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Marantz CD5003

CD player

Item # 642CD5003

Give your audio system a boost with the Marantz CD5003.

Give your audio system a boost with the Marantz CD5003.

Item # 642CD5003

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About the Marantz CD5003

Give your audio system a boost with the Marantz CD5003. This CD player offers superb performance, refined looks, and exceptional flexibility. Just pop in your favorite disc and enjoy spacious, detailed sound with pinpoint imaging and a wide soundstage. Music enthusiasts will love this player's Audio EX mode which bypasses the pitch control, mutes the digital audio outputs, and turns off the display. With these potential noise sources eliminated, the CD5003 delivers pristine audio reproduction via the player's analog output.

Give your audio system a boost with the Marantz CD5003. This CD player offers superb performance, refined looks, and exceptional flexibility. Just pop in your favorite disc and enjoy spacious, detailed sound with pinpoint imaging and a wide soundstage. Music enthusiasts will love this player's Audio EX mode which bypasses the pitch control, mutes the digital audio outputs, and turns off the display. With these potential noise sources eliminated, the CD5003 delivers pristine audio reproduction via the player's analog output.

Coaxial and optical digital outputs let you connect the CD5003 to any receiver with a digital input. Or, you can take advantage of this player's high-quality digital-to-analog converter by making an analog connection to your receiver or amp. A gold-plated stereo RCA output ensures the best possible signal transfer and features widely spaced jacks that won't cramp heavy-duty cable connectors.

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Product highlights:

  • plays CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 & WMA CDs
  • CD Text
  • random and repeat play
  • Auto Music Scan
  • Quick Replay automatically backs up 5-60 seconds then begins replaying
  • pitch control
  • peak level search
  • Audio EX mode eliminates potential noise sources for cleaner sound
  • aluminum/fiberglass front panel
  • remote
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs
  • gold-plated stereo RCA output
  • headphone jack
  • remote control input/output (for use with Marantz receivers and amps with a compatible remote control in/out jack)
  • RS-232C port for third-party controllers
  • signal-to-noise ratio 110 dB
  • Cirrus Logic digital-to-analog converter
  • 17-5/16"W x 4-1/8"H x 14-7/8"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CD5003
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What's in the box:

  • Single-Disc CD player
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Wireless remote (RC002CD)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 3' RCA stereo patch cord
  • 2' Coaxial digital cable (with one RCA plug on each end)
  • User Guide (English/Spanish/French)
  • Limited Warranty
  • Marantz Canada warranty

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Features

Disc Compatibility: The Marantz CD5003 Single Disc CD Player can play CD, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.

CD-TEXT: The Marantz CD5003 supports CD-Text information such as artist name and track titles. The CDs used must also support CD-Text for this feature to work.

MP3/WMA Playback: The CD5003 supports MP3 and WMA files that have been recorded onto CD-R or CD-RW discs.

CS4392 High-Performance D/A Converters: The CD5003 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.

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. The unit uses an HDAM-SA2 for high speed and high quality sound.

Aluminum Front Panel: The unit's front-panel combines the structural advantages of extruded aluminum with the resonance absorption characteristics of glass-reinforced resin.

Display On/Off Function:  The CD5003 features a Dot Matrix FL display . The "Display Off" function enables the main unit display to be turned of. By turning off this display, the pulsive noise generated from the display is reduced, thus eliminating its effects on the music signals.

Pitch Control: The "Pitch Control" functions enables the play speed (pitch) to be varied over a +/-12 step. This feature is particularly useful for musical instrument practice sessions. This function is only possible when playing back audio CDs only.

Audio EX Function: The Audio EX mode is provided in order for you to enjoy  high quality sound based on how you have connected the CD5003 to your amplifier. There are three settings - Off (digital signal is only output when the pitch control setting is 0), EX 1 (offers better overall sound), EX 2 (offers best sound from analog outputs).

Quick Replay Function: By a single-action operation, the "Quick Replay" function enables play to be moved back from the current play position to the time equivalent to the setting (range of 5 to 60 seconds) and play to be resumed. This function makes it possible to return to a part of the track that was just played so it can be heard again. This functions is only possible when playing audio CDs.

Gold Plated Outputs: The CD player features gold plated outputs in order to offer the best connection for your system. The terminals are chassis-mounted so they can take the strain of audiophile interconnects.

High Grade Headphone Circuit: The high-grade headphone circuit incorporates a high-speed buffer amplifier to enable headphone listening of high quality sound reproduction.

Wireless Remote Control: In addition the unit's from panel controls, the single CD player comes supplied with a dedicated full-feature IR wireless remote control for easy operation of the CD5003.

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. This Music Calendar is only available when playing back Audio CDs.

Playback Options: The CD5003 provides the following options for disc playback:

  • Audio CDs:
    • Peak Search: This feature allows you to search for the loudest passage on the disc.
    • 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.
    • 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, 20, or 30 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 returns to the position 6-50 seconds before the current playback position and restarts playback from there
  • MP3/WMA Files:
    • Playback Mode: You can select from two playback modes - Continuous Mode (all playable files on the disc will be played) or Folder Mode (all playable files in a selected folder will be played)
    • File Skip: Skip to the next or previous file or the beginning of the current file.
    • Forward/Reverse Search: For searching for a particular part of the current file, you can search forward or backward
    • Repeat Play: You can repeat playback of one file, the entire disc, the contents of on folder or specific portions of a file (A-B repeat).
    • Random Play: You can play all files of the disc in random order.
    • AMS: The Automatic Music Search feature will play the first 10, 20, or 30 seconds of each file on the disc. When you find the song you want to listen to, you can press the AMS or play buttons for normal playback.

Editing Features: Use the following editing features when recording from the CD player to a Tape Deck.

  • Simple Edit: This operation fits tracks into a specified tape length while keeping the tracks in their original order when recording from the CD player to a Tape Deck.
  • Program Edit: This procedure allows you to record tracks in any desired order while fitting the tracks into a specified tape length.
  • Delete Program Edit: When recording from a disc to a tape, this procedure allows you to omit the tracks you do not want to record, while fitting the tracks into a specified tape length.
  • Start Edit Recording: By connecting the remote control inputs found on back of the CD player to a compatible Marantz Tape Deck you can Synchronize the start of the playback by the CD player and the record function of the Tape Deck.

Inputs 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.

Analog Output: The CD player 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).

Flasher In: This 3.5mm minijack input is used to control this unit using an optional keypad (sold separately) from another room of your house.

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