Excerpt: Marantz has been in the home electronics game for over 50 years now. I won't go into their long and storied history, but it has covered a lot of territory. From its beginnings as Saul Marantz’s vision of high quality home entertainment products to the large Japanese conglomerate it is today, Marantz has certainly had its ups and downs. While it’s simple enough to do a Google search on their various owners, today it is owned by D&M Holdings; the same folks who own...
Excerpt: There's no doubt that the Marantz SA-11S2 looks the part. It's a substantial, heftily attractive player which appears engineered to reassure those who may go a bit weak-kneed at dropping two and a half grand on a CD player. “Don't worry,” it seems to say, “I'm worth that in base metal alone.” A scan through the spec-sheet brings more encouragement.
Pros: Handsome and substantial sound to match handsome and substantial looks, particularly peppy with SACD
Cons: Low frequencies could be better controlled and described