Marantz SA‑12SE Special Edition Super Audio CD Player with DAC

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521,900.00

  • Crafted in Shirakawa, Japan
  • SACD, CD & DVD Support
  • Exclusive HDAM
  • DSD Support
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2024-03-10
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2023-11-24
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2023-10-17
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2023-09-01
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2023-09-01
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2023-08-31
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Description

Marantz SA-12SE Special Edition Super Audio CD Player with DAC

The Marantz SA-12SE is a high-end audio component designed for discerning listeners who want the best possible sound quality from their music collection. It’s a special edition player that builds upon the legacy of Marantz in the CD player market, following in the footsteps of the well-regarded SA-10.

Marantz Model 30

Marantz Model 30

Key Features:

  • SACD, CD & DVD Playback: Plays Super Audio CDs (SACDs) in addition to regular CDs and DVDs for a wider range of media compatibility. SACDs offer higher fidelity sound than traditional CDs.
  • Marantz HDAM Technology: Marantz’s proprietary HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology replaces standard op-amps for a wider frequency range and faster transient response, resulting in a more detailed and dynamic sound.
  • Custom DAC: The SA-12SE features a unique digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that goes beyond standard designs. It uses Marantz’s MMM-Stream converter and MMM-Conversion stage to process audio signals and produce a high-quality analog output.
  • DSD Support: Supports DSD (Direct Stream Digital) audio, a high-resolution format that offers a more natural and lifelike sound than traditional PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) formats.
  • High-Resolution Audio Playback: The built-in DAC can also handle high-resolution audio files up to 384kHz/32-bit PCM and DSD256/11.2MHz through the USB-B input. It also supports lower resolution files up to 192kHz/24-bit via optical and coaxial digital inputs.
  • More Than Just a CD Player: In addition to playing discs, the SA-12SE functions as a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for music stored on a computer via USB-B. It also has optical and coaxial digital inputs for connecting other digital sources.
  • Marantz Sound Master Tuning: The SA-12SE is meticulously tuned by Marantz sound masters to deliver exceptional performance and a “musical” sound that captures the emotion and detail of your music.
  • Built-in SACDM-3 Transport Mechanism: The SA-12SE utilizes Marantz’s innovative SACDM-3 transport mechanism, designed specifically for optimal CD performance.
  • Available Finishes: Black, Gold

Overall, the Marantz SA-12SE is a high-performance audiophile-grade CD player with advanced features for discerning listeners. It offers exceptional sound quality, versatility, and a luxurious design.

Marantz SA12SE FAQ

Q: What media formats does the SA12SE play?
A: The SA12SE plays CDs, CD-Rs/RWs, SA-CDs, WMA, MP3, and AAC files. It can also handle CD-Text, SA-CD Text, and ID3 tags for displaying track information.

Q: What are the dimensions and weight of the SA12SE?
A: The SA12SE measures 440 x 419 x 123 mm (W x D x H) and weighs 16.4 kg.

Q: What digital inputs does the SA12SE have?
A: The SA12SE has coaxial and optical digital inputs, as well as a USB-B input for connecting to a computer.

Q: Does the SA12SE upscale the sound quality of CDs?
A: Yes, the SA12SE uses Marantz Musical Mastering “MMM-Stream” conversion to upsample CDs to DSD and apply additional filtering for improved sound quality.

Q: Does the SA12SE have any playback controls?
A: Yes, the SA12SE has playback controls on the unit itself and a remote control. These controls allow you to play, pause, stop, skip tracks, and adjust the volume.

Q: Does the SA12SE have a display?
A: Yes, the SA12SE has a display that shows track information, playback status, and other settings. The display can be turned off if desired.

Additional information

Finishes

Black, Gold

Product Type

CD Player

Manufacturer

Marantz

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