Original owner of this player in silver finish. I've rated it an 8/10, primarily due to a couple of light scratches on the remote (see photo) - the player itself is in excellent condition. This has been my reference player in several different systems (both solid-state and tube) all having quality components (such as Audio Note, KEF, Audio Research, ProAC, Conrad-Johnson) and it has sounded great in all of them. I have to consolidate systems and so, reluctantly, listing the player for sale.
I have the original packaging, remote, power cord and manual (in as-new condition).
Accept PayPal (buyer pays the 2.9% fee) or certified/bank check. Can pick up in person in SF bay area as well.
The Marantz SA-11S1 CD/Super Audio CD player is impressive in every
way - looks, construction, and most importantly, performance. Featuring
carefully matched internal components in a rock-solid copper-plated
chassis, it delivers the kind of clean, detailed stereo sound that lives
up to Marantz's reputation among audiophiles.
The precision disc playback mechanism rests on its own stabilizer
plate, ensuring absolute accuracy reading your discs, with virtually no
vibration. A specially designed transformer provides ample power to the
player without generating performance-robbing interference. The
SA-11S1's internal circuitry is laid out to minimize signal paths,
preventing sound degradation.
The player easily handles the expanded audio range of SACDs,
delivering all of the rich sonic detail they contain, and the difference
you'll hear in your standard audio CDs is just as remarkable. With its
super-accurate playback and minimal signal degradation, the SA-11S1
brings out nuances and tonal shades that are simply lost with
- stereo playback for SACDs, audio CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs
- NPC multi-system (DSD/PCM) digital-to-analog converter
- precision playback mechanism with stabilizer plate
- selectable digital filters for fine-tuning sound
- phase delay correction circuitry
- stereo RCA and balanced 3-pin XLR outputs
- optical and coaxial digital outputs
- oversized toroidal power transformer
- copper-plated chassis
- SACD specs:
- signal-to-noise ratio: >114 dB
- dynamic range: 114 dB
- CD specs:
- signal-to-noise ratio: >100 dB
- dynamic range: 100 dB
- remote control
- weight: 30.8 lbs
- 17-5/16"W x 4-7/8"H x 18-1/4"D
There are a number of reviews online.