SA11 S2 SACD player. I'm listening to more CDs

This player has impressed me to the point that I am listening to more digital these days than analog. I never thought I would say that but I am now.

I still love my LPs and I still listen to them, especially the older ones that still sound better in analog, but digital has come a long way. I am saving for a better turntable which will outperform this SACD player, but at a cost.

I love the way analog does classical and jazz, the decay, the naturalness of the sound and by no means is digital the end all. There are many things that analog can do that I have never been able to hear the digital equal, especially the subtle details that are rendered through great analog systems.

The price of this player and all of its good points has me listening. Hats off to Marantz. Right now I am listening to Sinatra at the Sands, impressive to say the least. The dynamics are amazing. In King Crimson's newer CD release "In the Court of the Crimson King" the sound of the Mellotron is such like I have never heard before on vinyl.

I am curious to other audiophiles take on the new digital gear and recordings for that matter.
I agree Tz, cd sound is improving steadily and I think that it will continue to improve for a long time. Manufacturers are just now finding solutions to a couple of cds major problems, jitter and preringing. Who knows what else they will find and fix.

Then, with the move to server based systems and the hope for high res downloads, the future of digital looks bright. I can't completely overlook Sony's penchant to find a way to screw it all up though.
I may be in the distinct minority here, but I generally prefer the sound of good digital to analog. And, plus, digital has come a loooong way since the mid-‘80s. With my modded SA-7S1 and modded Oppo BDP-83SE, I have absolutely no desire to go back to analog. I’ve owned a lot of very high-end TTs over the years, and I’m really happy where I am.

Your SA-11S2 is a fabulous player. Careful modification can take it even further, but it’s great even stock. Enjoy it!
Understood. I got a Luxman D-05 and all I listen are CDs, and to a lesser extent, SACDs now. Couldn't believe it.
Isn't that the player that is sold by MusicDirect? Was always curious to find out more about it. Did you compare it to the Marantz SA-11S2 or any other SACD player? Would like to know more about this player.