Marantz SA-7S1

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Re: Marantz SA-7S1

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:36 pm

wiicrackpot wrote:
_D_S_J_R_ wrote: I was stunned by the Quad Artera Play (made in China admittedly) and that has a proper balanced output preamp in it too, for those that need such things, selling for £1400 or so...
.....and WTF only gave it mediocre 3 stars.
I listen for emotional connection, others listen for dynamics, 'deeetail' and rhythm. An old ex-colleague didn't like the Artera units either and I don't care for the Elite preamp myself - and there is a memory of some Chinese 909's coming through with crap caps fitted with disastrous effects on sonics which were also easily measurable (the dada website gives chapter and verse on this and it's not just them 'finding' the issue). The Artera Play I heard, I thought was very good indeed, and we listened to other things immediately after which I knew...
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