Marantz SA8500

Anyone own the Marantz SA8500 and care to give me a quick rundown on what they think of it? Thanks.
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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,186
    Thanks DSkip, I have an SA8100 now that's starting to misread discs. I'll probably have it repaired so I'll have a spare.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,274
    I got an SA-8005 through DSkip and I have been very happy.
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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,186
    8001 and 8005 sorry for the numbers mixup, thanks guys.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,042
    Very nice player, musical.
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,423
    I have the SA-8005 SACD player and love it, I use it mostly as a transport for my CD's & SACD's, but I also like it's DAC for playing my digital files on my PC using a USB cable and JRiver Media and to me the DAC sounds really good.
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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,186
    Well, I bought an SA8005 and sent it directly to Modwright Instruments for full on modifications. I'm fourth in line so it shouldn't take very long. It's more than I was planning on spending but this will more than likely be my last player as I'm getting "long in the tooth" as the old saying goes. I'll post back when I get it. Thanks for the participation folks.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,501
    edited October 2016
    Congratulations, just curious is it the same modification that modright does on the Oppo 105's? I'm guessing you still got a big old smile on your face.
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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,186
    Here is a link to Modwright's circle over on the AudioCircle website. He talks about some of the mods on the 8005 and compares them to the Oppo and Sony modded players.
    audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=145655.0
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,042
    decal wrote: »
    Here is a link to Modwright's circle over on the AudioCircle website. He talks about some of the mods on the 8005 and compares them to the Oppo and Sony modded players.
    audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=145655.0

    Confirms what I already knew. Marantz sounds better than Sony or Oppo.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,479
    Marantz never bowed out of the reference market like Sony or others did. They kept chugging through the rough times. It's still rough but, Marantz did there best not to bow out.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,042
    Not only have they not bowed out, but they have stepped up their game with the new 10 series.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,042
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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