Open up a new world of exciting audio content with the NA-11S1 reference-class Network Audio Player and DAC, which includes a host of internet streaming and device connectivity options. Equipped with exclusive Marantz technologies, including the use of multiple HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) devices, the NA-11S1 includes connectivity to a range of portable devices and it also includes PC connectivity, all easily controlled with the supplied remote as well as with your iOS or Android smartphone, thanks to the available Marantz Remote App.
Listen to Computer, Web-based and Portable Digital Media
Equipped with an RJ-45 LAN port, you can connect the NA-11S1 to your home network to access thousands of internet radio stations and music streaming via Pandora, SiriusXM and Spotify. There’s a front panel USB type A port that lets you connect your portable device directly, and it features automatic iPod detection and charging, even during standby mode. The USB type B port on the rear panel lets you connect a PC directly, and our newly developed Ground/Signal isolator technology helps to reduce PC noise for the highest quality sound.
Via AirPlay and your wireless home network, you can stream content from your iTunes library directly to the NA-11S1, and you can also access your iTunes content with the direct PC connection.
A host of Marantz digital technologies combine to deliver the ultimate audio experience. The NA-11S1 is equipped with dual master audio clock generators with jitter reduction for numerous sampling frequencies and bit depths, up to 192 kHz/24 bits. A number of audio file types are supported, including WAV, WMA, MP3, MPEG-4 AAC, FLAC and ALAC, as well as DSD over PCM.
Multiple Filters Offer Versatile Listening Options
The latest Marantz DSP processor (DSP PEC777f3) provides precision digital filtering, and the NA-11S1 offers a number of DSP modes that let you tailor the sound to your liking. There are two for digital sources, as well as the option of noise shaping and a DC filter with a 1.7 Hz cutoff.
Exclusive Output Technology Ensures Faithful Playback
For optimum audio fidelity, the NA-11S1 features high current, high resolution audiophile D/A converters, operating in differential mode for the lowest noise and widest dynamic range. The critical post-D/A current-to-voltage conversion is handled by the latest Marantz HDAM-SA2 devices, which feature precision discrete components in lieu of standard op amp chips. The final analog output stage features additional HDAM devices, and there are two output choices – unbalanced (RCA) and balanced (XLR). The balanced outputs also feature a phase-inversion option for compatibility with any XLR-equipped pre-amp.
Multiple Ports for Versatile Connectivity
Dual (optical and coaxial) outputs are provided for connection to other components, and there are also dual digital inputs that let you use the NA-11S1 as a DAC with other digital audio sources. There’s also a high-quality dedicated headphone amplifier, which features its own output stage that’s also equipped with HDAM-SA2 devices along with a precision variable analog volume control.
Rugged, Durable Construction
As befits its reference-class status, the NA-11S1 features a rugged chassis with internal copper-plated surfaces. The thick 5mm top panel can easily support the weight of an additional component, and the dual-layer bottom plate and die-cast aluminum cabinet feet provide solid rigidity along with additional resistance from external vibrations. The beefy power supply features a high current toroidal power transformer with multiple oxygen free copper (OFC) secondary windings, and is housed in a copper-plated enclosure for maximum shielding. Multiple separate circuit boards ensure minimal interference between the various analog and digital stages.
Muri‐Bern, February 2013
TMA Audio introduced a new line of loudspeakers and subwoofers, which are created from a musical perspective. Human sound perception has been combined with the innovative TMA Audio measurement techniques resulting in a product that satisfies customers’expectations. The new loudspeaker line consists of the following 2 series:
TMA Audio Adagio Large floor standing loudspeaker, 2½‐way loudspeaker
TMA Audio Sonata Small floor standing loudspeaker, 2½‐way loudspeaker
TMA Audio Duo Corde Bookshelf loudspeaker, 2‐way loudspeaker
TMA Audio Contrabasso subwoofer
TMA Audio Allegro Large Column loudspeaker, 2½‐way loudspeaker
TMA Audio Menuetto Small Column loudspeaker, 2½‐way loudspeaker
TMA Audio Pizzicato Bookshelf speaker, 2‐way loudspeaker
TMA Audio Basso subwoofer
TMA Audio’s goal is to provide high‐quality loudspeakers that convert electrical signals into natural sound without adding or omitting information. TMA Audio loudspeakers and subwoofers provide customers a true concert experience in their own environment. The TMA Audio sound engineers have combined light cone materials, such as textile, paper or paper‐composites. Materials like metal that produce ringing and coloration have been completely avoided. Adding high quality crossover‐designs result in wide dispersion, fast pulse and natural sound reproduction. Visit our website for more additional information:
TMA Audio GmbH
Telefon: +41 31 951 52 12
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(Lexington, KY) February 6, 2013 —
