Introduction, Applicable discs to the unit, Product features – Marantz SA-15S1 User Manual

Page 6: About super audio, Playing cd-rw discs

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1. Super Audio CD

There are three types of Super Audio CDs.

Single-layer Disc

Dual-layer Disc

Hybrid-layer Disc

And each type may contain two areas of recorded information.

High quality stereo area

High quality multi-channel area**

Single Layer Disc
It can contain both high quality stereo area and high quality
multi-channel area** information.

Dual Layer Disc
It can contain both high quality stereo area and high quality
multi-channel area** information. And a double amount of
information can be stored on the disc thanks to the second

Hybrid Layer Disc
Not only does this disc contain both high sound quality
stereo area and high sound quality multi-channel area**
information, it also has a CD layer in the second layer, so it
can be played on a CD player.

The number of tracks recorded may vary per layer. It will be
shown on the display window of the unit.

** This unit is a stereo-only player, and so it cannot play

high-quality multi-channel audio areas. (It does not
recognize multi-channel areas.)

2. Audio CD (CDDA)

Audio CDs contain music tracks only.

Thank you for selecting the Marantz SA-15S1 Super Audio
CD Player for your Audio system.
This Player incorporates a number of features designed to
enhance the listening of your favorite audio sources.
Please read these operating instructions carefully. We
recommend that you read the entire user guide before you
attempt to connect or operate the player.
After you have reviewed the contents of this manual,we suggest
that you make all system connections before you attempt to
operate the unit.


This unit can playback the outstanding sound performance in
Super Audio CD. This unit has the following unique features.

Low-noise low-distortion filter circuit and high-speed
current-feedback-type output amplifier with the differential
input type HDAM.

Text information display function that can display disc titles,
track titles etc. in Super Audio CD.

CD-R/CD-RW discs can be played.


The Super Audio standard is based on Direct Stream Digital
(DSD) technology. This new direct-stream digital format
comprises a 1-bit system that has a digital sampling frequency
that is 64 times higher than that of conventional audio CD. The
results are spectacular: a frequency response of over 100k
Hz and a 120 dB dynamic range over the entire audible
spectrum. Mixed with as many of the original frequencies as
possible, the audio information audible for human ears sounds
much more natural.
All audible frequencies are, after all, embedded in the frequency
range as emitted by the sound source. A better reproduction
does not exist! For the first time your ears will relive reality.


This unit can play back the CD-RW (ReWritable) discs as well
as ordinary Audio CD and CD-R (Recordable) discs.

The CD-R and CD-RW discs should contain properly-recorded
TOC information so that they can be played back. In CD
recorders, the task of writing TOC information is referred to as
finalizing the disc. Discs that are not finalized cannot be properly
recognized as an Audio CD and played back by regular CD
players and Super Audio CD players. For details, please read
the instruction manual provided with a CD recorder.
* TOC stands for Table Of Contents and contains

information such as the total number of tracks and total
playing time of the disc.

This unit can play only the discs recorded in the CD-DA
format designed for music reproduction. Do not attempt to
play a disc containing other data, such as a CD-ROM for
PCs, on this unit.

As the playback of a CD-RW disc necessitates partial
change of the player setup, it may take longer time for
reading the TOC information than when an Audio CD or
CD-R disc is played.


Disc Types

Single-layer Disc

Dual-layer Disc

Hybrid-layer Disc

HD layer

HD layer

CD layer

HD layer

Hybrid Super Audio CD Disc


CD layer that plays on any of your
existing CD players

High-Density layer containing:


- High sound quality stereo


- High sound quality multi-channel**

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