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    Default You want an alternative to the Oppo BDP-83? Get the Marantz UD9004

    Just announced in Japan. While SACD and Blu-ray are the featured formats, it does play DVD-A as well. However, I think this player will retail for $4,000+





    And you can go here and click on the individual photos for a bigger view.

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    I would buy it, but I don't like the color of the screws.
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    There's a thread somewhere about where to buy black paint. That should solve that issue. :D
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    That one is priced way out of my budget.
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    Two HDMI outs, one video, one audio?


    Looks like a cool machine, but I agree that the non matching screws are tacky. I wonder if it comes with the velvet mat? :D
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    I have learned that the remote that's included with the Marantz is not this one. Damn, I was about to pull the trigger too......

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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    I have learned that the remote that's included with the Marantz is not this one. Damn, I was about to pull the trigger too......
    You mean, you can't afford that model... :D
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    I'm already married to it, what are you talking about? :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    Two HDMI outs, one video, one audio?

    One output could be for standard use(Blu-ray, DVD) and the other could be for sending multi-channel SACD over HDMI. Just a speculation though.


    Looks like a damn nice player. It's also WAAAAAYYY out of my price range...lol
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    Super nice player. This is one issue with player of this class: it becomes obsolete in 2 years, 3 years max, unlike a SACD/Redbook player 2/MC channels that seem to hold its value a few years better.

    But hey, it's only money.
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    I would buy it, but I don't like the color of the screws.
    Every piece of Marantz gear I have owned has those same copper colored screws, usually not visible in the rack.

    If you've seen any of the newer Marantz gear, what really looks and feels cheap, are the plastic panels on each side of the face.

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    Nothing looks cheap in my SA-11S1, and there are no screws in the front/top/sides.
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    At that price difference (nearly tenfold), it's not exactly an alternative...
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    It needs to be in soft (pink) gold signature color as other Marantz High End Players!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Nothing looks cheap in my SA-11S1, and there are no screws in the front/top/sides.
    I guess it's personal preference, but I still prefer the old style thick aluminum face, with no plastic except the window. Plastic faces just don't seem right on expensive gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    I guess it's personal preference, but I still prefer the old style thick aluminum face, with no plastic except the window. Plastic faces just don't seem right on expensive gear.
    You must be talking about other products. The SA-11S1 and all the ref. series has a thick aluminum face.






    Quote Originally Posted by megasat16 View Post
    It needs to be in soft (pink) gold signature color as other Marantz High End Players!
    Pink? You mean champagne....;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    You must be talking about other products. The SA-11S1 and all the ref. series has a thick aluminum face.
    I see, the dealer I went to only had the standard line, no reference line. They give them all the same look now, but on the standard line it is definitely plastic. And you can see from the pics of the model above, the side panels are plastic as well.

    Good to know the reference line is still well made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    I have learned that the remote that's included with the Marantz is not this one. Damn, I was about to pull the trigger too......

    Nothing like a good picture to distract you from your job.;)

    That player is beautiful (as well as the remote control pic) but way out of my price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    I have learned that the remote that's included with the Marantz is not this one. Damn, I was about to pull the trigger too......

    Nice to see some "Polk" gear being featured also.:D
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    Nice looking player!
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    the stripper in that pic is in my price range, but what the hell man? 4 thousand fu**in dollars for a bluray player? any 1 that buys this has to be out of thier tiny f**King minds . In like 3 years there's not gona be any blurays i bet ya, itl all be downloads, even marantz was supporting this better than bluray player last year at the ces

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    How can a download possibly look and sound as good as Blu Ray without being a tremendously large file and requiring the end user to have a NAS loaded up with 1TB plus drives to maintain it all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpowell View Post
    How can a download possibly look and sound as good as Blu Ray without being a tremendously large file and requiring the end user to have a NAS loaded up with 1TB plus drives to maintain it all?
    What makes you think it needs to sound and look as good as Blu-Ray to succeed? Look what MP3's are doing to CD sales. Quality is not the general publics concern.

    A 1TB NAS setup is less than $200, but there is also streaming media, which requires no storage at all.

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    How about the Denon DVD-5901Ci Reference player? Looks like Crutchfield has them for $999.00 versus the retail of $3800? There has to be a catch to it no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueboxer View Post
    How about the Denon DVD-5901Ci Reference player? Looks like Crutchfield has them for $999.00 versus the retail of $3800? There has to be a catch to it no?
    They are about 4 years old now and Denon is discontinuing it. No catch.

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