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Marantz CC4003

5-disc CD changer

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by Loren Barstow
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Keep the tunes flowing at your next party or listening session with the Marantz CC4003. It holds up to five CDs, including home-burned CD-Rs and CD-RWs, plus your MP3 and WMA mixes. No matter what kind of disc you play, the CC4003 employs a high-grade digital-to-analog converter to faithfully reproduce your music with rich detail and a full, convincing soundfield. And you don't need to stop the fun when cuing up the next few albums — the CC4003 lets you change up to three discs without interrupting playback of the current selection.

Analog and digital outputs let you connect the CC4003 to any stereo or home theater receiver. Custom installation conveniences include a detachable AC power cord, an RS-232C port for third-party controls, and an IR flasher input for remote repeater systems. This makes the CC4003 an especially good choice if you're planning a whole-home audio system, or if you keep your components hidden away in a cabinet.

Highlights:

  • plays CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 & WMA CDs
  • 5-disc carousel with disc exchange
  • random and repeat play
  • display dimmer
  • remote
  • aluminum/reinforced resin front panel
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs
  • gold-plated stereo analog outputs
  • headphone jack with volume control
  • remote control input/output (for use with Marantz receivers and amps with a compatible remote control in/out jack)
  • RS-232C port for automated control systems
  • IR input for remote repeater systems
  • detachable power cord
  • high-performance Cirrus Logic CS4392 digital-to-analog converter
  • signal-to-noise ratio 110 dB
  • 17-5/16"W x 4-1/2"H x 17-9/16"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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Features and Specs
General
Disc Capacity
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5
Disc Exchange
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Yes
Track Programming
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50
Random Play
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All Discs
Program
Disc Naming
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No
Direct Track Access
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Yes
Direct Disc Access
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Yes
Remote
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Included
Display Color
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Blue
Multiple CD Player Control
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No
Parts Warranty
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3 Years
Labor Warranty
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3 Years
Compatibility
CD-R Playback
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Yes
CD-RW Playback
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Yes
MP3 Playback
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Yes
SACD Playback
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No
Specifications
CD Frequency Response
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20-20k Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio
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110 dB
SACD Frequency Response
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Not Compatible
SACD Dynamic Range
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Outputs
Digital Optical Output
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1
Digital Coaxial Output
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1
Headphone
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 5-Disc CD changer
  • 6.5' AC cord
  • Wireless remote (RC003CD)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 3' RCA stereo patch cord
  • 2' Coaxial digital cable (with one RCA plug on each end)
  • User Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • USA Warranty Information
  • Canada Warranty Information
  • Transport screws removal note

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Features
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Inputs and Outputs Notes

Features

Aluminum/Reinforced Resin Front-Panel: The Marantz CC4003 5-Disc CD changer features an aluminum/reinforced resin front panel to reduce vibration

CS4392 High-Performance D/A Converters: The CC4003 uses a Super-Audio CD grade 192kHz/24-bit Cirrus Logic CS4392 D/A converter to provide exceptional sound quality.

CD Playback Technology: During CD play, the PCM signals recorded on the disc are oversampled to 128fs inside the D/A converter and then processed by a combination of the dynamic element matching (DEM) and multi-element switched capacitors to achieve playback characterized by a high linearity.

Disc Compatibility: The Marantz CC4003 5-Disc CD Changer can play CD, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The CD changer also supports MP3/WMA-encoded CD-R and CD-RW discs as well. MP3/WMA files should be recorded in ISO9660 Level 1 or 2 with a constant or variable bit-rate of 32-320 kbps (for MP3) and 48-192 kbps (for WMA). The CC4003 can recognize up to 99 MP3/WMA folders, 255 MP3/WMA tracks per folder, and a total of 999 MP3/WMA tracks per disc. This unit does not support ID3-tag information.

Display: The CC4003 features a Dot Matrix FL display. The unit has 3 display brightness settings (Bright, Dim, Dark).

Direct Disc Access: The CD changer features Direct Disc Access from the unit's front-panel and its supplied IR wireless remote control.

Disc Exchange: While playing a disc in the CC4003, you can change out the four other discs.

