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Marantz HD-DAC1

Headphone Amplifier w/DAC

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This ultra-high quality dedicated Headphone Amplifier creates simply amazing sound because it uses Current Feedback amplification technologies from Marantz’s high-end Premium 11 Series. Headphones have always added extra intensity to music. Now, with the Marantz HD-DAC1, that intensity reaches new climactic heights. This completely new product category comes with a new design, but as always with the unmistakable Marantz family resemblance.

The powerful HD-DAC1 can drive audiophile high-impedance headphones up to 600 ohm - with complete MODE 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.

Optical and coaxial digital inputs as well as a USB-B port let you stream music directly from your PC or MAC. Any iOS device can also be connected and charged via the USB port on the front. For even more connectivity Marantz also included an analogue input that bypasses the DAC. The USB-B input works in asynchronous mode to support not only 192 kHz / 24bits high-resolution audio but also the DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz formats for maximized performance and the most direct way to enjoy high resolution lossless audio files.

To safeguard quality when connected to a computer, Marantz constructed the HD-DAC1 headphone amplifier with extended isolation around the USB-B input to eliminate the chance of a high frequency noise being generated by the computer. They also supported the solid aluminum front with a double layer bottom plate and added retro-style side panels—this is pure craftsmanship! Lastly, Marantz included a jitter remover and dual clock for extreme accuracy. Info on volume, input, resolution, etc. is shown on the signature Marantz porthole display. This isn't just a headphone's a machine!


  • 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: Cirrus CS4398
  • Jitter reducer
  • HDAM version: HDAM+HDAM SA2
  • High Grade Audio Components



Height (inches) 3.54
Width (inches) 9.84
Depth (inches) 10.63
DLNA Certified No
Optical Digital Inputs 2
Optical Digital Outputs -
Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Outputs -
Audyssey No
AirPlay No
HDMI Standby Passthrough No
USB Front/Rear No
Component Video Inputs No
Component Video Outputs No
Channels No
Watts Per Channel No
HDMI Inputs No
HDMI Outputs No


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