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    Default New Marantz SA 8004 SACD/CD/DAC

    Finally got a chance to really listen without distraction today, and i'll give some feedback.

    Hooked it to my Yaqin MC 100b with upgraded Shuguang 50 years treasures with a AQ King Cobra IC into my VR3 Modded LSi 9's.

    Listening to Holst Orchestral Works on SACD

    The unit it self is a tank (weighs near 20lbs.)and plays silently. Aesthetically, Marantz is always eye candy.

    The sound is very pure, and I don't find it to be the least bit colored by the player. I can hear bow on strings .

    The headroom between quiet passages played and peaks is huge. Bass response is tight and very pleasing.

    Only disappointment so far is that the stock power cable is a piece of poo. Didn't expect that it would be great, but i will replce that in the near term.

    If there is a SACD/CD player in your future, give this one a look/listen.

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    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's VR3 LSi 9's Audioquest Rocket 33's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre Solid Silver IC's, Pangea PC's

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    She sure is purdy with that beautiful tube unit. Im sure it does sound very nice. ENJOY

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    Nice!

    Enjoy the sonic goodness!

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.

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    Please tell me Mickey that those bronze sea shell looking things are not from coconut audio

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    Please tell me Mickey that those bronze sea shell looking things are not from coconut audio
    They are from garage sale scrap heap. :) Gotem for $.50. Coconut audio would sell them as stereo sub-sonic enhancers, and they would go for $1,000,000 performance price, $500,000 factory direct, introductory offer of $125,000 with a savings of $875,000.
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's LSi 7's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS3 Directv Genie HD DVR Sony 55" 3D LED LCD

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's VR3 LSi 9's Audioquest Rocket 33's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre Solid Silver IC's, Pangea PC's

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    Very sweet! That was on my short list of SACD players when I was looking to upgrade about 8 months ago. They are a great value and one helluva good sounding player!

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    Have it. Love it. May trade into an Oppo one day for the streaming and balanced outputs, but this Marantz is fantastic.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.

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    how does it sound with regular cds?
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    If it is as good or better than my SA-8001 then it's a helluva unit.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.

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    Congrats!
    Linn AV5140 fronts
    Linn AV5120 Center
    Linn AV5140 Rears
    M&K MX-70 Sub for Music
    Odyssey Mono-Blocs
    SVS Ultra-13 Gloss Black:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvda1 View Post
    how does it sound with regular cds?
    Great... But my old cd changer was a peiceachit... Was listening to Steely Dan Everything Must Go last nite and on the Things That I Miss The Most track, I was able to make out some lyrics that even though I knew what they were, I could here them clearly where I had to look them up to know what they were previously. I may be over anal eye zing, but it is very impressive to me and my ear.I have played about 20 cd's thru it so far, and nothing yet sounds mushie. Bass is nice and tight like i like it, and this combination CD/Amp/Speaks is keeping me indoors too much right now.
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's LSi 7's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS3 Directv Genie HD DVR Sony 55" 3D LED LCD

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's VR3 LSi 9's Audioquest Rocket 33's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre Solid Silver IC's, Pangea PC's

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    I have been doing alot of listinin to my new rig but the dam tubes with my sucky air conditioner in this hot weather is killin me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey081057 View Post
    Only disappointment so far is that the stock power cable is a piece of poo. Didn't expect that it would be great, but i will replace that in the near term.
    Congrats! Manufacturers expect that some owners will want to replace the stock power cord with an aftermarket of their own choice anyway, so they won't furnish a new player with an expensive cord. Also, if the player is sounding as wonderful as you say, the power cord cannot be that big a piece of poo, right?
    Main system: Denon DP-59L | Audio-Technica AT33EV | Marantz Reference Series SA-11S2 | Classé CP-50, modified | Classé CA-300, modified | Classé DR-10, modified | Classé RC-1 | PSB Stratus Gold i's | DIY Balanced AC Power Conditioner with surge/spike suppression | Acoustic Zen and NeoTech cables | Oyaide and Furutech AC power connectors and receptacles | Hi-Fi Tuning Supreme fuses | Dedicated 20A IG AC line

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    got a couple new SACD's today:

    Yes - Going For the One

    Telarc # 5 Jazz Sampler

    Doing some revsions on the rack:

    I put the DSW Micropro1K on the bottom of the rack suspended from the floor and making no contact with the rack wirh spikes on a Subdude. I ordered an amp shelf to put over the CD player to put the tt on but it's not here yet so tt is on the floor for now.

    Fun project

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    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's LSi 7's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS3 Directv Genie HD DVR Sony 55" 3D LED LCD

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's VR3 LSi 9's Audioquest Rocket 33's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre Solid Silver IC's, Pangea PC's

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