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MARANTZ - SA8004

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$499.00
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AMARASA8004
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17.00 LBS
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Product Description

A New Standard for Music Reproduction – From CD, SACD, iPod, Even a USB Stick

The Marantz SA-8004 Wins the Prestigious Golden Ear and Product of the Year Awards from The Absolute Sound!

The SA8004 is far more than just a Super Audio-CD/CD player; it is a superbly flexible D/A converter as well. USB, coaxial and optical digital inputs guarantee virtually unlimited access to your music. The SA8004 also accepts data from any USB stick or USB hard drive storage device. This unprecedented flexibility combines with best-in-class analog circuitry to deliver Marantz sound quality with digital media of virtually any description. Now you can enjoy your favorite music in more ways than ever, with the clarity that’s made Marantz an audiophile legend since 1954.

“So if your Red Book player is a bit long in the tooth, this new two-channel-only, musically authoritative Marantz model, with outstanding SACD performance in addition, is a music lover’s dream at a price that feels like theft. It’s hard to imagine anyone who know what real music sounds like not being seduced. I bought the review sample!”
– Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award 2011

Part of the magic lies in a new disc mechanism; featuring a Xyron disc tray, this precision engineered drive virtually eliminates micro-vibrations to allow the digital circuitry to process a more accurate data stream. This, in turn, translates directly into a more coherent and pleasing sonic experience.

The Marantz SA8004 extracts extraordinary performance from all your discs – SA-CDs, CDs, even MP3- and WMA-encoded CD-Rs and –RWs are delivered with fresh perspective.

Extraordinary Sound Quality
You’ll find high quality parts throughout the SA8004. Chosen only after extensive listening tests, they each contribute exceptional performance levels to critical circuits. In the analog section, Marantz-proprietary HDAM SA2 circuits handle critical buffering and stage-to-stage signal transition. Symmetrical signal traces help maintain perfect synchronization between Left and Right channels for rock-stable imaging and a convincing soundstage.

An impedance-matching copper plate inside the rear panel just behind the analog outputs improves signal-to-noise performance and channel separation to preserve the SA8004’s outstanding imaging capabilities.

A shield around the digital outputs is but a further detail in Marantz’s quest for quieter operation as it prevents digital noise from affecting sensitive analog circuits. Known to produce less stray magnetic leakage that can otherwise increase noise in analog circuits, Marantz engineers chose a high capacity toroid transformer for the SA8004’s power supply. To suppress the noise even further, Marantz engineers specified an exterior casing with large non-conductive brass mounting screw to hold the transformer in place.

While it meets the digital-convenience demands of today’s music lover the SA8004 also delivers sound quality that speaks to Marantz’ leading position in the world of high end audio. Indeed, the SA8004 represents a rare marriage of current feature-set with high performance audio circuitry.

Analog output
   Channels: Stereo
   Playable frequency range: 2 Hz – 100kHz / 2 Hz – 20 kHz
   Playable frequency response: 2 Hz – 50 kHz (–3 dB) / 2 Hz – 20 kHz
   S/N: 112 dB (Audible range) / 110 dB
   Dynamic range: 110 dB (Audible range) / 100 dB
   Harmonic distortion: 0.001 % (1 kHz, Audible range) / 0.002 % (1 kHz)
   Wow & flutter: Crystal accuracy / Crystal accuracy
   Output level
     Unbalanced: 1.8V RMS stereo / 2.4V RMS stereo
     Headphone output: 43mW (variable maximum)

Digital output
   output level (75 Ω RCA): 0.5Vp-p
   output level (TosLINK): -19 dBm

Optical Readout System
   Laser: AlGaAs
   Wave length: 650nm / 780nm
   Signal type: 1-bit DSD / 16-bit linear PCM
   Sampling frequency: 2.822 MHz / 44.1 kHz

General
   Power supply: 120 VAC, 60 Hz
   Power consumption: 25 W
   Standby: 0.3 W or less
   Dimensions(WHD): 17 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 13 9/16
   Weight: 17.2 lbs

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