20 Track Music Calendar: A linear music calendar appears at the bottom of the display, and lights up with the number of tracks on the currently selected disc, up to 20. An "arrow" icon indicates the presence of 21 or more tracks. After a track has been played, the number for that track disappears from the calendar display. In addition, the tracks selected during Program Play appear in the music calendar display, and disappear after they are played.

Playback Options: The CC4003 provides the following options for disc playback:

  • Direct Search: Directly enter the track number on the remote control to play the desired track on a particular disc.
  • Track Skip: Skip to the next or previous track or the beginning of the current track.
  • Forward/Reverse Search: For searching for a particular part of the current track, you can search forward or backward.
  • Repeat Play: You can repeat playback of one track, an entire disc, or all the discs.
  • Random Play: You can play all tracks of a particular disc or all the discs in random order.
  • Program Play: You can arrange and play tracks from all the discs in a specific sequence. Up to 50 tracks can be programmed. As you are selecting tracks, the display will show the number of tracks in the program, and the total playing time of the programmed tracks. During program play, you can repeat the entire list of programmed tracks, or play them in random order.
  • AMS: The Automatic Music Search feature will play the first 10 seconds of each track on a particular disc or all the discs. When you find the song you want to listen to, you can press the AMS or play buttons for normal playback.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote Control: The unit comes supplied with a dedicated full-feature IR wireless remote control.

Built-In Remote Codes: Because the unit features five sets of built-in remote control code signals for between the unit and remote control unit, up to five CC4003s can be installed in your system and can be remotely controlled independently.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

Gold Plated Outputs: The CD changer features gold plated outputs in order to offer the best connection for your system.

Digital Outputs: Two digital outputs, one optical (Toslink) and one coaxial (RCA), are provided for sending signal to the digital input terminals of a receiver, outboard D/A converter, or CD recorder.

Analog Output: The CD changer also features a stereo RCA input for analog connection.

Headphone Output: The unit has a front panel 1/4" headphone jack with level control.

Remote Control: Two RCA jacks (1 "in" and 1 "out") are provided for connecting the player and another Marantz A/V component for system remote control purposes. The accompanying switch allows you to select the remote control mode you desire: External (when the player is connected to another component's remote control jacks) or Internal (when the player is used as a standalone component).

RS-232C Port: The unit's RS-232C port supports both unit control and operating status transmission which allows central control via custom installations.

Flasher In: The unit's Flash input is equipped to allow wired control when you cannot use remote control due to installation application.

 
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4 out of 5

last of the changers

Written By Mike R, Raleigh, NC on Monday, May 13, 2013
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An OK unit to replace my ancient relic............Little choice for great cd changers these days. very slow and noisy transport, with good tone. Should have held out for an Oppo! Using HK 3490 and PSB imagine B
Pros:
few
Cons:
noisy....slow......just ok sound
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1 out of 5

A Disappointment all around

Written By Kevin, Washington, DC on Friday, April 19, 2013
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i purchased this CD player to replace an Onkyo multiple disc CD player that finally gave up the ghost after nearly ten years of continuous use. Although this new Marantz five-disc player was nearly twice the price of my original Onkyo unit, I was persuaded that Marantz's reputation for producing quality components would justify the upgrade. Boy, was I wrong! Immediately upon installation, I noted that the Marantz changer's mechanism was substantially noisier even than my old reliable Onkyo unit, and required noticeably more preparation time to play discs and/or to locate and play requested tracks. Further use presented a whole range of issues: freezing up on numerous occasions (requiring "rebooting" simply to remove the disc from the unit); failure to play SACDs (Super Audio) about half the time; and occasional skipping of tracks. Today, after less than a year from its date of purchase, the unit died completely, displaying an understated "error" message, and devouring a valued CD along with it. A call to Marantz's customer service telephone number in order to try to salvage the unit (and the CD within it) simply referred me (twice, via recorded message) to its website for "the most up-to-date location of service centers." User manual contains no description of the problem encountered, nor suggestions for troubleshooting it. While Marantz once produced fine audio components, that that day has apparently passed. Never again will I buy Marantz!
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2 out of 5

