MARANTZ SA8005 SA/CD Player - Black
MARANTZ SA8005 SA/CD Player - Black MARANTZ SA8005 SA/CD Player - Black
MARANTZ SA8005 SA/CD Player - Black
Warranty Period: 2 years (3 with registration) Sold as: Single Unit

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Overview

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Marantz design engineers have taken everything possible from what we learned in the Premium Range and reincarnated that knowledge in this exquisite stereo Super Audio CD Player - along with a mega-portion of versatility. For example, it faithfully reproduces a wide sound stage with no extra or missing information, thanks to the faster, low-noise and lower impedance symmetrical circuits with high-quality components. The loading mechanism virtually eliminates resonance, while its reduced distortion spectrum gets the very best of audio quality from Super Audio CDs. And just like the Premium SA-14S1, the SA8005 includes a DAC-mode. It has optical and coaxial digital input as well as USB-B for direct connection to your PC. This means you can use the player’s high-quality DAC and the high-quality audio output stage with HDAM-SA2 modules. That’s why, importantly, this newly developed player also includes our latest ground/signal isolator technology, to virtually eliminate PC noise. The player operates as a soundcard for the PC and the USB-B port works in asynchronous mode to support not only 192 kHz / 24bits but also the DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz for maximized versatility and performance. All these different sources use the same excellent audio processing, so all your music will radiate the same intense lustre, energy, and pin-point detail – whatever the source.

 

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Main Features

  • Super Audio CD / CD playback, USB-A and DAC-Mode (USB-B, OPT & COAX in) for HD-Audio
  • USB-B port works in asynchronous mode and capable of handling PCM up to 192kHz/24bits and DSD2.8 & 5.6MHz direct streaming
  • Analog audio circuits featuring Marantz HDAM-SA2 for high quality audio
  • High Current Audiophile DAC CS4398 and low jitterdual system clock
  • Toroidal Transformer and high quality customized components
  • Double layered bottom plate for extra stability
  • Headphone Amplifier with HDAM -SA2
  • System remote to control Amplifier, CD-Player and Network Player

Marantz HDAM Technology

Instead of conventional op-amp integrated circuits, the SA8005 is equipped with our 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.

DAC Flexibility

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 our 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 the SA8005 and listen to the highest fidelity natural sound, thanks to our 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.

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High Current Toroidal Power Transformer

For the most stable DC supply to the various circuit stages, the SA8005 is equipped with a high current toroidal power transformer, and features separate rectifier stages for the analog and digital sections to prevent mutual interference.


Elegant System Remote Control

The ergonomically designed remote control includes additional control functionality that lets you operate the matching Marantz PM8005 integrated stereo amplifier as well as our network audio component. The SA8005 also features remote control input and output ports for additional remote control connectivity.

Specifications

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SPECIFICATIONS

FEATURES
CD Compatibility: CD / CD-R/RW / Super Audio CD / WMA/ MP3 -Yes / -Yes / -Yes / -Yes / -Yes
Super Audio CD Text / ID3 Tag / WMA Meta Tag data -Yes / -Yes / -Yes
iPod / iPhone compatible USB input -Yes
DAC operation mode: USB / Coax / Optical -Yes / -Yes / -Yes
Asynchronous mode rear USB -Yes
Bit-perfect transmission -Yes
USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6 -Yes / -Yes
Isolator for DAC Mode operation -Yes
HDAM version HDAM+HDAM-SA2
Power Transformer: Toroidal / El -Yes / -
High Grade Audio Components -Yes
Customised Components -Yes
Symmetric circuit layout -Yes
Extra metal plate for chassis strengthing -Yes
Digital out off -Yes
Headphone: Buffer -Yes (HDAM-SA2)
OTHERS
Separated rectifier circuit for analogue and digital circuitry -Yes
Display: Dimmer / Off -Yes / -Yes
PLAYBACK
Program Play (CD / Super Audio CD) 20
Repeat -Yes
Random Play -Yes
Start Sound Mode for Super Audio CD -Yes
INPUTS / OUTPUTS
Analogue Out (Cinch) 2ch
Digital Optical In / Out 1/1
Digital Coaxial In / Out 1/1
Sample Rate digital In 192 kHz / 24-bit
Gold plated Cinch -Yes
USB Audio (Front) / Made for iPod / Works with iPhone -Yes / -Yes / -Yes
USB type B input for PC (back) -Yes
Asynchronous mode rear USB -Yes
Sample Rate USB type B In 192 kHz / 24-bit
USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6 -Yes
D-Bus -Yes
Headphone Out -Yes
Headphone Volume Control -Yes
Mechanism FG Mecha (MZ original)
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
Super Audio CD AUDIO
Frequency Response (Cust.) 2 Hz - 60 kHz
Dynamic Range (SA) 106 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (SA) 110 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (SA) 0,0012 %
Channel Separation (SA) 100 dB
CDDA AUDIO
Frequency Response 2 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range 101 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 110 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion 0,0018 %
Channel Separation 100 dB
GENERAL
Metal Front Panel -Yes
Remote Control RC002PMSA
Power Consumption 29 W
Standby Consumption 0.2 W
Auto power off -Yes
Detachable Power Cable -Yes
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) 440 x 341 x 106 mm
Weight 8.0 kg
 

Product Faqs

  • 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.


    VINYL

    PROS

    - 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.

    CONS

    - 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.


    DIGITAL MUSIC

    PROS

    - 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.

    CONS

    - 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.