WTB: Marantz reference integrated

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,768
    Remotes... and missing socks.
    They all collect someplace.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,597
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Remotes... and missing socks.
    They all collect someplace.

    Most missing remotes could be found hidden in missing socks....if the socks weren't also missing.
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,928
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't even know why I want it, I just think it would be cool to own one and hear it. Plus it would match my SA-KI Ruby.

    But realistically I have nowhere to store it and I'm already being owned by my devices, instead of the other way around.

    Speaking of being owned by devices, have you met verb? Oops, I may have just gotten myself kicked out of a pretty sweet karma. Dangit!
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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 3,077
    Clipdat wrote: »
    . . . I'm already being owned by my (de)Vices, instead of the other way around.

    Kick the habit and sell some merch ...😂😂😂
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,472
    Believe it or not, I have!
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,472
    ^^ "*No Shipping & Pick Up only in South Jersey"
    :/
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't even know why I want it, I just think it would be cool to own one and hear it. Plus it would match my SA-KI Ruby.

    But realistically I have nowhere to store it and I'm already being owned by my devices, instead of the other way around.

    Speaking of being owned by devices, have you met verb? Oops, I may have just gotten myself kicked out of a pretty sweet karma. Dangit!

    Lol! Just caught this! How true! :smile:
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  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,314
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Finally got a Marantz reference integrated. A PM-14S1 in almost Dave @verb minty condition popped up on eBay so I jumped on it:

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    Few small marks on the back right corner, and some hairline scratches on the cover. Also some marks underneath that you can't see that were covered up with black Sharpie. But the front and back are free of any blemishes which is where you usually see the most wear on these. The remote appears to be in unused condition.

    Some dust buildup inside indicating that it sat uncovered, unfortunately. But shouldn't cause any problems, and overall it's in very nice condition. Looking forward to giving it a test run soon.

    SCORE!!!

  • pitdogg2
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,392
    It's PURDY!
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    edited June 2020
    And I might add, Drew got a smoking deal! As in a Verb smoking deal! Yes I just had to look it up on ebay! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
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    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,472
    Nice binding posts:

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    In the rack:

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,472
    edited June 2020
    Have only listened to it for a few hours on a pair of speakers I'm not too familiar with, but that being said...

    It's sound quality is well beyond what I expected. Abundant 3D imaging effects. Good depth to the sound, as well as a very large soundstage - lots of width and height. Incredible. It's very "big" sounding.

    It presents the music in a dazzling way that seems to have a lot of motion and energy, but yet remains cohesive. Great micro-detail and nuance. Low noise floor. Lots of power on tap.

    @F1nut this thing performs well above it's price!
  • F1nut
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    I know B)
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,472
    Fun Fact: The PM-14S1 can output to speakers and headphones simultaneously.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,472
    edited July 2020
    I'm in-between formal reviews right now, so I've been using this time to log some hours with the PM-14S1 powering my PMC twenty.22 speakers. Digital source is Qobuz & Tidal via the Lumin U1 Mini, connected with a Pangea Premier SE digital coax cable to the PM-KI Ruby DAC.

    Simply put, the Marantz and PMC combo is a synergistic pairing. As with the last pair of speakers speakers I tried with it, I'm able to hear nice layering, 3D imaging, and good dynamics. The amp seems to take the edge off the PMC's treble, every so slightly. It's very subtle, but it's taming the tweeters just a smidgen and it suits them very well. There's still tons of air and detail up top, but there's nothing overly hot or harsh, at least with most recordings.

    I've always considered the PMCs to be at little bass-shy, so I've been utilizing the by-passable tone controls to address this. I set the bass knob at +3 and it provides just a little boost to the low frequencies, to make them sound more balanced with the highs. Go further on the bass knob and it can get a little unbalanced, so I think +3 strikes a good balance of low end fill without it being obvious that tone controls are being used. Strangely, I've only felt the need to use the tone controls for digital sources. Analog just doesn't seem to require it.

    The speed, dynamics, and tonality of the PMCs are allowed to really shine with this amplifier. Every musical element in a song is easily discernible if you focus on it, but the presentation and composition as a whole never gets lost. That's where I feel like the musicality of this amplifier is showcased. Earlier I described this trait as "having a lot of motion and energy, but remaining cohesive". I was pleased to see this characteristic is also retained with the PMC speakers.

    I've also been trying out the phono stage with my modest Technics 1200mk2 and Ortofon OM-30 setup. It lives up to the hype that you always hear about Marantz's integrated phono preamps. The most notable characteristic is the subtle sonic nuances and the long decay on fading sounds. Everything just sounds super polished and pristine, without it sounding cloudy or euphoric. I think there's some slight coloration with how it's been voiced, but in practice it works well and still sounds accurate and faithful to the source material. Overall, an impressive phono stage for being a built-in one, definitely not an afterthought. Clearly Ken Ishiwata had a hand in it's design and implementation.

    In summary, the PM-14S1 continues to impress me, as I'm sure it will with every speaker I try it with. I highly recommend snagging one of these on the used market if you come across one in nice condition.

    It's a relatively low cost of entry in order to experience increased height, width, and depth to your favorite music. It's detailed without being analytical, it has great rhythmic flow, and the build quality is exceptional. There's also plenty of power on tap, I had the volume at -30db the other day and it was pretty much at "the neighbors will be calling the cops soon" levels. Very versatile piece that should pair up well with any speaker.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Posts: 2,041
    Hard to beat a Marantz!!
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,472
    I said "speakers speakers" and "PM-KI Ruby" instead of "SA-KI Ruby".

    UGH.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,472
    I'm actually considering selling this PM-14S1 for the same price I paid for it, $1,500. PM me if interested.
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 3,077
    PM a com'n . . .
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