Boasting a completely analogue design, the PM-12 SE draws on the PM-10 and PM-KI Ruby amplifiers that have come before it by including a moving-coil/moving-magnet phono stage, complete with Marantz Musical Premium Phono EQ circuit.
The £3,000 SA-12 SE is able to play SACDs, CDs and compilations on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. It also has an asynchronous USB input able to handle files all the way up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM and DSD256. The company explains that Marantz Musical Mastering Stream transforms all PCM file formats to DSD, using advanced filtering and proprietary processing before Musical Mastering Conversion converts the 1-bit data stream directly into an analogue signal without the use of a conventional converter.
The pair come in a choice of black or distinctive silver-gold finishes. Available to buy now, you can find out more about Marantz's PM-12 Special Edition integrated amplifier here and the SA-12 Special Edition SACD player here.