The PM-14S1 features Marantz’ best analog audio technology.There are multiple analog inputs and outputs, including a high quality phono processor that can accept moving magnet and moving coil signals, analog input signals remain in the analog domain all the way through to the headphone and speaker outputs. The power amplifier section delivers 90 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 140 watts per channel into 4 ohms, and the power supply features a massive 650 VA toroidal power transformer with oxygen free copper secondary windings, as well as high speed, high current Schottky Barrier Diodes in the rectifier stage. Our exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technologies are employed throughout, including the phono processor, line stages, power amplifier stages and the headphone output circuit. The elegant remote control can also control the matching SA-14S1 SACD player.
Featuring discrete circuit components, as opposed to an integrated circuit, our exclusive HDAM technology preserves analog signal purity, delivering wide band audio with expansive dynamic range along with an inaudible noise floor. A total of 24 HDAM SA2 and SA3 units are employed in the phono, line level, headphone output, preamp and power amp stages.
For compatibility with the widest range of speaker impedances, the power amplifier stages feature high current power output devices, and for maximum channel separation, each amplifier stage features segregated circuitry along with individual massive extruded aluminium alloy heat sinks with a large effective radiating area that provide fan-less and noise-less heat dissipation. The amplifier is rated at 90 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 140 watts per channel into 4 ohms, assuring high stability and wide dynamic range, even with lower impedance speakers.
In addition to the phono and CD analog inputs, there are two additional line level inputs, and two pairs of recorder input/output jacks that together let you connect multiple sources and recorders. There's also a power amp direct input that lets you use the PM-14S1 as a standalone stereo power amplifier for additional system configuration versatility, along with stereo preamp outputs that let you connect the PM-14S1 to an external power amplifier