Marantz reviews

Marantz 1060 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz 1060

The brushed duralumin front panel measures 14-1/4 by 4-1/2-inches and carries all the controls. In the top row are four press-buttons for loudness, tape monitor, left and right mono buttons. In the centre are three rotary controls for bass, mid-range and treble. To the right are four further press-buttons...
Marantz 5010 Cassette Deck review
Cassette Deck Marantz 5010

This mains-operated recorder is intended for use in association with an existing amplifier and loudspeakers. It provides complete record/playback facilities and incorporates a tape selection system claimed to be suitable for ferric oxide, chromium dioxide and the latest dual-layer ferri-chrome formulations....
Marantz AV600 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz AV600

The AV600 A/V tuner/preamplifier is Marantz's second Home THX component, following the compact and versatile MA500 singlechannel power amp. Besides full Home THX enhancement of Dolby Pro Logic processing, an AM/FM tuner, and considerable A/V switching capability, the AV600 has a few features that set...
Marantz CC-38 CD-changer review
CD-changer Marantz CC-38

Sound Marantz CC-38 is so pleasant that there is a sense that it is specially formed to create that feeling. Perhaps the characteristic of marantz coloring creates a slight rise in the frequency response of the midrange. But the choice, among other factors, related in particular, and with a choice of...
Marantz CC-65 CD-changer review
CD-changer Marantz CC-65

The Marantz CC-65SE is an impressive-looking five-disc carousel changer, presenting a glossy black front panel adorned with several spiffy gold-plated buttons. Its large drawer opens to reveal three disc wells, and pressing the load button (handily located on the drawer) rotates the carousel to expose...
Marantz CD 67 CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD 67

This model is released by the replacement CD 63, and its more "cool" (and more expensive - $ 100) version of the CD 67SE already presented under the heading "Face to Face". In this player, everything is familiar and recognizable from the color of the indicator, the brightness of which is controlled from...
Marantz CD-17mkIII CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD-17mkIII

Marantz CD-17 appeared ten years ago. However, the manufacturer with enviable persistence continues to improve this already cool model. Is not part of the output of the third modification of her only desire to keep up with trendy technologies that sound quality to have an indirect relationship? Current...
Marantz CD-45 CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD-45

This Marantz CD-45 is very clearly based on the lightweight budget-priced Philips CD150, with considerable enthusiasm. It even has the same UK retail price of £229 (though I hear that the CD 150 has in the meantime come down to £199.95) but there are minor differences in the layout and scope...
Marantz CD-46 CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD-46

Marantz CD-46 is a twin of Philips CD721. The main difference is in the design of the faceplate - the enlarged display window, a smooth plane of the panel and traditional for Marantz gold in the graph instead of silver traditional for Philips. To our mind, the variant from Marantz is more elaborated....
Marantz CD-48 CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD-48

To date, one-bit converters Bitstream can be considered in terms of optimal combination of price, reliability, unpainted and musicality. Sound cd- player Marantz CD-48 soft, "commercial". Not very elaborated details, but there is a feeling that well conceived - any music acquires unity and warmth. Should...
Marantz CD-53 mkII CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD-53 mkII

This model is one of legends of the company. Surely it is not so popular like CD-63 but was produced in several series, and now finally there is mk II. A calling message "diSC" appears immediately after turning on: why did you turn on but didn't give a disc? There is such spelling because the segments...
Marantz CD-63 mkII K.I. Signature CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD-63 mkII K.I. Signature

This player, which created a real mess among audiophiles, isn't needed to be presented to our audience. Would a duck swim? By sound quality these quite inexpensive and available models saucily flied in the face of the devices standing 2 times and much more expensive. A copper plate graved with K.I.Signature...
MARANTZ CD-63SE CD-player review
CD-player MARANTZ CD-63SE

CD players Marantz company are very popular. The test model is a standard series of devices Marantz, which has a very nice design and not overwhelm the user a powerful body. Good quality player due to the fact that the chassis of the device manufactured by Philips. Model CD-63 SE is one of the best in...
Marantz CD-94II CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD-94II

The original CD-94 was released in 1987, and the Mk II was introduced a couple of years later, making it positively geriatric by today's world of tomorrow's world players. This is no bitstream player, but a multi-bit design using the highest grade of Philips TDA1541 DAC, doubled up in a differential...
Marantz CD5001 CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD5001

If you focus only on the exterior, we have the typical Marantz - hardware design of this brand is quite charismatic, even a little old-fashioned (disc tray loader on the left side, and the display - in the center), but it is impossible to confuse with anything. The front panel is made of aluminum plate,...
Marantz CD5400 CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD5400

