An assessment of the perennial audio bloggers would have you believe CES 2019 was not a good year for Hi-Fi, and you’d be right. This year the Venetian suites were quieter than they’ve ever been — all associated puns intended — which is a true shame. However, ever-committed to the industry, Marantz made a big splash at the show. We demonstrated the purity of our 40th Anniversary edition Ken Ishiwata Ruby Series Integrated Amplifier and SACD Player alongside Definitive Technology Demand Series bookshelf speakers. Listeners were met with the warm, clean sound only Marantz amplification and source components can provide. This, together with the outstanding imaging and detailed sonic signature of Definitive Technology won over listeners and kept people in their seats throughout the show.