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Marantz UD8004 Universal Disc Player (Black)

by Marantz
4 customer reviews

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  • Universal Player (SA-CD/BD/DVD/CD)
  • BD-2.0 Profile, BD-Live, BD-Java Compatible
  • SHARC DSP, Anchor Bay I/P Scalling, Analod Devices Video DAC, Burr Brown Audio DAC
  • Marantz HDAM-SA2 current feedback analog audio circuits with Audio circuits exclusive use EI power transformer
  • Beautiful GUI
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Marantz
  • Model Number: UD8004
  • Color: Black
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3year Labor & Parts

Product Description

Product Description

UD8004 is a universal player. Plays SA-CD(Stereo/Multi), BD-Video/-ROM/-RE/BD-R, DVD-Audio/-Video/-R/-R DL/-RW/+R/+R DL/+RW, CD-R/RW and MP3/WMA/DivX(ver.6)/AVCHD/JPEG/Kodak Picture CD discs, BD-Profile2.0(BD-Live), BD-Java, BONUS VIEW support, Double Layered Top Cover & Bottom Plate EI Transformer for Audio Circuits, Total 3 boards, Marantz HDAM-SA2 current feedback analog audio circuits w/ Custom audio parts, Machine milled Stereo analog audio outputs (RCA) and 7.1ch outputs, 192 kHz/24-bit audio D/A converters for all channels, Analog Devices SHARC 32bit DSP for HD audio Decoding Dolby True HD, dts-HD MA decoder, Anchor Bay VRS I/P Converter and Scaler, Support 24fps, 36-bit Deep Color, 297MHz/12-bit Analog devices video DAC, Vertical Stretch function for 2.35:1 aspect movie, 1080p, 1080i, 720p 480p scaled output, SD Card slot for playback MP-3/WMA/JPEG etc., Firmware update capability via Internet, Display Dimmer, Source Direct, Pure Direct Mode, Audio Delay, Component, S-Video and Composite Analog Video outputs, Digital audio outputs (Optical/Coaxial), RS-232C for System control, Marantz D-Bus(RC-5) In/Out Control Terminals, Flasher In/Out, Discrete power on/off commands, Detachable Power Cord, Luminus Key Remote, Region Codes: BD-Video: A, DVD: 1

From the Manufacturer

Marantz UD8004 Universal Disc Player: A One-Component Upgrade for Your Home Theater

Begin with the performance and flexibility that’s based on Marantz’s flagship UD9004 universal disc player and encase it in a more space-efficient chassis that matches Marantz's finest surround processor and multi-channel power amplifier.

The UD8004 Universal Disc Player isn’t another run-of-the-mill “commodity” device. The chassis’s two-layer bottom plate and heavy topcover hide a triple-sectioned chassis that isolates power supply, microprocessor array, and the sensitive analog circuitry. Notice the rearpanel’s audio and video analog outputs. They’re all machined heavy-duty chassis-mount connectors. These connectors let you use virtually any cable and switch interconnects without ripping inexpensive connectors from a printed circuit board.

The subtly contoured front panel, an ergonomic combination of extruded aluminum and fiberglass composite adds shielding, additional rigidity, and a sophisticated look. At just a hair more than 4.3” high, it honors the Marantz tradition of exceptional industrial design.

Notice the center disc drawer. Behind the vibration-absorbing polymeric alloy disc tray sits a new and exclusive mechanism that provides exceptional rigidity and rotational accuracy --a prime requirement when you consider that Blu-ray discs rotate 30 times faster than conventional CDs!

Plays Virtually Anything Thanks to Wide List of Supported Formats

The list of supported formats includes Blu-ray (BD Video Profile 2 with Bonus View support), BD-R/RE, DVD-V & -A, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, SA-CD (stereo and multi-channel), CD, and CD-R/RW. Let’s not forget MP3, WMA, JPEG, DivX version 6, Kodak picture CDs, or AVCHD files either. A front panel SD card slot reads SD & SDHC cards as well as miniSD and microSD cards with an adaptor for easy enjoyment of JPEG photos and MP3/WMA music files, too.

