|Marantz Offers up a Pair of CD Players|
|Home Theater News Audio Sources News|
|Written by Dick Ward|
|Monday, 26 July 2010|
The SA8004 is an SACD player that replaces the SA8003. It sports HDAM SA2 processing and a brand new super-precise drive mechanism. You'll get a trio of audio inputs in coax, optical and even a front panel USB input that can act as a digital to analog converter for files on your iPod or other digital audio device. You'll be able to pick up the 8004 in August for $999.
If you're just looking for a high quality CD player, the CD5004 might be what you're looking for. It's got an SACD grade D/A converter from Cirrus Logic and the same HDAM SA2 processing as the SA8004. It also plays back MP3 and WMA files and will be available in July for $349.