The new CD5005 incorporates everything its predecessor, the CD5004, offered including the Marantz-own HDAM-SA2, but this year it features an upgraded DAC CS4398 and new CD mechanism – both taken from its big brother, the CD6005. As you’d expect, it plays CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs as well as MP3 and WMA files. It includes customised components for sound tuning and an extra-reliable CD transport mechanism. The Audio EX(clusive) mode further enhances sound quality by switching off functions such as digital output and pitch control when not in use. The random play function will give you another option to explore your music in a new way. Also new for this year is an upgraded remote controller as well as low-power stand-by and auto stand-by modes. In addition, high-grade gold-plated analogue outputs guarantee best connectivity, while a well-defined headphone output, and an easy to read display rounds off this excellent player.
- Disc Capacity - 1
- CD Compatibility - CD / CD-R/RW / WMA / MP3
- CD-Text / ID3 Tag/ WMA Meta Tag
- HDAM Version - SA2
- Power Transformer - EL
- High Grade Audio Components
- Symmetric Circuit Layout
- Digital Out Off / Audio EX Mode
- Headphone - Buffer (HDAM-SA2)
- Separated rectifier circuit for analog and digital circutry
- Display Dimmer
- Program Play (CD) - 25
- Random Play
- Pitch Control
- Analogue Out (Cinch) - 2ch
- Digital Optical Out
- Digital Coaxial Out
- Gold Plated Cinch
- Headphone Out
- Headphone Volume Control
- Mechanism - CJDKT690
- D/A Conversion - Multi-Bit, Delta-Sigma
- DAC IC - CS4398
- Digital Filer - CS4398
- Noise Shaper - CS4398
- Low Pass Filter Stage - NJM2068
- Output Buffer - HDAM SA2
- Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20kHz
- Dynamic Range - 100dB
- Signal to Noise Ratio - 110dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion - 0.002%
- Channel Separation - 98dB
- Available Colours - Black, Silver
- Metal Front Panel
- Remote Control - RC002PMCD
- Power Consumption in W - 14
- Standby Power Consumption in W - 0.3
- Auto Power Off
- Detachable Power Cable
- Maximum Dimensions (W x H x D) in mm - 440 x 105 x 338
- Weight in kg - 5.0
Vinyl vs Digital
One of the most commonly asked question is what is better? Vinyl or Digital music.
Short answer is both have their pros and cons.
I will go through the differences are we see them and try to list the pros and cons as comprehensively as we can.
- Delivers analog sound. This is what is refered to as a 'warm' sound. Analog sound is what we hear with our ears. The vibration of the styli (needle) in the groove of the record creates sine waves that is then reproduced by the amplifier and speakers. There is no digital conversion that is an estimate of the music.
- Can last a lifetime.
- Cartidges and styli can usually be upgraded.
- Delivers a wider frequency range including ultrasonic frequencies (above 20 kHz) that have been shown to help the body release endorphines that brings on that 'feel-good' feeling.
- Potentially more accurate sound.
- Can come with booklets with band photos and lyrics.
- Can be easily damaged.
- Large music collections can take up alot of space.
- Not 'toddler friendly' (though they DO make good frisbees)
- Needs more maintenance.
- Not a portable media.
- Large collections in very small space.
- Can be used in multiple devices. (computers, phones, MP3 players, CDs, USB sticks, etc)
- Much less suseptible to physical damage than vinyl.
- Can be organised much more efficiently. (search entire music libraries with a simple click)
- Digital devices can be improved by external Digital to Analog Convertors. (DACs)
- Can be digitally remastered after recording. (Usually done is a studio)
- Easy to make copies of files.
- Can lose entire collections if hard discs fail.
- Doesn't have the 'warmth' that vinyl has.
- Is not an exact copy of the music. Digital music is an estimate that is accomplished with 'sample rates' (the higher the sample rate the closer to the original)
- A lot of digital music is compressed. (lower sound quality)
- Potential compatability issues with different file types on different hardware.