If you love high quality stereo audio, then you might already have a good quality system for playing back CDs, DVD-Audio discs, and SACDs…but what about newer high resolution streaming media files? The just-introduced Marantz NA6005 Network Audio Player takes care of that too, and it looks like a great streaming device to handle your existing and future HD audio files. For those who may already have the matching PM6005 amplifier and CD6005 CD player, the NA6005 is the next logical addition if you also want access to your high definition digital music collection. While a lot of attention is paid to getting the best quality from disc formats, high resolution audio files also play an increasingly large role in stereo music systems. With a device that’s capable of handling the proper formats without losing any of the detail or resolution, you’ll really help your entire music collection come alive. In addition to streaming high resolution audio, the NA6005 also throws in Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth technology on board (though without the apt X codec).
On the front of the unit is a USB input that lets you directly connect a smart phone or tablet for charging or playback, and built-in Bluetooth will give you a rudimentary way to stream audio from devices which may not have AirPlay or be able to otherwise connect. An optical digital input also means that if you happen to have a TV or legacy audio device nearby, you can allow it to get in on the action, and benefit from the onboard DACs. Similar to its flagship predecessor the NA-11S1, and the higher-end NA8005, the new NA6005 inherits a lot of reference class technology but at a lot less cost. Marantz made the cabinet very stiff, even bolstering the power supply and double chassis. The NA6005 also includes a high quality Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC (digital to analogue converter). The audio circuitry also uses Marantz’s exclusive HDAM and HDAM-SA2 in a hybrid configuration to deliver low noise and greater dynamics.
You can connect the Marantz NA6005 via the built-in Ethernet port or via Wi-Fi, allowing you to stream your own audio files or connect to literally thousands of Internet radio stations or music streaming services like Spotify Connect. Apple Airplay is also onboard, so users of iTunes or those with an iPhone or other iOS device and seamlessly stream music to the player. DLNA 1.5 support means that PC users aren’t left out either and any attached device over the network can send files to the NA6005—be they on an NAS (Network Attached Storage) device or computer. Nearly every known audio file type is uspported, including WAV, WMA, MP3, AAC, DSD 2.8MHz/5.6MHz, FLAC 192/24, WAV 192/24, AIFF and ALAC. Getting high resolution files to the Marantz NA6005 Network Audio Player is not going to be a problem.
A large front display and easy-to-use remote means that this robust media player remains simple to operate. And if you want even more advanced control, you can download the free Marantz Hi-Fi Remote App for access to even more music stations, podcasts, and documentary channels.
The new Marantz NA6005 Network Audio Player hits the market in February at a selling price of just $649.
NA6005 Network Audio Player Features
- High-quality sound with Marantz unique engineering
- Analog audio circuits featuring Marantz HDAM-SA2 for high quality audio
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in, dual antenna
- Wi-Fi-Sharing and WPS quick connectivity options
- DLNA network music streaming, AirPlay, Internet Radio and Spotify Connect integration
- High resolution audio playback including DSD2.8 & 5.6Mhz, FLAC 192/24, WAV 192/24, AIFF, ALAC and Gapless support
- DAC Mode with digital optical input and USB-A on front
- 192KHz/24bit D/A Converter
- High quality components
- Full discrete headphone amplifier with Marantz HDAM-SA2
- Eco friendly: Auto standby, low power consumption in standby mode
- System remote to control Amplifier, and Network Player
- Easy operation through large 3-line front display and new Marantz Hi-Fi Remote App