Jun 16, 2014
The New Marantz NA8005 Network Audio Player and DAC lifts digital music to a new level
Mahwah, NJ (June 16, 2014) —Marantz®, a world leader in advanced home entertainment solutions, is once again expanding the musical horizons for today’s digital consumer with the launch of its NA8005 Network Audio Player and DAC (Digital-analogue converter). Based on the highly-acclaimed Reference Class NA-11S1, the NA8005 offers new levels of high-quality music reproduction for today’s demanding yet price-conscious audiophile. The Marantz NA8005 ($1,199) is expected to be available in July at selected Marantz dealers and online.
Engineered to reproduce a rich and full spectrum of sound from all of today’s popular music sources, the Marantz NA8005 has it all. It is equipped with an Ethernet port to make connections with a home network. Access thousands of Internet radio stations and the popular music streaming service Spotify Connect as well as Apple’s Airplay to stream users iTunes music, whether from a Mac or PC, as well as directly from their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
With its DLNA 1.5 compatibility, music lovers can also access their local file libraries such as Network Attached Storage devices (NAS) and playback numerous audio file types, including WAV, WMA, MP3, MPEG-4 AAC, FLAC and ALAC, as well as FLAC HD 192 kHz / 24bits files and WAV 192 kHz / 24bits. Gapless is supported for the uninterrupted enjoyment of a live concert or classical recording.
Front and rear panel USB inputs expand the musical horizons even more, allowing users to enjoy iPhone and iPod audio via a digital connection. Users hear the music with new detail and richness through their home audio system, with sonic refinements made possible thanks to the NA8005’s advanced circuitry. The front panel USB type A port is open for portable devices or USB memory. Most remarkably, the backside USB-B input enables computer stored music files or streaming audio from internet music, video and film services to be processed and played via the NA8005 for the highest possible sound quality.
The computer recognises the Network Audio Player as an external soundcard, completely bypassing its own lower quality audio electronics. Any digital audio formats that can be played from the computers own media player can be processed by the NA8005, even DSD the native file format for SACD, in 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz resolution. That is the most direct way to enjoy excellent, studio-like quality. And users can also stream the high resolution FLAC and DSD files most conveniently via the network connection as well. Digital and coaxial inputs round up the extreme connection versatility.
Wherever the music is stored, users can always enjoy it in pure, unadulterated clarity, thanks to the NA8005’s high-class Digital-Analogue-Converter and unique output stage. The audio circuitry employs Marantz’s exclusive HDAM and HDAM-SA2 in a hybrid configuration to achieve low noise and high speed. Marantz engineers have fine-tuned the player’s reproduction of musical details and spatial expression by using thorough isolation and filtering to shut out noise that enters sound from a PC.
Marantz sets another history milestone with the introduction of the new NA8005. It is not only extremely versatile, but also very easy to operate via the large display or the Marantz Remote App for Apple and Android.
NA8005 Network Audio Player with DAC – Main Features
- DLNA 1.5 Network Audio Player with Network streaming, AirPlay, Internet Radio and Spotify Connect integration
- Network streaming: up to DSD, FLAC 192/24, WAV 192/24, ALAC and Gapless support
- DAC Mode with 3 Digital Inputs (USB-B, Coaxial, Optical) and USB-A on front
- USB-B port works in asynchronous mode and is capable of handling PCM up to 192kHz/24bits and DSD2.8 & 5.6Mhz direct streaming
- Analogue audio circuits featuring Marantz HDAM®-SA2 for high quality audio
- High Current Audiophile DAC and accurate dual system clock
- High quality customized components
- Full Discrete Headphone Amplifier
- System remote to control Amplifier, CD-Player and Network Player
Marantz is a part of D+M Group. The company can trace its roots back to the dawn of the first mono LP, when Saul Bernard Marantz, a native of New York, was unhappy with the equipment available to play his cherished record collection on. So he had to build his own! Saul officially founded the Marantz Company in 1953. Then, as now, the company’s cornerstones were quality and innovation. For over half a century Marantz has been developing unique technologies and bringing landmark hi-fi and home entertainment products to market through its tireless and extensive R&D programs. Such commitment to audio and video excellence ensures each Marantz design delivers class-leading performance. Additional information is available at www.us.marantz.com.
About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 1,500 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.
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