Published on August 19th, 2014 | by The GC Team0
Marantz awarded EISA ‘best stereo system’ 2014-2015
Marantz has received the EISA Award for best stereo system 2014-2015 for its PM8005 Integrated Stereo Amplifier and SA8005 Super Audio CD-Player / USB-DAC.
Both products incorporate the best of Marantz expertise and engineering from the company’s High-End Premium Range to produce the purest sound quality.
The EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) jury said: “Proving that stereo separates can still pack a host of functionality into a single chassis, Marantz’s SA8005 SACD player is so much more than a simple ‘disc spinner’. Not only does it breathe new life into plain vanilla CD but its full complement of digital inputs, including DSD‐compatible USB, ensures the SA8005 can form the hub of a cutting‐edge computer‐based music system.
“This player/DAC is ideally partnered by the PM8005 integrated amplifier, rated at 70W/8ohm and fitted with a MM phono input to further increase the versatility of the system as a whole. The slick and richly‐detailed sound of this combination is more than reminiscent of Marantz’s costlier Premium series – it’s an impressive blend of performance and value.”