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.
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.
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.
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.
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.