THD+N vs Frequency at 24/48kHz is shown in Graph 16 and you can see the Marantz SA-14S1 SE returned excellent results across both channels for both 0dB and –20dB signals. THD vs Level (Graph 17) was also an excellent result, as was the result for jitter susceptibility (Graph 18).
The Marantz SA-14S1 SE’s performance with square wave and single pulses has been shown for both filter settings. With a pulse signal you can see the difference is in the level and extent of the pre- and post-ringing. With square waves you can see that the overshoot is almost the same irrespective of the filter used, but that there’s much more ringing with Filter 2 than with Filter 1.
Marantz’s SA-14S1 SE returned outstanding performance in all three of its operating modes: as a CD player, as an SACD player and as a DAC. Steve Holding