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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #675 on: April 30, 2017, 22:40 »
Does the NA11 sound better thru its analog-out or thru digital-out to SA10 using the SA10 buildin DA conversion?

Never tried outputting from NA-11 to SA-11. What I do is that I have 2 option to play my music. Either I play my CD direct from my SA-10 or thru NA-11s1 via digital coaxial. Both my SA-10 and NA-11s1 is connected to my PRE.

Now you will ask me why I do this....different "sound" and moreover I have already invested in NA-11S1 beforehand. ;)

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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #676 on: May 01, 2017, 19:57 »
By the way, I was blown away by Synergistic Research’s Black fuses… Not cheap, but significantly better than HiFi Tuning ones, which’re already among the best. Give it a try if you’re not too opposed to spending on nearly $100 fuses each ;D
Yes. One of my friend changed his SA11s2 to audiophile grade fuses. The improvement is noticeable and I can said is
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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #677 on: May 01, 2017, 20:34 »
Do you know which one he swapped? Got 6 fuses all together...

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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #678 on: May 01, 2017, 21:12 »
Never tried outputting from NA-11 to SA-11. What I do is that I have 2 option to play my music. Either I play my CD direct from my SA-10 or thru NA-11s1 via digital coaxial. Both my SA-10 and NA-11s1 is connected to my PRE.

Now you will ask me why I do this....different "sound" and moreover I have already invested in NA-11S1 beforehand. ;)


Thanks. It should be interesting to output the digital out from NA11S1 to SA10 as I would think the DA section of the SA10 is superior to the NA11S1.
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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #679 on: May 03, 2017, 13:22 »
Do you know which one he swapped? Got 6 fuses all together...
Hi.sorry, I cant remember how many fuses. But you can try one by one and see yourself.
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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #680 on: May 03, 2017, 23:05 »
Do you know which one he swapped? Got 6 fuses all together...

Swap all 6 fuses at one go. U can see the 3 fuses behind the transformers for the digital and another 3 for analogue.
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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #681 on: May 03, 2017, 23:21 »
Bro macrotrust, the link you gave is for the S3, not S2...
Somebody on AVSforum say swap 2 power rail fuses and one for the dac

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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #682 on: February 13, 2018, 09:43 »
"With such collusions don't it make you wanna SCREAM?"

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« Last Edit: August 31, 2018, 16:45 by malsound »
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #684 on: September 10, 2018, 18:33 »

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why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #685 on: October 06, 2018, 09:23 »
Any bro here hear the SA-Ki Ruby and compare it with the SA-10?
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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #686 on: October 07, 2018, 00:21 »
Any bro here hear the SA-Ki Ruby and compare it with the SA-10?
Is the KI Ruby available locally?  How much is the selling price?
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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #687 on: October 07, 2018, 12:03 »
Disappointed to find out there is no balance XLR output for the Ruby.

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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #688 on: October 12, 2018, 07:35 »
Any bro owns a SA-10? Care to share your experience?
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Re: Marantz Owner's thread - stereo products only
« Reply #689 on: October 12, 2018, 20:58 »
I’ve a few friends who owe SA-10 after their SA-7 died. They claimed the sound exceed SA-7 with more detail retrieval.

I’m very satisfied with my SA-7 with NA-11 as DAC but there’s no way to repair SA-7 if anything goes wrong as there’s no replacement parts available.

SA-10 alone is better than SA-7 & NA-11 combined as I was told.

I’ll consider SA-10 when the day comes when mine stop working properly.



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