Yes. All SACD players are better at RB playback over their basic CDP counterparts. If you have headphones with a fairly low ohm loading then listening on the 8005's headphone jack will confirm this. I currently have the 8005 connected up to my Rega amp. The Denon connected only to a Lehmann Linear headphone amp, a combination that is like drinking a perfect pint of Felinfoel Double Dragon.