Marantz SA-10 CD/SACD player

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Bill Mac, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    He name is Ken Ishiwata!
     
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  2. noname74

    noname74 Openly Canadian

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    Congrats on the new gear. Are you using it as a DAC or just a stand alone SACD player?
     
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  3. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    He did a find job with the SA-10!
    Thanks! As of right now just as a CD/SACD player.
     
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  4. Litejazz53

    Litejazz53 Wishing You A Crystal Clear Digital Christmas!

    Bill, mine just came in yesterday, all hooked up today, honestly I have just never heard a SACD/CD player like this one, and I have been using PS Audio's best, the Marantz is just superb in every way, I know you are enjoying yours. :righton:
     
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  5. warp2600

    warp2600 Forum Resident

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    I envy you guys. I have been reading about the SA-10 since MARANTZ announced its release and explained the technology behind it. Earlier this year I decided to upgrade my SACD player but the SA-10 was beyond my budget. Imstead, I almost bought a SA-KI Ruby but honestly, I didn't like the look of that one (including the signature and the fake ruby but mostly the small plastic buttons embedded in the display) so I saved some money and bought the SA-14S1 Special Ed. It looks and sounds gorgeous.
     
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  6. scobb

    scobb Forum Resident

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  7. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The SA-14S1 SE looks like a real nice player! The small transport buttons on the display of the SA-10 don't really bother me. Although it would be cleaner without them. But I do prefer it to the transport button location on the SA-14S1. All a matter of preference and certainly no impact on SQ :).

    Marantz US | SA-10
    Marantz US | SA-14S1
     
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  8. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    Where did you find a SA-14S1 in the States? Most of the discontinued Reference product's are impossible to find.
     
  9. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    I hope he left because he wanted retirement . Other wise SU is already showing they aren't to smart after all.

    I did see the new team on the Marantz Japan site. Seems they had two guys to do what KI did.

    Can you imagine what would happen if a company like Cambridge or even Levinson picked up KI? Boy...that would be something!
     
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  10. warp2600

    warp2600 Forum Resident

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    I live in Hungary, Europe. My dealer got one (in my preferred Champagne color) from a distributor in Poland. Also, because I wanted the Special Edition, which I suppose was released later than the original SA-14S1, it pobably helped.
     
  11. scobb

    scobb Forum Resident

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    Sadly one feels he was either pushed or there was going to be a fight for quality that was too hard for him to bother with after 40+ years! Good or bad I think companies just don’t want someone who knows more than they do being involved in a business these days!
     
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  12. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    Oh..I see. You won't find any in the States new..and if one is lucky he may find a used Marantz Reference on Audiogon or EBay. Most of the stuff on EBay is from Japan.
     
  13. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    Yep....seems they desire to save a few $$$ while believing they can do it better. Well they never do it better.
     
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  14. warp2600

    warp2600 Forum Resident

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    I find it odd. The U.S. Is huge with lots of stores, dealers and wharehouses. For example I regularly find still sealed LPs from the 70s and 80s there on eBay, titles that would be impossible to find still sealed in Europe (and those LPs were European imports in the U.S. back in the days). It seems that there are lots of new old stock stuff there.
     
  15. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    For discontinued Marantz Reference product's in the states? You'd have to be lucky to find NOS in the States. People either hate the distinctive sound of Marantz and moved it quickly or love it and hold on to it. I dont think its too hard to move used Marantz Reference amps in the States....theres about 2 Marantz Reference amps on Audiogon used right now, but they won't be there too long.
     
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  16. F1nut

    F1nut Forum Resident

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    It was not his choice to "retire."
     
  17. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    Well....we see how smart SU really are.
     
  18. TarnishedEars

    TarnishedEars Forum Resident

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    Just out of curiosity (not that I doubt you): How do we know this?
     
  19. F1nut

    F1nut Forum Resident

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    Direct communication with him.
     
  20. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    Really?! You communicated with bim? Is he going to continue in the business? Id be very interestes in future products tuned by him.
     
  21. TarnishedEars

    TarnishedEars Forum Resident

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    You talked to him?!? Did he give any details?
     
  22. F1nut

    F1nut Forum Resident

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    He stated he would like to continue in the business.
     
  23. scobb

    scobb Forum Resident

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    40 years redundancy would be worth a pretty penny so I’d hope he doesn’t “need” to work!
     
  24. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    Great! Can I kindly ask? How do you know him? Are you in the industry? If you dont feel comfortable answering I understand.
     
  25. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    I would assume " need" dosent fit into his future plans.
     
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