marantz hd dac1 pro-ject superstar

Anyone ever heard either one? Looks like its decent build quality. The superstar has tube.
Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

Comments

  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,250
    I keep wondering if the Marantz DAC is the same DAC in my 8005 SACD player? with a better headphone amp built in also just no SACD player?
    If so I really like the DAC in MY 8005 and us it for all my Flac & Hi-rez files & DSD downloads.
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,929
    I was wondering the same if its basically the dac without a transport.

    The Pro-ject looks interesting especially with tube.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • gcegce Posts: 2,177
    edited January 2015
    Interesting. I might want to look into this for my Digital music.

    t3mo89olm0rg.jpg
    Anaheim Hills CA,
    HT 5.1: Anthem MRX 720 / BDP-Denon DBT1713UD / Polkaudio LSiM703 / W4S mAmp's / Polkaudio LSiM706c / Polkaudio LSiM702F/X's / SVS PC12-NSD / Panasonic TC P55VT30

    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,929
    Reasonably priced in my opinion for a new unit that also does dsd.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,205
    Very nice, and at a down to earth price. One reviewer liked it better than his Teac.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,250
    If someone has a preamp without a DAC or headphone amp like my Vincent preamp, then this would be a nice edition to cover several things.
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,929
    I thought to myself if either one sounds decent, it kind of fits the bill between. Not a 4k $ unit but not a 300$ one either. Its about time some of the nicely built units start coming down in price. The technology isnt "New" anymore so the prices seem to be falling in line.

    Some of the all in one units like cocktail look cool also.

    Untill I saw audio advisor I didnt even know pro-ject was in the dac buisness. I used to have a tube-box from them. It was a good sounding unit. If I didnt have a geek tube soul waiting to be built, I might have done a 30 day trial on it.

    I have anyways liked marantz gear and it also caught my attention especially for 800 new.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,423
    Looks nice and clean. The Marantz seems to cover the same territory for a decent price as the Oppo HA-1 headphone amp but lacks some features a high-end product would have. They could probably sell some for more than the $799 price though given their name brand. The Oppo headphone amp at $1199 is more expensive, but also more full featured. If I was in the market, I'd probably go for the Oppo instead for the fully balanced design, and for their track record of following through on providing access to firmware updates over time.

    http://www.oppodigital.com/headphone-amplifier-ha-1/
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 Preamp; Classe Model 25 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio Power Director; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!