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In Reply to: RE: Marantz SA10 Reviews posted by fantja on April 26, 2017 at 17:41:58
I doubt if many will buy the expensive Marantz SA-1O . hiredfox a very experienced Marantz user finds redbook CD inferior to the older CD7 and the SA7-S1 that requires a very expensive dCs master clock to give an adequate performance. No magazine reviewer even mentioned this , IMO having various filters is absurd. . No doubt D & M will accuse me of causing them problems as they did with the SA7-S1
"I doubt if many will buy the expensive Marantz SA-1O . hiredfox a very experienced Marantz user finds redbook CD inferior to the older CD7 and the SA7-S1 that requires a very expensive dCs master clock to give an adequate performance."
Since the CD7 is essentially unobtainable and was also very expensive, I don't think this is the right standard for most people. I would consider buying the SA10 if it plays both SACDs and CD's better than something like the SA14 (which I own, and which costs about 1/3 as much as the SA10).
I still haven't heard a comparison between the CD playbook of the SA10 and the CD playback of something like the SA14.
Another interesting comparison would be between the SA10 and the PS Audio two-box solution,
which they claim improves both SACD and CD playback. I expect we'll have to wait a long time for such a comparison, but I hope to hear more quickly about the CD playback of the SA10 compared to other players.
Actually the SA14 sounds pretty musical to me, and I am most likely going to just stay with it.
As the SA-14 sounds musical to you best to stay with it and not throw away money on the SA-10 which hiredfox after more time ,now says I doubt you will want to buy this machine (SA-10) for CD playback as its main duty.
what other gear, including cabling, is in your system?
"what other gear, including cabling, is in your system?"
Speakers: Stax F83
Subwoofers: Roger Modjeski woofers (made for his own ELS speakers), with a Beveridge crossover
Speaker cabling..... MIT I think
Amplifies: New York Audiolab OTL3 (Futterman design), generic amp for the subwoofer
Preamp: Klyne SK5
Turntable: Well-tempered, original model
Cartridge: van den Hul Frog Gold
CD player and USB DAC: Marantz SA14
Other cabling, a mix which I can't possibly sort out.
Headphones: Stax SRX MKIII
Headphone amp: McCormack mini (don't remember the exact name)
I'd still like to hear more from Hiredfox....
I understand both pov (points of view) per hiredfox and Disbeliever.
Until I can demo this spinner, I enjoy Esoteric spinners, for SACD only!
Their players feature "filters" for RBCD. Very thin, dry in presentation to my ears.
Esoteric SACD playback is outstanding!
I doubt if many will buy a Ferrari - after all, most of them only have 2 doors. True - and yet completely meaningless.
Actually, one area I agree with the otherwise stuck record of Disbeliever's monologue is that I am not a great fan of lots of different filters on playback units (nor on comfort suspension settings in cars). Let the manufacturer choose their sound, and let me choose the manufacturer.
And neither effect SACD or DSD recordings. It shouldn't be that hard.
Jeez, my old PS Audio PWD had 6.
Actually, one area I agree with the otherwise stuck record of Disbeliever's monologue is that I am not a great fan of lots of different filters on playback units (nor on comfort suspension settings in cars).
Interesting. While such is unnecessary with any hi-rez format, one must necessarily choose a tradeoff with Redbook playback: extended response with ringing or rolled off response sans ringing. While I don't have the choice with my DAC, it makes sense to me.
As for cars, I also like having multiple drives modes using the PDK dual clutch tranny in wifey's Boxster. It's nice to run Sport Plus on occasion with the engine always spooled up, but most of the time Normal works fine with it lumbering along in 7th. :)
why even comment at all? You'd think he was short D&M (if they were public).
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