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Marantz TT-15S1 vinyl turntable review and description


The vinyl TT-15S1 player was created by the Marantz brand in collaboration with the respected German company Clearaudio Electronic. The component belongs to the Premium Series. The prototype was the popular model Clearaudio Emotion.
At the very first meeting, the Marantz TT-15S1 impresses with its magnificent sophisticated design. The resonant-resistant, elegant white acrylic base with a figured notch at the front and the Marantz logo are set on three massive aluminum legs that untie it with the surface. The 30 mm thick backing disc made from GS-PMMA acrylic, machined on computer-controlled machines and equipped with a felt mat, uses a high-precision ceramic bearing for its rotation. The kit also has a special clamp Clever Clamp firm Southern Engineering, put on the axis of the spindle in order to securely fix the vinyl record. This also improves sound resolution. The asynchronous AC motor, completely separated from the casing, is located in a steel case with round legs and is inserted into a hole located on the left side of the table so as not to touch its edges. A durable seamless silicone belt is transferred to one of the two blocks of the motor pulley, transmitting the rotational moment to the supporting disc. Switching between speeds of 33.3 or 45 rpm is carried out manually by transferring the belt to the corresponding unit. Optionally, the standard is available at 78 rpm, but for this you will need to purchase a separate additional pulley. On the engine cover there is a power button and a jack for connecting the power cable.
The model is equipped with a solid MM-cartridge Clearaudio Virtuoso with ebony body. Clearaudio Satisfy direct tonearm is made of anodized aluminum, has a wide range of adjustments and is equipped with a magnetic anti-skating system. There is a built-in high-quality interconnect cable and ground wire.
The sound of the player can be described as open, detailed, three-dimensional and precise. Marantz TT-15S1 has a good potential for upgrade. In particular, if you replace a standard pickup head with a precision MC cartridge, you can achieve even more impressive results. But even as standard, this unit has remarkable talents.

Features of the Marantz TT-15S1 vinyl player

Acrylic support disc with a thickness of 30 mm
Precision Ceramic Bearing
Anodized aluminum tonearm
Clearaudio Virtuoso MM Cartridge

Marantz TT-15S1 Vinyl Player Specifications

Drive Type: Passik
Supported disc rotation speeds: 33.3 rpm, 45 rpm; optional - 78 rpm (with a different type of motor pulley)
Gear shift: manual
Support disc material: GS-PMMA acrylic (CNC machined disc)
Thickness of a basic disk: 30 mm
Chassis base material: acrylic, aluminum
Main bearing: ceramic
Electric motor: asynchronous, alternating current, unleashed with the player table
Tonarm: Clearaudio Satisfy (aluminum, swivel, straight, all basic adjustments available, magnetic anti-skating system)
Cartridge model and type: Clearaudio Virtuoso, MM
Rotation speed deviation: ± 0.2%
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
S/N ratio: 80 dB
Channel separation: more than 30 dB
Power Consumption: 5 W
Dimensions (WxHxD): 440x110x350 mm
Weight: 8.9 kg (without tonearm and motor)
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