I'm in the market for a CDP myself. However, you probably want to compare the ERC to the CD6005 or 6004 - two other choices beside the ERC that I'm checking out.
ERC doesn't play SACD which the SA8005 is.
You sure the ERC3 does not play SACDs?
From Emo site:Amazing Versatility and Control Do you have MP3 CDs, HDCDs, or Hybrid SACDs? The ERC-3 plays them all. Sit back and use the included solid machined aluminum remote control to stage a command performance you’ll remember!
I have the ERC3 and had a Marantz SA8001. I plan on selling the ERC (hint,hint) and looking for another Marantz. I was thinking of listing it today. It was just the best CDP i ever had
Last Edit: Dec 28, 2015 17:29:07 GMT -5 by ncred02
(LCR) JM LABS 936 ELECTRA , JM LABS cc900, Parasound & XPA3, UMC-1 OPPO BDP83 MARTIN LOGAN DYNAMO ERC3> Cary/AES AE-1 tube pre>ST-70= Bliss