Marantz PM-KI Ruby Integrated & SA-KI Ruby SACD/DAC Player - Signature Reference Pieces - Limited Edition!

$7,999

It would be a shame to break up this amazingly capable and desirable set, so we're going to hold out and see if we can tempt a single buyer.

This special KI Ruby series is the top of the top from Marantz, and has received only stellar reviews since inception.

These were made in very limited quantities, and once they were gone they were gone. Note the silkscreen AND molded signature from Ken Ishiwata.

"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"

Both pieces are looking and working like the day they left the factory. Complete with every original included bit. Hardly used and looking like new.

These are out of stock on most every authorized retailer, and they won't be making any more.

Click here for the full and outstanding review on both pieces from The Absolute Sound by Paul Seydor

"Six years ago I began my review of Ishiwata’s Reference Series by observing that it was impossible not to be impressed by them. The same is true of these new Rubies, yet I would also add that it is equally impossible not to be impressed by the value they offer. Think about it: You have a 100Wpc amplifier (typically 150W or more); a preamplifier with a phonostage and a number of useful features; and an SACD/CD player with a built-in DAC that together will handle virtually every digital medium for the playback of music in the home—all of superlative performance, plus quality of build, parts, manufacturing, and workmanship that cannot be faulted."

More from Marantz direct on both pieces follows below:

Marantz PM-KI Ruby Ken Ishiwata Signature Reference Integrated Amplifier

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 PM-KI Ruby amplifier has been developed and tuned by a highly experienced engineering team led by KI himself. It features a fully discrete two-stage design with separate power supplies for the pre-amplifier and power amp — plus, a moving coil/moving magnet phono stage complete with Marantz Musical Premium Phono EQ circuit and Marantz HDAM technology for signal purity and exceptional audio quality. PM-KI Ruby is built on a vibration-resistant double layer chassis with thick aluminum panes for rigidity and features a laser-engraved Ken Ishiwata signature to commemorate his legacy.

Key Features
• Engineered and extensively tuned legendary Marantz sound master Ken Ishiwata and his team, drawing on more than 65 years of Marantz amplifier design knowledge
Marantz high-resolution preamplifier stage with proprietary HDAM technology
Switching power amplifier design derived from flagship PM-10 amplifier
Generous output: 100W + 100W (into 8ohm), 200W + 200W (4ohm)
Fully-discrete, two-stage design for signal purity, with separate power supplies for preamp and power amplifier sections to reduce interference
Toroidal transformer dedicated to preamp for clarity and powerful sound
Current feedback design with newly-developed wide-range circuitry
HDAM® SA3 circuitry for clean signal and optimal dynamics
MM/MC Phono input with new discrete Marantz Musical Premium Phono EQ circuit
Thick nickel-plated copper independent input terminals for CD and Phono, plus Marantz-original high-quality/high-purity copper-plated speaker terminals
Linear volume control with new electric volume system
High-quality construction with double-layer chassis, 5mm thick aluminum top lid, solid aluminum front and copper-plated chassis
High-grade, carefully selected audio parts: ultra-low leak current Schottky diodes, low noise complementary transistors, high-grade resistors, newly developed custom electrolytic capacitors, audio grade film capacitors and mica capacitors.
Laser-engraved Ken Ishiwata signature and Ruby motif, marking Ishiwata’s 40-year Marantz legacy

Dimensions: 17.32″ x 5″ x 17.83″
Weight: 34.61 lbs.

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 analogue 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 analogue
New analogue 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

Dimensions: 17.32″ x 5″ x 16.5″
Weight: 37.7 lbs.

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    Item

    Included

    Original Box

    Yes for Both

    Manual

    Yes for Both

    Remote

    Yes for Both

    Cables

    Power for Both

    Physical Condition

    8

    Working Condition

     10

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