Summary: I've been using a $3200 Meridian cd player for about 6 years. I wanted to try the Marantz because of the great reviews, but I wasn't prepared for how fantastic it sounds. The music is much more enjoyable to me with the Marantz. CDs that I didn't think I wanted to hear anymore now have new life. Marantz started as an American company and represented quality in the 70s and 80s.
Summary: The reproduction is excellent, DAC performs so well I'm not using my external DAC yet. Top and bottom end are clear and full, great spacial rendition. I should have thought about units from the US being 120 v........
Summary: The CD player worked well and sounded fine, but when I tried to play my iPad though the unit's USB port (an important reason for my purchase) I kept receiving an error message. Amazon tech support was very helpful and tried everything they could think of, but ultimately they told me to return it. Instead of getting a replacement, I instead decided to buy the Music Hall 15.3 CD player/DAC, with which I'm delighted.
Two Steps Forward for the CD6005-One step backwards.....
Gerard Masters, Amazon
27 January 2014
Summary: Hello Kiddies. I've lived with this unit for a few months now and I thought I would put me two cents worth into the review section. The sound is on par with the best CD players I've heard-absolutely stellar. On the other hand it doesn't seem to have bested it's predecessor, the CD 6004. They both sound pretty much identical to these ears, which is nothing bad at all. Again, stellar sound presentation. But a couple of ergonomic changes have me going back to the 6004.
Audiophile sound at "prosumer" price, plus iPod digital input
27 January 2014
Summary: I want to echo many of the rave review posted here so far. The sound is truly incredible with nice "stage"; I can literally hear and imagine the location/separation of the various instruments on the stage playing the music. From highs to lows it performs really well. I won't spend thousands on fancy "audophile" equipment because in A/B testing I really can't tell that much of a difference. I A/B tested this CD6005 against a bunch of $1000+ CD players... guess what?