New Marantz CD60 CD Player

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by stenway, May 25, 2022.

  1. stenway

    stenway Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  2. guestuser

    guestuser Forum Resident

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    Very interesting. Does it only play USB thumb drives or does it also provide USB DAC input? Looking at the back panel and tech spec, it doesn’t appear to have USB DAC input but maybe I misread.
     
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  3. stenway

    stenway Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I can't see any USB on the back: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/u8udb0gGDBk
     
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  4. guestuser

    guestuser Forum Resident

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    I just went through the owner’s manual and only see instructions for USB flash drives, not USB DAC. They did the same thing with the CD6007 so must be part of a trend to move DAC functionality to their amps.
     
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  5. Gizmo90

    Gizmo90 Ashes to ashes, funk to funky

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    If they put a DAC in this one, less people would buy the 30n. Just $2k more for digital inputs and streamer...
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2022
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  6. WhatTheTech

    WhatTheTech New Member

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    I have a Marantz disc spinner the model number is CD6005. I either want to add a DAC via the coaxial connection or upgrade to the Marantz CD60A.
     
  7. Spaceboy

    Spaceboy Senior Member

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    Poor show. Why would anyone buy this?
     
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  8. Rich-n-Roll

    Rich-n-Roll Forum Resident

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  9. grx8

    grx8 Senior Member

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    Looks great but I don’t see myself buying on 2022 a new CDP that doesn’t play SACDs.
     
  10. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident

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    Just FYI, these are shipping now. Received my first one in yesterday.
     
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  11. stenway

    stenway Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    agree, good point.
     
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  12. heavysoul

    heavysoul Forum Resident

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    Would love to hear from anyone who has heard one of these …
     
  13. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident

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    I've had a few come through so far and I like them. Somewhat similar to the 30n (without the streaming and SACD portions).
     
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  14. If it played SACD I might have checked it out. Seems about right except for that.
     
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  15. Like my first cd/sacd player the Sony SCD1 I just want a self contained player with a good analog output stage, nothing else. A Marantz like the CD 60 seems like it would be perfect if it was the SACD60.
     
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  16. Jemspeed

    Jemspeed Well-Known Member

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    Any benefit to this over the cd6007? Inside, they appear almost identical.
     
  17. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident

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    Lexington, NC
    Marantz says the CD60 has upgraded HDAM circuitry, a better dac and a better headphone amp....as well as the new design/chassis.
     
  18. Throw in SACD then send me one. :D
     
  19. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

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    If the CD60 was the SACD60 it might have cut into 30n sales. Maybe that's what the powers to be at Marantz were thinking.
     
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  20. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident

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    And it would cost more than it's $999 price point as well.
     
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  21. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

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    Would most definitely be more expensive!
     
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  22. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    Agreed!

    Marantz pulled the SA8005 and never replaced it. The Denon DCD1600NE comes close functionally, but it has a different sound signature.
     
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  23. Point is how much more? I can see paying a reasonable amount for adding just the SACD playback capability. I don’t need a “Swiss Army Knife” component, just a bare bones solid and capable dedicated Cd/ SACD player with good analog outs.
     
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  24. grx8

    grx8 Senior Member

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    How would you describe the differences?
     
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  25. It’s like pulling teeth around here to get any evaluation of the differences sound quality of CD/SACD players of differing price ranges although that has been my experience. It’s the question I want the answer to the most when looking for a player.
     

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