This is a CD player that continues the hallmark of a Marantz CD player (in MKII guise now) – articulate sounding, smooth, unfussy, warm and detailed. Externally, the player looks extremely simple with just a couple of buttons to operate the unit but its internally where all the good stuff is. It uses the PCM1716E DAC with HDAM output modules which really pitches this CD player more as a premium sounding player than its “bargain” $1,000 price tag suggests. Built quality is top class and commensurates with its Made in Japan tag on its back.
Cosmetically, the player looks really good. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. We have the original remote and will securely box it for safe shipping.