Marantz announce the launch of its Reference Class NA-11S1 Network Audio Player and DAC (SRP: $3,499.00). The NA-11S1 combines advanced Internet streaming and digital connectivity options, all in a package designed for “total ease-of-use and flexibility”. Equipped with multiple HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) devices, the NA-11S1 provides connectivity to a broad range of portable devices as well as PC connectivity, all controlled with the supplied remote as well as with the Marantz Remote App on iPhone, iPad or iTouch.*
It’s equipped with dual master audio clock generators with jitter reduction for numerous sampling frequencies and bit depths, up to 192 kHz/24 bits. The NA-11S1 supports file types including WAV, WMA, MP3, MPEG-4 AAC, FLAC and ALAC, as well as DSD. The latest Marantz DSP processor (DSP PEC777f3) provides digital filtering, and the NA-11S1 offers a number of DSP modes that let users customize the sound, including two modes for digital sources, as well as the option of noise shaping and a DC filter with a 1.7 Hz cutoff.
There are two output choices – unbalanced (RCA) and balanced (XLR). The balanced outputs also feature a phase-inversion option for compatibility with any XLR-equipped pre-amp.