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Marantz - SA-11S3 Reference SACD/CD Player

Price: $3,995.00 
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Category: Audio Equipment, Digital Players, CD Players, SACD/CD Players, Top-Rated Audio Equipment & Components, Marantz Reference Series, Best-Selling Digital Audio Gear, Reference-Level Components.
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Marantz SA-11S3 Reference SACD/CD Player

Asynchronous 24-Bit USB DAC, Burr-Brown 1792A DAC Chip for PCM and DSD Decoding, and 8x Oversampling Digital Filter Anchor the Cutting-Edge Marantz SA-11S3

Marantz SA-11S3 Reference SACD/CD Player is Platinum Standard in its Field: "Swiss Army Knife" Touts State-of-the-Art Transport, Bulletproof Warranty, Tremendous Build, and Definitive Sound

An instant legend, the 40-pound Marantz SA-11S3 Reference SACD/CD player builds upon the internationally acclaimed SA-11S2 with state-of-the-art improvements. Marantz adds an asynchronous USB DAC with 24-bit/192kHz decoding, Burr-Brown PCM 1792A DAC chip for PCM and DSD decoding, digital filter with 8x oversampling, upgraded transport mechanism, and an enhanced HDAM-SA2 analog output stage to what was already the gold-standard digital player. Did we mention the SA-11S3 backs up its talk with a five-year warranty? A nonpareil component with nonpareil sound, and backed by our own Money-Back Guarantee, SA-11S3 is the platinum-standard of SACD/CD players.

"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."
– Andre Marc, AV Revolution

Copper-Lined Chassis, Massive Transformer, Low-Jitter Clock
This reference player weighs in at almost 40 pounds with an all-new black-anodized aluminum billet, 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. 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.

SACDM-2 Optical Disc Drive Increases Resolution and Accuracy
SA-11S3 also receives the latest Marantz transport mechanism, the SACDM-2, which gets a new sub-chassis and more rigid mounting.The best way to increase resolution in a disc player is to eliminate vibration at the laser. Marantz developed the SACDM-2 optical disc drive specifically to minimize vibration and provide a secure platform for the laser assembly. It provides high rotational accuracy for both CDs and SACDs thanks to thoughtful and ingenious engineering. Featuring a dual-layer top plate (stainless steel and 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.

HDAM SA2 Modules and Digital Input Options
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 include 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 your digital music files.

Proprietary Digital Filters and Incredible Warranty Top It Off
SA-11S3 even includes Marantz's proprietary switchable noise-shaping digital filters that 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 CDs, the performance is simply unrivaled! And the SA-11S3 is backed by a 5-year parts-and-labor guarantee, with a 3-year parts/5-year labor on the CD-Drive and optical pickup.

  • Plays SACD-Stereo, CD, CD-R/RW
  • Marantz Updated Transport SACDM-2
  • Full Balanced Analog Audio Stage with HDAM® SA2
  • Phase Error Compensation PEC777f2
  • USB-B port asynchronous 192kHz/24bit 
  • Exceptional Burr-Brown 1792 DAC
  • High Precision Quartz Clock with Linear Voltage Regulation
  • External Clock Input
  • Digital Phase Inversion for Balanced Output
  • Toroidal Power Transformer w/Copper Shield Case
  • All Copper Plated Chassis
  • Vibration-Resistant Solid Aluminum Top Cover

Format: 1-Bit DSD
Sampling Frequency: 2.8224MHz
Dynamic Range: 114dB (Filter 3)
Frequency response: 2Hz - 50kHz (-3dB)
THD: 0.0009% (Filter 3)

CD Audio
Format: 16-Bit Linear PCM
Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz
Dynamic Range: 100dB (Filter 1)
Frequency response: 2Hz - 20kHz
THD: 0.0015% (1kHz, Filter 1)

Color: Black
Front Panel: 3pc Aluminum
Remote Control: Aluminum Top with Marantz Amp. Basic Control Function
Power Requirement: AC 120V 60Hz
Power Consumption: 26W (0.3W in Standby)
Dimensions WHD: 17-5/16" x 5" x 16-1/4"
Weight: 37.5 lbs.

User Manual (PDF, 6.4 MB)

White Paper (PDF, 659 KB)

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