Marantz is adding another network audio player featuring high-resolution audio to its growing lineup of components. The company will soon start shipping the NA6005.
Designed to complement the existing PM6005 integrated amplifier and CD6005 CD player duo (although you don’t have to do that), the NA6005 can deliver all sorts of digital music sources to existing stereo components—and with excellent sound quality, too. The NA6005 boasts a slew of Marantz audio technologies to make it all happen, as well as plenty of web connectivity.
The strong, rigid cabinet boasts an extra-strong power supply, with a 192KHz/24-bit Digital-Analog-Converter and unique output stage. It also has Marantz’s HDAM and HDAM-SA2 in a hybrid configuration, which promises low noise, high speed and extremely detailed playback.
As far as where you’ll get all of this digital music, well… the possibilities are pretty much endless with the NA6005. This one component packs in WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Apple AirPlay and DLNA 1.5. That means you can stream web-based services like Spotify Connect directly to the NA6005, tap into stored music in iTunes or iOS portables, and even access NAS devices and networked media servers. The NA6005 can play back WAV, WMA, MP3 and AAC files and high-resolution audio, including DSD2.8MHz/5.6MHz, FLAC 192/24, WAV 192/24, AIFF and ALAC.
Other features include a front USB input for connecting the aforementioned iOS devices, an optical digital input for hooking to a TV or cable box, and support for the Marantz Hi-Fi Remote app.
Marantz will start shipping the NA6005 Network Audio Player sometime in February, priced at $649.
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