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What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
Big fan of Marantz MA-9S2 mono blocks. 
Synergistic HFT’s with Martin Logan’s
I concur with sgordon.  I have one of these and, although I don't have much time with it yet, I like what it does. 
Preamp for Marantz PM 10
The C50 also has a sub out connection (PM-10 does not) so I can hook up my JBL 1500 Array as well...…..we will see.... 
Preamp for Marantz PM 10
I am going to give this a try on mine as well.  I have an McIntosh C50.  Curious. 
Looking for ideas - new mono blocks for stereo music
I have a pair of JBL 1400 Arrays.I have tried a few different amps on them and have found that the Marantz MA9-S2 mono blocks as sounding superior.  I have them matching SC7-S2 pre and SA7-S1 sacdp as well.  I have not wanted to replace them.  As ... 
MARANTZ NEW REFERENCE 10 SERIES
geared4me, What amp are you using with the SC-7S2?  I think that pre is really good and I do not intend to ever sell mine.  If you could find the MA9S2 mono blocks I would think that would be the way to go.  However, I will receive the PM-10 this ... 
MARANTZ NEW REFERENCE 10 SERIES
Just purchased a demo PM-10 @ 54% off retail. Have a Marantz SA-11S3 sacd player to match up with it. Looking forward to the results....by the by, I think the MA9S2/SC7S2 will be the classic Marantz people may desire in the future.  I am not selli... 
Anyone have or heard the new marantz SA-11S3 SACD/CD Player
Yes, I just bought it.  I really like it.  I have it with a McIntosh system consisting of:McIntosh MC601 mono blocks and C50 pre.  Speakers are JBL 4365.  I had a Marantz SA-8001 prior to the SA-11S3.  The difference in sound was immediate and imp... 
Any JBL 1400 Synthesis Array owners
I am using Marantz reference gear: MA9S2 monoblocks with matching pre and cdp. I love the combo. 
Does anybody have any experience with the JBL 1400
I have a pair. At first I used a McIntosh MC402--not bad but the bass was a little 'flabby'. Currently use Marantz MA9S2. 
opinion on a marantz sa 7s1 cd/sacd ?
I love mine! I also have the MA9S2/SC7S2 combo with JBL 1400 Arrays. Love them. The cdp takes a while to burn in however. 
Marantz SA7 S1 - Use of external clock
I would to know this as well. Don't get me wrong, I love the player but, since this feature is offered, I am bit curious as well. HI-FI WORLD paired it up with a Grimm Audio CC1 Clock and gave it five globes-which is an excellent score. That was o... 
Amplifiers:A Keeper for Life. Do you know of one ?
Marantz MA9S2 monoblocks. Detail, bass control, great mid and HF. What more do I need? 
JBL 1400 Array's
I just paired them up with the Marantz MA9S2 reference monoblocks. I think they sound even better now. Very tight control over the 14" woofer. 
JBL 1400 Array's
All is well :)