"Maranz" company doesn't hasten to leave the sector of stereophonic Hi-Fi apparatus as many Japanese producers already did. Moreover it is one of few companies which tries to strengthen its positions not only in the field of High End but also in the segment of inexpensive, component audio technique....
Marantz CD6000 OSE CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD6000 OSE

This device bearing on itself a brand of "Original Special Edition" among competitors makes impression of one of the most serious. Decent weight in 5,6 kg (for the budgetary technique it much) says that developers didn't save "iron" for achievement of high sound characteristics, so, for certain in CD6000...
Marantz CD6003 CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD6003

Legendary Japanese brand Marantz is represented in the test is relatively inexpensive player CD6003. In the hierarchy of this model takes place in a relatively "budget" sector and is positioned as a solid solution for reasonable money. The device is assembled on rigid metal chassis with a central location...
Marantz CD7300 CD-player review
CD-player Marantz CD7300

Big display - informative and well-to-read from a distance (truly this can't be concerned to its music calendar with little symbols) - takes all central part. The player displays not only time of playing and the number of a track but also the name of album and compositions if a disc is loaded from CD-Text....
Marantz DD-92 DCC deck review
DCC deck Marantz DD-92

The Marantz DD-92 is the fourth DCC deck to come our way and stakes a claim to the high end among DCC recorders yet released. That status is certainly borne out by appearances: The front panel is pure Marantz, with a rich, anodized gold luster. Thick, solid-metal side panels and a copper-clad metal chassis...
Marantz DP870 Processor review
Processor Marantz DP870

Although primarily intended as an outboard companion piece to add Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoding capability to the Marantz SR-96 receiver, the Marantz DP-870 has facilities that enable it to be used with other Marantz components - and even, if you are really clever in setting it up, components from other...
Marantz DR600 CD Recorder review
CD Recorder Marantz DR600

This is about the most appealing CD recorder we've come across. The champagne anodised front panel and slim section make it the sort of recorder anyone would be proud to have in the living room. As with all Philips based recorders, it's fully CD-RW (rewrite) ready, but unlike earlier examples this has...
Marantz DV-12S2 DVD-player review
DVD-player Marantz DV-12S2

This player is the company Marantz unit as "premium" class. And it looks good value for money. But even if we put aside all the enthusiasm for design front panel and elegant gilt buttons on the remote control, you still can not help but admire how every detail is made DV-12S2: microscopic gaps under...
Marantz DV4610 DVD-player review
DVD-player Marantz DV4610

Marantz's products have always been the personification of the strict elegance. Who could forget, for example, a designer gem like casing of brushed aluminum color "champagne"? However, Marantz products stands out not only "clothes" - it has long deserved reputation audio top class having the proper...
Marantz DV6001 DVD-player review
DVD-player Marantz DV6001

Generational difference manifested, in particular, the fact that there DV3002 audiophile option to disable the video path when playing music CDs, and at much more expensive DV6001 it is not. However, as we have already managed to make a little bit earlier, with proper design of the machine constantly...
Marantz DV6500 DVD-player review
DVD-player Marantz DV6500

By the appearance of the device developers came up thoroughly. The front panel is made of metal, in the back - plated RCA-connectors, not only audio and video outputs, but firm control bus Marantz D.Bus. Cabinet depth is small, but the height is close to the record on the test, that certainly gives the...
Marantz EQ515 Equalizer review
Equalizer Marantz EQ515

This ten-lined equalizer with traditional mechanic regulations, completely justifying its definition as a graphic one, has all necessary things for sound channel setting in the part of acoustic correction in a room: and built-in pink-noise generator, and included microphone. Ten-lined analyzer is used...
Marantz MM7055 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz MM7055

Marantz's lineup offers two lines of uncompromising theatrical solutions. Crowned with their two peaks - luxury AV-processor Marantz AV8003 and muscular eight-channel Power Amplifier MM8003. Step lower in the ranking takes a more affordable option - AV-processor Marantz AV7005 with five-channel amplifier...
Marantz MX 530 Mini stereo system review
Mini stereo system Marantz MX 530

The design of the model Marantz MX 530 creates the impression of elegance: metalized plastic of the front panel is strict, narrow gleaming keys look emphatically subtly. The display has two gradations of brightness; you can even turn it off completely. It shows: a spectrum analyzer, equalizer with settings...
Marantz MX 610 Microsystem review
Microsystem Marantz MX 610

Classical composition (CD-player, cassette deck, tuner, amplifier, speakers) and a familiar layout of 610-th model developers talk about the idea of commitment to sustainable design, where design idea is aimed primarily at addressing such pragmatic issues as the placement and alignment all elements in...
Marantz PM-15S1 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM-15S1

This amplifier, being very similar to the top model 11S1, has almost the same characteristics but much lower price. Made in so-called premium design, it looks simply amazing. Aluminum front panel consists of three parts; the middle part is highlighted in blue and machined hollows on the rounded side-frames...
Marantz PM-40SE Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM-40SE

