New Marantz CD player is worth its weight in gold

Spandau Ballet may have been content to just sing about it, but Marantz doesn’t do things by halves. The audio aficionado has caked its latest a

Spandau Ballet may have been content to just sing about it, but Marantz doesn’t do things by halves. The audio aficionado has caked its latest and greatest CD player in a gold finish.And if you want confirmation of its carats, just try hoiking the SA-7S1 up some stairs – it weighs an injury-inducing 22kg. But then that’s not so surprising when you take a peek at the spec list.Audiophiles among you may become a little moist at the mention of internal copper shielding and three filter levels. The rest of us will remain in blissful ignorance, content to stare at its precious metal jacket in slack-jawed awe.The double layer plating on the bottom, coupled with shock absorbing-feet eliminate any pesky vibration that would normally ruin your precious sound and thanks to a nifty bit of design there aren’t even any visible screws. Well, you wouldn’t want them ruining the look would you? Essentials

Marantz SA-7S1 Price: £5000 On sale: June Contact: Marantz  Related stories: CES debuts knock-out NokiasDiamonds are B&W’s best friendsExclusive KEF Muon speakers stand tall