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Old 08-20-2017, 03:17 PM
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I replaced a Marantz SA11 S3 with an SA10 in my system consisting of a McIntosh C48, MC452, Bryston Mini T's and a REL Gibraltar G2. In my opinion it is the finest sounding component that I've ever bought.
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:16 PM
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duffy, any comments on the transport and its operation?
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:47 AM
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Hi duffy1212, I have the SA11S3 in one system. Regarding SACD performance I have no comments, excellent reproduction. However Red Book CD is of lower performance. How would you compare SA 10 to Sa113S on Red Book CD performance only? Many thanks
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:00 AM
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Regarding the transport, I have had no issues with it. The indentation in the disk drawer is a little shallow, so a little more care is needed to seat the CD properly. If its not quite right it will give you a "no disk" message. The performance with Red Book cd's is where I've noticed the biggest difference. PCM is up converted to DSD in a manner which I believe is similar to how the PS Audio Direct Stream DAC functions. I have to admit that I am not that knowledgeable about the particulars. I do know that it sounds fantastic.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:57 PM
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Good to know
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:29 PM
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The Marantz PM 10 is a Real Game Changer! This is a Class H amp!





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Old 11-04-2017, 06:48 AM
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I'm bafled that the article described the PM10 as a digital switching amp. In the next breath it is said to have a switching power supply. This implies, to me, bridged analog amplification with a switching power supply???????????
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:27 AM
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The Marantz PM-10 incorporates switching power amplification described in more detail as follows:

"For the first time in Marantz history, the new flagship uses switching power amplification to deliver 200 watts RMS into an 8-ohm load, 400 into 4 ohms. Marantz eschews the designation of “Class D” for this amplifier because to many audiophiles that term always connotes a digital process, which simply isn’t true. The PA-10 is driven by a differential analog signal, a highly linear switching modulator operating at 450kHz. There are separate power supplies for the preamplifier section and for each of the power amp channels. With the goal of achieving the greatest possible noise rejection throughout the signal path, the topology is fully balanced from input to output. Line-level single-ended inputs are provided as well, though it’s hard to imagine many purchasers will be using them."
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:32 PM
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Sounds a bit like the PWM power supply used by Sony in their wonderful little TA-N86 amps back in the day. They used 400mHz Motorola power transistors to get 70wpc class A/B or 16wpc Class A. Sucker ran so hot that it almost always fried the 85C caps in a couple of years. Replacing with 105C rated caps solved the problems. Am guessing Marantz has solved this problem all ready.
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Marantz PM-10 generates almost no heat powering Klipsch Cornwall III speakers at medium volume levels for hours at a time.
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