Summary: We have had this CD player for 10 months. We bought it with a Marantz receiver and it all sounded GREAT. Until the CD player started dropping out, not skipping but dropping out for a nano second. Bummer. Gonna try to get it repaired as it is supposed to have a 3 year warranty. Will update this review after we see how the repair process goes, but still a hassle. Loved it til I hated it, so one star for now.
Summary: I have had Marantz for years and love the quality and the sound they have always produced. I was not let down with the purchase of this. It runs smoothly and really does deliver a nice sound. I have it coupled with a nice set of Polk speakers and woofer and the sound is clean, pure and full. I have no regrets.
Summary: As a purchaser of stereo components for more than 50 years, and an ex part time stereo salesman, I have never felt as ambiguous over a component as I am about the CD 5004. This unit clearly deserves five stars for looks, construction, features, display and remote. However, in spite of the glowing review in the press, the sound is somewhat compromised. I agree with Gengler that the low end can be muddy and overly reverberant, and the midrange can be glazed and harsh.
Summary: Like most Marantz products it is designed to last. I found the sound a little bit on the thin side, though clear and with decent performance in the mids, which is essential for the kind of music I listen to. My personal tastes go towards the NAD but since the reliability experience was horrendous, Marantz was my second choice.
Summary: I have owned and really enjoyed the Onkyo cd 7030 cd player for about eight months. Which doesn't mean I haven't entertained an upgrade. I whittled it down to the Marantz 5004, and wondered if the improvements (if any) would justify an additional $350 outlay! Entered my local Best Buy store, where I was able to talk them out of a demo unit for a measly $210.
Price around $300 ~400 range, it does a very good job! Happy! Cheers!
7 April 2013
Summary: If you are audiophile guy, you should know what it is from it's specifications and I'm sure many of you will keep more than one CD player. Different brand will have different characters, such as some very good at classicial music,or strong metals, some good for country music & some good for jazz...etc.. I found this CD 5004 is extremely goog for Jazz and Vocal...
Summary: I have audiophile tastes but not the budget. And frankly, my I have grown irritated with the audiophile market over the years, pushing $8000 cables, mpingo disks and the like. Nonetheless, a favorable review in Stereophile did bring this player to my attention. I purchased the player and its companion amp, the PM5004 at $750 for both. They replaced the feed from my laptop since my CD63SE bit the dust awhile back.
Summary: This is a real nice player. Allows you to turn off digital circut if you like analog better. This is mated up with my Parasound 5 channel amp and Onkyo reciever. I like to listen to 5 chanel music loud using the studio mix dsp proceesing on the recievier. This unit is easily noticable as an improovment even using the digital circutry for my set up. I was using a 11 year old Top end Sony carrasal player, thier ES model a real nice unit as well in its day.