Marantz CC4003 skipping tracks from the start

Written By Steve, Newark DE on Monday, April 15, 2013
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Bought this CD changer because I prefer to play 5 CDs on random shuffle for long afternoons or evenings with friends. Was replacing a 15 year old Sony. I bought this unit in 2012 but only got around to installing it in March 2013. It starting skipping from the first day. But very random. Sometimes it will play an entire disc or two perfectly then start mis-tracking, starting a song but then skipping to the next one after some jumping around and hesitating. This can happen with old CDs, brand new CDs, home-burned CD. Could play 1 CD fine, then hit replay and it gets all messed up. Seemed to happen more frequently on random but even happened on normal play. Crutchfield would not help because it was over 60 days (even though it sat in the orginal box for 9 months in a closet). Marantz customer service and tech support both had phones out of service for a week, never responded to repeated emails on their website. So I have taken it to local Marantz certified repair shop, but have little hope they can do anything. problem is difficult to diagnose since it is intermittent. Very disappointed in the quality of this product.
Pros:
Good sound when it tracks properly. Random play feature nice for multi-CD changer.
Cons:
Unit skipped tracks and was unreliable. No better than the 15 year old Sony I was replacing. Very disappointed
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1 out of 5

Marantz CD Changer

Written By Slow Hand, Winchester, CT on Monday, February 11, 2013
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The Marantz 5 CD changer was received and easily connected to speakers. After review of manual, operation of changer was smooth and easily performed; unfortunately, within ten 10 days the unit malfunctioned and the disc tray opened but would not close. Somehow a CD had managed to become lodged within the unit, The changer has been return for exchange of a new Marantz 5 CD changer. Hopefully, the new Marantz, CC4003 unit will perform as intended. The associates at Crutchfield were most responsive and handled the exchange in a professional manner. All that is needed is the new unit and hopefully flawless performance.
Pros:
Crutchfield Support
Cons:
Flawed Marantz CD Changer and hassle of repacking and return shipment.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Customer Service Saves The Day

Written By Critter, Laporte, MN on Wednesday, January 02, 2013
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I ordered this unit to replace a 10 year old Sony unit that had just died. I like Marantz and found an open box unit for less than the new price. Good deal, so I ordered it. As always the unit was delivered two days later. However, what I got was a brand new unit at full price. I called customer service and they were great. Fantastic! The unit itself delivers as promised. Easy setup. It is easy to use, including programing. I'm using analog connections and the sound is great. The turntable is relatively quiet and quick. It is a large piece of equipment but feels very solid. My only complaint is the numbers on the turntable designating the disk number are rather small and hard to read. At least to a bifocal wearer like myself. Overall, very satisfied with both Crutchfield and this Marantz CD changer.
Pros:
Easy set up and easy use, including programing.
Cons:
Fairly large unit. Small disk identification numbers.
5 out of 7 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Buying a dependable CD

Written By Ron, Elkton, Maryland on Monday, December 31, 2012
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We're happy with the new CD player. The sound reproduction is great for us, but we are not audiophiles. Having 5-discs on board is convenient for party entertainment. I read all the reviews I could find, and noted that some buyers were really unhappy after the CD player ate their CDs. Thankfully, we did not have this problem.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Poor Changer Mechanism

Written By Ron, Carefree, AZ on Friday, December 21, 2012
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On balance, I like the product very much. I purchased it to replace my aging Sony. The sound is great. The changer mechanism, however, is very poorly made and performs poorly. The aging Sony changer was made and performs vastly better. Putting aside the cheap plastic trays, the changer makes loud grinding noises, frequently doesn't go to the disc you've requested, goes to a random disc when you close the tray, and displays inaccurate information on the screen. It's just a complete joke and a mystery why Marantz would settle for such a poor changing mechanism on such a nice audio platform.
Pros:
Great sound.
Cons:
Pathetic, low-quality changer.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AS GOOD AS ADVERTISED

Written By PIGEON PIE, PHILADELPHIA, PA on Friday, December 14, 2012
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AS GOOD AS ADVERTISED. EASY TO INSTALL AND EASY USE. GREAT SOUND. TO SOON TO SEE HOW MANY YEARS IT WILL LAST. BUT SO FAR SO GOOD.
Pros:
EASY TO INSTALL. EASY TO USE. QUIET WHEN THE DISC CHANGE.
Cons:
HAD ONE PROBLEM WHEN I ASKED IT TO REPEAT A PASSAGE SEVERAL TIMES IT DIDN'T WANT TO CONTINUE PLAYING. I SIMPLY OPENED THE TRAY AND ROTATED THE DICS THEN CLOSED THE TRAY AND IT WENT BACK TO PLAYING THE MUSIC. I GUESS I BETTER READ THE MANUAL, HUH?
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Top Quality