Despite some recent changes in the administrative structure, the special relationship between the parent company Philips and Marantz continues to allow Marantz UK, in particular, a fair degree of autonomy. Dealers and audiophiles alike will be reassured to know that Ken Ishiwata remains firmly in charge...
Marantz PM-44SE Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM-44SE

A lengthy and worldwide recession has few benefits for anyone. But if you manage to survive with your pay packet intact, there is at least one good point: the way in which it sharpens up the appetite for competition. In a buyer's market you can't hope to succeed unless you can offer a product that performs...
Marantz PM-47 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM-47

I doubt that a buyer, getting acquainted with audio equipment in the store, is limited to external "prettiness" when choosing an amplifier. Marantz PM-47 can't be called a "model" in this sense, but you won't deny a certain appeal: you felt the designer's hand in the details of finish, which put the...
Marantz PM-50 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM-50

Marantz has long adopted a policy of continuous development, rather than changing a product each year simply for the sake of it. Consequently the arrival of this PM-50 middle-market amplifier is something of an event, this model effectively replacing the stalwart PM-45. The design has minimalist pretentions,...
Marantz PM-53 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM-53

The appearance and button disposition of selector, inputs on curved front panel differs the Marantz brand from others and duplication of record is available from any tape recorder in any direction. In the mode of direct section only tone control can be turned off, but tone compensation should be turned...
Marantz PM-65 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM-65

This model exteriorly looks like MARANTZ PM-53, the version of less powerful amplifier. The piece, presented in this test, differs from other design versions by three disconnectableEuropeanmain sockets, placed on the back panel, with total power up to 200W. You can connect six sound signal sources to...
Marantz PM-65AV Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM-65AV

In an attempt to bridge the gap between audio- and video-philes, Marantz has introduced this versatile, high quality AV amplifier as part of its current range. Dubbed the PM-65AV is built around the same chassis as that employed for the more conventional PM-55 amplifier. The alloy fascia is split into...
Marantz PM-68 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM-68

The acronym SE (Special Edition) is used by Marantz and other firms to refer to the audiophile grade equipment; it is highly valued by music lovers. The amplifier PM-68 has no such designation, but nevertheless it can boast excellent parameters. Retaining the soft contours of the curved front panel and...
Marantz PM-94 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM-94

One quick look at the Marantz PM-94 integrated amplifier, and I am reminded of the kinds of components that first propelled Saul Marantz and his company to the pinnacle of the high-end audio realm in the 1950s and 1960s. The sheer elegance of the gold front panel (it's available in black, if you insist),...
Marantz PM4001 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM4001

Only two passport parameters - power output and mass indicate to the low cost of this model. Six kilos (13 lbs) and 30 w to the channel on 8 ohm loading is not enough. This numbers does not provoke a great optimism. But let's not jump to conclusions. The construction of Marantz amplifier, for example,...
Marantz PM4400 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM4400

If does not consider the model PM4200 out of production, today PM4400 is considered to be the most available amplifier in Marantz line. As any other amplifier of this brand, it is powerful and functionally informative. Even the front panel is made of metal. But, is it really? Let's start our investigation...
Marantz PM6005 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM6005

Here we have an illustrious company that started in the US as a purveyor of some of the best-sounding valve amplifiers ever made. Then Marantz's ownership ended up with Philips for several decades, where it became famous for excellent Japanese-built affordable hi-fi separates. Now it's partnered with...
Marantz PM6010 OSE Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM6010 OSE

A quick glance at PM6010 OSE in front of the layout marked retro shades returning to the amplifier models of Marantz "golden age" in the early 70s. It opens a new series of OSE (Original Special Edition) devices Marantz, in which, according to the ideologues of the company, the quality has been brought...
Marantz PM6010 OSE KI Signature Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM6010 OSE KI Signature

The KI Signature version, named for Ken Ishiwata, Marantz's resident electronics whizz. In common with the rest of the small but select band of Kl Signature models, a number of enhancements have been made to improve sound quality. The PM6010OSE has a plain aluminium slab fascia, with a thin leavening...
Marantz PM66SE Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM66SE

The firm offers the amplifier Marantz PM66SE as continuation of its SE series (Special Edition), which had such models as PM-44SE and PM-55SE earlier. The new device kept all features of its predecessors; and it differs from them an updated design, which all new Marantz models have, and the increased...
Marantz PM7001 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM7001

Marantz PM7001 amplifier has absolutely recognizable appearance. The front panel is made of thick aluminum with rounded corners - corporate identity for many years. Another sign of the art Marantz - the perfect balance in design. Midway front panel is a plate with input indicator that looks like the...
Marantz PM7200 Amplifier review
Amplifier Marantz PM7200

