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Marantz SA-11S2 SACD Player

by September 07, 2007
Filed under: Transports
Marantz SA-11S2

Marantz SA-11S2

Marantz has introduced several high-end component separates at CEDIA 2007, including the SA-11S2 SACD Player, which will be available in October with a MSRP of $3,699.

To bring out the very best sound of today’s advanced digital audio disc formats, including SACD, CD, and CD-R/RW recordings, the SA-11S2 SACD player utilizes a brand new drive mechanism, a unique super- solid chassis design, as well as refinements such as high-speed DSD (Direct Stream Digital) DACs, a specially designed digital filter and new HDAM SA Buffer Amps.  An ingeniously designed shorter signal path circuit board construction adds to the SA-11S2’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 SA-11S2’s solid chassis construction and newly designed mechanism, combined with additional shielding and a double-layer bottom plate, eliminate sound-degrading vibration. The player’s audiophile-grade massive toroidal transformer delivers all the power necessary to bring out the best in digital music sources. The player’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.  Based on the award winning SA-7S1, the SA-11S2 will be available in October 2007.  For more information:  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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