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Marantz MA-9s2 mono blocks with Sonus Faber Extremas

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Posted on March 19, 2017 at 06:23:34
DanWilson
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Location: Longisland NY
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My system
Marantz MA-9s2 mono blocks.
Marantz SC-7S2 preamp.
Sonus Faber Extremas.
Kenwood KT 917 tuner from the late 70s
I just got 2 Rel G1 Subs which use a really good 12 inch Carbon Fiber woofer in each sub. The Rel G1 subs blend in really nicely to the Extremas.
I'll post pics of the new subs this week.

 

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RE: Marantz MA-9s2 mono blocks with Sonus Faber Extremas, posted on March 19, 2017 at 07:53:06
airtime
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Location: Arizona
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Wow, that's a NICE system!

What are the digital units on top and below?

YEARS ago I heard that system but with different speakers. I was quite impressed with it's sound. It did everything and still maintained a sense of warmth and detail. Very musical.

I believe Marantz discontinued their preamps just as I was going to buy one - Damn!!!!

 

RE: Marantz MA-9s2 mono blocks with Sonus Faber Extremas, posted on March 19, 2017 at 09:37:23
samac
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Location: midwest
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Great googilly moogilly, DanWilson! That is one of the sweetest set-ups I've ever seen. Man, would I love to hear that Marantz gear. Well done, sir.

Cheers,

Scott

 

RE: Marantz MA-9s2 mono blocks with Sonus Faber Extremas, posted on March 20, 2017 at 04:29:26
Quint
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Nice rig, Dan. I strongly considered those MA-9s, but my speakers didn't require that much juice, so I went with something smaller, but they definitely linger in the back of my mind! They're a complete amplifier--they do everything really, really well.

Question: You're quad-amping with the 9s? I see four of them in your picture. Are the Extremas a particularly brutal load?

This is a public service announcement . . . WITH GUITARS!!!

 

RE: Marantz MA-9s2 mono blocks with Sonus Faber Extremas, posted on March 21, 2017 at 02:55:19
fantja
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Location: Alabama
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Beautiful pic! Dan

I will second, REL subwoofer(s), the best in the business.

 

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