The Marantz SA10S1 SACD Player is the result of tireless hours in research, development and listing sessions where Marantz’s only goal was to achieve the very best music playback possible from CD all the way to ultra-high-definition content.
Marantz SA10S1 SACD/CD Player key features;
• All-new SACD-M3 transport mechanism for CD, SACD and more
• Playback of high-resolution audio compilations on DVD-ROM
• USB input for hi-res audio up to PCM /DXD 384kHz/32bit and DSD11.2MHz
• Isolation of USB and digital inputs to remove noise from connected sources
• USB-A input for USB memory device, external hard disk and iDevice
• Innovative upsampling to DSD and filtering using unique Marantz Musical Mastering – Stream technology
• All-new custom-designed 1-bit direct Marantz Musical Mastering – Conversion from DSD to analogue
• High-quality analogue output stage with Marantz HDAMs
• Generous power supply using a toroidal transformer
• Dedicated headphone amplifier with all-discrete construction
CDs, SA-CDs and beyond
However, the SA-10 goes so much further than just disc playback: it’s also a fully functional digital-to-analogue converter for music stored on a home computer, as well as having conventional digital inputs for existing source components. Those conventional inputs – optical and coaxial – can handle files at up to 192kHz/24bit, but in addition, the player’s digital input section includes a USB-B asynchronous input for the direct connection of a computer, and this is compatible with PCM and DXD music files at up to 384kHz/32bit, as well as DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256.
More than just a DAC
CD players (and indeed amplifiers) with built-in DACs usable for computer audio are nothing new, and neither is DSD capability on such devices. Indeed, the Marantz range already has several CD/SA-CD models so equipped. However, the SA-10 takes things further – just as it features an all-new disc transport mechanism, so the digital to analogue conversion has also been subject to a radical rethink, taking full advantage of the 1-bit conversion technology found in past flagship Marantz players, and incorporating brand-new filtering and up-conversion to take advantage of this simple, but elegant solution.
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm 440 x 419 x 127
Weight in kg 18.4
Available in Black or Gold