Marantz design engineers have taken everything possible from what we learned in the Premium Range and reincarnated that knowledge in this exquisite stereo Super Audio CD Player - along with a mega-portion of versatility. For example, it faithfully reproduces a wide sound stage with no extra or missing information, thanks to the faster, low-noise and lower impedance symmetrical circuits with high-quality components. The loading mechanism virtually eliminates resonance, while its reduced distortion spectrum gets the very best of audio quality from Super Audio CDs. And just like the Premium SA-14S1, the SA8005 includes a DAC-mode. It has optical and coaxial digital input as well as USB-B for direct connection to your PC. This means you can use the player’s high-quality DAC and the high-quality audio output stage with HDAM-SA2 modules. That’s why, importantly, this newly developed player also includes our latest ground/signal isolator technology, to virtually eliminate PC noise. The player operates as a soundcard for the PC and the USB-B port works in asynchronous mode to support not only 192 kHz / 24bits but also the DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz for maximized versatility and performance. All these different sources use the same excellent audio processing, so all your music will radiate the same intense lustre, energy, and pin-point detail – whatever the source. Enjoy.

Main Features

  • Super Audio CD / CD playback, USB-A and DAC-Mode (USB-B, OPT & COAX in) for HD-Audio
  • USB-B port works in asynchronous mode and capable of handling PCM up to 192kHz/24bits and DSD2.8 & 5.6MHz direct streaming
  • Analog audio circuits featuring Marantz HDAM-SA2 for high quality audio
  • High Current Audiophile DAC CS4398 and low jitter dual system clock
  • Toroidal Transformer and high quality customized components
  • Double layered bottom plate for extra stability
  • Headphone Amplifier with HDAM-SA2
  • System remote to control Amplifier, CD-Player and Network Player




CD Compatibility: CD / CD-R/RW / SA-CD / WMA / MP3o / o / o / o / o
Super Audio CD Text / ID3 Tag / WMA Meta Tag datao / o / o
iPod / iPhone compatible USB inputo
DAC operation mode: USB / Coax / Opticalo / o / o
Asynchronous mode rear USBo
Bit-perfect transmissiono
USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP, ASIO): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6o / o
Isolator for DAC Mode operationo
Power Transformer: Toroidal / Elo / -
High Grade Audio Componentso
Customised Componentso
Symmetric circuit layouto
Extra metal plate for chassis strengthingo
Digital out off / Audio EX Modeo / -
Headphone: Buffer / Current feedbacko (HDAM-SA2)


Separated rectifier circuit for analogue and digital circuitryo
Display: Dimmer / Offo / o


Program Play (CD)20
Random Playo
Start Sound Mode for SA-CDo


Analogue Out (Cinch)2ch
Digital Optical In / Out1 / 1
Digital Coaxial In / Out1 / 1
Sample Rate digital In192 kHz / 24-bit
Gold Plated Cincho
USB Audio (Front ) / Made for iPod / Works with iPhoneo / o / o
USB type B input for PC (back)o
Asynchronous mode rear USBo
Sample Rate USB type B In192 kHz / 24-bit
USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6o
Headphone Outo
Headphone Volume Controlo


MechanismFG Mecha (MZ original)
D/A ConversionMulti-bit, Delta-Sigma
Digital FilterCS4398
Noise ShaperCS4398
Low Pass Filter stageHDAM
Output BufferHDAM-SA2
Headphone ampHDAM-SA2
Frequency Response (Cust.)2 Hz - 60 kHz
Dynamic Range (SA)106 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (SA)110 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (SA)0.0012 %
Channel Separation (SA)100 dB
Frequency Response2 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range101 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio110 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion0.0018 %
Channel Separation100 dB


Available colors: Black / Silver-Goldo / o
Metal Front Panelo
Remote ControlRC002PMSA
Power Consumption29 W
Standby Consumption0.2 W
Auto power offo
Detachable Power Cableo
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm440 x 341 x 106 mm
Weight in kg8.0 kg