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Marantz SA8005
9.0 out of 10

Marantz SA8005

SA8005 For the ultimate music listening experience, the Marantz Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Marantz SA8005

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Overall 10
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Five Stars

markreif, Amazon
5 April 2016
Overall 8
8.0

Great sounding CD player and DAC, Slow to read discs, Remote is lacking and geared to an entire system.

Bill Klimas, Amazon
10 January 2016
  • Summary: This is an excellent sounding CD player! It is also a great DAC for Windows computer music files. I am very pleased with the sound of the unit. That said, I think that would be best used as part of a complete Marantz system, which I do not have (and do not intend to have).
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Overall 10
10

Love this player

Jame E. Smith, Amazon
27 December 2015
  • Summary: Love this player, but have a question: to play back SACD's or hybrid SACD's, do I need to change the settings on the player? If so, what do I need to do to get best quality sound? I have only stereo, not multi-channel in my system. Thanks!
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Overall 10
10

Marantz SA8005 - great unit

PG, Crutchfield
24 November 2015
  • Summary: After reading about several cd players, I ordered a Marantz SA8005 to use with my old Bose Lifestyle system. The reviews were very favorable, and the website information was very helpful. I wanted to be able to stream music from my computer, and also to have SACD capability.
  • Pros: Great sound and versatility.
  • Cons: Haven't found any.
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Overall 10
10

marantz sa8005

john, Crutchfield
28 October 2015
Overall 10
10

Better than expected

AlexeiM, Crutchfield
11 August 2015
  • Summary: I've been getting by with an aging Marantz CD and Pioneer DVD/CD/SACD player (CD63SE and DV-58AV, respectively) coupled to decent external D/A converters (PS Audio, Musical Fidelity) and, thinking D/A conversion was the critical factor affecting the sound, wasn't expecting a vast improvement with...
  • Pros: Looks good, plays great.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10
10

Good for the money.

Steve, Crutchfield
18 December 2014
  • Summary: I used play California Audio Lab Mark II. It was play well since 1996. I had Pioneer DVD player that can play SACD, but sound quality was same as regular CD. I put it in the trash can when I purchased blue ray DVD player. Recently I purchased Marantz and played old SACD.
  • Pros: Clear sound and powerful punch.
  • Cons: There is no eject button in the remote control. Fast-forward does not working well.
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Overall 10
10

Good choice

marks, Crutchfield
18 December 2014
  • Summary: I wanted to get back into a higher end audio system and was familiar with the Marantz brand - had a 1060 integrated amp in the 70's (it still works!) so I opted for this model coupled with the 8005 CD player.
  • Pros: Great build quality, classic Marantz sound.
  • Cons: Zilch
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Overall 10
10

A great CD Player + very good DAC

Steve, Crutchfield
18 December 2014
  • Summary: After several weeks of listening I am very pleased with my SA8005 CD player. I wasn't all that familiar with Marantz products so I was a bit concerned how the DAC would perform but both sound crisp and well balanced with my Musical Fidelity amplifier.
  • Pros: Crisp sound when playing CDs (especially SACD) with plenty of punch and equally solid performance from the DAC. Very easy to use and solidly built, immediately noticeable when you insert the CD into the tray.
  • Cons: Nothing significant yet other than the remote seems a bit slow responding at time and I definitely miss the printed out manual.
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Overall 10
10

Great CD Player

Chuck C, Crutchfield
29 July 2014
  • Summary: Wonderful sound ! The player begs you to pull out CDs that haven't seen the light of day in ages and doesn't disappoint. Your reward is a very easy well rounded sound, deep bass and sound stage depth...more on the warm side of sound than the analytical. So.... a joy to listen to, CD after CD.
  • Pros: Ability to hook up to a computer or jump drive....which I haven't tried yet.
  • Cons: None so far !
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