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The?SA-KI Pearl Lite is a brand new member of the KI Pearl family and recently voted?’CD Player of the Year*’. It utilises the technology and the experience gained from the development of the highly-acclaimed Premium Range?s SA-KI Pearl. Which makes it a perfect no-compromise player for CDs, SACDs and even USB devices with MP3, WMA and iPod/iPhone files. In addition, this bright little prot?g? can also be directly connected to your PC without a network set-up. Thanks to its B-type USB input on the rear panel, the PC will recognise it as an ?audio card?. In addition, the optical and coaxial digital inputs mean you can use it as an external DAC too. All these connectivity options make the SA-KI Pearl Lite very convenient, but convenience is just the start. All these different sources use the same excellent audio processing, so all your music will radiate the same intense lustre and inner glow of a perfect pearl.

KI Pearl Lites

When the Original KI Pearl was first introduced last year, they were universally acknowledged as supremely exquisite high audio gems. Not only did they take music sensations to new heights, but they were also the ideal tribute to Ken Ishiwata?s 30-year association with Marantz. Special listening demonstrations across the globe, music lovers were first captivated and then totally spellbound by their supreme performance. However, as a highly exclusive limited edition, they were also beyond the reach of many.

That?s why Marantz decided to reuse all that had been discovered in developing the original Pearls to create the KI Pearl Lites. So that more people could take part. Importantly, the new Lites embody the same passion, the same commitment, and the same emotion as the original Limited Edition. Only the exterior design is different, their performance is still sublime.


Disc Capacity 1
CD Compatibility: CD / CD-R/RW / SA-CD / WMA / MP3 / AAC o?/?o?/?o?/?o?/?o?/?-
CD-Text / SA-CD Text / ID3 Tag / WMA Meta Tag / AAC Meta data -?/?-?/?o?/?o?/?-
iPod / iPhone compatible USB input
DAC operation mode: USB / Coax / Optical o?/?o?/?o
Power Transformer: Toroidal / El o?/?-
High-Grade Audio Components
Customised Components
Symmetric circuit layout
Copper plated chassis
Extra metal plate for chassis strengthing
Digital out off / Audio EX Mode o?/?-
Headphone: Standard / Buffer / Current feedback -?/?o?(OP amp + Buffer) /?-
SKU: SA KI Pearl Lite Category: Tag:
Weight 7800 g
Dimensions 344 × 440 × 109 mm

Mechanism XYRON
Decoder MT1389EE
D/A Conversion Multi-bit, Delta-Sigma
Digital Filter CS4398
Noise Shaper CS4398
Low Pass Filter stage HDAM
Output Buffer HDAM SA2
Headphone amp NJM2114
Frequency Response (Cust.) 2 Hz - 50 kHz
Dynamic Range (SA) 112 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (SA) 110 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (SA) 0.00%
Channel Separation (SA) 110
Frequency Response 2 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range 100 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 110 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.00%
Channel Separation 100dB