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Marantz SA8005 SACD/CD Player and USB DAC
Brand-New, Japanese-Built SA8005 Offers Best-in-Class SACD/CD
Playback and Much More
Asynchronous DAC and USB Inputs Handle Up to 2x
DSD Content, Allow for Playback Via Computers and iDevices
Built-In, Fully Discrete Headphone Amplifier Turns the SA8005 Into a Triple Threat
How do you better a Product of the Year Award-winning design? If you're
Marantz, you add faster, lower-noise and lower-impedance symmetrical
circuits and a state-of-the-art loading mechanism that virtually
eliminates resonance. You include a reference-class high-current DAC,
USB inputs for incredible playback flexibility, a toroidal transformer,
and a fully discrete headphone amplifier. And you make sure the sound
quality is the finest of any disc player in the $1k category. Finally,
you throw in a system remote control and tack on a three-year
parts-and-labor warranty for good measure. 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, the 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/192k will sound absolutely
astonishing. Plus, the 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.
The 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.
Did We Mention the 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. The SA8005's all-discrete
headphone amp isn't IC-based or some boardroom afterthought. It's the
real deal, making the 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!
More information about the SA8005:
Marantz HDAM Technology
Instead of conventional op-amp integrated circuits, the 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, the
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.
You can use the 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, and the 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 the 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
Fully Discrete Headphone Amplifier
For the most enjoyable personal audio experience, connect your favorite
headphones to the SA8005 and listen to the highest fidelity natural
sound, thanks to a fully discrete headphone amplifier circuitry. With
discrete circuit headphone amplifier topology, the SA8005 delivers
superb personal listening, featuring wide-band response, tremendous
dynamic range against a virtually noiseless background, and there's a
convenient front panel headphone volume control.