Marantz Gives Satisfaction
Marantz’s new NA-11S1 ($3500) is a network player that supports resolutions up to double DSD and was reviewed by John Atkinson in our October issue. Heard over Boston Acoustics M350 loudspeakers ($2500/pair) via AudioQuest Go Forth cabling, a 24/192 file of Julius Katchen playing Ravel’s Piano Concerto had a really nice midrange, good bass, and fast snap and slam. The image, however, was smaller than ideal, and the color palette reminiscent of a flower that, albeit lovely, never got the chance to reach full bloom. As an example of something/someone that most definitely has reached full bloom, if not gone way beyond, see the reflection in the mirror.