Reference-quality CD sound reinvented
Marantz Reference Series components are the very best this renowned audio manufacturer has to offer, drawing on expertise developed over decades of research, testing, and critical listening. The SA-10 Super Audio CD player is the latest in a long line of high-end Marantz CD players. This premium player represents a complete re-invention of the category, in which practically every part has been redesigned for the best possible reproduction of music.
At the heart of the SA-10 is a unique new SACD-M3 disc transport designed specifically for SACD/CD playback. This new mechanism promises the very best sound quality from conventional CD and SACD discs, and it also allows for playback of high-resolution FLAC and DSD music files stored on DVD-ROM discs. That means you can create compilations of your favorite high-res tracks using your computer's DVD burner, and then play them in all their glory on the SA-10.
Built to sound amazing
The SA-10's hefty chassis and double-layered bottom plate with aluminum feet create an incredibly stable platform, virtually eliminating vibrations. A beefy toroidal power supply delivers a constant stream of clean current. The nickel-plated copper RCA stereo outputs are widely spaced so you can easily connect high-quality patch cords. And when using the analog connections, you can disable the digital outputs so there's no chance of stray emissions impacting the analog circuitry. The result is lively, true-to-life reproduction of all your favorite tunes.
It's a killer outboard DAC, too
Marantz knows that in this day and age, lots of your favorite music may not be on a shiny disc at all. That's why they've enabled the SA-10's advanced DAC to work on its own with other digital audio sources, including your computer, USB thumb drives, iOS® devices, and conventional audio components with coaxial or optical digital outputs.
The player's advanced conversion circuitry upsamples all PCM-based sources to ultra-high-frequency 1-bit DSD signals at 11.2 MHz, which then pass through Marantz's advanced filtering stages to give you the purest, most accurate sound possible.