Marantz SR480 AV-receiver

Communication with Marantz passes as a familiar friend. Working with him quickly it seems all very comfortable and thoughtfully. Convenient controls, easy to use settings on the rear panel are conveniently grouped all connectors. Number of AV-inputs sufficient for the construction of any home audio complex: three audio inputs, five groups of "video plus stereo", one of which is located on the front panel, and of course - a six-channel input for digital systems Surround. For these channels have preamp outputs, which would be superfluous for those who like experimenting with additional power amplifiers. SR-480 has the ability to connect a pair of front speakers; all the speakers connected via screw terminals. Available - Surround-usual set of features: Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby 3 Stereo and stereo processing for Theater and Hall. To adjust the surround channels on the remote control has separate buttons for adjusting the levels of the rear and center channels. Although such an approach and increases the number of buttons on the remote, but in practice it is very convenient and popular.

Pro Logic produces well balanced spatial sound picture, but from this uniformity breathes some pedantry, if all the sharp edges and corners are rounded. However, surprisingly crisp virtual sound source localization does not suffer. Sound when you connect the AC-3 seemed to be close to the natural party of the test, although complete unanimity among experts on this matter was not. Calling sound SR-480 comfortable, some experts in thought trying to find the words: something was missing for complete happiness? Maybe the brightness and the fireworks? Marantz sound creates a feeling of restrained power, solidity and dignity. In stereo amplifier fared well when playing and female vocal and instrumental treatments. At the same time, smoothly and easily coping with the powerful electron bottoms organ and guitar, he almost passed tightened mighty blows big drum symphony orchestra, artificially increasing the scale of what is happening. Tuner showed stable reception and good sound quality.

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