To recreate the atmosphere, the emotion and all of the nuances - requires a special CD player, and that's exactly what you can expect from the limited edition Marantz KI Pearl SACD Player
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The Marantz SA-KI Pearl SACD player, by audio guru Ken Ishiwata, is synonymous with exceptional sound quality and ultra-fine electronics. The Marantz SA-KI Pearl super audio CD player receives Ken's personal attention, and takes audio exhilaration to new levels. Ken inspects, tests, and appraises every new model that Marantz engineers develop. These products are purpose-designed to answer customer needs in terms of price and performance - but occasionally Ken discovers one that has within it the promise of more. "From time to time," Ken says, "you come across a new product that has greater potential; it has the rudiments of greatness. I try to develop that greatness by experimenting with alternative components, seeing how far I can go, searching for reproduction perfection - and all regardless of cost.

To faithfully reproduce a musical experience in the way that the original artist intended, to recreate the atmosphere, the emotion and all of the nuances - requires a special CD player. And that's exactly what you can expect from the limited edition Marantz KI Pearl SACD Player. But as with the amplifier the quality of a CD player cannot be judged by reading the specifications list. It requires careful listening. And that's what Ken Ishiwata has done for hours up on hours. Listening testing, reconfiguring. Searching for the ultimate combination of components. The result is an SACD player with an ultra-realistic three-dimensional sound stage. Every instrument is positioned with pin-point accuracy, and just as importantly they remain in their locations and never drift with increasing volume. It's a sound stage that also offers remarkable depth and height, allowing the vocals to be lifted over the music for an extra-real reproduction of a live performance. It all adds up to a sublime musical experience filled with emotion.

  • Super Audio CD (stereo), CD, CD-R/RW, MP3, WMA
  • Xyron Disc Tray
  • Toroidal transformer
  • Optical digital input - operation as D/A Converter
  • Filter Selection for CD and SACD
  • High quality audio DAC CS4398
  • HDAM SA2 circuitry
  • More Information
    Brands Marantz
    Product Specifications
    • Total harmonic distortion
    • Signal to noise ratio
    • Dimensions (HxWxD) in mm
    • Frequency Response 1
    2Hz - 50kHz
    • Dynamic Range
    • Channel Separation CD
    • Digital to Analogue Converter
    • Power Consumption
    20 Watts
    • Weight

    Warranty information for Marantz:


    Marantz products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship a period from 24 to of 36 months.

    This guarantee applies to all Marantz Products including Blu Ray Players, Book Shelf Speakers, CD Players, Headphones, Hi Fi Amplifiers and Receivers, Home Cinema Amplifiers and Systems as well as award winning Mini Systems, Sound Bars and Turntables. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.

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    • VAT No. 585 1698 93
    • Company No. 2540830
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