Review - Marantz HD-AMP1 - Integrated Amp By Andrew Everard

Review - Marantz HD-AMP1

Marantz HD-AMP1

Review - Marantz HD-AMP1 - Integrated Amp By Andrew Everard
A review of the Marantz HD-AMP1 - A miniature integrated amp that combines a USB DAC, that comes in at £799, by Andrew Everard. The review sees the HD-AMP1 decoding up to DSD256 (plus of course more commonly available computer audio files ) and there's another extreme where the review speakers are the £12,500 B&W 803 D3, an unlikely pairing that the reviewer finds to work very well with a conclusion of :-

Played through the Bowers & Wilkins speakers in particular, the Marantz HD-AMP1 just delivers more presence and sparkle as you move up through the DSD spectrum, but it’s also entirely convincing both when used with more modest speakers and when playing files at standard CD resolution. This is an amplifier you can buy with confidence for your current music collection, knowing it has the wherewithal to handle whichever direction your purchases may take you in the future.

Just occasionally I come across a product beyond the extremely good and well into truly special territory – having used the HD-AMP1 for a while now, I’m convinced the Marantz team has done it again. Compact it may be, but this amplifier has definite giant-killing ability, and is one of the most convincing products in its sector this side of £1000, if not beyond.

Add in the stylish ‘retro’ looks, the solidity of build and the comprehensive specification, and you have a real hi-fi bargain on your hands.

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