Mahwah, N.J. – Marantz’s first headphone amplifier will feature an integrated DAC and be available in October.
The $799-suggested HD-DAC1 features optical, coaxial and USB type B asynchronous inputs, the latter capable of 192kHz/24bit streaming from a connected Mac or PC. It also features Apple-device-capable front USB input, native DSD2.8 and 5.6 decoding, and jitter remover and dual clocks for high accuracy. Marantz built in noise isolation for all digital inputs, gain control to support wide range of headphones, and fixed and variable RCA output.
The HD-DAC1 is said to be powerful enough to drive audiophile high-impedance headphones up to 600 ohms as well as integrated amplifiers and active speakers.