Clearaudio Virtuoso Ebony Wood Cartridge, High-Density Chassis and Platter, and Clever Clamp All Come Standard on the Award-Winning, High-Value Marantz TT-15S1 Turntable
A winner of an Editors' Choice Award from The Absolute Sound and a Stereophile Recommended Product, Marantz slays the competition with the TT-15S1 turntable. Designed by Marantz and built by Clearaudio, TT-15S1 is a contoured acrylic table outfitted with an outboard motor, a thick inert acrylic platter on an inverted bearing, special anti-resonance isolation feet, and a sophisticated tonearm with an anodized aluminum armwand. Yet what makes this analog package an even better value is the inclusion of the fantastic Clearaudio Virtuoso Ebony Wood cartridge ($1,100 value). Backed by our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee, TT-15S1 offers sound quality on par with 'tables that cost twice its price.
"The TT-15S1 has an attractive, jewel-like appearance that's pleasing to the touch. It also proved to be a more than competent performer, quiet and surprisingly well damped. The real star of the show is the supplied Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood Ebony cartridge (output 3.3mV), which gives the TT-15 a startlingly full, coherent, dynamic sound. The cartridges overall tonal picture was remarkably coherent from top to bottom."
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile, Recommended Product
"The Marantz combo is a lot closer to more expensive ensembles than one might expect – everything is well executed and remarkably so at the price. The [TT-15] is outstanding, nearly unique even, in its ease and accuracy of setup. This system is clean-tracking, low in distortion, detailed, low in noise and high in resolution, pitch stable, and musically agreeable. I do not see how one could ask for a lot more at this price!"
– Robert E. Greene, The Absolute Sound, Editors' Choice Award Winner