The SA-KI Ruby SACD/CD player, meanwhile, features a new disc mechanism, the ‘SACDM-3’, for SACD, CD and CD-ROM playback. Again it draws on company’s flagship machine, the SA-10, but unlike its sibling incorporates digital connectivity.
There’s an asynchronous USB input capable of handling PCM files up to 32bit/384kHz as well as DSD 11.2MHz, with all files being upconverted to DSD for playback. Optical and coaxial inputs and outputs, and a USB type-A input, are also included on the rear panel.
Internally the SA-KI Ruby will carry a unique Marantz DAC with MMM stream and MMM conversion.
The SACD/CD drive is also unique. A quality mechanism developed entirely by Marantz because the brand could not source a drive of the quality required for its top end SACD players.
The SA-KI Ruby will also feature a full, discrete current feedback amplifier with w/HDAM-SA technology.
Parts used inside the SA-KI Ruby are top calibre. They include low noise complimentary transistors, high precision MELF resistors, high-grade film capacitors, low ESR polymer capacitors and get this: unique, Marantz custom designed electrolytic and block capacitors.
Marantz engineers also paid plenty of attention in finding ways to isolate the analogue circuits from the noise-prone digital circuits.
|Digitale indgange||1x optisk/ 1x Coax/ 1x USB B /1x USB A|
|digitale udgange||1x optisk/ 1x Coax|
|D/A konverter (ja/nej)||JA|
|cd drev type||SACD-M3 (METAL)|
|afspilnings formater (CD,SACD osv.)||CD / CD-R / RW / SA-CD / WMA / MP3 / AAC|
|USB DSD||DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6 > DSD11.2|
|Mål HxBxD||127x 440 x 419 x|
|Max. Power Consumption||47W|
|Standby Power Consumption||0.2W|
|Signal to Noise ratio||112dB|
|HDAM version||SA3, SA2|