Published On: July 22, 2010

Marantz Introduces Two Integrated Amplifiers and Two Audio Players

Published On: July 22, 2010

Marantz Introduces Two Integrated Amplifiers and Two Audio Players

Marantz is out with two SACD players and two audiophile integrated amps including the Marantz PM8004 and the PM5004. The new SACD player is the Marantz SA8004 which should make for a happy day for audiophiles

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Marantz America, a provider of home entertainment solutions, has introduced two integrated amplifiers, the PM8004 (SRP: $999), which replaces the PM8003, and the PM5004, (SRP: $449), replacing the PM5003, as well as two new audio players, the SA8004 SACD Player (SRP: $999), which replaces the SA8003, and the CD5004 CD Player (SRP: $349), replacing the CD5003. The PM8004 and SA8004 will be available in August 2010, the CD5004 and PM5004 will be available in July.

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The new Marantz components continue the design featured throughout the company's product line, featuring the classic Marantz star mark.

Audio Players

Marantz' SA8004 features HDAM SA2 processing and a new drive mechanism, with three rear panel digital inputs (COAX, OPTICAL, USB), as well as a front-panel USB. The USB inputs can act as a D/A Converter for connectivity with iPod® Digital and other digital sources such as a PC or laptop. Users enjoy local control of Apple iPod and iPhoneTM, with SPDIF output of iPod music files and MP3/WMA playback.

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Noted Kevin Zarow, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Marantz America: "As an increasing number of people use their PCs, laptops, or other digital sources as transport vehicles for listening to their favorite music, they are also accepting

compromises in overall audio performance. With internal upconversion technologies to improve the sound of today's high-resolution audio formats found in our new audio components, we are proving that the audio quality and power of digital music does not need to suffer. Even in today's MP3 music environment, our customers want the best sounding and most impactful home audio systems whether they are listening to a digital file or redbook CD."

Integrated Amplifiers

Marantz' new PM8004 and PM5004 Integrated Amplifiers both derive their styling from Marantz' Reference Series models and feature a host of audio technologies, plus custom-installation features such as three sets of IR codes, Flasher Input and more. The PM8004 features double-shielded toroidal transformers with full discrete constant current feedback and Marantz sound tuning. Additional features in the PM8004 include HDAM-SA3 technology, on board high-current supply capability, Tri Tone Control, as well as Phono EQ (MM, Marantz Custom Speaker Terminals), and full discrete Current Feed back amplifier circuit.

CD5004 CD Player

The new Marantz CD5004 CD Player features a Super Audio CD Grade 192kHz/24-bit Cirrus Logic CS4392 D/A converter, HDAM SA2 processing and more to provide playback of CD and CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA files.

Additional information is available at www.us.marantz.com.

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