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In Reply to: RE: Marantz SA-10si Reviewed posted by hiredfox on February 27, 2017 at 03:17:29
It will take a while to run in obviously but will post first impressions of general character of the sound asap. Definitive comparison with SA7 will take longer.
Initially will concentrate on disc player SA and RB before moving on to the DAC linked to a MacBook Pro running J River Media Suite. Downloads from Native DSD.
I will be very suprised if the SA-10 SQ will be much of an improvement over the SA-7 but you never know.
I read the review in HiFi News. More musical numbers cited would have been helpful.
Yes just the personal opinion of the reviewer with strange music, long discovered you can never believe any review these days.
Anyone else seen or heard this player?
Being a SACD fan , Marantz SA-10si is STEREO only , I shall not be wasting my time & money. More interested in trying out the new Sony UBP-X800 universal player.
"Being a SACD fan , Marantz SA-10si is STEREO only , I shall not be wasting my time & money."
Your comment, Disbeliever, makes no sense to me at all. Most SACDs produced and sold exist for hi-res stereo playback. Having the capability to play multi-channel is cool and a nice feature, but let's face it: MC SACD is a niche within a niche within a niche.
Being a SACD fan, it comes as no surprise to me that the Marantz SA-10 is STEREO only - just like almost all of the other hi-end Marantz players. What next - you want Ferrari to make their sport cars with 5 doors?
Felixer Industry Professional ? You do not seem to know that SACD sounds best in surround sound ,mch format, so again I would not waste my time or money with the Marantz SA-10 Si. Furthermore I would not buy any 2 door car. Problem with mch sound is that the idiotic so-called professionals insist that there should be five floorstanding same size speakers with the rear volume same as the front ones. No wonder that audiophiles are put off. This is what Ken Ishiwata demonstrated at a show I went to a few years ago. When I told him the sound was unacceptable, he blamed the speakers, then the room acoustics ,not the absurd setup also with unnecessary sub-woofers and too much sound emanating from the rear. I also told KI many years ago that his I bit Dac was poor sounding lacked bass etc. he did later revert to 16 bit. however I did not like the SA7-S1.
I prefer 2-channel SACD.
fantja Then the Marantz SA-10 si is a good choice for you, what is stopping you from buying one, price ? you can not take it with you.
A proper demo- any dealer/retailer suggestions?
There are dealers demonstrating in the UK but I will not be wasting my time or money. Surely there are Marantz dealers in the US giving demos.
a review is forthcoming by Frank I.
I shall be more interested to learn from Hired Fox especially if the SA-10 is much better than the SA7-S1 which should not be too dificult, I expect it will be for CD but for SACD ? both of course are totally useless for me as I much prefer mch SACD which is considerably superior to STEREO, most SACDs include 5.0 surround sound.
Disbeliever, you must find it very limiting only listening to multichannel recordings. I mean, if there are, --- and let us be kind, say 300 such recordings --- and a person generously likes say 20% of performances/artists, and say 20% of recordings, you would be down to a selection of 12 discs you would really like. Not much.
You could have a really hi-res SACD player for the thousands of other hi-rez stereo SACDs out there (and millions of CDs), and keep a cheap old Sony Playstation for your multi-channel fix, along with that curio of a Laservision player.
All except one of my many SACDs are mch and as for CD I get excellent sound from my Str-Da5400ES AVR ( UK version with very low jitter HATS) & DA 5400ES SACD/CD player, I seem to be the only one on this forum with this excellent combo. I have never owned a playstation or Laservision player. Having owned and sold the obese stereo only Marantz SA7-S1 I cerainly would never consider buying the SA-10si.
Sure hope so- Disbeliever.
Any of you guys get a demo on this spinner?
So true- Disbeliever.
keep me posted.
So true- there used to be a real "art" in writing for the Audio Press.
I look forward to any review from you guys.
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