Marantz visited Crutchfield recently and demonstrated just how fantastic vinyl can sound with their Reference Series TT-15S1 turntable. They simultaneously played an LP and CD of the same music, switching the sound back and forth between the TT-15S1 and the Marantz SA-11S1 disc player. The demonstration showed why audiophiles continue to crave high-quality turntables. This one blew us away, even when compared to a reference disc player costing over $3,000.
The TT-15S1 features a high-density acrylic chassis and platter to provide a low-resonance foundation. A floating mount isolates the motor's vibration from the chassis, and the drive's endless silicon belt ensures the platter rotates at a smooth, constant speed. An included "clever clamp" fits over the spindle and keeps your LP snug against the platter, making it as flat as possible.
MARANTZ TT-15S1 Belt Drive Turntable with Cartridge
The turntable's moving magnet cartridge is mounted in a non-conductive ebony base to minimize any static interference. A magnetic anti-skating mechanism in the tone arm lets you make precise adjustments to keep the stylus tracking properly, so it can reproduce every detail contained in the vinyl.
- THE ULTIMATE VIBRATION-FREE LISTENING EXPERIENCE – Advanced cutting-edge materials & the uniquely configured design with FLOATING MOTOR MOUNT CONSTRUCTION helps in deadening vibrations & keeps distortions at bay. A pure delight for a music connoisseur!
- IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS! Better than any turntable on the market, TT-15S1 features a solid plinth belt-drive, a precision AC asynchronous motor, a heavy platter, reference class anodized aluminum manual tonearm, & everything you need for its assembly
- TOP OF THE CLASS PHONO CARTRIDGE FROM CLEARAUDIO – Included with this turntable is the Virtuoso MM Cartridge with an ebony wood body, diamond stylus, lightweight aluminum cantilever and highly effective cartridge damping mechanism for a quieter background
- EXTRA STABILITY FOR UNEVEN PLANES – The 3 height-adjustable solid aluminum feet provide a strong base to the turntable, keeping the position intact even on an irregular surface
- With 60 YEARS OF INNOVATION and DEDICATION towards designing PREMIUM RANGE OF HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND AUDIO SYSTEMS, Marantz gives you the best sound and stereo listening experience ever imagine