The new Marantz PM and SA KI Ruby

F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,608


Anyone recognize the speakers?
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,323
    I was waiting for Elvis to start singing
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,940
    That is some aggressive toe in!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,608
    A better pic of the KI Ruby gear.

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  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 7,564
    It would be interesting to discover the how/why of Mr. Ishiwata selecting the Signature 60's for this setup. Nice !

    I was trying to figure out what the rear treatment scheme was and came across a picture that shows what it may be:

    yfmwmypposaj.jpg

    A nice little write up regarding Mr. Ishiwata's philosophy and thinking regarding some aspects of audio such as tweaks and digital.

    http://www.the-ear.net/how-to/ken-ishiwata-man-and-his-listening-room


    Again, the Signature 60 selection ...... interesting ! Good work Polk. :)
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  • halohalo Posts: 4,476
    It would be interesting to discover the how/why of Mr. Ishiwata selecting the Signature 60's for this setup. Nice !

    A nice little write up regarding Mr. Ishiwata's philosophy and thinking regarding some aspects of audio such as tweaks and digital.

    http://www.the-ear.net/how-to/ken-ishiwata-man-and-his-listening-room


    Again, the Signature 60 selection ...... interesting ! Good work Polk. :)

    Yes, I agree. Polk did a remarkable job with the Signature S60's. :)
  • halohalo Posts: 4,476
    Clipdat wrote: »
    That is some aggressive toe in!

    One of the comments said this:

    "The Grand Wizard of Marantz emerges from the shadows to tweak his beloved system. Fitting music to launch his Ruby Master series. Classic overlapping toe in on the speakers. Signature top to bottom."
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,454
    Man those speakers will never disappear into the room.... unless they are in an insane asylum.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,313
    Would somehow kindly elucidate the subject of the Grand Wizard's "classic overlapping toe-in" ? Thanks
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,940
    "Ken sets up the Bostons so that their axes cross in front of the listener, which is a known technique for producing a wide sweet spot, but usually room reflections undermine its effectiveness."
  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 7,564
    One of Ishiwata's tweaking areas involves room treatments. Make the room disappear and the 'rules' can change.
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  • TopperDudeTopperDude Posts: 54
    I found this post from Techradar about the demo interesting - https://www.techradar.com/news/marantz-ki-ruby-is-a-luxury-cd-player-and-amp-for-the-most-demanding-of-ears

    "Paired with a set of prototype Polk floor-standing speakers (the specifications for which remain undisclosed, but we can’t wait to find out more as they sounded phenomenal during our demo session), the KI-Ruby set blew us away. "

    It looks like an off-the-shelf Signature S60 but may have been customized/fine-tuned/improved for this demo.
  • TopperDudeTopperDude Posts: 54
    I too wondered about that aggressive toe-in when I was reading about that launch a few months back and had come across an interview with Ishiwata where he discussed the reason for it. Can't seem to find that article now though.

    Anyways if i remmember correctly - He does this when its a big room demo with multiple seats. It sort of widens the sweet spot for the demo.
  • halohalo Posts: 4,476
    TopperDude wrote: »

    "Paired with a set of prototype Polk floor-standing speakers (the specifications for which remain undisclosed, but we can’t wait to find out more as they sounded phenomenal during our demo session), the KI-Ruby set blew us away

    Maybe the reviewer didn’t know what he was talking about. lol

    The white finish on the S60’s is not available for purchase in the US.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,121
    Could be the S60 were put in place for pictures...
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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 270
    Marantz has some killer products . Those are Wish list stuff for sure.

    OK Polk please give us access to the White finish.
    I am really wanting to do white speakers in the basement room for some reason.

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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,230
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    white paint IS available

    Not for long. I'm cornering the market. Retirement, here I come...
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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 270
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    white paint IS available

    True.
    I guess I could take pair down to my brothers body shop. Pearl white would do.

    My neighbor just bought a pair of Focal 948's in white. Good looking for sure.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,121
    If you want white speakers I've got you covered. Already pearl white in finish.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,594
    My Road King is done-up in Glacier White Pearl . . . Looks spectacular when the sun hits it. This would be a sweet option for speakers
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,966
    edited August 27
    DSkip wrote: »
    If you want white speakers I've got you covered. Already pearl white in finish.

    Yes, but can you get these in all white? :) jgmwp1jvac38.jpg

    On second thought that might not be a good look. :s
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,454
    halo wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    Could be the S60 were put in place for pictures...

    They're playing the music in the video ;)

    Maybe.... it could be a stunt double
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,322
    Or, maybe Polk's new lines are gonna take design cues from the Sig's? Unlikely, but possible...
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  • TopperDudeTopperDude Posts: 54
    halo wrote: »

    Maybe the reviewer didn’t know what he was talking about. lol

    The white finish on the S60’s is not available for purchase in the US.

    The demo was at the Munich 2018 High End Show. Lucky Europeans get the nice finishes :)

  • TopperDudeTopperDude Posts: 54
    For those that are curious about the whole demo setup or would like more views of the S60 in White finish, you might find this video interesting:

  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,777
    I like blue lights.
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,983
    GlennDog wrote: »
    My Road King is done-up in Glacier White Pearl . . . Looks spectacular when the sun hits it. This would be a sweet option for speakers

    As in Harley Road king? Dude nice! I got a Sporty and a Heritage Softail. We should ride together before the weather turns!
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