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Marantz SA8005

Stereo SACD/CD Player with USB-DAC
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Marantz SA8005 Details

Marantz SA8005 SACD/CD Player with USB-DAC: Step up to high resolution audio
  • SACD / 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/24 bits and DSD2.8 and 5.6Mhz direct streaming
  • Analog audio circuits featuring Marantz HDAM + HDAM-SA2 for high quality audio
  • High performance DAC CS4398 and low jitter dual system clock
  • Toroidal Transformer and high quality customized components
  • Double layered bottom plate for extra stability
  • Headphone amplifier with the operational amplifier + HDAM-SA2
  • System remote to control amplifier, CD player and network player
Marantz design engineers have taken everything possible from what they learned in the Premium Range and reincarnated that knowledge in the SA8005 Super Audio CD Player — along with a mega-portion of versatility. 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.

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. This newly developed player also includes Marantz’s latest ground/signal isolator technology to virtually eliminate PC noise. When the player operates as a soundcard for the PC, the USB-B port works in asynchronous mode to support not only 192 kHz / 24bits but also 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 pinpoint detail – whatever the source.

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 Marantz's 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.

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 Marantz's network audio component. The SA8005 also features remote control input and output ports for additional remote control connectivity.

Additional Information

Name Marantz SA8005
Sub Title Stereo SACD/CD Player with USB-DAC
Manufacturer Marantz
Manufacturer Part# SA8005

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Disc Capacity: 1
Playback Formats: Disc: SA-CD, CD, CD-R/RW(CD-DA/MP3/WMA, AAC), USB-A: MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC/iPod/iPhone/iPad, USB-B: PCM up to 192kHz/24bit, DSD 2.8 & 5.6 Mhz
Current Feedback Analog Stage: No
Power Transformer: Toroidal
Zero-Impedance Plate: No
Double Layerd Bottom Plates: No
Audio DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4398
Display On/Off: No
Selectable Filters: No
SA-CD/CD Text: No
Analog L&R Out: 1 (Variable/Fixed Selectable)
Headphone Out: 1 (with Level)
Digital Out: Coax: 1, Opt: 1
Digital In: Coax: 1, Opt: 1
Other In/Out: USB-A: 1(Front), USB-B: 1(Rear)
Format: 1-Bit DSD
Sampling Frequency: 2.8224MHz
Dynamic Range; 106 dB (Audible range)
Frequency response: 2 Hz – 60 kHz (–3 dB)
THD; 0.0012 % (1 kHz, Audible range)
CD Audio
THD: 0.0018 % (1 kHz)
Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz
Dynamic Range: 101dB
Frequency response: 2 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Color: Black
Front Panel: Aluminum/Glass-reinforced resin
Remote Control Device Remote with Marantz Amp. Basic Control Function
Power Requirement AC 120V 60Hz
Power Consumption 29W (Standby: 0.2W)
Dimensions W x H x D (Inchs) 17.3" x 4.2" x 13.43"
Weight (lbs) 17.64 lbs

What's in the Box
SACD player
Remote control (RC002PMSA)
2 "AAA" batteries
6' AC power cord
38" Stereo RCA cable
34" Mono-RCA cable
Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
Getting Started booklet