Marantz CD5005 CD Player
Marantz is an audio design and manufacturing company that develops mid to high end audio products.Founded by Saul B. Marantz in 1952,he began with the "Consolette" pre-amp.He then went on to design the Model 7 and Model 8 valve amplifiers which even today are still highly collectible and valued at extremely high prices.They have inspired even current day valve amplifier manufactures in their designs to emulate their warm musicality. Marantz in the 1960's and 1970's went on to design some exceptionally high quality solid state hi-fi components that also attracted worldwide acclaim.
Marantz were purchased by Phillips in the early 1980's and went on to design and manufacture some very special CD players.Philips then sold Marantz to Marantz Japan in 2001.At this point it was decided that the company should go back to its roots and design some truly great amplifiers.
The new CD5005 incorporates everything its predecessor, the CD5004, offered including the Marantz-own HDAM-SA2, but this year it features an upgraded DAC CS4398 and new CD mechanism – both taken from its big brother, the CD6005. As you’d expect, it plays CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs as well as MP3 and WMA files. It includes customised components for sound tuning and an extra-reliable CD transport mechanism. The Audio EX(clusive) mode further enhances sound quality by switching off functions such as digital output and pitch control when not in use. The random play function will give you another option to explore your music in a new way. Also new for this year is an upgraded remote controller as well as low-power stand-by and auto stand-by modes. In addition, high-grade gold-plated analogue outputs guarantee best connectivity, while a well-defined headphone output, and an easy to read display rounds off this excellent player.
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