Pros: Incredible picture quality for Blu Ray, reference quality for all sound formats.
Cons: Somewhat slow booting up. Takes some time to learn the menu system.
I have owned the UD9004 since May 2010. I was in the market for a reference quality CD player and SACD player. For a Class A player I was looking at Ayre, Luxman, Esoteric, Marantz. I wanted to buy my "last" high end music player. At the same time I had just moved from the PS3 as my Blu Ray player and bought a Panasonic to serve as my DVD/Blu ray player. My audio player was a Pioneer Elite. I read some reviews on the Marantz and intrigued by the idea that not only did I not have to spend $6K to $10K on a new music player but that I could get all that PLUS Blu Ray in a single box. 3 years later I have never regretted the decision to go wit the Marantz. In my media room I have it hooked up...(read more)