Written By Bob M, Palatine on Friday, November 23, 2012
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I've been using the Marantz CC4003 5 Disc CD Player for two weeks. I am very impressed with the quality and sound it produces. I don't think you can go wrong with this CD player. This is probably the best 5 disc player on the market. Good luck!
Pros:
Top quality and sound. Built like a tank.
Cons:
None
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

BEST FOR THE PRICE

Written By CaptSail, Yorktown Heights, NY on Thursday, November 15, 2012
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First, I want to thank Crutchfield. Bill Crutchfield is running one of the most customer-oriented and supportive businesses I have ever encountered. His sales and support staff are absolutely the best. They are there for you 100%. I would rather buy from them then the store around the corner because of their wonderful support and return policies. You are always treated like gold, even when returning a product. I was simply looking for a 5-changer CD player at a reasonable price to replace my excellent Sony, which lasted for 25 years. I tried a few others and they all fell short. This one works just fine. Sound quality is excellent and operation is user-friendly and intuitive. So far, no problems at all. I have not bothered with any of the programming features.and doubt if I will, so can't help you there.
Pros:
Works great. Good sound quality. Easy to operate. Nice remote. Seems to be a solidly built product. Can add CD's while another is still playing. Seems you can add two at a time, no more, as it won't rotate.although I have not tested it extensively.
Cons:
Makes a number of disturbing rubbing and grinding noises when CD drawer is open and rotating as you put in the CD's and again as you close the drawer. I might not have purchased it based on that as it makes the unit seem poorly made.but so far all's OK.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

buying a new changer in 2012

Written By Salida1048, Salida, Co. on Monday, November 05, 2012
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I 'needed' a new CD CHanger 'cause my over ten year old Denon didn't have an Optical In port. I bought an external DAC that required that so this justified me to look for something new. A buddy has Denon's latest Changer (which their selling now as they were back in 2006 ?) and isn't happy, so I steered towards the Marantz. I liked their three year warranty, and come on, Marantz is a good brand. Well the first thing I didn't like was the size of the tray, you're only really able to see one CD space; the next is the logic associated to going from a loaded tray to play. Whether you press Play, or Close, once the tray returns to the player it cycles around several times, apparently developing some memory, which to me didn't make sense, since what if I immediately decide to re open the tray to put in a different CD ? The reasons I decided to simply return the unit were two fold, one, the player would skip, like you'd be enjoying music, then that music would stop, sometimes for milli seconds, sometimes for several. The last time I was playing it it actually turned off in the middle of a song ?! second was the Random Mode didn't function. In a period of just three days it played once. I'm running low on 'characters left' so suffice to say, the unit looked good, felt good, just didn't work out of the box. It's the most expensive Carousel out there now, Marantz should put more thought into it.
Pros:
Like Romney, Good Looking, but didn't work.
Cons:
See Pros
13 out of 15 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Marantz CC4003

Written By Jack W, Russellville, AR on Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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Bought the Marantz cc4003 (open box) good price. Received without the transport shipping screws. Installed the unit and loaded a disc and it sucked it in and that was the last time i saw it. (TRANSPORT PROBLEMS). Returned the unit for a new one. MARANTZ=F CRUTCHFIELD=A+
Pros:
None
Cons:
DOA
7 out of 10 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Don't buy

Written By Joe, Colchester CT on Sunday, September 02, 2012
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The first Marantz CC4003 I received instantly had problems. Every time the carousel spun around it would "eat" discs. Crutchfield was good with exchanging this defective unit for another. The replacement unit I received sounded great but started to fail about 6 months after I got it. First there would be the occasional skip. Then there was distortion while playing certain CDs. This spread and now it stopped recognizing and playing CDs all together. There must be some manufacturing issues with this CD changer being I received two bad ones. Hoping Crutchfield can help me out with a refund or exchange of some sort being 7 months can't possible be the expected lifetime of this changer.
Pros:
Sounds good when works
Cons:
Didn't work for long.
10 out of 10 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

MR

Written By Gary T, Bay City MI on Thursday, August 23, 2012
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This is an Excellent changer. I went from a Denon 390 to this Marantz. I had problems with the Denon so I went to the best rated changer for the money. Great unit!!
Pros:
Good operation. Fast and Quiet. Superior sound.
Cons:
Drawer is a little noisy opening & closing. Not a prob.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Wow !