THIEL Audio winner of over 60 prestigious awards for loudspeaker design and performance since 1978, has announced that consumer electronics senior executive Bob Brown has been appointed to the company’s board of directors and will take over as interim COO effective immediately. Brown, recently named to CEDIA’s board of directors, brings a rich legacy and successful track record in the performance audio category to THIEL as the former President and CEO of Lenbrook America, which distributed NAD Electronics and PSB Speakers. Brown was also President and COO of Tivoli Audio and currently serves as the international sales manager for ZVOX Audio. Brown’s role with THIEL will be to provide the company’s new ownership with a complete analysis of the existing operation, including manufacturing, domestic and international sales as well as marketing. “THIEL is a brand with a very rich history and my goal will be to provide the guidance and market awareness necessary to maximize opportunities going forward,” Brown stated. “It’s important that as we adapt THIEL’s domestic and international sales processes as well as its product development direction to contemporary business ideals, but that we do so very mindful of the brand’s legacy. This ownership group seems acutely aware of this necessity and appreciative of the pitfalls that have characterized other investor-led high-end audio acquisitions.” added Brown. THIEL currently offers floorstanding, architectural and bookshelf speakers as well as
subwoofers manufactured at the company’s longtime headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. “We are very excited to be able to leverage the vast resources and depth of knowledge that Bob Brown brings to an energized team here at THIEL,” commented CEO Bill Thomas. “We are committed to bringing innovative high performance audio products to market and we feel confident that Bob can provide critical direction toward meeting that objective,” Thomas added. THIEL Audio Products Company of Lexington, Kentucky is a privately-held, engineering driven organization that performs research, design, and manufacturing of loudspeakers for the highest quality music and video sound reproduction in the home. The beauty of THIEL loudspeakers can be traced back to design concepts born from powerfully innovative thinking. For over 30 years, THIEL has woven a nearly magical synergy between engineering brilliance and an unfailing passion to create the most lifelike reproduction of recorded music. Along this quest for sonic perfection, THIEL’s customers, music aficionados, and audio press from around the world have lauded THIEL’s loudspeaker designs as some of the best ever conceived. THIEL manufactures ten individual products ranging in price from $1090 each to $14,700 per pair. www.thielaudio.com
Award-Winning Studio Designer Selects Bryston 4BSST² Amplifier to Drive Control Room Monitors
Peterborough, Ontario February 4th, 2013
Bryston, LTD has announced that award-winning studio designer Carl Tatz has selected the Bryston 4BSST² stereo amplifier to power the control room monitors in a studio designed for multi-Grammy®-winning engineer Bob Bullock. “I brought the first Bryston 4B to the Nashville studio scene in the '80s. It has since become the world standard for pro studio amplification. When budget permits, I always spec Bryston for its effortless performance, high resolution sweet top and unmatched low-end muscle,” reported Carl Tatz. The 4B is the most popular of the Squared Series amplifier and delivers 300 watts into 8 Ohms or 500 watts into 4 Ohms (900W into 8 Ohms (Bridged Mono). The 4BSST² features balanced and unbalanced inputs, selectable gain (23 or 29dB) all in a convection-cooled fully aluminum chassis requiring no noisy cooling fans. All Squared Series amplifiers from Bryston are available with silver or black faceplate (3U + .55”) and in 17-inch width (without handles) or 19-inch (with handles). A rack-mountable Pro Edition is available in black. “Bryston first unveiled the 4B amplifier back in 1976. The 4B, (and all its successors up to the 4BSST²), have been adopted as the among the most popular studio reference amplifiers of all time. We are excited that both a respected designer and an esteemed engineer chose Bryston for this pioneering project.”
Chris Russell, CEO of Bryston, LTD-
Bullock’s control room is the first to employ the Carl Tatz MixRoom™ concept, which was designed to emulate the look and performance of the Tatz’s award-winning custom control room designs at a fraction of the cost. It leverages the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ family of control room acoustic modules and Tatz’s PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol, which is a multi-step process for monitoring optimization that includes system damping, speaker decoupling and isolation mounting, laser-calibrated speaker distancing and angle alignments, proprietary high resolution digital processing for crossover points and slopes for pass filtering, EQ and much more. "I am blown away with the evolution of Carl's work in this second room he has designed for me," quotes multi-Grammy®-winning engineer Bob Bullock.
About Bryston: Bryston first opened for business in 1962 as a manufacturer of medical equipment. The company was purchased in 1968 by John W. Russell, an ex-NASA engineer. Together with sons Chris, Brian and John D., they first started exploring the field of accurate, reliable audio amplification in the early 1970s. Since that time Bryston has become legendary for their hand-built quality, superb performance and dependability under load in the home, professional and commercial markets. Bryston amplifiers are used in some of the world’s most renowned recording studios and owned by many discerning music professionals. Bryston applies precision manufacturing techniques and materials in the assembly of their electronic equipment that are more typically utilized by the military and aerospace industries. Bryston is based in Peterborough, Ontario Canada, northeast of Toronto, and is sold through over 150 dealers in North America and 60 countries worldwide.