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Marantz SA8004 SACD/CD Player Details

The SA8004 is far more than just a Super Audio-CD/CD player; it is a superbly flexible D/A converter as well. USB, coaxial and optical, digital inputs guarantee almost unlimited access to content. This unprecedented flexibility combines with best-in-class analog circuitry to deliver Marantz sound quality with digital media of virtually any description. Now you can enjoy your favorite music in more ways than ever, with the clarity that’s made Marantz an audiophile legend since 1954.

Eliminating Vibration Equals Better Sound

Part of the magic lies in a new disc mechanism; featuring a Xyron disc tray, this precision engineered drive virtually eliminates micro-vibrations to allow the digital circuitry to process a more accurate data stream. This, in turn, translates directly into a more coherent and pleasing sonic experience.

The Marantz SA8004 extracts extraordinary performance from all your discs – SA-CDs, CDs, even MP3- and WMA-encoded CD-Rs and –RWs are delivered with fresh perspective.

Hard disc and Web-based Media

Front and rear panel USB inputs expand your musical horizons as never before. Now you can enjoy your iPhone and iPod audio files via a digital connection and hear them anew though your audio system courtesy of the SA8004’s advanced circuitry.

You’ll appreciate the fact that both the front panel USB “Type A” input and the rear panel USB “Type B” input support 24-bit files at sampling rates from 32 to 96 kHz for high fidelity playback of all your on-the-go music. In addition to your iPod and iPhone files, you can “push” high definition digital music files from your computer to the SA8004. If you use either the coaxial or optical rear panel digital inputs, the SA8004 handles 24-bit PCM data at sampling rates up to 192 kHz.

The SA8004 also accepts data from any USB stick or USB hard drive storage device.

Flexible Digital Outputs

The SA8004 includes two rear-panel digital outputs. These outputs provide an S/PDIF signal even when the USB input is receiving iTunes music files.

Extraordinary Sound Quality

You’ll find high quality parts throughout the SA8004. Chosen only after extensive listening tests, they contribute exceptional performance levels to critical circuits.

In the analog section, Marantz-proprietary HDAM SA2 circuits handle critical buffering and stage-to-stage signal transition. Symmetrical signal traces help maintain perfect synchronization between Left and Right channels for rock-stable imaging and a convincing soundstage.

An impedance-matching copper plate inside the rear panel just behind the analog outputs improves signal-to-noise performance and channel separation to preserve the SA8004’s outstanding imaging capabilities.

A shield around the digital outputs is but a further detail in Marantz’s quest for quieter operation as it prevents digital noise from affecting sensitive analog circuits. Known to produce less stray magnetic leakage that can otherwise increase noise in analog circuits, Marantz engineers chose a high capacity toroid transformer for the SA8004’s power supply. To suppress the noise even further, Marantz engineers specified an exterior casing with large non-conductive brass mounting screw to hold the transformer in place.

While it meets the digital-convenience demands of today’s music lover the SA8004 also delivers sound quality that speaks to Marantz’ leading position in the world of high end audio. Indeed, the SA8004 represents a rare marriage of current feature-set with high performance audio circuitry

The D/A Converter

The Cirrus CS4398 D/A Converter offers advantages. For SA-CD playback, the Cirrus IC accepts the SA-CD’s 2.8224 MHz sampling rate directly without the need for any preconditioning, and the integral 50 kHz low-pass filter protects subsequent circuitry from potential oscillation.

Better Headphone Listening

The headphone output includes a high-speed current buffer circuit for minimal interference with the main audio output circuit, maximum articulation, stability, and fatigue-free listening.

Marantz SA8004 SACD/CD Player Specifications

  • Rear USB audio input for PC music files
  • High quality headphone circuit by Current Buffer Amp
  • Digital input (Optical/Coaxial) for DAC mode
  • Zero impedance copper ground plate for analog terminals
  • Front USB input for USB memory & iPod digital connection
  • luxurious machined brass analog output terminals
  • Digital out available during iPod/iPhone playback
  • Audiophile grade power supply unit with Toroidal transformer
  • Sophisticated new aluminum/reinforced resin front panel
  • Double layered bottom chassis
  • Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC with digital filter
  • Audiophile grade components and terminals
  • Exclusively designed original Zylon Loader for pure audio playback
  • Marantz D-Bus (RC-5) In/Out remote connection
  • Discrete analog circuit w/Marantz original HDAM® SA3
  • Detachable power cord, Standby mode
  • Plays Stereo SA-CD, CD-DA, CD-R/RW(MP3/WMA/CD-DA)
  • Three year limited warranty
  • UPC: 699927021450
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) & Weight:
    17-3/8" (440mm) x 4-1/4" (108.5mm) x 13-1/2 " (343.5mm) - 17.2 lbs. (7.8kg)

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