Marantz CD-16SE

1 9 9 4 1994
1 9 9 6 1996

Marantz & Philips big one, upgraded from the CD-16 and introduced alongwith the first version of the CD-23.


The CD-16 Special Edition uses the CDM-4MD diecast aluminium swing-arm drive - everlast.

Upgrades consisted of a toroidal transformer, NEW HDAM modules and a noise-filter before the added second (smaller) power transformer solely dedicated to the FL display. Which renders the audiophile habit of always switching off the display... somewhat useless :)

The top enclosure was also redesigned to cope with this beefier, hotter, power supply section : the four embossed spots with three slits each of the CD-16 made way for equally large spots but opened areas covered with meshed metal.

All the rest is exactly the same : diecast aluminium copper-plated chassis (shared with the Marantz-built Philips LHH700), SM-5803AP, SAA-7350, dual TDA-1547, CCNE noise killer on the audio regulated power supply, low impedance double-differential output, regulated feeds for the DAC7, digital and audio sections etc.

Must not be mistaken with the later CD-16D, a very slim later player with the plasticky CDM-12.1 drive.
The next big step was the CD-15.


Full-size mods (for the CD-16) are described in minutious detail at positive feedback.

Marantz CD-16SE, image 1 Marantz CD-16SE, image 2 Marantz CD-16SE, image 3
Marantz CD-16SE specifications
Title Value
Frequency response : 20Hz...20Khz (± 0,2dB)
Dynamic range : 97,5dB
S/N ratio : 110dB
Stereo separation : 100dB (50Hz...20Khz)
THD : 0,00135% (1Khz)
Analogue outputs : 2V RMS / 150 Ohm (for 10kOhm load)
Digital outputs : 2x 75 Ohm coaxial
PC : 18W
Dimensions : 45,8 x 13,8 x 36cm
Weight : 14kg.
List price : 240,000¥ (1994)
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