Written By Gerald, East Hampstead, N.H. on Thursday, August 09, 2012
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Replaced an old Sony CDP-CE-535. This CD player has surprised me with its ability to handle my CD-R disc(s), Red Book (regular CDs) and Super Audio Disc (DSD) giving them all a musically expanded sound stage. I also have the Marantz SA-8001, Super Audio CD player (single disc) and it is hard for me to hear any differences. Some Red Book cds tracks had highs that seemed a tad harsh, but one must take into account the recording before pointing to the player. Overall, very happy with this player. My set up is all from Crutchfield: Denon DRA-697 CIHD, Niles SI-2125, Bi-Amping a pair of Polk RTI-12s.Nice deal on "open box" and fast delivery from Crutchfield.
Pros:
Very much improved sound stage
Cons:
Getting use to a new player.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Marantz CD Changer

Written By biggrey, Bay Shore NY on Sunday, May 27, 2012
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This unit sounds great and is easy to operate. The sounds quality was superior to my Onkyo changer that I replaced.
Pros:
Great sound Power switch operable on the remote
Cons:
No pause on the remote, at that I could find as it not called pause.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Marantz CC4003

Written By Anonymous, Friday Harbor, WA on Monday, May 07, 2012
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The unit is functioning as advertised with no problems so far.
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5 out of 5

Have it and love it

Written By ScottB, Westport, CT on Monday, April 30, 2012
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Got this and was very wary as it was replacing a Carver 5 disc carousel which finally failed after 17 years. I loved the Carver and it was generally recognized as an outstanding device. Swapped this into a system with a Marantz AV7005 and MM8003 pre-pro and power amp. I am struggling to notice a difference between the two. The sound is still crystal clear and warm. I am toying with the idea of getting a digital cable to see if I can hear a difference with the higher end DAC in the AV7005 but could not be happier with the device.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Stellar Audio; Killer Deal

Written By HiFi Again, Idaho on Friday, March 09, 2012
 
I'm writing mainly to respond to the viewer that critiqued this unit's sonic performance: that has to be a component matching problem. I just upgraded to a reference integrated amp, and I cannot believe what emerged! A Beethoven Violin Concerto I have heard dozens of times I actually heard for the first time: distinct multiple violins where a blob existed before; exceptional timbre in addition to the incredible resolution. And this from an inexpensive CHANGER?! If I were to get really picky, it would be to say the highs can at times seem a little harsh, but given the cost of this unit, it performs far better than I expected.
Pros:
detailed resolution and lifelike, convincing timbre
Cons:
just a touch harsh on some highs, but only rarely
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Marantz CC4003

Written By Lyle B., Columbia City Indiana on Sunday, February 12, 2012
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I purchased this cd player so I would not have to constantly change CDs. It is easy to operate and performs as expected. I would not purchase this cd player if you wanted high quality sound.
4 out of 14 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Everything I expected

Written By PeterP, Park City Utah on Tuesday, February 07, 2012
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The Marantz 4003 CD player/changer makes my discs sound better than ever before. I know many audiophiles out there dont think highly of changers, but if you enjoy the longer-time-frame programmability, this is the unit to get. Excellent d to a conversion, but the optical connection is even better, feeding my new Paradigm Studio 20's. Service and delivery from Crutchfield was excellent.
Pros:
solid build, great sound
Cons:
none
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Marantz CC4003 Review

Written By James189, Fort Collins, Colorado on Thursday, September 29, 2011
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A good carousel player but I was expecting more. It replaces a 12 year old Teac PD-D2700 that was working just fine and has all of the same features as the Marantz yet is more user friendly. I felt it time to replace the Teac as the sonics were likely lacking. The Marantz is only slightly better sonically but 4 times the price. I used Sennheiser headphones Model HD 595s to A/B both units though the headphone jacks. I'd recommend this unit if sonics do not need to be your number one priority. The carousel mechanism is sturdy but not all that user friendly compared to other brands. For those that want better sound, the Marantz SA 8004 is the way to go. Compares to others costing far more. Do allow time for break-in in this carousel player as the sound improves after a few days of use.
11 out of 14 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Marantz CC4003