Exquisite Audio/Video Circuitry for Extraordinary Reproduction, Upscaling, and More

But the most important point is the UD8004's extraordinary reproduction quality of both audio and video.  Audio circuitry, Marantz's strength for well over half a century, features an on-board 32-bit floating point SHARC processor for accurate decoding of the latest high-bit digital formats. Each channel benefits from a 192 kHz/24-bit D/A converter. And the analog stages themselves? They're on three separate circuit boards --one for stereo, the other two devoted to multi-channel sources. Each benefits from Marantz's proprietary HDAM-SA2 modules instead of common low-performance op-amps. These Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules boast extraordinary slew rate and vanishingly low noise. And each output features closed-loop current feedback topology that, when combined with HDAM's advantages, presents the most detailed yet smoothest sound you'll find in virtually any A/V source component. The audio circuits are tuned with custom capacitors and draw their operating current from a dedicated EI-core transformerfor maximum isolation.

Video circuits are equally impressive and feature an Anchor Bay Video Reference processor. In addition to providing film-quality video from Blu-ray discs, this powerhouse upscales DVDs with both motion-adaptive and edge-adaptive technology that individually scales both horizontally and vertically to display images at 1080p resolution (through the HDMI output) at either 60 or a film-friendly 24 frames per second. MPEG noise reduction and the elimination of artifact-producing 3:2 pulldown mean you'll enjoy startling image quality regardless of the disc you choose. Even analog video takes a giant step forward with the 297 MHz/12-bit video A/D converters for Component, S-, and Composite video viewing.
HDMI 1.3 capability gives you full access to 36-bit Deep Color video when available. Auto Lip Synch removes the distraction some people experience by making sure that image and sound are in step with each other.

The UD8004 Universal Disc Player makes a singular case for upgrading your audio and video capabilities with a single component.  Whether used as a stand-alone player or integrated seamlessly into the most sophisticated custom-installed home theater system, theGlo-key remote controller lets you access functions even in low-light situations. A discrete command set for On and Off, RC-5 remotecontrol terminals, an IR flasher input/output, and an RS-232C connection lets you choose whichever degree of operational sophistication you need.

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameMarantz
Item Weight18.7 pounds
Product Dimensions15.8 x 17.3 x 5 inches
Item model numberUD8004
Color NameBlack
Technical Specification
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #589,060 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight24.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableOctober 30, 2009
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By El Infante on February 3, 2010
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I am not familiar with anything comparable to this dream machine: my two previous CD/DVD players were the Toshiba's HD-A2KU and the Onkyo's DV-CP701.

The Marantz UD8004 is one notch below Marantz' flagship, the UD9004, at more than twice the price. Is the sound/picture quality of the 9004 worth an additional $3,0000? According to my advisor at a high-end stereo store, the UD9004 is a "little bit better".

At my high-end stereo store this was the player hooked up for the demos. Even though they carried other brands, some more expensive than the UD 8004, this is the one the tech swore by.

The UD 8004 is a hefty, serious and stylish machine. This a Universal Disk Player, which means you have it all in one machine. It plays everything, expect HD DVDs, but since this is a dead technology, don't worry about it.

If you are reading this review, I assume you are serious about quality sound & video. Press the "pure" direct button to turn off the video signal and enjoy the audio signal only. The image resolution, color saturation and sharp, detailed definition in Blu-ray are simply amazing. Try the Planet Earth series. In addition, you will be amazed at how this machine improves the quality of the picture and sound of any of your regular DVDs and CDs. There are a myriad of choices and options to fine-tune your machine in an easy to follow menu in your TV screen.

My machine made a squaking sound when playing music CDs. A factory authorized service center took care of this problem--still under the warranty.

If you can afford this machine, by all means, get one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BSuperior on November 16, 2011
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This product is well built, performance is excellent, and it is easy to use. This unit also handles the dual tasks of high-end video player and audiophile quality audio player with ease. Setup is simple and straight forward. Strong reccomendation for any high end system. Only small complaint is the remote, which is basic- but at this price range you most likely have a system remote so it really doesn't matter.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr. R. Lookatch on December 12, 2010
I agree with the prior review though the load and start-up time do not bother me as I was previously using an NAD m55 which was even slower. Some reviews complain of fan noise but I can't hear it. The reproduction both video and audio, including SACD and DVD-Audio is excellent.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CHEO CANTELLOPS on November 2, 2011
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Thanks God i Find it!!! When all my faith in CDs sound been lost, this amazing sound box knock me out of my feet with regular CDs, and extratospherically with SACD, crisp to the max, you can hear everything and i mean EVERYTHING!!! Enjoy...
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