Yes, you can hear the difference!
Whoever said time flies when you're having fun must have been listening to a Marantz SA8005. That's because this player sounds so good, you'll forget where the time went as you happily rediscover your digital music collection. It delivers audiophile quality performance with high-resolution Super Audio CDs as well as standard audio CDs. Enjoy smooth, densely layered sound with outstanding stereo separation and spot-on imaging, thanks to Marantz's precision craftsmanship and carefully selected internal components. You'll hear subtle nuances and musical textures on your favorite recordings that you may have never even noticed.
Along with serving up stunning musical detail and clarity with your disc collection, the SA8005 also doubles as a high-quality, stand-alone digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for your other digital music sources, including the tunes stored on or streamed from your iPod®, iPhone®, or PC. It can even play the latest computer-based high-res linear PCM and DSD (direct stream digital) music files.
Top-notch quality inside and out
The SA8005's specially designed disc transport, double-layered bottom plate, and metal front panel resist vibrations that can adversely affect sound. A hefty toroidal power supply delivers plenty of clean current for effortlessly dynamic playback. The high-performance DAC accurately reproduces audio tracks with stunning clarity and detail. The gold-plated outputs help maintain sound quality by ensuring the best signal transfer to your stereo system, and are widely spaced so they won't cramp the connectors on high-quality interconnects.
Versatile connections and better sound for your digital music sources
The SA8005 is also an impressive performer when used a stand-alone digital-to-analog converter. Marantz outfitted it with multiple inputs to play your digital source components through its built-in DAC:
A coaxial digital input is ideal for connecting a Blu-ray or DVD player, Sonos® Connect, or any other digital audio component with coax out, and taking advantage of the SA8005's high-performance processor for better sound.
The optical digital input is ready to take on a set-top box, HDTV, game console, Apple TV, or other digital source with optical digital output, and feed a high-quality audio signal into your stereo system.
A Type B USB jack feeds digital audio from your computer into the SA8005's onboard digital-to-analog converter, bypassing your computer's sound card to yield much clearer sound with stored music files, streaming services like Spotify, and Internet radio.
A front-panel Type A USB jack accepts direct digital signals from an iPod®, iPhone®, or a USB drive for superior sound through your headphones or home audio system.