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Marantz SA8005 SACD/CD Player and USB DAC

Japanese-Built Marantz SA8005 SACD/CD Player Offers Best-in-Class SACD/CD Playback Plus Asynchronous DAC and USB for Up to 2x DSD Content

Built-In, Fully Discrete Headphone Amplifier Turns Stunning-Sounding Marantz SA8005 SACD/CD Player into a Triple Threat

The Japanese-built Marantz SA8005 SACD/CD player and USB DAC shows exactly how a Product of the Year Award-winning design gets bettered for the next generation. First, consider the faster, lower-noise and lower-impedance symmetrical circuits and a state-of-the-art loading mechanism that virtually eliminates resonance. Then look at the reference-class high-current DAC, USB inputs for incredible playback flexibility, a toroidal transformer, and a fully discrete headphone amplifier. Then listen, as the sound quality is the finest of any disc player in the low-$1k category. Last but not least, examine the system remote control and enjoy a three-year parts-and-labor warranty. We already know the elegant SA8005 is seriously great. We guarantee you'll think so, too.

Asynchronous Future-Proof Audiophile DAC and USB Inputs Expand Listening Options
Built in the Marantz Reference Japanese factory, SA8005 doubles as an exquisite SACD/CD player and future-proof audiophile DAC designed for multiple digital-audio sources. Its USB inputs handle up to 2x DSD content, so any file from MP3 up to 24-bit/192kHz will sound absolutely astonishing. Plus, SA8005's asynchronous USB input allows you to use the player's tremendous DAC and high-quality output stage with HDAM-SA2 modules when playing computer-audio files. Marantz's cutting-edge ground/signal isolator technology eliminates PC noise in the process. And a front-panel USB port means that connection to iDevices is just one simple step away.

Best-Sounding SACD/CD Playback in its Class
Astonishingly, Marantz accomplished such flexibility with SA8005 while actually enhancing its disc-playback abilities. Discrete HDAM components provide wide bandwidth and a high slew rate for supreme fidelity. The rugged chassis comes equipped with a dual-layer bottom plate to provide high rigidity and vibration-canceling properties. And an advanced loading mechanism, toroidal transformer, and reduced distortion spectrum all translate to presenting canyon-wide soundstages, immense energy, and pinpoint detail from your favorite recordings.

SA8005 Serves Triple Duty as a Great Headphone Amplifier
If all this isn't enough, Marantz even addressed the current headphone-listening craze that's all the rage. SA8005's all-discrete headphone amp isn't IC-based or some boardroom afterthought. It's the real deal, making SA8005 in actuality a CD/SACD spinner, asynchronous DAC, and headphone amplifier of extraordinary build quality and stellar performance. Order online today or call a Music Direct audio consultant to arrange your audition today!

Marantz HDAM Technology
Instead of conventional op-amp integrated circuits, SA8005 is equipped with exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology. These discrete circuit elements feature wide-band response along with high slew rate, to deliver the most nuanced and detailed musical reproduction, and are ideally suited for today's high resolution wide-band digital audio sources.

High Resolution D/A Conversion
Featuring the reference-class high current CS4398 D/A converter, SA8005 can accept a wide range of digital audio source types, including Super Audio CD Direct Stream Digital content at 2.8 and 5.6 MHz, along with linear PCM up to 24 bits and 192 kHz. The analog audio sections feature HDAM technologies for the purest audio reproduction. The DAC section features dual clock synchronization for optimum signal decoding, and can also decode MP3 and WMA digital audio formats.

DAC Flexibility
You can use SA8005 as a stand-alone digital-to-analog converter thanks to the inclusion of both coaxial and optical digital audio inputs. You can also connect your favorite portable audio device via the convenient front panel USB port. SA8005 is compatible with the iPod, iPod touch, and iPhone. The rear-panel asynchronous high-speed USB-B port lets you connect your home PC to SA8005 so you can enjoy superb sound quality from your favorite PCM and DSD high resolution tracks stored on your computer. The USB-B port also features a unique ground isolator circuit design that prevents PC-originated ground plane noise transfer.

Fully Discrete Headphone Amplifier
For the most enjoyable personal audio experience, connect your favorite headphones to SA8005 and listen to the highest-fidelity natural sound thanks to a fully discrete headphone amplifier circuitry. With discrete circuit headphone amplifier topology, SA8005 delivers superb personal listening, featuring wide-band response and tremendous dynamic range against a virtually noiseless background. There's also a convenient front-panel headphone volume control.

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    Analog L&R Out: 1 (Variable/Fixed Selectable)
    Headphone Out: 1 (with Level)
    Digital Out: Coax: 1, Opt: 1
    Digital In: Coax: 1, Opt: 1
    Other In/Out: USB-A: 1(Front), USB-B: 1(Rear)
Frequency response:
         Format: 1-Bit DSD
         Sampling Frequency: 2.8224MHz
         Dynamic Range: 106 dB (Audible range)
         Frequency response: 2 Hz – 60 kHz (–3 dB)
         THD: 0.0012 % (1 kHz, Audible range)
    CD Audio:
         Format: No
         THD: 0.0018 % (1 kHz)
         Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz
         Dynamic Range: 101dB
         Frequency response: 2 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Color: Black
Front Panel: Aluminum/Glass-reinforced resin
Remote Control: Device Remote with Marantz Amp. Basic Control Function
Power Requirement: AC 120V 60Hz
Power Consumption: 29W (Standby: 0.2W)
Dimensions (WH) 17.3" x 4.2" x 13.43"
Weight: 17.64 lbs

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