Yes I see what mean, confused now??? So are you saying that my iPad/iPhone will stream to an external DAC? The marantz technical guy just said the CD6004 wasnt designed for streaming, but I can't see the difference wether its off my iPad or streamed through spotify, the DAC is still get a stream of 1s and 0s.
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I don't know really, to be honest. I just felt that unless there is a universal issue with iDevices streaming Spotify to any external DAC (and as far as I know, there isn't), then it's a bit immature of the Marantz rep to say don't blame us blame Apple.
Maybe there's just a fundamental incompatibility issue, which is fair enough I guess if they're saying that the USB input really isn't designed for streaming, but they should just say so, instead of blaming someone who hasn't had the opportunity to speak their corner re the issue (Apple).
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Yep the marantz guy said the CD6004 iPod functionality wasnt designed for streaming, it's just by coincicdence that it will work for the first 4/5 track that stop with a USB comm error. I didn't buy the CD6004 for streaming to its DAC but it would of been great if it worked.
Now shall I buy a quality external DAC? Where do I start?
Read through you guy's comments, so useful thanks. I was expecting it would be an issue where the connection not primarily for streaming, shame though as probably around 80pc tracks work fine. I think I will cancel my prem spotify and use basic as music discovering app (after all I did get the 6004 to play CDs in first place!). Time to create some space to store CDs I think! Thanks guys for all your points, forum is a great help for one just starting to build a decent set up for the first time. Speakers next.
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Yep that's exactly what I'm going to do, use spotify standard to see what CDs I want then shop around Play, amazon and eBay. I personally do prefer CDs to use in the CD6004, then rip them lossless to my iMac so I've music in the study as well, may get a DAC for my iMac and some active speakers or go for Sonus. However my hifi will be my main way of music listening.
I had the same issues with playing Spotify through my Marantz and Eventually cancelled my Spotify subscription. I am now using Rdio which I have on a 7 day trial and so far this works fine with the Marantz. I think it streams at about 256kdps and considering I had the streaming rate on Spotify set to extreme I can't notice a big difference in the sound. Quite happy at the moment no drop outs or problems yet.
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Thanks for posting about that. I'll try this weekend and post back with results as heard good comments about service. Thanks again.
dear whathifers, same problem here.
On my dads Marantz CD player and on my SR5007 the front USB doenst even recognize my iPhone 5.
iPhone 4 seems to work just fine with both machines. Both iPhones updated to latest iOS.
Update. Have just bought a QED Profile J2P 3.5mm to RCA cable, am using to connect ipod touch direct to RCA on Marantz amp. Cost about £8. Sounds great with spotify and no issues as obviously bypassing CD6004 and it's DAC. Next for an Apple Airport Express to use ipod wirelessly.
Same problem here and very frustrated. I thought i bought a defective Cd6004. Big thank for this forum though very little thread re this problem ive noted. Anyway, did i read it right when you say its fine if i connect the ipad/ipod to separate dac or if connected to the amp at the back and bypassing the cd dac? Would an apple airport express be a better choice? Thanks!!!
You're right when plugged into amp the iPod itself is doing the digital to analogue conversion so no issues with compatability. Using an airport express means it's own dac will do the converting. Should mean better sound and obviously you're wireless too. Heard the dac in airport express is pretty good.
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