The CD5003 incorporates high quality audio components such as the well-known CS4392 DA converter, the Marantz own HDAM-SA2 and a reliable CD transport mechanism. The Audio EX(clusive) mode further excels sound quality by switching off functions, such as digital output and pitch control, that are not in use. It plays CD-R and CD-RW discs as well as MP3 and WMA files and displays text information such as artist name and track titles. The Auto Music Scan (AMS) quickly finds the music on the disc and the Quick Replay function repeats favourite passages, while the high-grade gold-plated analogue outputs guarantee best connectivity. A well-defined headphone output and supplied remote control completes the picture of an excellent player.