Analog recording is still very alive. Quality turntables are still in demand. Digital discs simply set new performance standards that turntables must meet. Many cherished records may never be issued on digital formats. Good turntables are now more important than ever. Marantz embraces an audiophile quality turntable with AC servo belt-drive and low-coloration tone arm to answer the need for a high performance source component for the analog record.
The TT-15S1 Premium Range turntable has a solid acrylic resin chassis in design style of the Premium Range, a 3 cm-thick heavy acrylic platter with a black felt cover, solid aluminium feet, and stateof- the-art ceramic bearings, so it almost eliminates chassis resonance. The Marantz exclusive MM-system in a stylish ebony body is directly fixed to the high-grade audio interconnector reducing signal resistance to a minimum. Its anodised arm has been optimised to partner the unit perfectly. The motor is dampened and isolated from the chassis to prevent vibration influence. And a ‘clever clamp’ system ensures excellent disc contact with platter. The magnetic anti-skating system is contact-free to eliminate unwanted stylus stresses, and the continuous silicon belt guarantees rotational accuracy. The TT-15S1 represents the ultimate addition to any audiophile’s home audio system.
Low-Resonance High-Density Acrylic Chassis and Platter
Floating Motor Mount Construction
Asynchronous AC Motor
Belt Drive System with Endless Silicon Belt
Anodized Aluminum Straight Type Tone Arm
Magnetic Type Anti-Skating Mechanism
Fine Adjustable Counter Weight
Solid Aluminum 3 points Support Feet
Wood Base, High Quality MM Cartridge
“Clever Clamp” by Souther Engineering
A winner of an Editors’ Choice Award from The Absolute Sound and a Stereophile Recommended Product, Marantz slays the competition with the TT-15S1 acrylic turntable. If you’re becoming a serious vinyl collector, the TT-15S1 deserves an audition. Available in silver from S&I.
“The TT-15S1 has an attractive, jewel-like appearance that’s pleasing to the touch. It also proved to be a more than competent performer, quiet and surprisingly well damped. The real star of the show is the supplied Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood Ebony cartridge (output 3.3mV), which gives the TT-15 a startlingly full, coherent, dynamic sound. The cartridges overall tonal picture was remarkably coherent from top to bottom.”
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile, Recommended Product
“The Marantz combo is a lot closer to more expensive ensembles than one might expect – everything is well executed and remarkably so at the price. The [TT-15] is outstanding, nearly unique even, in its ease and accuracy of setup. This system is clean-tracking, low in distortion, detailed, low in noise and high in resolution, pitch stable, and musically agreeable. I do not see how one could ask for a lot more at this price!
– Robert E. Greene, The Absolute Sound, Editors’ Choice Award Winner