SACD is still alive and live. I wasn’t expecting a new Sony’s ES series SACD player but they surprised us with one last month. You would think they ditch the DSD technology after a huge score in the new standard of High resolution Blu-Ray format. Not so, Marantz too, has announced successor to its SA-11s Reference SACD-CD player with SA-15S in Japan.
The new Marantz SA-15S2 Reference CD-SACD player promised to bring out the very best sound of SACD, CD and CD-R/RW with a newly developed SACD-M drive, soild chassis, copper shield massive transformer, low-jitter clock, high-speed Discrete Analog Circuit (DAC) with HDAM SA2 Buffer Amps and Cirrus Logic CS4398 as featured in Marantz CD6002, Mcnitosh MCD201, Teac Esoteric SZ-1 or SA-60.
The unit also features custom made electrolytic capacitors along with high-quality films and capacitors founded in their last SA-7S1 reference SACD-CD player. The reference chassis combines aluminum, non magnetic construction with additional shielding and a double-reinforced bottom plate for added isolation.
Available in gold-finish only, the two-Channel SACD player has a pair of analogue outputs, one coaxial and optical output and one optical input. Weights in 30 pounds, SA-15S will be available in October and priced at 157,500 yen (~$1,500) in Japan