3applicable discs to the unit, Product features, About super audio – Marantz SA-11S1 User Manual

Page 8: Playing cd-rw discs, Introduction

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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.


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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