This is a 2.5 year old special edition Marantz SA KI Ruby. The KI stands for Kenny Ishiwata, and this high end CD/SACD player bears his signature. This is a beautifully made and finished player weight almost 40pounds. Beautiful sound, slightly warm, well extended, good bass definition and wide sound stage, and has asynchronous USB dac. Note
; the only difference between this and the top of line SACD 10 is this is unbalanced compared to the balanced SACD 10. Not an issues if your amplifier is not and minute differences in any case.
I am the original owner and it is in excellent condition. I am selling because I need a streamer also in addition to CD/SACD player. This has Marantz built custom transport and avoids a DAC but directly converting the signal to DSD. More description is below and from the Marantz website https://www.marantz.com/en-us/product/cd-players/sakiruby.
I prefer cashiers check and MO's. Paypal is acceptable with a 3% fee. Shipping will run $70-85 to most places. Buy with confidence. Excellent reviews on the web https://www.hifiplus.com/articles/marantz-sa-ki-ruby-cdsacd-player/?page=3 https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/marantz-pm-ki-ruby-integrated-amplifier-and-sa-ki-ruby-sacd-player-with-dac/3 https://www.marantz.com/en-us/product/cd-players/sakiruby
SACD/CD Player for Singular Experiences: Fine-Tuned by Iconic Marantz
Engineer Ken Ishiwata, SA-KI Ruby Features Unfettered Purity and
Supports up to DSD11.2MHz
KThe Japanese-built SA-KI Ruby is such a product, an extremely special SACD/CD player and DAC devised to commemorate Ishiwata's 40th anniversary with Marantz and demonstrate music's unlimited potential to directly connect with our souls when it is presented with no-unfettered purity, clarity, and liveliness.
Appointed with a classy ruby motif, fine-tuned by Ishiwata himself,
and limited to only 1,000 units worldwide, SA-KI Ruby represents the
legendary engineer's unrivaled devotion to tireless critical listening –
a pursuit that makes each component he creates for Marantz completely
unique and distinguished from the products of any other manufacturer.
The globally recognized Ishiwata touts one of the most astute ears in
the business. His dedication to repeat testing, blending, auditioning,
refining, and testing again until the sonics of a given component exceed
his demanding criteria translate into otherworldly involvement. With
SI-KI Ruby, you are investing in a SACD/CD player and DAC that
is far more than an example of cutting-edge technology. You will own an
discerning device that pulses with human soul spirit, provides
life-nurturing journeys, and benefits from the bespoke tuning of a
Pure Marantz sound
HDAM technology combined with optimized circuit design layout and
carefully selected components, it provides exceptional sound quality and
Sound Master tuned
Engineered and extensively tuned by a team drawing on more than 35 years of Marantz CD and SACD design knowledge.
Your music your way
Enjoy masterful playback from your SACD, CD collection and more the way you expect from a Marantz
Asynchronous USB input
Marantz innovative and proprietary SACD/CD mechanism “SACDM-3” designed purely for the best CD performance.