Posts Tagged: Ken Ishiwata

Ken Ishiwata

“Saul B Marantz was a great hi-fi pioneer,” says Ken Ishiwata, “and along with McIntosh arguably made the high end hi-fi scene we have today – maybe we wouldn’t have home hi-fi systems at all, as we know them? So

Ken Ishiwata

“Saul B Marantz was a great hi-fi pioneer,” says Ken Ishiwata, “and along with McIntosh arguably made the high end hi-fi scene we have today – maybe we wouldn’t have home hi-fi systems at all, as we know them? So

Marantz CD-52 Special Edition

When launched in 1982, opinions were strongly divided about the sound of Compact Disc. Initially there were two distinct CD player tribes – the Philips-based machines and the Japanese ones. The former, such as the Philips CD100, had DACs which only ran

Marantz CD-52 Special Edition

When launched in 1982, opinions were strongly divided about the sound of Compact Disc. Initially there were two distinct CD player tribes – the Philips-based machines and the Japanese ones. The former, such as the Philips CD100, had DACs which only ran

Marantz CD-73

The top model in the company’s first generation range of CD players, it shared much of its genetic make-up with a Philips machine – the CD303. To wit, its line up of component parts reads like a wish list from

Marantz CD-73

The top model in the company’s first generation range of CD players, it shared much of its genetic make-up with a Philips machine – the CD303. To wit, its line up of component parts reads like a wish list from

Marantz Tt 1800

Here’s something you don’t see very often – the original 1979 Marantz ESOTEC Tt 1800. It never made it to market outside its native Japan, likely because it was too expensive to produce, and instead the Micro-based Tt 1000 appeared

Marantz Tt 1800

Here’s something you don’t see very often – the original 1979 Marantz ESOTEC Tt 1800. It never made it to market outside its native Japan, likely because it was too expensive to produce, and instead the Micro-based Tt 1000 appeared

Marantz PM-94

Most nineteen eighties amplifiers weren’t much to write home about, especially the gadget festooned behemoths. But Marantz’s flagship was special – a chunky 25kg integrated which sold for £1,000, it boasted the company’s unusual ‘Quarter-A’ system, in which lower level signals

Marantz PM-94

Most nineteen eighties amplifiers weren’t much to write home about, especially the gadget festooned behemoths. But Marantz’s flagship was special – a chunky 25kg integrated which sold for £1,000, it boasted the company’s unusual ‘Quarter-A’ system, in which lower level signals

Marantz Tt 1000

Back in 1979, vinyl was the only serious music carrier this side of open reel tape, and – if you believed the UK hi-fi press at least – the only serious LP spinner was the Linn Sondek LP12. Elsewhere however, this

Marantz Tt 1000

Back in 1979, vinyl was the only serious music carrier this side of open reel tape, and – if you believed the UK hi-fi press at least – the only serious LP spinner was the Linn Sondek LP12. Elsewhere however, this

Marantz SA-1

In 2001, Marantz’s SA-1 represented the state of the art in high resolution digital audio thinking. Compact Disc had been around for some twenty years, during which time it had been refined and streamlined to the edge of its performance

Marantz SA-1

In 2001, Marantz’s SA-1 represented the state of the art in high resolution digital audio thinking. Compact Disc had been around for some twenty years, during which time it had been refined and streamlined to the edge of its performance