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    Re: Marantz NA-11S1 Reference Network Audio Player and DAC Review

    This is good to hear about NA-11S1.. especially since one of the several SACD players I experimented with over the years was an SA11S2.
    It had build quality beyond most anything I've ever seen, but the sound, well, just wasn't my cup of tea shall we say.
    Ray

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    Re: Marantz NA-11S1 Reference Network Audio Player and DAC Review

    Quick update: I was playing around with the various inputs and filters today on the NA11S1. I found the USB with Filter setting 2, DC filtration off and Noise shaper off as my favorite combination. That combination bettered the Ethernet ever so slightly. It gave a much more analog sound with smoother highs and a fuller sound.
    Main Listening Room: Sonus Faber Stradivari's, Pass XS150 dual chassis monos, Cary 805AE monoblocks, Music Reference OTL-1 stereo amp, Pass XS Preamp, VAC Renaissance preamp (modified), Pass XS Phono (incoming), Kronos Sparta with ZYX cart, Technics 1500 R2R (modified by Jeff Jacobs), Lumin A1 Network Music Player, Kimber Select Speaker cables and interconnects, TaraLabs Omega Gold Phonocable, Kimber Power Cords.
    Home Theater:Mirage Surround Speakers, Seaton Subs, Bryston 9BSST2, Marantz MM7025, Marantz 8801, Oppo 105, Sony HWS30 projector, Stewart Screen
    Family Room:Focal Utopia Scala V2's, Devialet 400, VPI Classic 3 w/Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, Oppo 95, Ansuz Mainz 8, Ansuz Sparkz (2), Ansuz Darkz (12), Kimber Power Cables, Kimber Select Speaker Cables and IC's.

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    Industry Affiliation............Dealer for: Lumin Audiophile Network Music Player, Siltech, Focal, Devialet, Crystal Cables, T+A, Aria, M2Tech, DigiBit, Apertura Loudspeakers.

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    Re: Marantz NA-11S1 Reference Network Audio Player and DAC Review

    Nice !!

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    Re: Marantz NA-11S1 Reference Network Audio Player and DAC Review

    Fabulous review Mike! I just wish I had one of those or any of the models Marantz has. As for CD sales going downward and getting rid of them, I say bunk. I still buy CDs. In fact, as long as there are CDPs there will be CDs and the used market is good right now. In my audio world there is room and purpose for many foerms of music media. I've known many who would say that Marantz sound is one of the best in vintage audio. Well judging just from my CDP5004 I'd say the same holds true today. Marantz just plain makes some of the best gear. I'm really impressed with Marantz. One thing about Marantz that I think lends to their great sound and gear is the fact that they only make audio gear. They don't get involved in other ventures spreading themselves too thin.

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    Re: Marantz NA-11S1 Reference Network Audio Player and DAC Review

    ...They don't make skidoos and ski jets?
    ...Yamaha does, and motor boats, pianos, guitars, motorcycles, synthesizers, ....

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    Re: Marantz NA-11S1 Reference Network Audio Player and DAC Review

    Mike......a very nice review!!

    on a side note....since you've been in contact with Ken Ishiwata.......I don't know if he has any pull on what comes to the US market, but we want the silver/champagne versions in the Reference Series in the US. ie...PM11S3 etc. My email to Marantz was a very disappointing "no".

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    Re: Marantz NA-11S1 Reference Network Audio Player and DAC Review

    Quote Originally Posted by 'cisco View Post
    Mike......a very nice review!!

    on a side note....since you've been in contact with Ken Ishiwata.......I don't know if he has any pull on what comes to the US market, but we want the silver/champagne versions in the Reference Series in the US. ie...PM11S3 etc. My email to Marantz was a very disappointing "no".
    Thanks! I asked before I ordered mine and was told "no" too. I love that champagne color.
    Main Listening Room: Sonus Faber Stradivari's, Pass XS150 dual chassis monos, Cary 805AE monoblocks, Music Reference OTL-1 stereo amp, Pass XS Preamp, VAC Renaissance preamp (modified), Pass XS Phono (incoming), Kronos Sparta with ZYX cart, Technics 1500 R2R (modified by Jeff Jacobs), Lumin A1 Network Music Player, Kimber Select Speaker cables and interconnects, TaraLabs Omega Gold Phonocable, Kimber Power Cords.
    Home Theater:Mirage Surround Speakers, Seaton Subs, Bryston 9BSST2, Marantz MM7025, Marantz 8801, Oppo 105, Sony HWS30 projector, Stewart Screen
    Family Room:Focal Utopia Scala V2's, Devialet 400, VPI Classic 3 w/Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, Oppo 95, Ansuz Mainz 8, Ansuz Sparkz (2), Ansuz Darkz (12), Kimber Power Cables, Kimber Select Speaker Cables and IC's.

    “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, Or, How to Philosophize With the Hammer




    Industry Affiliation............Dealer for: Lumin Audiophile Network Music Player, Siltech, Focal, Devialet, Crystal Cables, T+A, Aria, M2Tech, DigiBit, Apertura Loudspeakers.

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    Re: Marantz NA-11S1 Reference Network Audio Player and DAC Review

    Quote Originally Posted by 'cisco View Post
    Mike......a very nice review!!

    on a side note....since you've been in contact with Ken Ishiwata.......I don't know if he has any pull on what comes to the US market, but we want the silver/champagne versions in the Reference Series in the US. ie...PM11S3 etc. My email to Marantz was a very disappointing "no".
    Move to Japan!

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    Re: Marantz NA-11S1 Reference Network Audio Player and DAC Review

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthStar View Post
    Move to Japan!
    mmmmmm.........Domo arigato

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    Re: Marantz NA-11S1 Reference Network Audio Player and DAC Review

    "Arigato" ... "Domo"; from 'Kill Bill - Vol. 1'.


 

 
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