Written By Longhunter, Knoxville, TN on Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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This Marantz is outstanding. The difference in quality between it and the older CD player it replaced is startling. My wife lost most of her hearing, and had stopped playing CDs as a result. We she heard the new Marantz, she was delighted. Its clarity and fidelity allow her to enjoy hearing CDs again. We are hearing background passages and notes on our CD's that simply weren't audible on our previous CD player.
11 out of 11 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

The Best Cd Player Ever!

Written By Mickey C, Norcross GA. on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
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Marantz CC4003 I just replace my Yamaha CD player Yamaha CD-C600 with the Marantz. WOW the difference is day and night. The sound, tones, and bass are unbelievable . It's like the Moving Coil over the moving magnet for a turntable. I will only use a Moving Coil. I was a Marantz fan in the seventies and eighties but had drifted away. Well from now on I'm back to Marantz and only Marantz they have made a believer out of me. They are still at the top of their game. I have tried many brands since the CD player came out and out of all the one's I have owned this is the best ever. I highly recommend it you won't be disappointed.
9 out of 10 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Marantz CC4003

Written By Golfer, San Diego on Sunday, May 08, 2011
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Easy set-up. Great performer. Much better than the Onkyo and Sony that it
replaced.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Marantz CC4003

Written By agburns, Greensboro, NC on Sunday, March 20, 2011
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I purchased this player to replace a Adcom 700, at first I felt that the Marantz
was slightly brighter ( and it may be a tad more bright). The more I played it,
it just seem to sound better. Very pleased to find a high quality CD Changer.
The unit appears to be mechanically sound. I will admit that it takes a little
time to get used to how it operates, since I drop in CDs and punch play, not a
big deal to me.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Outstanding!!!!!

Written By Tim, New Castle, Indiana on Thursday, March 03, 2011
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Marantz = "Attention to detail", the Sound is exceptional. As I would expect!
The 5 Disk changer works great, nice and quiet disk change.
Has lots of other features too many to list here.
Did I mention the Sound is Outstanding???
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5 out of 5

Works Very Well

Written By AndyM, Potomac Falls, VA on Saturday, February 26, 2011
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I bought this 5-disc player as part of a Marantz setup (with a 6005 receiver, etc.), and it's
excellent. No awkward loading, and no problems of any kind after two months of
use and enjoyment. We love the "random" setting which mixes our music. As I write this,
my wife is playing it in the other room.
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4 out of 5

Marantz CC4003

Written By Bill A, Western NY on Saturday, February 26, 2011
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Over all a high quality player. Very crisp reproduction. A little delicate
mechanically. Has dropped the source disk a couple of times and jammed the turn
table. Had to turn the unit upside down to get the disk out.
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5 out of 5

Finally a high line multi disc CD player

Written By BillB, Dacula,GA on Saturday, February 12, 2011
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After my 6 disc Onkyo CD player quit after two years I wanted to make sure I upgraded
from that unit. It seemed in order to upgrade I was going to have to go to a single disc
player. Thank goodness I found the Marantz CC4003. I thought my old player had good
fidelity, wow was I wrong. My wife and I are both hearing things in the music we have
never heard before. Incredible, definately worth the extra money for this unit. I do
recommend using a coaxial cable to connect to your receiver to get the total digital
signal. I have become a huge Marantz fan.
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5 out of 5

Marantz CC4003

Written By ColinG, MSP,MN on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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Notice immediate sound improvement over last changer. the movement of the tray
is a little clunky but not a big deal. Every time we play an album we are glad
we upgrade to this player the sound is just great.
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5 out of 5

Marantz CC4003

Written By Zane, Grand Jct.,Co on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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after reading numerous reviews of other players and marantz' reputation , an easy
decision. very pleased with unit .
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Mark, Cottonwood Heights, Utah on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
 
Performs as advertised, sounds great and is easy to operate. I would highly recommend
it to those looking for great sound at a modest price.

Dealing with Crutchfield was GREAT.
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5 out of 5

Outstanding!

