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Marantz SA-14S1 SE - Awards and Reviews
  • October 2015

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Marantz SA-14S1 SE
Plays CD / CD-R/RW / WMA / MP3 / AAC 
iPod / iPhone compatible front USB input 
Headphone output 
RCA phono outputs
Coaxial and optical digital outputs  
DAC mode 
Coaxial, and optical digital inputs 
USB type B input for PC (rear) 
Up to 192kHz/24bits and DSD2.8 & 5.6Mhz direct streaming  
Remote control 
Rigid premium chassis with 5mm thick Aluminum top cover
Heavy new feet for Anti Vibration
Weight: 15.30kg
Height: 127mm  |  Width: 440mm  |  Depth: 419mm
Unusually (for a CD player) this unit as a front USB input for playback of iPod / iPhone / iPad / MP3 USB stick.
This CD player has two digital inputs and a USB B-type input to allow you to upgrade the sound of other digital units (eg a TV or computer) by feeding them through the SA-14S1's excellent on-board DAC.
This is one of the few CD players on the market that will play SACD (Super Audio CD) for super high definition sound.
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Marantz SA-14S1 SE CD / SACD player
Reference quality CD / SACD player from Marantz's premium audiophile range !

The SA14-S1 Special Edition is the dreamchild of Marantz's audio guru Ken Ishiwata and has been designed to be the perfect partner for the excellent PM-14S1 SE amplifier. It shares the amp's superb build quality, with a gorgeously curved brushed aluminium front fascia, ultra rigid chassis and premium grade construction, throughout. It weighs 1.5 Kg (over 2 stone!) - a massive amount for 'just' a CD player.

But of course, The SA-14S1 isn't just a CD player, because as well as playing standard CD discs to the highest level, it is one of the very few modern machines that can handle SACD, plus it can double up as an audiophile DAC, with four digital inputs, including an optical, a coaxial, a type A USB (for USB stick / iPod / iPad) and a type B USB (for PC / MAC). This final input is of particular interest, because it is asynchronous with support not only for 192kHz / 24bits but also DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz, for maximized versatility and performance. The DAC section of the SA14-S1 SE is worthy of special note - it is superb, mirroring the performance of the DAC found in the company's benchmark £2,500 streamer, the NA-11S1.

The rest of the player is pretty spectacular, too, with a massive toroidal transformer providing the power and custom made components in evidence, throughout. It has the look of a product that has been 'breathed on' by the highly respected Ishiwata, right down to that lovely detailing on the front fascia and its cobalt blue illumination. All the attention to detail pays off when it comes to performance, because the SA-14S1 oozes class in the demonstration room, with an ultra-smooth, yet highly detailed delivery on both CD discs and via its various digital inputs. Everything is portrayed is an incredibly sure-footed manner that reveals all the detail of any musical piece, without ever giving the feeling that it is being overstretched, no matter how complex the music might get. In other words, it sounds just like a live performance.

Put the SA-14S1 SE together with the matching PM-14S1 SE and you have something rather unique - a top flight combo with absolutely exquisite Japanese construction that looks a million dollars and yet can still hold its head up high when compared to the sound of the very best audiophile units from Europe. This is Marantz at the top of its game!

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SA-14S1 SE
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SRP £1799