Marantz NA-11S1 Premium Network Audio Player
Hi-Fi News 'Highly Commended'
'Marantz's new NA-11S1 shows just what is possible from modern high-res digital sources. It has a plethora of facilities, including stable streaming and USB provision, and is beautifully built. Its subtle, smooth and intricately detailed sound sets an enviable standard.'
EISA 2013-2014 Award Winner - Best Product 'Digital Audio Player'
'The player is immaculately finished while its subtle, smooth and intricately detailed sound is always musical, setting an
enviable standard. Without doubt, the NA-11S1 is a supreme streamer.'
"The Marantz NA-11S1 is arguably The best network audio player money can buy regardless of price" - A bold statement indeed, however when you consider the functionality and audio performance on offer it is hard to disagree with Ken Ishiwata's claim.
The NA-11S1 sets a new benchmark in network audio performance, supporting the ultra high-def master audio file formats via USB-B including handling native DSD2.8 & DSD5.6 files, meaning you can enjoy 'studio master' quality in the home. In addition to this the NA11S1 uses Marantz's legendary HDAM-SA2 & HDAM's on the analogue circuitry along with the obligatory use of copper for the chassis (a theme of all high-end Premium Marantz products).
The NA-11S1 uses the High Current Audiophile DSD1792 in conjunction with an original DSP and digital filter - PEC777 known collectively as 'Marantz Musical Mastering'. This type of filtering retains far more information than typical algorithm's and results in a far wider and deeper sound stage with more detail throughout the frequency range
When paired with the matching Marantz PM-11S3 amplifier the NA-11S1 can act as overall system control allowing not only control of the network player (via the iOS or Andriod app) but also the volume and source selection on the amplifier from the app.
Finally the NA-11 has the usual suite of features expected of any decent network player, FLAC / WAV up to 192/24 bit file compatibility, DLNA 1.5 & Airplay streaming, internet radio, optical / coax / USB digital inputs including direct iphone/ipad support and USB-B in direct asynchronous mode.