Marantz KI Ruby integrated amplifier and disc player announced

Legendary audio guru Ken Ishiwata has been at Marantz for 40 years and to help Ken celebrate his ruby anniversary, the company is launching a very special range – the Marantz KI Ruby.

In recognition of Ken’s four decades at Marantz, he has led a team of highly experienced engineers to develop the PM-KI Ruby integrated amplifier and the SA-KI Ruby Super Audio CD player with USB-DAC.

Marantz KI Ruby

The two products have been sound tuned by Ken, bear the Marantz KI Ruby motif and have the ‘Ken Ishiwata’ signature laser-engraved onto their respective chassis.

Ken has sound tuned them both, with the PM-KI integrated amplifier using an improved power supply, upgraded components, selected components for the power supply, and a simplified power supply for the phono amplifier. The SA-KI Super Audio CD player with USB-DAC has upgraded components for its analogue circuits, and a simplified power supply line.

Marantz KI Ruby

The PM-KI is an integrated pre-amplifier and power amplifier that can deliver 2 x 200W into 8 ohms and 2 x 200W into 4 ohms. There are seven inputs, and a separate headphone amplifier circuit. There’s also the Marantz Musical Premium Phono EQ, the shortest possible signal path from amplifier output to speaker terminal, gold-plated contacts, and a copper-plated chassis with a 5mm aluminium top cover.

The SA-KI uses an original Marantz CD/SACD disc drive with Marantz Musical Mastering 32bit/384kHz digital to analogue conversion. There’s a USB-A input for USB drives and smartphones, a USB-B inout for connecting a PC or Mac, and optical and coaxial inputs for PCM sources. There’s also a fully discrete current feedback circuit with new and improved Marantz HDAM-SA technology, along with digital isolation circuitry, and a copper-plated chassis with a 5mm aluminium top cover.

Marantz KI Ruby

The PM-KI integrated amplifier will be available in September at a price of £3500.00 and a choice of black or gold.

The SA-KI Super Audio CD player and USB-DAC will be available in September at a price of £3500.00 and a choice of black or gold.