Original, mature owner that quit smoking tobacco twenty years ago offering this highly coveted and very lightly used Marantz Super Audio CD / Blu-Ray Disc Player. The reason for the light usage is because the player was purchased for listening to multi-channel SACD's. This traditional audiophile learned that while multi-channel is great for BD's, he prefers old fashioned stereo or mono for serious music listening sessions. Up till now seller wanted to maintain the flexibility but when this player never gets any playing time why not clear the rack space for something else. This UD-9004 is graded fairly since it is blemish free and perfectly functional.
Those familiar with the cherished musicality of the Marantz house sound is what one gets when listening to this universal disc player. One just does not experience listening fatigue with a properly set up system using this player. Seller's favorite feature besides the AKM4399 DACS, which have also been used in ESOTERIC players, is the 7.1 RCA analog outputs. Two XLR analog outputs are present as well. The UD-9004 outputs native Direct Stream Digital to analog. No conversion to hi-rez PCM with this unit.
Marantz themselves have admitted that they will never make a player like this again as the market for audiophile universal players with this level of world class build quality is a very small market and they would rather cater to the high volume mass market with generic players.
At 42 pounds, the UD-9004 is somewhat difficult for seller to remove from the rack and post a full set of pictures. However, for any party that expresses a serious interest seller will of course provide a "portfolio" of pics. In addition, seller is always happy to provide answers to any specific questions one may have.
This particular model, in this condition, with very low "mileage", does not appear on the secondary market often. While the universe of potential buyers for a piece of gear such as this may be rather small, this player does tend to get snatched up when offered for sale, especially in this condition.