Engineering Derived from Reference Series
The Marantz CD5004 single disc CD player delivers that signature Marantz combination of superb audio performance, refined cosmetics, and surprising flexibility. It features circuitry refinements and parts selection directly traceable to the company's Reference Series.
The CD5004 plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs. It reads MP3 and WMA music files, too. So pack a disc full of your favorite tunes and experience how great they can sound with the Marantz. Not only will the CD5004 read CD Text data from encoded discs, it will also display tagged MP3 and WMA data to help identify the disc and its contents more accurately.
Cirrus Logic CS4392 D/A Converters
The CD5004's SACD-quality D/A converters feature ideal linearity, no distortion due to resistor matching errors, no performance drift over time and temperature, and high tolerance to excessive clock jitter (time-domain irregularities) sometimes produced by other digital stages. In other words, the Cirrus Logic CS 4392 offers spectacular sound quality that remains constant regardless of its environment.
Audiophile-grade Analog Audio Circuits
The Marantz boasts symmetrical signal paths. Its circuits have stereo signal paths that are short and direct as well as being virtually reverse-mirrors of each other. This approach improves stereo imaging significantly.
A Marantz exclusive for high performance audio is the use of proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules in the CD5004. Originally developed for Marantz Reference Series components, HDAM circuitry outperforms conventional op amps (operational amplifiers) in both response speed and reduced noise level. The result is a more dynamic, accurate, and detailed sound.
Current-buffered Headphone Output
The CD5004's current buffer design isolates the disc player's analog output stage from the headphone amplifier itself. It thus prevents the headphone amp from "loading" the output stage and interfering with optimal operation. Marantz's current buffer design exhibits near-perfect linearity regardless of signal amplitude. In addition, the output response is instantaneous regardless of the input signal's speed.
Sophisticated Aluminum/Glass-reinforced Resin Front Panel
The front panel's central aluminum portion shields internal circuitry. The glass-reinforced resin adds cosmetic appeal as it can be easily and precisely molded. In addition, this advanced material adds increased impact resistance and vibration isolation, higher rigidity, and heat resistance.
Variable Pitch Control and Quick Replay Function
The CD5004 is the ideal solution for an aspiring musician trying to learn a favorite lick or play along with a track. Rather than retune your instrument, simply raise or lower the pitch of the CD itself by up to 12% in 1% steps.
What did your favorite artist just do? Find out by pushing the remote's "Q Replay" button to repeat the last 10 seconds of the current track. Push it twice to repeat the last 20 seconds and so on for up to 60 seconds of Quick Replay.
Audio EX Mode
Pristine sound quality is the number one priority from Marantz. Audio EX lets you bypass the CD5004's convenience features like pitch control, digital outputs and display to give you super-quiet performance.
IR Flasher input
Connect the CD5004 to other components in your home entertainment system and enjoy system-wide remote control capability. Or slide the switch to 'Internal' to use the remote controller supplied with your CD5004.
IEC320 AC Input with Detachable Power Cord
The CD5004 uses the industry-standard IEC connector for positive connection to your AC line and long-term reliability. The detachable AC cord allows much simpler connection to your AC source, especially when you've placed your CD5004 in a cabinet or other limited access area.
Speaking of connections, the CD5004 uses gold plated analog, coaxial, and optical digital outputs. In addition to adding a touch of elegance, gold plating reduces corrosion and enhances the connector's conductivity.