SACD Player: The Marantz SA8005 supports playback of single-layer,
dual-layer, and hybrid-layer SACDs; as well as CD-Audio, CD-R/RW (MP3/WMA) discs. The Super Audio standard is based on Direct Stream Digital (DSD) technology.
This direct-stream digital format is a 1-bit system with a sampling frequency 64x higher than a conventional audio CD (2,822,400 Hz vs. 44,100 Hz). SA-CD
produces a frequency response of 2Hz to 50kHz and a 110dB dynamic range.
Because of the way inaudible and audible frequencies mix, the resulting sound is
Marantz HDAM Technology: Instead of conventional op-amp integrated
circuits, the SA8005 is equipped with our exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic
Amplifier Module) technology. These discrete circuit elements feature wide-band
response along with high slew rate, to deliver the most nuanced and detailed
musical reproduction, and are ideally suited for today's high resolution
wide-band digital audio sources.
High Resolution D/A Conversion: Featuring the reference-class high
current CS4398 D/A converter, the SA8005 can accept a wide range of digital
audio source types, including Super Audio CD Direct Stream Digital content at
2.8 and 5.6 MHz, along with linear PCM up to 24-bits/192kHz. The analog audio
sections feature HDAM technologies for the purest audio reproduction. The DAC
section features dual clock synchronization for optimum signal decoding, and can
also decode MP3 and WMA digital audio formats.
Digital Inputs + Stand Alone DAC Capability: You can use the SA8005 as
a stand-alone digital-to-analog converter, thanks to the inclusion of both
coaxial and optical digital audio inputs. You can also connect your favorite
portable audio device, via the convenient front-panel USB (type-A) port, and the
SA8005 is compatible with the iPod, iPod touch and iPhone. The rear-panel
asynchronous high speed USB (type-B) port lets you connect your home PC to the
SA8005, so you can enjoy superb sound quality from your favorite PCM and DSD
high resolution tracks stored on your computer. The USB (type-B) port also
features Marantz's unique ground isolator circuit design that prevents
PC-originated ground plane noise transfer.
- Optical/Coaxial Inputs: The optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA)
digital inputs let you connect up to two external digital audio devices,
such as Apple TV or other network digital audio players. Only PCM signals
are compatible with the optical and coaxial inputs.
- USB Type-A Input (iPod/Android Compatible): The front-panel USB
port lets you connect select USB mass storage class devices (formatted in
FAT16/32); such as Android
smartphones/tablets (Froyo/Gingergread OS only), portable digital audio
players, and thumbdrives; plus Apple iPod/iPhone devices (Classic, Nano,
Touch, iPhone). You'll be able to listen to stored music (MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC) and music apps from
your compatible device. This USB port will also charge your device while
connected and you can control music playback from the included remote
- USB Type-B Input (Mac/Windows Comaptible): By connecting a
computer to the USB (type-B) port on the rear-panel of this unit, you're
able to bypass the computer's soundcard and playback a variety of digital
music files stored on your computer through the SACD player's 24-bit/192kHz
DAC. The unit is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.3 and later, as well as
Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7, or 8. Windows requires the installation of a
dedicated driver software found on the Marantz Website.
Analog & Digital Outputs: Two digital outputs, one optical (Toslink)
and one coaxial (RCA), are provided for sending the audio signal to the digital
input terminals of a receiver or digital recorder. No signal is output from
either during playback of the HD layer of a Super Audio CD; digital signals are
output when playing a CD, the CD layer of a Hybrid SA-CD, or any device
connected to one of the digital inputs. The SACD player also features a stereo
RCA analog output connection which can be set to variable or fixed.
Fully Discrete Headphone Amp: For the most enjoyable personal audio
experience, connect your favorite headphones to the SA8005 and listen to the
highest fidelity natural sound, thanks to our fully discrete headphone amplifier
circuitry. With discrete circuit headphone amplifier topology, the SA8005
delivers superb personal listening, featuring wide-band response, tremendous
dynamic range against a virtually noiseless background, and there's a convenient
front-panel headphone volume control.
High Current Toroidal Power Transformer: For the most stable DC supply
to the various circuit stages, the SA8005 is equipped with a high current
toroidal power transformer, and features separate rectifier stages for the
analog and digital sections to prevent mutual interference.
System Remote Control: The ergonomically designed remote control
includes additional control functionality that lets you operate the matching
Marantz PM8005 integrated stereo amplifier (642PM8005,
sold separately) as well as our network audio component. The SA8005 also
features remote control input and output ports for additional remote control
Auto Standby: With the Auto Standby Mode turned on this unit
will enter standby mode after approximately 30 minutes (continuous) of no audio