Marantz’s two new KI “Ruby” Ken Ishiwata Signature Reference pieces, the SA-KI Super Audio CD Player with DAC and PM-KI Integrated Amplifier, will be demonstrated in room 902! Marantz has been designing and making amplifiers for over 65 years, and 40 of the years have been marked by the expertise of legendary sound master Ken Ishiwata. To celebrate the anniversary, Ken Ishiwata led a highly experienced engineering team to develop and tune the Ruby series components. The pair will be limited to 1,000 pieces each.
Marantz’s Ruby PM-KI integrated amp has a discrete two-stage design powering a pre-amp and power amp separately, targeted at delivering the best audio performance possible and using a moving coil magnet phono stage. The HDAM circuit technology is designed with a short circuit line to reduce signal to noise through the amp and housed in a vibration-resistant double layer chassis. Marantz’s matching Ruby SA-KI is reminiscent of the flagship SA-10, but uses a disc mechanism built from the ground up with audio in mind. This player supports Super Audio CD, CD-ROM, DVD audio, CDs, USB, and more, upconverting file formats to DSD with a 1-bit conversion method returning the feed to the analogue outputs.
Marantz’s SA-KI Ruby Signature Super Audio CD Player with DAC and Marantz PM-KI Integrated Amp continue the long tradition of delivering a best in-class listening experience for music and cinema. They are finished with a laser-engraved ken Ishiwata signature and Ruby motif to commemorate Ishiwata’s 40-year Marantz legacy.
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