Written By paulsg, Cleveland, OH on Saturday, January 22, 2011
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I had been using my dvd player to play cd's after my ipod dock went on the fritz.
While that was an improvement from the ipod, I didn't know what I was missing until I plugged this sucker in.
I am just glad I never started downloading mp3's, and continued to buy cd's, because boy, do they sound incredible through this player!
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5 out of 5

Ggggggreat like the tiger for wheateis

Written By robert, melbourne on Monday, January 17, 2011
 
I bought a Marantz receiver the sr5004 great power and clear i have 2 3ft floor speakers a nd 4 infinity surrounds witha upgraded infinity center, last a velodyne mini-vee great sound but my onkyo 5 disc dvd broke so i went back to marantz.. What an awsome sound keep on keepin on mrantz you are te heart of the system .
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5 out of 5

Best CD Changer Available!

Written By Cary, Merrick, NY on Thursday, January 06, 2011
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If you're in the market for a multi-disc CD changer with true "high-end" sound
quality approaching that of the best single-disc units, look no further! I don't
think you can do better than the Marantz CC4003. It has performed superbly,
looks great and made my CDs sound better than I ever thought they could! And you
can load and play 5 CDs for continuous music, which is really convenient when
hosting a party.
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5 out of 5

great sounding

Written By Marion R., Ashland, Ohio on Monday, January 03, 2011
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I really like the Marantz cc4003 cd player.The sound it produces is very well balanced
and full.sounding.You hear every instrument with clarity.I would recommend this player
to anyone.Thank you Marantz,My cds never sonded so good.
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5 out of 5

Love this player

Written By Richard, Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, December 04, 2010
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Very happy with this machine.I finally hooked it up last weekend after having it for a year.
My Denon finally gave out after 19 years. The sound on this machine is excellent.My only
complaint is that I had wanted to use fiber optic, and the line kept falling out from both
the cd player and my receiver.I will try that again. But even on analog its excellent.I will
highly recomend this cd player.
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5 out of 5

MARANTS CAROUSEL PLAYER

Written By GLENN, WEST NEW YORK NJ on Monday, September 27, 2010
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I am a long time fan of marantz and is wonderful to see that marantz is still putting out
high end pruducts like the 4003. i am very happy with the unit and it works wonderful and
the sound quality is superb. I will recommended it to anyone who is looking for a 5 disc
changer.............................................Good Job marantz
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4 out of 5

Very Good

Written By richard, Santa Ana, CA on Saturday, June 19, 2010
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The sound is great! The unit has a headphone jack, which is an important feature for me.

Many of the advanced features (such as track programming) can only be managed from the remote control, not on the unit itself. It would be nice to have advanced feature buttons on the unit itself so that I don't have to maintain yet another remote control.

You can press "Time" (on the remote) to change from elapsed time to remaining duration, but only for the current program - once you insert another disk or turn the unit off, the time display reverts to the "elapsed time" default setting.

My criticisms are minor - in what matters (quality of sound and technical reliability) the unit and brand are great.
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5 out of 5

GREAT PRODUCT! GREAT SERVICE!

Written By Tom, Farmington, Mn on Monday, April 26, 2010
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This is my fourth Marantz Product from Crutchfield. I absolutely love Marantz, and this CD changer has deepened my affection. I initially purchased a Marantz AV receiver, and the product avalanche began. I had remembered Marantz from a few pieces my Dad had when I was young, and decided to try them. They do not sell Marantz at any of my local electronic retailers, so I ordered from Crutchfield. Let me tell you, if you are at all shy of ordering from an online company, it's time to crack the shell. Crutchfield has always been there for me, with on-time delivery, and impeccable service. Try the changer, and Crutchfield, and see what I mean!
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5 out of 5

A Great Buy!

Written By Bert, Boydton, VA on Tuesday, December 15, 2009
 
I purchased this CD player to replace a multi disc player that no longer functioned. The installation into my current sound system was a breeze. I am very pleased with the purchase. I noticed an immediate difference in the clarity and sound quality with the Marantz. Over the past fifteen years, I have owned both single and multi disc players of very fine quality. In my opinion, the CC4003 is superior to every multi disc machine that I have owned. The discs load without difficulty, and the remote is easy to read because of the larger characters. I should never have waited so long to try this product.
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