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Marantz-sa8004.32640519
7.6 out of 10

Marantz SA8004

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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Robert O'Brien "Robbie", Amazon
1 November 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Nice player but buy used.

jaz08256, Ebay
2 March 2014
  • Summary: First off this player is dead quiet! I was really expecting a little more in terms of openess since my last cdp purchase over 10 years ago. (Tjoeb 4000, which is a marantz and sounds a bit more open) This is a warm sounding player, not bright or peppy. Very natural sound to it. On piano discs it is the bomb.Being able to hook up a Ipod to it is nice but it sounds a little hard, discs are nicer. The SACD thing I will never get, I have redbook discs that sound better.
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Overall 8
8.0

Seems Excellent on Short-Term experience.

Alan S. Fitz, Amazon
4 January 2014
  • Summary: I have only been using it about a month. So far, it's performed flawlessly. No problems, seems a very competent system component. The only reason I gave it four stars rather than five is its signage: on the faceplate, everything is printed in a very dark grey, and of course the Player is all black. Plus the words are quite small, All this means it is very hard to read which button is for what.
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Overall 8
8.0

Marantz SA8004 Super Audio CD/CD Player

R. S. Frantz, Amazon
25 October 2012
  • Summary: The audio quality of this unit is clearly better than any other that I have had. It is quiet to the extreme (mechanically). I love listening to it both as an SACD and CD player. It has never failed to play any CD that I have made in .wav or mp3 format. It plays well from the USB ports both front and rear. The audio from a computer when listening to a radio station website seems to be as good as I could expect.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

ROSS a AudioPhile, Audio Review
9 October 2012
  • Summary: I really like my Marantz SA 8004 sacd player. Funny, I read some of the less enthusiastic reviews, then read the one from the Odyssey amp owner. Viola. He feels the same as me. Guess what, I own an Odyssey stratus extreme amp. Hmm, either the player matches well with the amp or some of the other reviewers equipment may not be up to snuff? Possibly I don't know what I'm talking about too, I guess? But, my ears say I do.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

johnjohn a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
27 June 2012
  • Summary: I did not buy the SA8004 for its connectivity so i'm only commenting on the sound. My sample was not killer as some "pro" reviews seem to suggest. It was very good but not exceptional. Compared to players that I also have on hand such as Denon A100, Pioneer DV58, Emotiva ERC2, even Marantz' own SA8001 it was only midpack. The 8004 has fantastic bass and dynamics. The problem is the midrange.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good player, a bit slow on the draw

it_was_always_the_doctor_&_sarah, Amazon
19 April 2012
  • Summary: I bought this player because it seemed like an entry-level high-end product and could interface with my laptop. I usually use it play my old collection of CDs. My speakers are two audiophile-quality B&Ws, and I use two amplifiers (discontinued Arcam FMJ 22) to power the bass and treble separately. Although my equipment is audiophile-quality (mostly gifts from other people), I don't consider myself an audiophile.
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Overall 8
8.0

Maranta SA8004 Super Audio CD Player

Reviewer, Amazon
30 January 2012
  • Summary: On the first CD player I received, the disc tray would not open. I returned the product and received a replacement. The drawer on the second unit seems to work appropriately. There is no shipping lock on the tray.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

wpfloridian, head-fi.org
1 November 2011
  • 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. Being under budget and already having tried several other CD players; I got a great price on an SA 8004 demo piece from Music Direct.
  • Pros: Great sound and resolution!
  • Cons: Not a $10K Meridian.. but who cares!
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