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Marantz pm 15 s1 amplifier and marantz sa15 s1 Cd player

Hi,i have purchased marantz pm 15 s1 amplifier and sa 15 si cd player and i figured out that i couldn`t connect a optical wire from the CD player to the amplifier as the CD player has an coax and optical but the amplifier doesn`t have that slout.

Kindly help me with his problem.

i need to know if we can connect this optical cable and if so,to which slout in the amplifier.

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There really is no point in  connecting the two components with an optical (=digital) cable, if you didn't want to use the SA-15s DAC- and analog output section you might aswell have bo bought the chiepest one you could find...

To get better sound than the SA-15s analog outputs can provide, you would have to spend a load of money (not as much as for the SA-15 but quite a bit) on a DAC - and the DAC would only work with CDs, you would still have to use the SA-15s analog outputs to listen to SACDs.

So in conclusion:
-Use the SA-15s analog outputs

-If you have other digital sources that you want to use - if you care about their sound quality - you can sell/return the SA-15s, buy the chiepest CD-Player you find (only look and feel matter) and spend the rest on a good DAC. (note: SACDs won't play on this setup)


I'm using a PM-15S1 with a DAC (Apogee Mini DAC, Studio-Equipment, nominal price ~1000$, got mine 2nd hand for 400€ ) myself. A DAC is usually the better choice over an expensive CD-Player - especially if you've got other digital sources (PC, ...) - but you'll probably lose a lot of money if you sell the SA-15, so think about it (IF you're still thinking about it, I realise that your question is 8 months old...)


anyway... have fun with the PM-15, it sure is beauty

Jan (Hamburg, Federal Republic of Krautistan)

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

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