Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CD Players

Marantz SA-KI Pearl Lite SACD Player

652520.jpg

Marantz announced the SA-KI Pearl Lite CD/SACD player, bringing the limited edition KI Pearl range's musical philosophy and beautiful build to an even greater audience at a lower price point.

Last year Marantz and its renowned audio designer Ken Ishiwata celebrated their 30 year anniversary by releasing the limited edition KI Pearl system. The high-end set-up received glowing reviews, but the price remains out of reach for many music lovers. In response to repeated requests, this year sees Ken and Marantz release the cheaper KI Pearl Lite system.

The SA-KI Pearl Lite design acknowledges that some of today's recordings and formats — CD as well as MP3 — benefit from extra care in the mid and mid-high frequencies. The result is a machine that delivers detail, pace, and realism, yet also contains a smooth tonal touch. Playback formats include SACD, CD, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA, while the transport used is the same excellent Xyron unit found in the limited edition SA-KI Pearl. Further tech highlights cover HDAM-SA2 technology — 'SA2 is specifically designed to excel in Marantz's SACD machines — the renowned Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC, and a front-sited iPhone/iPod digital input.

Marantz SA-KI Pearl Lite SACD Player - Back

A potentially invaluable addition for digital music fans is the DAC MODE function: you can use the SA-KI Pearl Lite as a DA-Converter via not only the optical and coaxial inputs, but also via the rear panel's USB (Type B) input. This means it's possible to directly connect a PC or media player of your choice, opening up the possibility of (simply and quickly) hearing your digital music at its highest possible quality.

The SA-KI Pearl Lite Super Audio Compact Disc player are available in black and silver/gold from September 2010.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Our Reviews

Meze Audio Liric II Closed-back Headphones

Over-Ear Headphones

Meze's LIRIC 2nd generation closed-back audiophile headphones deliver a very impressive upgrade over the original.

Sony ULT WEAR Wireless Headphones Black Sony ULT WEAR Wireless Headphones Black

Reviews

Fans of big bottom end bass response in headphones will definitely want to check out Sony's new ULT WEAR.

Westone Audio AM PRO X20 IEM Westone Audio AM PRO X20 IEM

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

At $399, Westone's dual driver IEM feature ambient pass-thru listening to help musicians hear the audience and other performers on stage.

Sony-ult-field-1-featured Sony-ult-field-1-featured

Reviews

Sony's smallest speaker with ULT Power Sound, the ULT Field 1 packs a punch in a portable package.

Master & Dynamic MW09 True Wireless ANC Earbuds Black Master & Dynamic MW09 True Wireless ANC Earbuds Black

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

With some mild EQ adjustments, Master & Dynamic's MW09 are the best sounding wireless noise cancelling earphones we've heard to date.

Final UX2000 Wireless Headphones in Black and Cream Final UX2000 Wireless Headphones in Black and Cream

Reviews

There is a surprising amount to like in Final's wireless noise cancelling headphones which are now on sale well below $100.

You May Also Like

Gift Guides

Coinciding with Amazon Prime Day, Crutchfield is offering huge savings on some of our favorite hi-fi, headphones and home electronics.

Digital Music Systems

Marantz releases two all-in-one solutions for streaming digital music from one box. Find out if the M1 or M4 is right for you.

Gift Guides

Tech and hi-fi gifts to make the transition into the workforce more enjoyable.

Articles

You may not be able to build a real IMAX Theater in your home but IMAX Enhanced provides a different way to create an...

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

The new Marantz CINEMA 30 is the top-of-the-line 11.4-channel A/V receiver in 2024 priced at $4500.

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

Marantz and Denon AVR owners now have a very effective tool for dealing with bass issues in their rooms. Dirac Live Bass Control is...

CD Players

The CD 50n offers the convenience of a network music streamer and CD player with HEOS for multi-room wireless audio in one component.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

A purist audiophile integrated amp that also makes an ideal match with the Marantz CD 50n Network CD player.

Advertisement

ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2024 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.



SVS Bluesound PSB Speakers NAD Cambridge Audio Q Acoustics Denon Marantz Focal Naim Audio RSL Speakers