Marantz SA-12SE SACD and CD player

£2,999.00
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Marantz was in at the start of CD, launching its first player — the original CD-63 — in 1982. In the following years, Marantz became well known as the CD-Player specialist. Drawing on the development process for the flagship SA-10, and designed by the same team, the SA-12 Special Edition was created to celebrate the love of music and exalt the mastery and emotion of music.
Marantz Musical Mastering technology defines new standards in the digital and analogue audio processing. A disc mechanism built purely for audio, the “SACDM-3” is able to play SACDs, CDs, and compilations on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. It also has an asynchronous USB input, able to handle formats all the way up to PCM/DXD 384kHz/32bit and DSD11.2MHz. The Marantz Musical Mastering Stream transforms all PCM file formats to DSD format, using advanced filtering and proprietary processing before the Marantz Musical Mastering Conversion converts the 1-bit data stream directly into an analogue signal without the use of a conventional D/A converter.
The Marantz engineering team created this player to deliver the kind of sound able to bring you closer than ever to your favourite music. The reason is simple, and central to everything Marantz does — because music matters.

More Information
Manufacturer Link Marantz Special Edition SA-CD and CD player
Manufacturer Marantz
Free warranty 3 years
Delivery Charge Free
Delivery Time Normally 1 - 5 Working Days (Covid-19 and Brexit Delays Possible, contact us for more information)
Card Surcharge No
See more Marantz products.

Marantz was in at the start of CD, launching its first player — the original CD-63 — in 1982. In the following years, Marantz became well known as the CD-Player specialist. Drawing on the development process for the flagship SA-10, and designed by the same team, the SA-12 Special Edition was created to celebrate the love of music and exalt the mastery and emotion of music.

Marantz Musical Mastering technology defines new standards in the digital and analogue audio processing. A disc mechanism built purely for audio, the “SACDM-3” is able to play SACDs, CDs, and compilations on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. It also has an asynchronous USB input, able to handle formats all the way up to PCM/DXD 384kHz/32bit and DSD11.2MHz. The Marantz Musical Mastering Stream transforms all PCM file formats to DSD format, using advanced filtering and proprietary processing before the Marantz Musical Mastering Conversion converts the 1-bit data stream directly into an analogue signal without the use of a conventional D/A converter.

The Marantz engineering team created this player to deliver the kind of sound able to bring you closer than ever to your favourite music. The reason is simple, and central to everything Marantz does — because music matters.

Key Features

  • Engineered and extensively tuned by a team drawing on more than 35 years of Marantz expertise in CD players
  • Innovative Marantz Musical Mastering “MMM-Stream” up-sampling to DSD and filtering
  • Custom-designed 1-bit direct “MMM–Conversion” from DSD to analogue
  • High quality analogue output stage with Marantz HDAM-SA3 technology and low impedance output
  • In-house developed Marantz SACD/CD mechanism “SACDM-3” designed purely for audio
  • Playback of SACD/CD playback and of compilations on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM (audio)
  • Asynchronous USB input for hi-res audio up to PCM/DXD 384kHz/32bit and DSD11.2MHz
  • Isolation of USB and digital inputs to block noise from connected sources
  • Power supply using toroidal transformer
  • Dedicated headphone amplifier with all-discrete construction featuring HDAM-SA2

 

Features

  • CD Compatibility: CD / CD-R/RW / SA-CD / WMA / MP3 / AAC
  • SA-CD Text / ID3 Tag / WMA Meta Tag / AAC Meta data
  • Data Disc Compatibility: DSD / WAV / ALAC: <=5.6 / 192 / 96
  • DAC operation mode: USB-B / Coax / Optical
  • Asynchronous mode rear USB    
  • Bit-perfect transmission
  • USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6: <=DSD11.2
  • Signal isolator for DAC Mode operation 
  • HDAM version    HDAM SA2 + HDAM SA3
  • Power Transformer: Toroidal
  • High Grade Audio Components  
  • Customised Components             
  • Symmetric circuit layout              
  • Copper plated chassis    
  • Extra metal plate for chassis strengthing
  • Digital out off
  • Headphone: Current feedback

Specification

  • Mechanism: SACD-M3 (METAL)
  • D/A Conversion: Marantz Musical Mastering Conversion + Stream
  • DAC IC  Marantz: Musical Mastering Conversion + Stream
  • Digital Filter: DSP (Marantz)
  • Noise Shaper: DSP (Marantz)
  • Low Pass Filter stage: HDAM-SA2, SA3 current feedback
  • Output buffer: HDAM SA3
  • Headphone amp: HDAM-SA2 current feedback
  • Frequency Response (Cust.): 2 Hz x 50 kHz
  • Dynamic Range (SA): 109dB
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SA): 112dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (SA): 0.0008%
  • Frequency Response: 2 Hz x 20 kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 98 dB
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 104 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.000015       

General

  • Metal Front Panel           
  • Remote Control RC005PMSA
  • Power Consumption in W: 47
  • Standby Consumption in W: 0.3
  • Auto power off 
  • Detachable Power Cable              
  • Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm: 440 x 419 x 123
  • Weight in kg: 16.4
  • Carton Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm: 557 x 536 x 243
  • Carton Weight (inc. product) in kg: 19.6