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Marantz SM-11S1

by September 07, 2007
Filed under: Amplifiers
Marantz SM-11S1

Marantz SM-11S1

Marantz has introduced several high-end component separates at CEDIA 2007, including the SM-11S1 Stereo Power Amplifier, which will be available in November with a MSRP of $4,199.

Based on the highly acclaimed PM-11S1 and the MA-9S2 Marantz reference-quality amplifiers, the SM-11S1 at its core, combines the best of both products.  Featuring a massive audiophile-grade toroidal transformer, two stage amplifier design, and the brand new ultra high speed HDAM SA3 (High Definition Amplifier Modules Super Audio) in the output stage, the new SM-11S1 raises the bar for amplifiers in this category. For accurate tonal and image balance with virtually no distortion, the SM-11S1 features symmetrical circuitry, independent oversized heat sinks and hand-selected customized components throughout. Ultrawide bandwidth circuitry provides a frequency response from 5 Hz – 120 kHz, with a remarkable greater-than-100dB channel separation. The combination of these audio enhancing features results in music reproduction that captures the essence of each recording, with every sonic nuance audible in a rich, enveloping soundstage. And to ensure optimum signal purity with no noise interference, the amplifier’s newly designed display, featuring unique Marantz “Blue” backlighting, operates on its own independent power supply.   
For the ultimate in flexibility, the SM-11 provides users with a variety of hook up options such as balanced and unbalanced operation as well as Bridged mono, Stereo and Bi amp capabilities.  In addition, the amplifier can be hooked up to two systems simultaneously, one “two channel” system and another “home theater” system through its balanced and unbalanced connections with independent gain memory.  For the custom installer, looking for a high quality power amp, the SM-11S1 also features “power on” via a DC Trigger.  The SM-11S1 will be available in November 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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