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MARANTZ HD-DAC1 Headphone Amplifier & Digital/Analog Converter - Black

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MARANTZ HD-DAC1 Headphone Amplifier & Digital/Analog Converter - Black

Regular Price: $1,450.00

Special Price $1,232.50

Warranty Period: 2 years (3 with registration) Sold as: Single Unit
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The HD-DAC1 is so powerful, it can even drive audiophile high-impedance headphones of up to 600 ohm - with complete ease. All thanks to its three-level gain control, Marantz HDAM-SA2 modules, a high current audiophile DAC (CS4398), and its Premium Quality fixed and variable RCA outputs.

It is so powerful, it not only drives headphones, you can also directly connect it to your Hi-Fi integrated amplifier or to a pair of active speakers or power amps. It’s also highly connectable. Optical and coaxial digital inputs as well as a USB-B port enable you to stream music directly from your PC or MAC. iDevices can also be connected via the USB port on the front. For even more connectivity we have also included an analogue input.

The USB-B works in asynchronous mode to support not only 192 kHz / 24bits high-resolution audio but also the DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz for maximized performance and the most direct way to enjoy excellent quality. To safeguard quality when connected to a computer, we built extended isolation around the USB-B input to eliminate the chance of high frequency noise generated by the computer entering the HD-DAC1. 

We even included a jitter remover and Dual Clock for extreme accuracy.  Without doubt, the HD-DAC1 is a feast for the ears. It also looks good.  Info on volume, input, resolution, etc. is shown on the stylish Marantz Porthole Display.

While the solid aluminum front is supported by a double layer bottom plate and retro-style side panels.  Pure craftsmanship.



• High quality Headphone amplifier with DAC Mode
• 2x optical, coaxial and USB type B digital inputs capable of 192kHz/24bit
• Native DSD2.8 and 5.6 support
• Asynchronous mode
• High quality D/A converter CS4398
• Jitter remover
• Dual Clock
• Noise isolation for all digital inputs (USB-A, Optical, Coaxial, USB-B)
• Gain control to support wide range of headphones
• Fix and variable RCA output
• iDevice capable front USB input
• Gold plated fix level and variable level RCA output terminals




DAC operation mode: USB / Coax / Optical
Asynchronous mode rear USB
Bit-perfect transmission
USB-B DSD Audio Streaming: DSD2.8 / DSD5.6
Ground isolator for DAC Mode operation
iPod / iPhone compatible USB input
DAC chip CS4398
Jitter reducer
High Grade Audio Components
Customised Components

Headphone Out
Headphone Volume Control
Headphone Gain Control (low / mid / high)
Analogue Input 1
Analogue Out (fix / variable)
2x Digital Optical In
1x Digital Coaxial In
Sample Rate digital In 192kHz/24bit
Gold plated Cinch
Front USB
USB type B input for Computer (back)
Asynchronous mode rear USB
Sample Rate USB type B In 192kHz/24bit
USB-B DSD Audio Streaming: DSD2.8 / DSD5.6


Frequency Response 2 Hz - 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 106 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion 0,0012%
Channel Separation 100 dB
Headphone Power 800mW / 32 ohm


Remote Control RC001HD
Standby Consumption in W 0.3
Auto power off
Detachable Power Cable
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm: 250 x 270 x 90
Weight in kg: 5


Product Faqs

  • What can I plug into my DAC?

    DAC's will usually have a number of inputs. Coaxial and Toslink Optical are the most common, while USB is still also very common.

    The Optical and Coaxial connections can have a CD player, network streamer, television, dvd/blu-ray disc player, game console, and some computers.

    The USB input can handle pretty much any kind of computer, or a phone with the appropriate adapter (OTG for android, Camera Connect Kit for iOS devices).

  • What is a DAC?

    Every digital device with an analog output has a Digital to Analog Converter of some kind. In the case of phones, televisions, and computers, they are usually stuck on as an afterthought, or just to do the job of creating analog sound to be amplified and played through speakers.

    Having a standalone DAC is a worthwhile investment in any modern Hi-Fi system, essentially all the circuitry involved in creating that signal you can hear from the 1's and 0's is housed in its own box, with usually a much better design than what you would find in your television or computer.

    A DAC can be useful to connect digital devices to an analog amplifier if the amplifier doesn't have digital inputs. Or if you are after a cleaner, more refined sound.

    Things to listen for in higher quality DAC's are separation of sounds (how well you can hear a single voice or instrument in the mix of all the others), "textures" of sounds (raspyness of a bow being drawn across the strings of a double bass), or the clarity of echo's and quiet noises among loud instruments.