This Premium Range turntable from Marantz has a solid acrylic resin chassis in keeping with the overall design style of the range, a 3cm-thick heavy acrylic platter with a black felt cover, solid aluminium feet, and state-of-the-art ceramic bearings, almost eliminating 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 tonearm 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.
In review, TechRadar says: "Taken as a whole, the Marantz TT-15S1 offers budding audiophiles the chance to chase higher fidelity without having to buy a turntable that costs as much as a car. For audiophiles who are ready to graduate from entry-level hi-fi turntables, the Marantz TT-15S1 should be on your short list."
- Acrylic chassis with massive aluminium feet
- 3cm thick acrylic platter
- Ceramic bearing
- Marantz exclusive MM system in ebony body
- Direct wired system
- Endless silicon belt
- Motor: AC
- Drive System: Belt
- Bearing: Ceramic
- Operation: Manual
- Speeds: 33-1/3, 45 RPM
- Stylus: MM
- Stylus Version: Marantz Virtuoso Ebony
- Belt: Silicon
- Rated Output: 3 mV / 1 kHz
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- S/N Ratio: 80 dB