Marantz

SA-KI Ruby

The KI Ruby Series is precision-made and virtuously tuned to deliver the most enjoyable sound to amplify your senses.

£3,500

5 year warranty

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SA-KI Ruby

£3,500

Introducing the Marantz SA-KI Ruby Ken Ishiwata Signature Super Audio CD Player with DAC

The KI Ruby Series is precision-made and virtuously tuned to deliver the most enjoyable sound to amplify your senses.

• Collector‘s item

• Individually numbered

• Limited to 1.000 sets

KI Signature - The KI Way.

Few hi-fi companies, if any, can say that one person has steered their sound for four decades – like Ken Ishiwata does at Marantz. The KI Ruby SACD player and amplifier go beyond even the standards of past KI Signature achievements, embodying all of Ken Ishiwata’s experience and expertise. Therefor they carry Ken Ishiwata’s signature as integral part of their design.

PM-KI Ruby - The PM-KI Ruby Amplifier.

The PM-KI Ruby is built with just one aim – audio performance – which is why it uses a fully discrete two-stage design with separate power supplies for the preamplifier and power amp section to reduce interference, and draws on the design of the flagship PM-10 amplifier with its moving coil/moving magnet phono stage and Marantz HDAM technology throughout for signal purity.

Marantz SA-KI Ruby Ken Ishiwata Signature Super Audio CD Player with DAC

Marantz has been designing and making amplifiers for more than 65 years, and for 40 of those the products have reflected expertise of Ken Ishiwata. Now, to mark his four decades with the company, the SA-KI Ruby SACD player has been developed and tuned by a highly experienced engineering team led by KI himself. Features the same disc mechanisms as the SA10 that play SACDs, CDs and compilations on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. The SA-KI Ruby includes an asynchronous USB input that handles formats up to PCM/DXD 384kHz/32bit and DSD11.2MHz and treats all digital music with a unique Marantz Musical Mastering technology. By up-converting all file formats to DSD, using advanced filtering and processing and direct 1-bit conversion to feed the analog outputs, the SA-KI Ruby delivers sound with remarkable clarity, effortless dynamics and exceptional presence—plus, features a laser-engraved Ken Ishiwata signature to commemorate his legacy.

Key Features

Engineered and extensively tuned by legendary Marantz sound master Ken Ishiwata and his team, drawing on more than 35 years of Marantz expertise in CD players
Marantz-proprietary SACD/CD mechanism “SACDM-3” designed purely for audio
Playback of SACD/CD and compilations on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
Asynchronous USB input for hi-res audio up to PCM/DXD 384kHz/32bit and DSD11.2MHz
Isolation of USB and digital inputs to block noise from connected sources
Innovative Marantz Musical Mastering “MMM-Stream” up-sampling to DSD and filtering
Custom-designed 1-bit direct “MMM–Conversion” from DSD to analog
New analog output stage with Marantz HDAM-SA3 technology and low impedance output
Power supply with toroidal transformer
Dedicated headphone amplifier with all-discrete HDAM-SA2 construction
Laser-engraved Ken Ishiwata signature and Ruby motif, marking Ishiwata’s 40-year Marantz legacy

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Celebrating 40 Years of Passion

Designed to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of legendary Marantz sound master, Ken Ishiwata, SA-KI Ruby features pinnacle performance that’s synonymous with Marantz excellence. Complete with thoughtful engineering, painstaking tuning and extensive listening sessions, SA-KI Ruby achieves the elevated output worthy of its name. Elegantly features Ishiwata’s laser-engraved signature to commemorate the design and heightened listening experience that honors the decades-long partnership between him and Marantz.

A History of Excellence

A pioneer of CD playback and musical integrity, the first Marantz CD player — the CD-63 — premiered in 1982 and set the stage for further development and mastery of CD media players. Ken Ishiwata helped sculpt Marantz media players into the world-class, masterful technology that is synonymous with Marantz today. From his passion, the Limited Edition, Special Edition and later Ken Ishiwata Signature models were born — all designed to further optimize and elevate the exceptional CD performance of Marantz media players. That passion furthers the Marantz legacy of musical excellence with the SA-KI Ruby.

More Than 60 Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters, the SA-KI Ruby carries the tradition of delivering a best-in-class listening experience for music and cinema.

Tech spec

Sample Rate USB type B In

DSD: 2.8 / 5.6 / 11.2 Mhz
PCM: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384kHz

D/A Conversion

Marantz Musical Mastering (MMM)

Frequency Response (SACD)

2 Hz x 50 kHz

Dynamic Range (SACD)

109 dB

Frequency Response (CD)

2 Hz x 20 kHz

Dynamic Range (CD)

98 dB

Power Consumption in W

47

Standby Consumption in W

below 0.3

Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in inches

17.32 x 16.5 x 5

Weight in lbs

37.7

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