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