sent item as described. Just don't be foolish and expect a full warranty
22 January 2012
Summary: The Marantz SA8004 works beautifully. I bought a refurb of Ebay and the sound beats everything including my Rega Apollo. It also has an easily accesible USB dac and optical and coaxial input. The dac can also process your home theater audio. What a product!
Summary: Marantz's latest SACD player is a really fantastic bargain. Mine replaced a Cambridge Audio Azur 740C. I was really happy with the latter, especially appreciating its digital inputs; indeed, I mostly used the Cambridge with a Wadia iTransport, usually playing back from an iPod Classic (my music's all stored in Apple lossless format). When my Cambridge started giving out (at around 4 years of age), I wanted to replace it with something that had digital inputs.
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.
I highly recommend the Nine Inch Nails "The Downward Spiral Deluxe Edition" SACD layer, Bjork's "Medulla", and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" as a starting point for anyone interested in modern music available on SACD.
Pros: CD, SACD, USB + iPod native playback
Cons: No airplay or networking. No CD text display