HD-AMP1 from Marantz
Housed in an elegant compact chassis that occupies just over 1 square foot of desktop or shelf space, the HD-AMP1 digital integrated amplifier 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 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.
Featuring 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 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.
The front panel 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.