base-plate for rigidity and vibration suppression, aided by the use of compliant feet, a solid aluminum fascia and a rigid top-plate, and is finished with retro-style side-cheeks for that ‘classic Marantz’ look.
System Remote Control
The remote control handset supplied with the Marantz HD-CD1 controls all the functions of player, and can also ‘drive’ the matching HD-AMP1, for simple system integration and convenience.
Marantz HD-AMP1 Digital Integrated Amplifier with USB-DAC
The Marantz HD-AMP1 Digital Integrated Amplifier with USB-DAC is housed in an elegant compact chassis that occupies just over 1 square foot of desktop or shelf space and features high resolution D/A conversion and compatibility with a wide range of uncompressed high resolution audio formats, including WAV, ALAC, FLAC and AIFF, and is also capable of decoding DSD tracks with compatibility of all 3 DSD sampling frequencies – 2.6/5.2/11.2-MHz (DSD is the audio format of SACD).
The powerful Marantz HD-AMP1 digital amplifier section features cool-running wide bandwidth and wide dynamic range Class D audiophile amplifier technology, delivering 35 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 70 watts per channel into 4 ohms, providing compatibility with the widest range of speaker types and impedances.
The Marantz HD-AMP1 features 2 USB ports, 1 on the front and 1 on the back, the HD-AMP1 lets you connect your favorite iDevice or USB drive to the front panel USB port, and your PC or Mac to the rear panel USB-B port to stream your high resolution audio tracks, and it features advanced noise isolation to guard against digital noise from degrading the high resolution sound.
Equipped with Marantz Musical Digital Filtering, our proprietary DSP filter technology, the Marantz HD-AMP1 lets you choose from 2 digital filter algorithms so you can precisely tailor the sound to your liking. The reference-class ESS SABRE DAC features 32-bit/384-kHz decoding for the highest resolution and widest dynamic range with today’s advanced audiophile hi-res tracks.
The analog sections feature our exclusive HDAM-SA2 modules, including the analog front end block, the D/A converter block and in the dedicated headphone amplifier block. There are 2 optical and 1 coaxial digital inputs, along with 2 analog inputs, so you can connect the widest range of source components. The elegant chassis features a solid brushed aluminum front panel along with luxurious woodtone side panels.
High Resolution Audio Decoding
Equipped with the reference-class ESS SABRE DAC that’s paired with our exclusive HDAM-SA2 technology, the Marantz HD-AMP 1 delivers the ultimate high resolution listening experience with today’s hi-res audio formats, and is capable of decoding uncompressed audio tracks up to 32-bit/384-kHz as well as DSD tracks (2.6/5.2/11.2-MHz). For optimum D/A conversion with virtually any sampling frequency the HD-AMP1 is equipped with dual master quartz clocks.
Marantz Musical Digital Filtering
The Marantz Musical Digital Filtering technology utilizes proprietary digital filter algorithms that extract the utmost fidelity with today’s high resolution audio tracks, and Marantz provides 2 different digital filtering options so you can easily tailor the sound quality to your exacting preference.
Dual USB Ports
The front panel of the Marantz HD-AMP1 features a convenient USB port for direct connection to your favorite iDevice or you can connect a USB thumb drive or NAS. The rear panel USB-B port is reserved for direct connection to your PC or Mac, so you can stream your favorite high resolution music tracks, and it features advanced noise isolation to prevent digital noise from degrading the audio fidelity.
USB Auto Charge Function
Listen to your favorite iDevice via the front panel USB port and charge it at the same time. When the Marantz HD-AMP1 is put into standby mode your device continues to charge until the battery reaches full capacity and then charging is automatically shut off. The USB port delivers a full 1A current output, the same current output provided by smart device USB chargers.
Advanced Class D Digital Power Amplifier
The cool-running advanced Class D digital power amplifier stage features the latest technologies to deliver wide frequency response (to 50 kHz), wide dynamic range and lowest distortion. Rated at 35 watts per channel into 8 ohms, the Marantz HD-AMP1 is fully capable of driving lower impedance speakers and is rated at 70 watts per channel into 4 ohms.
Marantz Current Feedback Technology
First introduced in our legendary Marantz tube amplifiers more than 55 years ago, their Current Feedback technology provides natural warmth and musicality compared to the standard negative feedback method, helping the Marantz HD-AMP1 deliver the utmost audio fidelity for the most enjoyable listening experience.
Marantz HDAM-SA2 Technology
Marantz exclusive Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module technology was first introduced on their widely acclaimed CD players more than 30 years ago, and today remains a Marantz signature hallmark. 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 lowest distortion. The Marantz HD-AMP1 features HDAM-SA2 in 3 circuit blocks, including the analog front end, the D/A converter section as well as the dedicated headphone amp block.
Multiple High Resolution Lossless Audio Formats Supported
For maximum enjoyment with the widest range of audiophile high resolution lossless audio tracks, the Marantz HD-AMP1 can decode WAV, ALAC, FLAC and AIFF audio file types. It can also decode popular MP3, WMA and AAC tracks as well.
Via the front panel USB port, the Marantz HD-AMP1 supports up to 24-bit/192-kHz high resolution files, while the rear panel USB-B port supports up to 32-bit/384-kHz ultra high resolution tracks.
And, the Marantz HD-AMP1 is one of the very few digital audiophile components that can decode all 3 DSD sampling frequencies – 2.6/5.2/11.2-MHz. DSD is the high resolution audio format of SACD.
Dual Analog Inputs & Dedicated Headphone Circuit with Adjustable Gain and HDAM-SA2
For compatibility with analog audio sources such as a tuner, tape deck or any other source that’s not equipped with digital audio outputs, the Marantz HD-AMP1 features 2 analog inputs.
Designed to deliver the ultimate listening experience with the widest range of headphone types and impedances the Marantz HD-AMP1 features a dedicated headphone amplifier block that employs their exclusive HDAM-SA2 technology. There are 3 gain settings available in order to provide optimum matching with the widest range of headphone impedances.
Premium Grade Connectors
The rear panel of the Marantz HD-AMP1 features gold plated analog and coaxial input connectors along with marantz exclusive SPKT-1 audiophile grade speaker connectors which feature multi-way connection ability for compatibility with the widest range of speaker cable terminations.
Elegant Chassis with Audiophile Construction
The compact, elegant chassis of the Marantz HD-AMP1 features a premium brushed alloy front panel with matching knobs along with with our signature Porthole round front panel 2-line display which features 3 dimming levels and off. The stylish woodtone side panels add a luxurious touch and the robust chassis features our rugged dual bottom plate construction for maximum rigidity coupled to aluminum alloy chassis feet for maximum vibration resistance.