Marantz has been introducing new products into the marketplace at quite a clip over the past year. Even as a reviewer, it has been hard to keep up. Their recent lines of A/V Home Theater receivers are stellar, and even the entry-level products push the price-to-performance ratio to the limit of what I thought was possible. Their recent entry level two channel components offer crazy value, as I recently found out with the PM5005 and CD5005 integrated amp/CD player.
Marantz digital has always impressed me, from the first time I heard one of their superb SACD players. Their disc spinners have smartly been reintroduced with digital inputs, which is what the market wants. They also have two superb streamers, the NA-8005 and the flagship NA-11S1. The NA-11S1 was a knockout, built to a standard befitting Top Shelf status. Decoding virtually every commercially available resolution including DSD, it left very few stones unturned. I also loved the NA-14s1 SACD player/DAC, which also decoded DSD via a USB input.Marantz has decided to fill in a bit of a gap in their line with the introduction of the HD-DAC1 headphone amp, DSD DAC, and preamp.
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