This website uses cookies

Learn More
Arrow left Marantz

Marantz HD-DAC1 Black DAC / Headphone Amplifier


Product Reference


View Description Free Next Day Delivery Downloads Price Match

0% Finance Available

View Available Plans

Twitter logo Facebook logo Google plus logo

Condition: New

Brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where applicable).


Limited 2-3 year warranty.  More info

Rated 5/5 based on 4 customer reviews

Order now for delivery on
Tue 21st January 2020

Hurry, only 2 left in stock.

More Information

Was: £749.00

The Marantz HD-DAC1 is a ultra high quality dedicated headphone amplifier, it creates simply amazing sound because it uses current feedback amplification technologies from Marantz’ 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.

HD-DAC1 is so powerful, it can even drive audiophile high impedance headphones of up to 600 ohm with complete MODE ease. All thanks to its three level gain control, Marantz HDAM 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 is also highly connectable with 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 there is 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. Marantz have even included a jitter remover and Dual Clock for extreme accuracy.

Without doubt this unit is a feast for the ears, it also looks good. Information on the current volume, input, resolution and more is shown on the stylish Marantz porthole display. HD-DAC1 has an unmistakable Marantz family resemblance, the solid aluminium front is supported by a double layer bottom plate and retro-style wooden side panels prove pure craftsmanship.

  • Tick High quality Headphone amplifier with DAC Mode
  • Tick 2x optical, coaxial and USB type B digital inputs capable of 192kHz/24bit
  • Tick Native DSD2.8 and 5.6 support
  • Tick Asynchronous mode
  • Tick High quality D/A converter CS4398
  • Tick Jitter remover
  • Tick Dual Clock
  • Tick Noise isolation for all digital inputs (USB-A, Optical, Coaxial, USB-B)
  • Tick HDAM & HDAM-SA2
  • Tick Gain control to support wide range of headphones
  • Tick Fix and variable RCA output
  • Tick iDevice capable front USB input
  • Tick Gold plated fix level and variable level RCA output terminals

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.


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

Inputs / Outputs

Headphone Out Yes
Headphone Volume Control Yes
Headphone Gain Control (low / mid / high) Yes
Analogue Input 1
Analogue Out (fix / variable) Yes / Yes
Digital Optical In / Out 2 / None
Digital Coaxial In / Out 1 / None
Sample Rate digital In 192kHz/24bit
Gold plated Cinch Yes
Front USB Yes
USB type B input for Computer (back) Yes
Asynchronous mode rear USB Yes
Sample Rate USB type B In 192kHz/24bit
USB-B DSD Audio Streaming DSD2.8 / DSD5.6
D-Bus Yes


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


Available colours Silver / Black
Remote Control RC001HD
Standby Consumption 0.3W
Auto power off Yes
Detachable Power Cable Yes
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) 250 x 270 x 90mm
Weight 5kg

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Marantz HD-DAC1 Silver DAC / Headphone Amplifier

Marantz HD-DAC1 Silver DAC / Headphone Amplifier

Was: £749.00 Now: £579.00

Finance - Pay Monthly

Pay monthly plans for up to 60 months, available on purchases between £299 and £25,000.

0% ONIF6 6 Months
15.9% ONIB12-15.9 12 Months
15.9% ONIB24-15.9 24 Months
15.9% ONIB36-15.9 36 Months
15.9% ONIB48-15.9 48 Months

Choose your deposit amount

Deposit variable between 10% and 50%, subject to a minimum loan value of £250.


Please note: These finance quotes are for a single purchase of the product listed on this page, at the price shown. Adding additional products or quantities to your order, or using any vouchers or other discounts will result in changes to the quotes and available terms.

For further information please visit the finance page.

All of our reviews are provided by real customers with verified purchases.

Reviews for this product.

02 October 2017

An absolute surprise how good this amp-dac is . No fatigue or artificial soundstage. Vocals sound great and separation is very good too . The only thing you will catch yourself doing is tapping with the rythm of music.Perfect pairing with my HD650 headphones. I have no bad comment at all abiut this little box! Love it !
21 September 2016

- Lancashire

replaced a musical fidelity m1 doc
04 December 2016

- Cheshire

No comment provided by customer.
21 November 2015

- Woking

No comment provided by customer.

Reviews for other available options.

23 October 2017

No comment provided by customer.
31 January 2017

I am using this unit as a Dac. First 10 hours the sound was great, the Sonic blast to compare to my high-end Soundblaster but after a couple of days, the sound became very similar to my Soundblaster. So I agree with both opinions in the Internet that this device can be massive improvement over any sound blaster and after a while all magic disapears.


This item is in stock and ready to dispatch. Limited quantity available.

Please see our stock information page for more details on how we show stock information on this website.


This item is available same day dispatch Monday to Friday, subject to cut-off times and excluding public holidays. Next working day and weekend deliveries available.

Delivery is available to most addresses within the United Kingdom. Some services may not be available to all postcodes. More information is available at the basket and on our delivery page.

We do not dispatch orders to addresses outside of the United Kingdom.

Others Also Bought

Marantz HD-CD1 Black CD Player

Marantz HD-CD1 Black CD Player

Was: £549.00 Now: £399.00