The day came recently when I needed to replace my CD player. With nothing but good reviews to go on, I looked at the Marantz offerings. I was particularly taken by the SA11 which Robert Harley had given a very enthusiastic review. After a weeks run-in in my system where it performed admirably, I decided to keep it. Herein lies the rub.
It also plays SACD's. I've avoided that format until now. My dealer gave me a couple of my choice, and I like the way they sound. He also offered me 10% off on all SACD purchases for the next year. I'm happy, mind you, but a little fearful. Something in the back of my mind sees the potential for a trip to the dark side. Cross your fingers for me.