Marantz CD5005

CD Player

  • Plays CD, CD-R/RW MP3, WMA
  • Uses CD mechanism from CD6005
  • High current CS4398 D/A converter
  • Fully discrete Headphone output
  • Digital coaxial and optical outputs
  • Audio EX(clusive) Mode
  • Display off function
  • System remote control

Marantz CD5005 Colours

The new CD5005 incorporates everything its predecessor, the CD5004, offered including the Marantz-own HDAM-SA2, but this year it features an upgraded DAC CS4398 and new CD mechanism – both taken from its big brother, the CD6005.

As you’d expect, it plays CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs as well as MP3 and WMA files. It includes customised components for sound tuning and an extra-reliable CD transport mechanism. The Audio EX(clusive) mode further enhances sound quality by switching off functions such as digital output and pitch control when not in use. The random play function will give you another option to explore your music in a new way.

Also new for this year is an upgraded remote controller as well as low-power stand-by and auto stand-by modes. In addition, high-grade gold-plated analogue outputs guarantee best connectivity, while a well-defined headphone output, and an easy to read display rounds off this excellent player.


Marantz developed its own discrete circuit boards to replace standard IC's. These HDAM's consists of discrete surface mount components with short mirror image L/R signal paths. Those devices are doing exactly the same thing as the Op-Amps, but outperform the regular IC Op-amps dramatically in terms of the Slew Rate and reduced noise level, resulting in a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years Marantz developed different types of the HDAM to improve quality and to fit to the special requirements of a product category like CD or amplifier.


MP3 is a lossy compression algorithm is designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent the audio recording and still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio for most listeners. An MP3 file that is created using the setting of 128 kbit/s will result in a file that is about 11 times smaller than the CD file created from the original audio source.

Symmetrical Circuit Layout

To achieve the best possible sonic performance, signal paths need to be short, direct and mirror imaged. The construction of our circuitry provides improved stereo imaging by ensuring close to perfect symmetry between right and left channel layout.

Marantz CD5005 Remote


Marantz HDAM: HDAM-SA2

D/A Converter: CS4392

Power Transformer: EI Core

High performance audio grade capacitors: (Multi-bit, Delta-Sigma)

Current-buffered headphone output: Yes

Audio EX mode: Yes

Display Off: Yes

CD Text / ID3 tags: Yes

Quick Replay: 5-60 sec. variable

Random Play: Yes

Repeat Play: All/1/A-B

Recording Edit Mode: Yes

AMS (Auto Music Scan) Mode: Yes

Peak Search: No

Pitch Control: Yes

Headphone level Control: Yes


Analog L&R Out: 2 channel

Digital Optical Out: 1

Digital Coaxial Out: 1

Headphone Out: 1

Marantz D-Bus Remote (RC-5) In / Out: 1 / 1

External control Flasher In: 1

AC Inlet and Detachable Power Cord: Yes (IEC320)


Disc Capacity: 1

Number of Channels: 2

Playback Disc: CD, CD-R, CD-RW

Playback Formats: CD-DA(16-Bit Linear PCM), MP3, WMA (does NOT support WMA-DRM files)

Sampling Frequency: CD:44.1kHz, MP3/WMA:32, 44.1, 48kHz

Sampling Frequency: CD:44.1kHz, MP3/WMA:32, 44.1, 48kHz

Frequency response: 2Hz-20kHz

Dynamic Range: 100dB

S/N Ratio: 110dB

Channel separation: 98dB

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.002% (1kHz)

Analog Audio Output Level: 2.25V rms, Stereo

Headphone Output Level: 18 mW/32 ohms (variable maximum)

Digital Coaxial Out: 0.5 Vp-p, 75 ohms


Color: Black

Front Panel: Metal

Remote Control : Simple

Power Requirement: AC120V 60Hz

Power Consumption: 14W

Standby Consumption: 0.3W

Dimensions W x H x D (Inchs): 17.3" x 4.1" x 13.3"

Weight (lbs): 11 lbs

Option Rack Mount Kit: RMK5003PCD

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