Summary: Not much to say.
This is firstly a high quality SACD player, with many aspects taken from Marantz's reference line.
It's my only SACD player ever, but I am impressed by the detailed reproduction of the SACDs that I own.
Pros: CD, SACD, USB + iPod native playback
Cons: No airplay or networking. No CD text display
Summary: I will keep this short; after years of listening to the best equipment in the world being brought to the few CAN JAM events I had been able to attend. I had pretty much figured out the Meridian and Marantz players were to my ears the best of the bunch in their corresponding price ranges.
Conclusion: I had the opportunity to listen to the SA8004 in an unfamiliar system but was immediately impressed with the player's performance. The SA8004 kept with the Marantz tradition with its relaxed, natural and musical presentation.