Based on the “Best CD player under £500” by “What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision?” the new CD6005 is a fine-tuned version with even more specially selected components. We also added a solid metal bottom-plate and centralised the CD mechanism. That is how, for example, we virtually eliminated vibration.
In addition, the oversized power supply feeds the digital and analogue circuitry of the player, where the high-quality CS4398 DAC converts digital signals to analogue, this is then ‘pushed’ to the gold-plated synch outputs by Marantz’s own small signal amplifier, the HDAM-SA2. In addition, we have included a new remote that also controls the PM6005 amp. There is also a new ‘low-power stand-by’ and ‘auto stand-by’ mode to save electricity.
Altogether, the CD6005 is a match made in heaven for the music lover who wants nothing but the best performance at an attractive price. One more thing: it is also perfect for lovers of portable music, thanks to its iPod-digital connectivity.
Disc Capacity 1 CD Compatibility: CD / CD-R/RW / SA-CD / WMA / MP3 / AAC o / o / - / o / o / o CD-Text / SA-CD Text / ID3 Tag / WMA Meta Tag / AAC Meta data o / - / o / o / o iPod / iPhone compatible USB input o HDAM version HDAM+HDAM SA2 Power Transformer: Toroidal / El - / o High Grade Audio Components o Customised Components o Symmetric circuit layout o Extra metal plate for chassis strengthing o Digital out off / Audio EX Mode o / o Headphone: Standard / Buffer / Current feedback - / o (HDAM-SA2) / - Separated rectifier circuit for analogue and digital circuitry o System block shielding: copper / metal / none - / - / o Display: Dimmer / Off o / o Program Play (CD) 25 Auto Music Scan (AMS) o Repeat o Random Play o Quick Replay o
Analogue Out (Cinch) 2ch Digital Optical In / Out - / 1 Digital Coaxial In / Out - / 1 Gold Plated Cinch o USB Audio (Front ) / Made for iPod / Works with iPhone o / o / o D-Bus o Headphone Out o Headphone Volume Control o
Mechanism CJDKT690 D/A Conversion Multi-bit, Delta-Sigma DAC IC CS4398 Digital Filter CS4398 Noise Shaper CS4398 Low Pass Filter stage HDAM Output Buffer HDAM-SA2 Headphone amp HDAM-SA2 + Buffer Frequency Response 2 Hz - 20 kHz Dynamic Range 100 dB Signal to Noise Ratio 110 dB Total Harmonic Distortion 0.00002 Channel Separation 98 dB Metal Front Panel o Remote Control RC001PMCD Power Consumption in W 32 Standby Consumption in W 0.3 Auto power off o Detachable Power Cable o Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm 440 x 338 x 105 Weight in kg
CD PLAYER OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000 (HIGHLY COMMENDED, RUNNER UP)
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.