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Marantz ND8006: network music/CD player, with DAC-Mode and HEOS support

Marantz has announced its first complete digital music source player. The ND8006 is designed as an all-rounder, combining CD playback, network/Internet streaming, external DAC functionality and HEOS support

Marantz ND8006: network music/CD player, with DAC-Mode and HEOS support

Built in the company’s Shirakawa plant in Japan, it is based on the NA8005 and SA8005 models and accepts file formats up to 11.2Mhz quad-DSD and 32bit/384kHz PCM, as well as Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth to play music from portable devices.

Marantz ND8006: network music/CD player, with DAC-Mode and HEOS support

It features support for NAS drives or computer as well as Amazon Prime Music, Deezer Premium+, Spotify Connect and Tidal.

It can be used with a conventional amplifier via a dedicated fix level output or connected directly to a power amplifier and speakers or active speaker thanks to built-in digital preamp functions by the variable output socket and will even share the music around the home, thanks to its HEOS integration.

Marantz ND8006: network music/CD player, with DAC-Mode and HEOS support

The unit features proprietary Marantz Musical Digital Filtering system and an ESS9016 Sabre DAC, with dual crystal clocks. A noise isolation circuit on the USB Type B input and digital audio inputs – two optical and one coaxial – blocks interference from connected components.

Both Ethernet and dual-band (2.4/5GHz) Wi-Fi connectivity are provided.

Marantz ND8006: network music/CD player, with DAC-Mode and HEOS support

…with the PM8006 below.

The ND8006 also has a dedicated headphone amp using fully discrete components including the same HDAM-S2 technology as the main audio circuits and selectable gain to allow it to drive a wide range of headphones. It includes an ‘H/P OFF’ mode. The same on/off option is available for the implemented Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Marantz ND8006: network music/CD player, with DAC-Mode and HEOS support

…with the PM8006 below.

Available in black or silver-gold, the ND8006 will be available January 2018, at €1,199.

Additional information is available at www.marantz.com.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Rod
    12th March 2018 at 7:06 pm

    I would be interested in getting a streamer such as this Marantz ND8006 IF I could get Spotify, Pandora, Tidal etc. WITHOUT the need for a tablet or smart phone. I have had bluray players that allow me to connect to such services via WIFI to my router that I can control with my remote control. I just select the streaming service and it automatically connects to my network and starts shuffle play. Or I can select an individual station via my bluray remote. To do extensive modifications to my subscription preferences I go to my laptop.

    So my question are 1. Does this play SACDS or just regular CDs? and 2. Can I enjoy paid music subscription services like Pandora, Tidal and Spotify WITHOUT the need for a tablet or smartphone (I do not own either) by just connecting to my network via WIFI and using the Marantz remote? If not do you know of a streamer that will? So far all I have read about REQUIRE a smart phone or tablet to control these music streaming services, unlike many or most bluray player with built-in apps for these streaming services. P.S. I do not care about NAS, as I do not rip CDs or download music. I have NO music stored on my computer. I have 5000 CDs however.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      12th March 2018 at 10:01 pm

      As far as I’m aware the ND8006 is CD only and can only operate Spotify, etc, via a phone/tablet, Rod. I think most streamers use the phone/tablet approach because they see it as an “easier” and “faster” way to access the service in terms of inputting search terms, etc. I know of some Marantz hardware that started out with remote operation but then was upgraded to app-only operation later on. Seems to be the way the world is going. There are streamers out there in which a remote retains full control but Spotify et al tends not to be the focus, which is the downside of course.

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