CD/SACD Player with direct iPod/iPad connection


I'm mostly an analog guy, but I was wondering is there an inexpensive CD/SACD player that is under $1500 that has a direct connection (USB or otherwise) for an iPod or iPad to directly hook to it without a dock and play mp3 audio through it?
philb7777
Marantz SA8004: http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=HiFiComponents&SubCatId=&ProductId=SA8004
Review for the SA8004 in case you are interested:
http://www.avguide.com/review/marantz-sa8004-sacd-player-tas-211
Thanks for the info!
My pleasure. There may be other units out there but this is the one I had read about in TAS. Good luck with your search.
Here's another review in case you are interested: http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue53/sa8004.htm
The Denon DCD-A100 100th anniversary SACD/CD player has that feature. Music Direct is blowing these out now for $1500. Listened to it at a local dealer and was quite impressed. Built like a tank.
I very recently purchased the Marantz SA 8004 after a lengthy in home audition. The reviews from TAS and Positive Feedback are very accurate. One of the most musically engaging digital pieces out there and that does not mean soft, dull, or blunted leading edge transients. Very detailed, just a hint of warmth added to give you the feeling that you are listening to music and not zeros and ones. Soundstage is as good as anything out there as well. I'm an almost purely analog guy myself so you know where I am coming from. Audio Advisor sells the unit and will give you 30 days from receipt on your side to audition it if you don't have a local dealer to loan you one.
I very recently purchased the Marantz SA 8004 after a lengthy in home audition. The reviews from TAS and Positive Feedback are very accurate. One of the most musically engaging digital pieces out there and that does not mean soft, dull, or blunted leading edge transients. Very detailed, just a hint of warmth added to give you the feeling that you are listening to music and not zeros and ones. Soundstage is as good as anything out there as well. I'm an almost purely analog guy myself so you know where I am coming from. Audio Advisor sells the unit and will give you 30 days from receipt on your side to audition it if you don't have a local dealer to loan you one.

Elinor...have you used the SA8004 via it's digital inputs from a PC or music server? If so, how does it's performance as a standalone DAC compare to spinning discs? Also, any difference via its various digital inputs? Thx
This player sounds like the ticket to me. Inputs and sacd. How does it compare to to others like the W4S -2, OPPO 95, Burson etc?