The Marantz SA-1 Super Audio CD Player: A new state of the art Digital Audio
The Marantz Reference Series SA-1 Super Audio CD Player represents nothing less than an astonishing advancement in high fidelity digital audio reproduction. The SA-1 employs Direct Stream Digital (DSD) technology to achieve a remarkable new level of sonic accuracy.
With a sampling rate of 2.8224mHz, the SACD format can deliver a frequency response from DC to over 100,000Hz and a dynamic range greater than 120dB - performance unmatched by any previous record/playback system. The Marantz SA-1 is truly the ultimate high fidelity music source.

Reference Series SA-1 features:

Leading-edge Super Audio CD digital signal processing circuitry, optics and mechanism including four 1-bit dual Direct Stream Digital D/A converters, an advanced full-floating laser mechanism with a die cast metal alloy housing and disc tray, plus a digital servo control for ultra precise disc tracking.

Enhanced playback quality from standard CDs, thanks to SA-1's precision digital filtering with 8-times oversampling for standard CD playback and Bitstream technology.

Marantz Reference quality parts and construction for ultimate sound quality, including audiophile grade internal components throughout, copper-shielded toroidal power transformer, aluminium alloy construction and a copper plated, double-layer steel bottom plate to dampen internal vibration and mechanically induced jitter; extensive internal copper shielding and other refinements.

HDAM (High Definition Amplifier Module) fully discrete copper shielded output stages for wide bandwidth, extremely fast slew rate and exceptional dynamic range. The SA-1 employs dual HDAM modules in a differential configuration, for vanishingly low noise and maximum signal purity.

CD-R playback capability - in addition to Super Audio CDs, standard CDs and hybrid Super Audio CD/standard CD discs, the SA-1 is playback-compatible with CD-R discs.

Programming and play modes include 20-track music programming and more.

Optical and coaxial digital outputs for convenient digital CD recording and playback.

Balanced (XLR) outputs for connection to a preamplifier with balanced inputs.

Ergonomically designed front panel with distinctive round center display window. The front panel display utilizes its own separate power transformer to totally isolate noise from the SA-1's internal circuitry.

Full-function aluminium alloy remote control.

Presenting the new reference standard in digital audio the Marantz Reference Series SA-1 Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) Player. The SA-1 represents nothing less than an astonishing advancement in high fidelity digital audio reproduction. It offers fidelity and sonic accuracy far beyond any previous digital or analog audio playback system. Engineered and built entirely without compromise, the Marantz SA-1 provides an unprecedented level of musical realism from Super Audio CDs, as well as exceptional playback quality from standard CDs. The SA-1 employs Direct Stream Digital (DSD) technology to achieve a remarkable new level of sonic purity.
With a sampling rate of 2.8224 MHz, the SACD format can deliver a frequency response from DC to over 100,000 Hz and a dynamic range greater than 120dB performance unmatched by any previous record/playback system. The Marantz SA-1 is truly the ultimate high fidelity music source.

The SA-1 incorporates leading-edge Super Audio CD digital signal processing circuitry with an advanced full-floating laser mechanism and die cast metal alloy housing and disc tray, plus a digital servo control for ultra precise disc tracking. Four 1-bit dual Direct Stream Digital D/A converters handle signals with perfection.
Enhanced playback quality from standard CDs is also assured, thanks to the SA-1's precision digital filtering with 8-times oversampling and Bitstream technology. The SA-1 personifies Marantz' Reference Series parts and construction techniques to obtain the ultimate in sound quality. Included are audiophile grade internal components throughout, copper-shielded toroidal power transformer, aluminum alloy construction and a copper plated, double-layer steel bottom plate to dampen internal vibration and mechanically induced jitter. In addition, extensive internal copper shielding prevents unwanted interference.

The SA-1 employs dual HDAM (High Definition Amplifier Modules) in a differential configuration, for vanishingly low noise and maximum signal purity. These fully discrete copper shielded output stages offer wide bandwidth, extremely fast slew rate and exceptional dynamic range. The SA-1 is playback-compatible with CD-R discs in addition to Super Audio CDs, standard CDs and hybrid Super Audio CD/standard CD discs. Optical and coaxial digital outputs are provided for convenient digital CD recording and playback, as well as balanced (XLR) outputs for connection to a preamplifier with balanced inputs. Programming and play modes include 20-track music programming and more.

The ergonomically designed front panel features a distinctive round center display window. The front panel display utilizes its own separate power transformer to totally isolate noise from the SA-1s internal circuitry. Finally, the full-function aluminum alloy remote control perfectly compliments the unique beauty of the SA-1.

Specifications Marantz SA-1 SACD player
Optical readout system Wavelength 650 nm
Laser AIGaAs
Channels 2 channels
Frequency range (SACD) 2 Hz - 100 kHz
Frequency response 2 Hz to 50 kHz (3 dB)
Dynamic range 109 dB
Sampling frequency 2.8224 MHz
Total harmonic distortion (1 kHz) 0.0012%
Wow and flutter Precision of quartz
Analog output
Output level (unbalanced) 2.2 V
Output level (balanced) 3.9 V
General
System SACD/CD
Applicable discs CD
CD-R
SACD
Hybrid CD/SACD
Power requirements 120 V, 60 Hz, 33 W
Dimensions H x W x D 133mm x 458mm x 365mm
Weight 39 lbs./17.7 kg