Summary: Model year is a 2012 SA8004 SACD. I had it for two weeks and it's already back to Marantz. Errors when reading disc. When it did, I found the SA8004SACD to be lacking in clarity and definition. Would not recommend. Marantz is sending me a new unit which I will sell before opening the box. I wish I could have heard it before I purchased it, however no dealers in my area had one on display. Now I know why.
Summary: Although this player may look like a good deal, be aware that the mechanics is not reliable. The first one I received damaged two of my CD during the play. I sent it back for repair (they did not offer an exchange) and it appeared the transport (the player mechanism) was defective. However, a few weeks after the repair, I have had problems anew with the SA 8004: some CD are still spinning when the tray opens (which I have been told is a transport problem).