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For playing SACD its STEREO only , so no interest to me.
Stereo SACD , mch sounds best.
Me too, totally cool with 2 channel playing into Soundlab electrostatics
Pretty sure Ray Kimber was doing at least 5 channel with these panels.
He was showcasing his four channel Isomike recordings. Hence no center channel. Just ten (six front - four rear) nine foot tall honkin' stats!
BTW, that's Connie from Sound Lab enjoying from the rear. Nice lady!
IsoMike demo had no center channel. :-(
Sadly, he hasn't brought the big SoundLab speakers for quite a few years now.
Was always a highlight of RMAF when he did. We lived just a few miles south of Ogden, Utah during those years and I had the pleasure of seeing the IsoMike hanging from the ceiling while visiting Austad(?) Auditorium at Weber State University where he made many of his recordings.
What has this nonsense got to do with Marantz SA-10 ?
It's only a 4 channel set up!
This thread is supposed to be about the Marantz SA-10 not ridiculous 4 channel setups etc. I am waiting to read the Hi-Fi News review of the SA-10 which should appear in the shops on Friday.
Did I somehow misread your original post to this sub-thread?
I am interested in seeing how test figures compare with my Sony XA5400ES player. Yes I would not buy the Marantz SA-10. Also interested in the new Sony X800 BD player seems to be remarkable value.
I replaced my Sony XA5400ES with the SA10 and its in another league. It just blows it away to smithereens. I am finding some time to do a proper review. I will compare SACD, Vinyl and CD of the same recording to things into perspective.
just give me some time. I'm busy guy.
For SACD how can the SA-10 blow away the 5400ES,as the SA-10 is a STEREO only player. You obviously have not heard the 5400ES playing mch SACD in DSD . I would however expect the SA-10 to better the 5400ES for red book CD ,I may buy one just to find out for myself.
You are correct. I only have a two channel stereo system. In this area the SA10 is much better than the Sony both on SACD as well as CD. THe SA 10 also plays FLAC and DSD files.
Very nice- RIQUE
Yes! I am interested in a proper review- RIQUE.
Give a shout out to your dealer/retailer whom sold you the SA-10 as well.
I look forward in reading your listening thoughts/impressions.
Keep me posted- Disbeliever
Looks like some Concerts I've played.
is using the 'don't bathe for a couple weeks' strategy in order to have the best seat in the house all to himself?
might I suggest the 2nd?
Afternoon or early evening?
Hi every body. I just purchased a Marantz SA10. It surprises me how much speculation about this player has been posted without any factual information from owners.
Let me tell you the build quality is like that of a 7000$ player. Massive all copper box heavy and completely un resonant. Mechanical operation of drawer and key response if quite fast. How does it sound? Spectacular!
I am a die hard vinyl fan and I have a serious table and cartridge to compare it with. Playback of SACD's or DSD files produce as close a sound to analog vinyl as I have heard before. Warm sound with not a trace of CD brillance even on cds' Imaging and detail are first class. I downloaded a DSD file (Harry Connick Jr We are in Love DSD) and (Al Jareau My Old Friend FLAC) Loaded them on a USB Flash and plugged them in the rear socket. The SA10 recognized both flies quickly and played them back faultlessly. My next test will be if I can connect a streamer to the rear processor of the SA10. If you have any question I right here.
Thanks for the mini review rique. I am less interested in using such a machine for playing Downloads. Downloads are on the way out, being replaced by streaming. And streaming is not a hi-res format, so streaming does not interest me either, other than for sampling material for purchase. I am mainly interested in physical format playback of hi-res SACD content.
Did you connect the streamer? Does it work? I am looking for a new SACD/CD player and am very interested in the SA10. I would also like to be able to use the DAC for streaming. What has been your experience? It would be great to combine the functions of the Aurender A10 and the Marantz SA10 into a one box all purpose player :-) How close will the SA10 and its DAC get me?
or is that just if you are using a Marantz amp?
Really interested in this piece. Please keep us posted on it.
I don't use Vinyl as as my Standard.
My Sony HAP Z1 and Macintosh D 150 sound spectacular to me too.
I'd like to read about a comparison to other Digital competitors for the Marantz.
I don't doubt it's very fine.
The SA10 recognized both flies quickly and played them back faultlessly.
That's not really a Review.
Tell us more.
Nobody has bad-mouthed it, lots of interested inmates here.
Sometimes speculation is all we have.
I'm certainly not going to buy one...
$7000 at Music Direct.
Marantz has been advertising it for weeks. No reviews, no owners, until now.
Post a Review.
At the top of the page, not down here where we went seriously off-topic.
You posted to a thread about bathing...
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