Marantz SA10 SACD Player

£6,499.00

Reg. price £6,499.00

Price includes VAT

Available to Order

Most products will only take a few days to arrive but please either contact us or call 023 9266 3604 if you would like to check before ordering or if you would like to arrange a demonstration.

Please note we do not ship outside the UK

Request an instore demo
Contact me when an Ex-Demo Model is available
The SA-10 is designed to sets new standards, whether with music on disc or content streamed from a computer, and to become the New Reference in digital audio. To achieve that, the SA-10 is a completely new design, drawing on all that experience in making great-sounding players but with virtually every part redesigned. That involved both innovation and some unique thinking, all in the cause of getting the best possible performance across a wide range of digital audio formats.

The new model is an exceptional player of both CD and SACD discs, but can also play high-resolution music stored on computer-burned discs, as well as being a high-end digital to analogue converter for computer-stored music. From the unique new disc transport designed for this player all the way through to a complete rethink of the way digital audio data is converted into analogue signals, the SA-10 is a ‘clean sheet’ design, the result of painstaking research and development and extensive listening in Marantz’s custom-built listening facilities. That’s symptomatic of the way Marantz has always done things: while it always aims for the most elegant engineering solution, the listening test is always the final arbiter. It’s all to do with that simple phrase running through the heart of everything the company does: ‘Because Music Matters’.

Many modern CD and SACD players use computer-style DVD or ‘universal’ disc drives, simply because it’s increasingly difficult for manufacturers to source dedicated ‘music drives’, purely designed for SACD/CD playback. The Marantz solution? If you can’t buy it off the shelf, design it and have it made: at the heart of the SA-10 is an all-new SACD-M3 transport mechanism, engineered solely for the best possible performance when playing SA-CDs, CDs and music stored on data discs. Not only does this new mechanism promise the very best sound quality from conventional CD and SA-CD discs, its extended ability with the playback of music files stored on DVD-ROM discs makes it possible for users to create their own high-resolution audio compilation discs using a computer DVD burner. The SA-10 can play FLAC files from 32kHz to 192kHz at up to 24-bit resolution, and DSD64 and DSD128, well as ALAC (Apple Lossless), AIFF and MP3 files. That means making and playing hi-res disc compilations is now just as simple as it’s always been to make such discs in CD quality.

However, the SA-10 goes so much further than just disc playback: it’s also a fully-functional digital-to-analogue converter for music stored on a home computer, as well as having conventional digital inputs for existing source components. Those conventional inputs – optical and coaxial – can handle files at up to 192kHz/24bit, but in addition the player’s digital input section includes a USB-B asynchronous input for the direct connection of a computer, and this is compatible with PCM and DXD music files at up to 384kHz/32bit, as well as DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256. That means the SA-10 is not only equipped to handle all the commonly-available high-resolution audio formats now sold by online retailers, but also the ultra-high-resolution files becoming available from a number of specialist labels and outlets. In other words, the new player is entirely futureproof. What’s more, the digital input section is completely isolated, to avoid any electrical noise from connected components – a particular problem when computers are used as a source – from finding its way into the signal-path.

Like the partnering PM-10 integrated amplifier, the SA-10 is constructed to the highest possible standards, with a double-layered copper-plated chassis for excellent rejection of mechanical and electrical interference, and casework constructed from thick non-magnetic aluminium panels and 5mm thick top lid. Both products also sit on aluminium die-cast feet.

Mechanism SACD-M3 (METAL)
D/A Conversion Marantz Musical Mastering Conversion
DAC IC Marantz Musical Mastering Conversion
Digital Filter DSP (Marantz)
Noise Shaper DSP (Marantz)
Low Pass Filter stage HDAM x 2
Output Buffer HDAM SA2
Frequency Response (Cust.) 2 Hz - 60 kHz
Dynamic Range (SA) 109dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (SA) 112dB
Channel Separation (SA) 105 dB
Frequency Response 2 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range 98 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 104 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0015%
Channel Separation 100 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (SA) 0.0008%

Contact me when this product is available as an ex-demo model

Marantz SA10 SACD Player

submit
Marantz SA10 Black
  • Tom EvansPrimareMeze AudioSolidSteelTechnicsISOL-8 Teknologies
  • Gold NoteAudiolabAudioquestAudio TechnicaAURALiCArcam
  • B&WChord CompanyChord ElectronicsCyrusDenonDynaudio
  • DynavectorFocalKEFLinnMarantzMonitor Audio
  • NaimNeat AcousticsNovaFidelityOphidian AudioPanasonicPioneer
  • PMCProjectQuadNaim UnitiRegaREL
  • RotelRuark AudioSonosSpendorYamaha

Registered office: 19 Old High Street, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9HS