Marantz SA-KI Ruby

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,105
    ^ must not have kids. Way to much free time
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, PS Audio Stellar gain M700 mono blocks, Elac Adante AF-61 towers Black, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with CBS NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd, Acoustic Zen Satori speaker cables

    5.1: Marantz sr5013 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Linn LK240 mono blocks pair, Totem Rainmakers, Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,589
    I might try that on my tube amps Hermit... then again, they already are bedazzled.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer 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-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,589
    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 Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer 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-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,264
    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:

    2.0/3.0 - Marantz: PM8005 w/HT Bypass, NA8005 | Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | AudioPrism Quietline Mk3 x7 | Sanus UF30 | OC703 Panels

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | OC703 Panels
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,883
    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!!!
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Pioneer Elite SC-91: DIRECTV : LG OLED55B6P : Roku Premiere+
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,123
    Oh man, there's dust in that there milled out signature, better get the q-tips out!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,034
    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: 21,034
    edited December 2018
    ... (double post)
  • 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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    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.
  • 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: 5,916
    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.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,916
    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".
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,601
    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: 658
    There is an open box + 10% off SA-10 @ music direct for those inclined...
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,780
    I'm just curious, if you rub the Ruby 3 times, does a Genie pop out of the tray ?

    Asking for a friend
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

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

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,589
    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 Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer 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-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,364
    Which Jeannie?

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    Or......

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    I'd take door #2
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,449
    100% for #2. :D :p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,916
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    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • verbverb Posts: 5,136
    :smile: :wink:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,105
    Lol!
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, PS Audio Stellar gain M700 mono blocks, Elac Adante AF-61 towers Black, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with CBS NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd, Acoustic Zen Satori speaker cables

    5.1: Marantz sr5013 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Linn LK240 mono blocks pair, Totem Rainmakers, Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,780
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
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    My thoughts exactly lmao
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

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

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,560
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    What is an MP3?


    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1 - X1 power supply
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,034
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    What is an MP3?


    one less than an MP4.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,034
    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: 12,601
    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: 658
    Music Direct has one open box now for $700 off.
    Hopefully nothing went wrong here.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,916
    SIHAB wrote: »
    Hopefully nothing went wrong here.

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    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
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