I can't stand my Marantz SA8004 anymore ... too slow, too boring ... can I tweak it? any suggestions?
I have come to the conclusion that my CD/SACD Marantz SA 8004, though sounds rich, detailed, refined, is soporificaly boring, very, very bad in the timing department.
Tryed already some different power and interconnect cables, without result. And I must have played it more than 300 CDs, therefore the beast should be well burnt in.
The rest of the system: Naim Nait 5i, Rega P5 and Dynaudios DM 2/7, and It's important to say, obvious it may be, that I fell no slugissness whent listen to vinyl ... on the contrary.
Important to say also that I tried it with a separete DAC, namely, the MOON 100Dac, with the same results, from which experience I conclude (I think correctly), that the transport might be the problem.
I'd rather listen to CDs through my old and undestructable Pioneer PD 65, made in 1997! Oh!! So fluid and dynamic ... lots and lots of PRAT, but ... you know ... It's a 1997 player ... so ... obvious limitations on other areas.
Do you sugest anything but selling the damn thing? Any tweak?
(pardon probable mispellings ... my english is a little rusty)
Thanks in advance!