Celebrating 40 Years of Skill and Passion.
For his 40 years ruby anniversary at Marantz, Ken Ishiwata and his daring team crafted these two audiophile gemstones with hand-selected and custom-made components to carry all the emotions of music. The KI Ruby Series is precision-made and virtuously tuned to deliver the most enjoyable sound to amplify your senses.
• Collector‘s item
• Individually numbered
• Limited to 1.000 sets
The SA-KI Ruby at a glance.
Engineered and extensively tuned by a team led by Ken Ishiwata, drawing on more than 35 years of Marantz expertise in CD players
In-house-developed SACD/CD mechanism “SACDM-3”, designed purely for audio
SACD/CD playback, and playback of compilations on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
Asynchronous USB input for hi-res audio up to PCM / DXD 384kHz/32 bit and DSD11.2MHz
Isolation of USB and digital inputs to block noise from internal and external sources
Innovative Marantz Musical Mastering ‘MMM-Stream’ upsampling to DSD and filtering
Custom-designed 1-bit direct ‘MMM – Conversion’ from DSD to analogue
New analogue output stage with Marantz HDAM-SA3 and HDAM-SA2 technology and low impedance output
Power supply using toroidal transformer
Dedicated headphone amplifier with alldiscrete construction featuring HDAM-SA2
Laser-engraved ‘Ken Ishiwata’ signature and Ruby motif, marking Ken Ishiwata’s 40 years with Marantz