MARANTZ - SA-11S3 REFERENCE SACD - CD PLAYER
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Marantz SA-11s3: The Gold Standard Gets Another Huge Upgrade
One of the Most Natural-Sounding, Full-Featured Digital Players Ever Built
For a Limited Time, Purchase a SA-11S3 and Get a Free Marantz Consolette*
The Marantz SA-11s2 was one of the most musical and best-reviewed CD/SACD players we had ever heard...and now it's even better! The completely redesigned Marantz Reference SA-11s3 offers several major advancements over its predecessor. Fully updated and improved, this award-winning player now features a Burr-Brown PCM 1792A DAC chip for both PCM and DSD decoding and includes a USB DAC with asynchronous input and 24bit/192kHz decoding. A new custom digital filter features 8x oversampling and user-adjustable settings. The SA-11s3 also receives the latest Marantz transport mechanism, the SACDM-2, which receives a new sub-chassis and more rigid mounting. A fully-copper-enclosed toroidal transformer, a customized low-jitter clock, and the Marantz HDAM-SA2 analog output stage round out this top performing player's check list. Bottom line: the SA-11s3 is a digital work station that does it all and does it right.
"The SA-11S3 may be the best digital source component from Marantz yet. It is a virtual Swiss Army knife of digital playback. Not only does the SA-11S3 act as a digital hub and a DAC, but it is one with no compromise in quality across the board. By the way, it is also a superb SACD player."
The reference-player weighs in at almost 40 pounds with an all-new black anodized aluminum billet chassis copper lined chassis. A luxurious measure against radiated noise, copper-lining adds considerable mass for enhanced resonance damping as well. The player’s massive transformer has an additional copper shield to minimize signal interference. The SA-11s3 sounds as good as it looks.
The best way to increase resolution in a disc player is to eliminate vibration at the laser. Marantz developed the SACDM2 optical disc drive specifically to minimize vibration and provide a secure platform for the laser assembly. This new mechanism provides high rotational accuracy for both CDs and SACDs, thanks to thoughtful and ingenious engineering; featuring a dual layer top plate (stainless steel & steel) , the solid metal sub-chassis is securely anchored to a dual layer base plate. This heavy-duty and massive structure ensures rock-solid rigidity throughout the entire mechanism, allowing the laser to more accurately track every pit thus greatly improving resolution.
The SACD-optimized Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM SA2) are essentially mini-power amplifiers, providing high-current output for the analog stage. This gives the SA-11s3 a more powerful, detailed and tonally accurate sound through both the RCA and XLR outputs.
The digital input options now includes a front-panel USB-A for connecting your iPhone, iPod, iPad or similar device directly to the SA-11s3's incredible DAC. As well as coaxial (S/PDIF), optical (TOS-Link) and USB rear connections for playback of all your digital music files.
The SA-11s3 includes Marantz's proprietary switchable noise shaping digital filters which fine-tune the musical presentation to your specific tastes. This is the ultimate analog lover's digital player. Whether playing high-resolution SACDs or standard CD, the performance of the SA-11s3 is simply unrivaled!
The SA-11s3 is backed by a very generous guarantee; 5 years parts and labor, 3 years Parts/5 years labor on the CD-Drive and optical pickup.Features:
* - Full refunds will be given only if both units in this combo are returned. If a customer wishes to keep one unit the full retail price of the remaining (non-returned) unit will be deducted from the return.
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