Marantz SA-8005 Super Audio CD / CD Player
Marantz SA-8005 Super Audio CD / CD Player
The Marantz SA8005 is a No-Compromise SACD/CD Player and Dedicated DAC!
The Marantz SA8005 one-ups its highly regarded predecessor, the SA8004, with even more features and versatility. The most significant feature of the new SA-8005 is the flexibility of its USB DAC. It offers iOS and thumb drive compatible up front (supporting up to 24/192 FLAC and WAV) and PC/MAC compatible around the back for playback of everything up to 5.8 MHz DSD files.
Add a high-current headphone amp and a very robust fixed line output for connection to your preamp (both based around Marantz's proprietary HDAM circuits) and you've got one heck of a DAC on your hands. And it goes without saying that the SA8005 does a great job playing discs too!
Along with serving up stunning musical detail and clarity with your disc collection, the SA8005 also doubles as a high-quality, stand-alone digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for your other digital music sources, including the tunes stored on or streamed from your iPod®, iPhone®, or PC. It can even play the latest computer-based high-res linear PCM and DSD (direct stream digital) music files.
The SA8005's specially designed disc transport, double-layered bottom plate, and metal front panel resist vibrations that can adversely affect sound. A hefty toroidal power supply delivers plenty of clean current for effortlessly dynamic playback. The high-performance DAC accurately reproduces audio tracks with stunning clarity and detail. The gold-plated outputs help maintain sound quality by ensuring the best signal transfer to your stereo system, and are widely spaced so they won't cramp the connectors on high-quality interconnects.
The SA8005 is also an impressive performer when used a stand-alone digital-to-analog converter. Marantz outfitted it with multiple inputs to play your digital source components through its built-in DAC:
A coaxial digital input is ideal for connecting a Blu-ray or DVD player, Sonos® Connect, or any other digital audio component with coax out, and taking advantage of the SA8005's high-performance processor for better sound.
The optical digital input is ready to take on a set-top box, HDTV, game console, Apple TV, or other digital source with optical digital output, and feed a high-quality audio signal into your stereo system.
A Type B USB jack feeds digital audio from your computer into the SA8005's onboard digital-to-analog converter, bypassing your computer's sound card to yield much clearer sound with stored music files, streaming services like Spotify, and Internet radio.
A front-panel Type A USB jack accepts direct digital signals from an iPod®, iPhone®, or a USB drive for superior sound through your headphones or home audio system.
stereo playback for SACDs, CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 & WMA CDs
front-panel USB input (type A) for USB flash drive, iPod®, or iPhone®
rear-panel asynchronous USB input (type B) for audio playback of stored computer or streaming music files, including high-res files up to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM and 2.8 & 5.6 MHz DSD (Windows® and Mac compatible)
Windows PCs require free driver download from Marantz website prior to computer audio playback
coaxial and optical digital inputs for using player in digital-to-analog conversion (DAC) mode
high-performance 192kHz/24-bit Cirrus Logic CS4398 digital-to-analog converter and low-jitter dual system clock
USB ground/signal isolator technology to virtually eliminate PC noise
exclusive Marantz disc mechanism resists vibration for improved sound quality
double-layered bottom plate for vibration resistance
high-current toroidal transformer with separate rectifier stages for the analog and digital sections to prevent mutual interference
Marantz HDAM® (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module)-SA2 used in analog circuitry for faster signal transfer and better transient response
detachable power cable
optical and coaxial digital outputs for CD playback
gold-plated RCA stereo analog outputs
full-size headphone jack with volume control
remote control input/output (for use with Marantz receivers and amps with a compatible remote control in/out jack)
17-3/8"W x 4-3/16"H x 13-7/16"D
weight: 8 Kgs
warranty: 1 year