Inputs and Outputs Notes
Disc Compatibility: The
Marantz SA8001 Super Audio CD player can play the following discs:
layer Super Audio CDs:
These discs contain a single HD (high density) layer, which can contain a
high quality stereo area and a high quality multi-channel area. These discs are playable
only on an SA-CD compatible unit such as
- Dual layer
Super Audio CDs: These
discs contain two HD layers for longer playing times which can contain
stereo and multi-channel areas. The information is
recorded on one side only, so the discs do not have to be turned. These
discs are playable only on an SA-CD compatible unit.
Hybrid Layer Disc: These discs contain a high density SA-CD layer and a
conventional CD layer, allowing them to be played either on an SA-CD-compatible
unit or on a regular CD player.
Note: The SA8001 is a
stereo-only player, and cannot play high-quality multi-channel audio areas.
Super Audio: The Super Audio
standard is based on Direct Stream Digital (DSD) technology. This direct-stream
digital format comprises a 1-bit system that has a digital sampling frequency
that is 64 times higher than that of a conventional audio CD (2,822,400 vs.
44,100). SA-CD produces a
frequency response of over 100 kHz and a 120 dB dynamic range over the entire
audible spectrum. Because of the way the inaudible frequencies mix with the
audible frequencies, the sound that is heard is more natural.
Super Audio DAC: The SA8001
uses a high performance 192 kHz/24-bit Cirrus Logic CS4397 Digital-to-Analog Converter
with a digital filter for exceptional signal processing.
HDAM (High Definition Amplifier
Module): Marantz uses HDAMs
instead of standard op-amps, rendering a more dynamic sound and less
susceptibility to radiated noise, heat, and vibration.
In addition to Marantz's proprietary HDAM-SA (Super Audio) signal transfer
modules, audio path circuits boast custom-selected and, in some cases,
custom-made internal components chosen for their combined contribution to
overall signal quality.
Toroidal Transformer: This type of transformer produces less vibration and
magnetic leakage flux. The materials and manufacturing process of the
ring-shaped core are strictly controlled to reduce vibration, while the
short-ring attached to the perimeter of the transformer reduces magnetic leakage
Large Capacitance Block Capacitor:
A large capacity 3300uF block capacitor is incorporated into the power supply
Chassis: The chassis of the
SA8001 is copper-coated with an aluminum front panel and a double layered bottom
chassis to prevent any unwanted vibration that may cause sound quality
Terminals: The CD player uses
audiophile grade selected components and terminals, plus a zero impedance copper
ground plate for analog terminals which all together provide excellent signal
transfer from your CD player to your amplifier.
Mode: When you play a hybrid Super Audio disc, you can specify the layer to
play, CD or SACD. Using the Start Sound Mode setting you can also specify which
layer plays by default.
Digital Outputs: This unit is
equipped with two digital outputs, one optical and one coaxial, which are active
only when playing a standard CD. There is no digital signal output during SA-CD
SA-CD Text Compatible:
This unit can display the disc name and artist name for
SA-CD Text discs only. If the information is longer than 12 characters, the
display will scroll right to left.
Scroll/Recall: Use the
Scroll/Recall button to scroll text while displaying text information in a Super
Audio CD disc that supports TEXT. This button is also used for checking the
programmed tracks during a program or when a program is stopped.
Music Calendar: A linear music calendar appears at the bottom of the display,
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.
Display: The display
can be set to show current track/elapsed time, current track/remaining
time, remaining time for entire disc, and SA-CD Text information (Album Title
and Album Artist in Stop Mode, Track Title in Play Mode). The display can also
be dimmed or turned off.
Playback Options: The SA8001
provide the following options for disc playback:
- Direct Search: Directly
enter the track number on the remote control to play the desired track.
- 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. No sound is output during this search.
- Repeat Play: You can
repeat playback of one track, the entire disc, or specific portions of a
track (A-B repeat).
- Random Play: You can play
all tracks of the disc in random order.
- Program Play: You can
arrange and play tracks on a disc in a specific sequence. Up to 30 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 the disc. When
you find the song you want to listen to, you can press the AMS or play
buttons for normal playback.
- Quick Replay: The Quick
Replay feature immediately goes back a preset amount of time so you can
re-listen to a missed portion of the track. The Quick Replay time can be set
between 5 and 60 seconds (in intervals of 1 second).
Timer Play: This unit can
perform timer play by cooperating with your audio timer. Just connect this
unit's power cord to the audio timer's power socket and the timer's power cord
to a AC outlet.
Remote Control: The supplied
RC8001SA IR wireless remote control is a full-feature remote control for the
SA8001. It also has mute, volume and input controls for compatible Marantz
and Outputs Notes
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. Digital signals are output only during playback of a standard audio
CD. No signal is output during playback of a Super Audio CD.
Analog Output: The player also
feature a Stereo RCA analog output 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).