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Marantz SA-7S1 Reference SACD Player

by September 09, 2006
Filed under: DVD/HD-DVD Players

This week at the CEDIA Expo, Marantz introduced their state-of-the-art SA-7S1 Reference SACD Player, packed with audiophile-grade selected components.

The SA-7S1 features a newly designed aluminum mechanism, as well as advancements such as a selectable digital filter, low-jitter internal clock, digital phase converter and more. To bring out the best and brightest sounds of today's advanced digital audio disc formats, including SACD, CD, and CD-R/RW recordings, the platinum SA-7S1 SACD player utilizes refinements such as D-A Isolated Circuit Construction, high-accuracy NPC SM5966AS DACs, and DAM SA Buffer Amps. An ingeniously designed shorter signal path circuit board construction adds to the SA-7S1's stunning music reproduction capabilities, decoding SACD's Direct Stream Digital (DSD) bit stream (1-bit sampled at 2.8224 MHz) with frequency response to 100 kHz and an incredible dynamic range of 113 dB (at lower frequencies).

The player's audiophile-grade massive toroidal transformer delivers all the power necessary to bring out the best in digital music sources. The SA-7S1's front-panel FL display features Marantz's blue backlighting and utilizes a separate power supply to prevent noise interfering with the audio signal path.

The SA-7S1 carries a MSRP: $6,999.99 and will be available in November, 2006.

For more information visit www.marantz.com

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Over the years J. has constantly found himself to be an "early-adopter," spending way too much money on "new" technologies such as Compact Disc, LaserDisc, and DVD. He is one of the few people who actually purchased (and still owns) a CORE programmable remote control (bonus points if you remember this product).

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