Hi, A mistake here! This is a SA11S1. Sorry but Audiogon won't let me edit the title!!!!
The following is a typical online review. I'm only selling because I can't afford two systems. This player looks great and sounds great and has balanced outputs. The 8/10 rating is per Audiogon recommendations. It is in great shape. Thank you. Joe
The Marantz SA-11S1 is a very good SACD player, I have compared it with my Marantz SA8400 SACD player and the SA-11S1 has the following major improvements :
Better musical instruments separation, deeper sound stage and more pin point stereo imaging, you can easily locate different instruments in an orchestra.
More details and texture
Deeper and more punchy bass
Much improved Redbook CD playback performance, however the SA11 is really excel in SACD playback
The Marantz SA-11S1 received good reviews, below are the review links:
"The SA-11S1 gets an unqualified recommendation, both for its outstanding CD performance and even better SACD sound. Moreover, the unit’s stunning build quality" - The Absolute Sound
"These pieces of Marantz gear, having such outstanding sonic performance, are an exciting team, in terms of price/performance ratio, or in terms of excellence for its own sake." - POSITIVE FEEDBACK ONLINE - ISSUE 28
"I’m confident that reproduction of SACD on the Marantz can hold its own among (and in my humble opinion, probably better than) the few excellent units available ..." - Stereo Times, December 2005
"the single most impressive quality... is the sense of air and space created by the SA-11... exceptional transparency, breathtaking speed and wonderful resolution of detail..." - Hi-Fi News "Delivering superb stereo sound from CD and SACD alike... " - Hi-Fi Choice score - 90%
"SACDs is markedly better than the CDs of the same music. By better, I mean more meat on the bones, more of a natural balance, so instruments sound more like themselves and vocals sound more human." - Home Entertainment Magazine, May/June 2006