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Marantz KI Ruby PM & SA Integrated Amp and SACD player pair... SPECIAL DEAL... for the last of Ken Ishiwata's pieces

Marantz has been an industry leader for 40 years and its high-end, audiophile products have been steered and designed by the late Ken Ishiwata. Ken was the sound and ears of Marantz and the main reason marantz's Hi-Fi products have recieved decades of acclaim and been loved around the world. His passing has marked an end of an era for Marantz which makes these KI (Ken Ishiwata) Ruby units special. They are even engraved with Ken's name in his own handwriting.


But more than just an ode to Ken Ishiwata, these are gorgeous sounding machines. Crafted to showcase detail and be musical and involving with that special glint of KI-ness.


The CD player is an SACD player, as Ken was always a believer in DSD - the digital format used by SACD. Because DSD takes pictures of the whole of the file's sine wave instead of slices of it at different times (PCM, bit-rate) it's capable of producing a product that fills in all the gaps and is really very musical. Unlike alot of other SACD players, this one upsamples all files to DSD before shipping them onto the DAC which will send the signal on its way to the amplifier. That means even without an SACD formatted CD, you'll get the most out of this player.


The amplifier is very generously rated at 100W per channel but doing a bit of extra reading, measuresments have been taken that rate it well over 200W at 4 Ohms...which frankly sounds more plausible once you've sat down and had a listen to this amp. There are separate power supplies for the preamp and power amp stages delivering reduced noise floor and clarity in the sound. All of the diodes and other small components of the amplifier have been selected and tested by Ken Ishiwata himself to produce the sound that he strives for.


The amp is rich and warm in the bass but exudes an agility and rymthmic cohesion throughout the frequency range that gives life and dynamics to the music.


Don't miss out on this special offer as stocks are very limited (1 black pair, 2 champagne)!


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Marantz has been an industry leader for 40 years and its high-end, audiophile products have been steered and designed by the late Ken Ishiwata. Ken was the sound and ears of Marantz and the main reason marantz's Hi-Fi products have recieved decades of acclaim and been loved around the world. His passing has marked an end of an era for Marantz which makes these KI (Ken Ishiwata) Ruby units special. They are even engraved with Ken's name in his own handwriting.

But more than just an ode to Ken Ishiwata, these are gorgeous sounding machines. Crafted to showcase detail and be musical and involving with that special glint of KI-ness.

The CD player is an SACD player, as Ken was always a believer in DSD - the digital format used by SACD. Because DSD takes pictures of the whole of the file's sine wave instead of slices of it at different times (PCM, bit-rate) it's capable of producing a product that fills in all the gaps and is really very musical. Unlike alot of other SACD players, this one upsamples all files to DSD before shipping them onto the DAC which will send the signal on its way to the amplifier. That means even without an SACD formatted CD, you'll get the most out of this player.

The amplifier is very generously rated at 100W per channel but doing a bit of extra reading, measuresments have been taken that rate it well over 200W at 4 Ohms...which frankly sounds more plausible once you've sat down and had a listen to this amp. There are separate power supplies for the preamp and power amp stages delivering reduced noise floor and clarity in the sound. All of the diodes and other small components of the amplifier have been selected and tested by Ken Ishiwata himself to produce the sound that he strives for.

The amp is rich and warm in the bass but exudes an agility and rymthmic cohesion throughout the frequency range that gives life and dynamics to the music.

Don't miss out on this special offer as stocks are very limited (1 black pair, 2 champagne)!

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