CD6004
   

Marantz CD6004 Compact Disc Player

  • Brand: Marantz
  • Category: CD Players

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Through the use of audiophile-grade components and proprietary circuit topologies, the Marantz CD6004 Compact Disc Player reproduces your CDs with superb quality. When connected to a good set of speakers or headphones, it delivers a satisfying balance of bass, midrange, and treble that is sure to please music lovers. The Player's USB input makes it easy to connect an iPod or other MP3 player to enjoy your entire digital music library. Through the use of audiophile-grade components and proprietary circuit topologies, the Marantz CD6004 Compact Disc Player reproduces your CDs with superb quality. When connected to a good set of speakers or headphones, it delivers a satisfying balance of bass, midrange, and treble that is sure to please music lovers. The Player's USB input makes it easy to connect an iPod or other MP3 player to enjoy your entire digital music library.Advanced audio circuitry and audiophile-grade components ensure crisp, faithful sound reproduction. Multiple inputs and outputs make it easy to connect to MP3 players, AV receivers, and more. Superior Circuitry for Exceptional SoundThe CD6004 Compact Disc Player features Marantz HDAM-SA2 circuits. These ultra-fast, custom OP amp-like circuits are tuned to meet the specific needs of the CD6004. A current buffer design eliminates interference from preamp input circuitry. In addition, audio outputs are laid out in symmetrical fashion, allowing for more dynamic, accurate, and detailed sound and pinpoint imaging. 

  • High-Current Cirrus Logic CS4398 D/A converter
  • Tight tolerance, audio-grade components
  • Two iPod operation modes
  • HDAM-SA2 circuitry on board
Brand Marantz
Model CD6004
UPC 4951035044971, 699927021658
 
Key Features
Type CD Player
Inputs USB
Playable Disk Types CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Playable File Formats AAC, MP3, WMA
Matt B 3.0
Mine replaces a 15-year-old Philips that had begun to skip but otherwise was a good sound source. The most significant difference I hear is greater dynamic range from the Marantz. Also, bass and percussion seem a little more like live instruments: tighter and more controlled. Audio is clean and absolutely quiet; neutral and realistic with no obvious faults. I don't hear anything to suggest frequency response is not flat, but manufacturer's specs don't really say. Mechanically, it's quiet and re ... fined. Headphone output sounds fine and drives a Sennheiser 580 with headroom to spare. I am completely satisfied with the player. But I don't know, or much care, how it compares to others. If you are troubled by conflicting reviews for this and other audio equipment, I refer to you to a definitive test an audio manufacturer conducted in Carnegie Hall. Distinguished golden-eared luminaries gathered to hear a live-vs-recorded music comparison. Their consensus: recordings made with the manufacturer's technology are indistinguishable from the live performance. The esoteric equipment that earned this ultimate praise: the Edison Disc Phonograph. The year: 1916. Listening is subjective. Hearing is strongly influenced by psychological factors. Today, real differences between competitive recognized brands are pretty small, despite all the commentary that suggests otherwise. Optimizing your listening room is a lot more likely to improve the sound you hear than fretting over which CD player or amplifier to buy. More >
bibliobob 3.5
Thirty years ago the invertors of CD promised us perfect sound forever... However, from the outset it was obvious that while the sound had the potential to last forever, the sound as reproduced on those early units was far from perfect. Over the years various manufacturers have used several different techniques to solve the problem. For example many firms simply rolled off the extreme high frequencies to take the edge off the sound, an effect which often resulted in a less fatiguing, but rather ... dull presentation. Others tried to sweeten the sound which often resulted in a light-weight and somewhat feeble if pleasing representation. Fortunately with its current product line Marantz has opted for neither of these solutions, but rather has chosen to opt for a more truthful and less euphonic sound presentation which provides a crispness and full-bodied character such that cymbals and bass drum can make their mark in a natural and forceful style while producing other instruments and voices in a pleasing, unprocessed, and natural manner in the context of a spacious soundstage. Overall I would characterize this unit as providing silky-smooth sound... but in a way that is never dull. And by never dull I mean that in all senses of the word... as the sound is never either muted or lacking in luster... and is certainly not boring. On the contrary, the sound is alive and energetic without ever crossing the line into brittleness, or excessive brightness. After listening to a variety of the discs I have decided that it is reproducing the sound more or less accurately. For example, a badly recorded disc still sounds like a badly recorded disc albeit with a bit of the edge taken off, but a disc that is well recorded sounds exceptional indeed... actually beyond exceptional. For better or worse, many discs fall into that "in between" category and the Marantz makes them sound quite acceptable and pleasing but does not color and tint them to give the allusion that they are something that they are not. Still, we all have our sonic preferences and some might prefer a more in your face and punchy sound while others might even prefer an even more mellow sound. I like to think of such preferences as the difference between sitting front row center as opposed to the back of the highest balcony. Well, the Marantz places the listener in a good seat in the middle of the hall. While I am sure that there are audiophile units that sound even more natural I am sure that the price tag for such gear would be multiples of the price of the Marantz. In any event, this is the most neutral CD player that I have ever owned... and as such it has proven to be a wise purchase as it will probably be the "last CD only player" that I ever purchase. Technology is changing quite rapidly and already we are listening to music in ways that we would never have thought possible only a few short years ago. However, I have a very extensive CD collection and I consequently felt the need to have a machine that was designed specifically for and capable of spinning those already somewhat antiquated discs for quite some time into the future. While I am quite pleased with its sonic properties, the machine is not perfect... and what in life is absolutely perfect? It does take some time for the discs to load... but that is a small matter, and given the sound reproduction it is certainly worth the wait. Also, the ergonomics of the front panel buttons could have been arranged in a more user friendly manner... and the same could be said for the rather large remote control. However, these are minor issues that are easily circumvented. Still, in the final analysis the unit has an attractive appearance, performs flawlessly, and most importantly sounds terrific. Plus, with its front panel USB input it is possible to play music from an iPod and USB memory device (but unfortunately not from a computer) so in that sense the unit is indeed somewhat in-synch with the changing times. If you are looking to purchase that final CD player, have audiophile ears, but are not willing or able to break the bank in the process, the Marantz is definitely a unit to consider. More >