Successor to the CD12LE. Picture is of CD11LE. The original CD11 may look slightly different.
1989? I'm unsure about the technical difference between CD12 and CD12LE. The frontpanel displays do differ: lighter blue and simpler/clearer on the LE. Apparently even today still one of Ken Kessler's favourites for its shimmer and near-analogueness, albeit reportedly he used a special KI-tweaked version.
The last Marantz player with (some) classic components. Sadly the swing arm mech is gone but used here once more is the TDA1541 Golden Crown DAC (a long time after it was superseded by bitstream alternatives), but this time with digital filtering in DSP.
Sort of CD11-lite: no copper chassis, no balanced outputs, no torodial transformer. According to German Stereoplay still very smooth but less powerful, as well as more diffuse than the CD11.
Drive-only version of the CD95: no dacs on board but 2 digital coaxial outputs.
Improved version of the CD95 (but in what way is unknown to me).
Drive only version of the CD99SE (no analog outputs).
CD99SE Limited Edition
Special version of the CD99SE (but in what way is unknown to me).
CDM4/19, SAA7350 (Bitstream)
1994? - Like CD17 but with digital inputs
The most important classic 80's and 90's Marantz Swing Arm CD players, ordered by year of introduction. The dates are mostly accurate but in the case when there's a questionmark behind the year, I could be off by a year or two. Therefore, please correct me if I'm wrong.
CDM2/160 or CDM4/25, DAC unknown (16bits)
CDM1, TDA1541, wooden cheeks instead of the usual diecast aluminum cheeks with other champagne-coloured players.
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