The PM10S1 amplifier and SA10S1 disc player replace the 12-year-old Legendary series.

Marantz announced a new high-end reference range of products back in June, replacing the much-lauded Legendary series that launched 12 years ago. And we've now had the chance to hear a little more about the new 10 Series.

The range has been designed by Marantz’s long-standing audio guru Ken Ishiwata alongside Rainer Finck (who developed the original single-bit DACs for Philips back in the 90s).

The new range consists of the PM10S1 integrated amplifier and SA10S1 SACD/CD player/USB DAC.

The PM10S1 follows the original SC7’s pre-amp topology packing a fully balanced analogue pre-amp stage, and has the ability to deliver the same amount of power as the MA9 mono power amp, offering 200W per channel into an 8 ohm load. That output is claimed to double into 4ohms.

Marantz tells us the power amplifier section is built in a dual mono arrangement, with each channel powered from a dedicated supply. In a break from tradition, the power amplifier circuitry is Class D, but designed from the ground up by Marantz to deliver a suitably high-end performance. 

Alongside a whole host of connectivity for just about any set up, the PM10S1 features both moving magnet and moving coil phono stages for hooking up a record player. It will be available in February 2017 for £7000.

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The accompanying SA10S1 supports CD and SACD discs as well as data discs for high-res audio, with a USB-B port for PCM playback up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD up to a futureproofed 11.2MHz.

In an unusual move the company has engineered its own, high quality disc transport - an action forced by the lack of high quality OEM SACD drives on the market. It's had a close look at the digital-to analogue process too, developing a system in-house (Marantz Musical Mastering) that converts PCM signals to DSD streams before being filtered to deliver an analogue output.

The SA10 will also be available in Feb 2017 for £6000. Keep an eye on whathifi.com for more when we have it.

MORE: See all our Marantz reviews 

Comments

Selby's picture

Marantz

At £5K Plus for each unit - I can honestly see these "flying off the shelves" and a backlog of pre-orders.

emperor's new clothes's picture

Selby, Check out the amps at

Selby, Check out the amps at T.H.E show California. These are relatively peanuts (not to me, sadly).

It is a global market and Marantz is a global brand.

http://www.stereophile.com/content/day-two-show-can-glories-continue#s8KGPZ3sDdiSY337.97

ABCAudio's picture

A masterpiece

CDP MARANTZ SA-10 is surely a masterpiece which many audiophiles have exptected for a long time. I believe it will surpass the flagship SA-11S3 and make the name Marantz brighter. "Marantz means warm and sweet music" will be a slogan with the release of SA-10 on next few months!