For those who don't know, I'm not only a fan of TOTL closed dynamic Japanese headphones but also of B&W and Marantz gear.
Now Marantz has 2 exciting new DACs coming up in their Premium range this year, one in July and one in October. Their "Premium Range" is the higher priced/end range as opposed to their normal range "The Range" which contains the lower priced devices as well as thei A/V gear.
The first one is the SA-11S3, actually an SACD player with optical, coaxial and USB inputs so it can act as a dac. Asynchronous USB input up to 192/24 and a secont front USB input for portable players or USB sticks. XLR and RCA out as well as a claimed quality headphone out. Price is 4000€.
The second on is the NA-11S1, a Dac with newtork player, AirPlay and Internet Radio. Maybe FM/AM tuner as well but that isn't confirmed yet. Again, optical, coaxial and async 192/24 USB plus second front USB. XLR and RCA out and the same HP out. Price is 3000€.
Their statement about the HP out could be true going by my experience with the NA7004 ("The Range" version of the NA-11S1) I have and SA8400 I had.
Both devices will have fixed outputs, they are not preamps.
There also will be a PM-11S3 integrated amp which is an update of their current PM-11S2 and that one is already quite a beast. Price 4000€, availability July.
In the range there will be a UD7007, their newest universal disc player that plays evything, DVD-Audio, SACD, BluRay, .... Price 1100€, availability October.
Instead of pics I give you a video this time.
Man, this will be an expensive year for me! ;)
Everything available in black as well.