SA8003: Best Product Audio Source 2009-2010
Modern audio players face many challenges and Marantz’s SA8003 meets them all. It plays CDs and the stereo tracks of SACDs. It handles MP3, AAC or WMA � les via an advanced USB port, which can even control an iPod directly. Based on the succesful SA7003, the SA8003 bene� ts from the work of Marantz’s ‘tuning wizard’ Ken Ishiwata, who pushed the quality up to audiophile standards. � is has been achieved through various technical and mechanical upgrades, including the use of Marantz’s trademark copper-plated chassis. You will � nd lots of other familiar Marantz ingredients in this player, such as powerful HDAM output stages and a low-noise disc drive. So it’s no wonder that the hugely versatile SA8003, available in champagne or black, is top among te players in its class.
EISA stands for the European Imaging and Sound Association. � e European Eisa Awards are chosen annually by panels representing nearly 50 prominent Photo, Video, Audio, Home � eater, In-Car and Mobile Device independent magazines from over 19 European countries. Over the years EISA award has remained the premier consumer electronics award in Europe.