Marantz SA-KI Ruby

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    ^ must not have kids. Way to much free time
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 23,102
    I might try that on my tube amps Hermit... then again, they already are bedazzled.
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    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 23,102
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Dynamat Xtreme... $14.95
    Bedazzler... $19.95
    Sharpie Permanent Paint Marker... $5.36
    The joy of having a homemade Ruby Edition Marantz... PRICELESS

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    We are waiting your review.

    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,447
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Dynamat Xtreme... $14.95
    Bedazzler... $19.95
    Sharpie Permanent Paint Marker... $5.36
    The joy of having a homemade Ruby Edition Marantz... PRICELESS

    We are waiting your review.
    I will say the auditory improvements are unquestionable! It has a much more polite sound. :smiley:

  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,137
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Dynamat Xtreme... $14.95
    Bedazzler... $19.95
    Sharpie Permanent Paint Marker... $5.36
    The joy of having a homemade Ruby Edition Marantz... PRICELESS
    Best upgrade ever!!!
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,262
    Oh man, there's dust in that there milled out signature, better get the q-tips out!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,914
    edited December 2018
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    The KI Ruby CD players and integrated amps are special editions to celebrate Ken Ishiwata's 40th anniversary with Marantz.

    ahh! So he was with them way back in the Superscope/Chatsworth, CA days?!

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    He stuck with 'em through the dark days when the brand belonged to Philips?!?

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,914
    edited December 2018
    ... (double post)
  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 1,019
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Dynamat Xtreme... $14.95
    Bedazzler... $19.95
    Sharpie Permanent Paint Marker... $5.36
    The joy of having a homemade Ruby Edition Marantz... PRICELESS

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    bb3go5vgwvz7.jpg

    Well played Mr. H. VERY well played!
    McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, LUMIN D2 Network Music Player, Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers. Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 1,019
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Unboxing photos of my new Marantz SA-KI Ruby.

    It's quite stunning. Also it's very heavy, at just under 40lbs (37.7lbs).


    Beautiful piece of gear! Congrats and enjoy!

    McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, LUMIN D2 Network Music Player, Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers. Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,261
    smglbrth wrote: »
    Oh man, there's dust in that there milled out signature, better get the q-tips out!

    It's actually not dust, as those photos were taken within minutes of it being unboxed. It's just uneven surface and/or bits of material from the CNCing/laser cutting process or whatever they used to make that engraved signature.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,261
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Did you chose the cover for the SA 15S1 or the CD6006, or did you give them your dimensions, I assume the SA 15S1 cover will fit my SA15S2, for 24.99 it's worth a shot, what fabric is yours there are quite a few to choose from?

    I gave them the dimensions in the order comments. Normally their tolerance is .5" for a easy fit, however I've requested .25" tolerance in the past. If you need to email them they reply quickly and provide good service.

    To answer your question, the fabric I chose is "Doublesided Quilted Black Nylon".
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,901
    Clipdat wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Did you chose the cover for the SA 15S1 or the CD6006, or did you give them your dimensions, I assume the SA 15S1 cover will fit my SA15S2, for 24.99 it's worth a shot, what fabric is yours there are quite a few to choose from?

    I gave them the dimensions in the order comments. Normally their tolerance is .5" for a easy fit, however I've requested .25" tolerance in the past. If you need to email them they reply quickly and provide good service.

    To answer your question, the fabric I chose is "Doublesided Quilted Black Nylon".

    Nice to know I'm going to look into one for my Oppo 205. It's not nearly as sexy as that beast but it does sit exposed to dust.
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,912
    There is an open box + 10% off SA-10 @ music direct for those inclined...
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,565
    I'm just curious, if you rub the Ruby 3 times, does a Genie pop out of the tray ?

    Asking for a friend
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 23,102
    Which Jeannie?

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    Or......

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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 8,002
    Which Jeannie?

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    Or......

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    I'd take door #2
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,611
    100% for #2. :D:p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    :smile::wink:
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,565
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
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    My thoughts exactly lmao
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 14,118
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    What is an MP3?


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,914
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    What is an MP3?


    one less than an MP4.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,914
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'm just curious, if you rub the Ruby 3 times[//b], does a Genie pop out of the tray ?

    Asking for a friend
    [emphasis added]

    No but it turns into a Laserdisc player, if you catch my drift...

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,901
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'm just curious, if you rub the Ruby 3 times[//b], does a Genie pop out of the tray ?

    Asking for a friend
    [emphasis added]

    No but it turns into a Laserdisc player, if you catch my drift...

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    do you need a 45 adaptor to use that?
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,912
    Music Direct has one open box now for $700 off.
    Hopefully nothing went wrong here.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,261
    SIHAB wrote: »
    Hopefully nothing went wrong here.

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