The big and solid device, weighing more than 12 kilos (26 lbs), the high front panel anodized in black (there is also gold yellow variant) of one piece ground plate of metal and large point handles of selector and volume. PM7200 looks solidly and delicately and it is typical for all devices of Marantz...
Marantz SA-14S1 CD-player review
CD-player Marantz SA-14S1

The legendary Ken Ishiwata, the official Ambassador of the brand Marantz in all countries of the world, thinks that music is the highest and the noblest art. Music really appeals to the feelings; to my mind, it is the only art of abstract arts, which has the right to exist. You just need to bring it...
Marantz SA7003 CD-player review
CD-player Marantz SA7003

Players Marantz current model year upgraded not only externally, and this may serve as an illustration of SA7003. The device was designed to play a wide variety of high quality media. It plays SACD (in stereo), conventional CD discs and music files mp3 or WMA. In SA7003 uses a new mechanism Zylon, created...
Marantz SD 535 Cassette deck review
Cassette deck Marantz SD 535

Although the SD 535 only one keyboard, designed to control two broaches, but difficulties arise when this company bypassed easily. When inserting a cassette deck working definition is carried out automatically: priority is given to the recording deck. In addition, the display direction and pause mode...
Marantz SD 63 Cassette deck review
Cassette deck Marantz SD 63

Despite the fact that Marantz SD 63 one of the models that determine the price lower boundary of this group, it is involved in the test legally: Twin broaching, through tract, Dolby Noise Reduction B and C, the system HX -Pro her present, as well as rather extensive set of auxiliary functions. Among...
Marantz SD-60 Cassette Deck review
Cassette Deck Marantz SD-60

Since the Marantz company became part of the Philips empire, we have seen a number of Marantz products, notably CD players, labelled as manufactured in one of the Philips European factories. How ever, the company has retained a good measure of autonomy and ha s been free to incorporate sonic enhancing...
Marantz SD555 Cassette deck review
Cassette deck Marantz SD555

Appearance of this deck several contradictory. On the one hand, traditional design SD555, without decor (except, of course, the gold brand logo), and on the other - with a clear desire for embellishment (the form of buttons and other external elements). When you work a whole image slightly spoils too...
Marantz SR-66 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR-66

The features of Marantz SR-66 are full-function remote control over all blocks of the series, including the setting of TV and VCR modes, high-precise quartz digital setting of tuner in two ranges and writing to the memory up to 30 stations. We can note a double indication of timbre as the feature too...
Marantz SR-96 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR-96

If the main purpose of your intended purchase is the central unit of the future AV-complex, which is not out of date by next Christmas, the story of the Marantz SR-96 is definitely of interest to you. This receiver is in contrast to other models that were described in two tests earlier this year, in...
Marantz SR370 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR370

This device is exceptionally beautiful and solidly made. I want straight note the availability of front AV-input in this receiver. The remote control is very ergonomic and handy due to quite rational layout of control buttons by functional zones. All current and service information is displayed on a...
Marantz SR4000 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR4000

Most of the setup and configuration is performed one handle, whether adjustment traditional volume and tone control, promotion menu surround mode or setting the tuner. Deduced on the front panel button 3D Surround, including the Virtual Surround, suddenly was continued and on the back: screw terminals...
Marantz SR4001 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR4001

Among connoisseurs of high-quality sound, Marantz brand has become the legend for a long time and truly takes one of the honorable places in the "hall of sound fame". Over the course of its long history this Japanese manufacturer has gained the reputation of uncompromising company, always paying high...
Marantz SR4200 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR4200

On the front panel of Marantz SR4200 receiver there is no even AV-input, only controls of the main functions and display. In the attempt to give it some style, the developers brought the number of buttons down to minimum, so the initial setting is possible only from the remote control. It is programmable,...
Marantz SR4300 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR4300

Look Marantz receivers firm does not change: gold on black plus impeccably balanced panel. Left rotation handle, the same as the volume control to select the surround mode. SR4300 has six channels of amplification and is equipped with the latest decoders 6.1 formats. In connection with this configuration...
Marantz SR4500 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR4500

The front panel of Marantz SR4500 receiver is decorated in traditional, "symmetrical" style. Big handle on the left is the input selector, the right one is responsible for volume control. Under the display there are call button of additional modes and multi-functional "cross", answering not only for...
Marantz SR4600 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR4600

A noble minimalism of Marantz SR4600 receiver makes you think that here is a very expensive device. Unusual highlighting adds charm to the facade; unfortunately, the set of frontal inputs was sacrificed to the beauty. You get the impression that the designer worked over the back panel too, because all...
Marantz SR480 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR480

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:...
Marantz SR5002 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR5002

In a good film, in addition to screen stars, strong average performers, ready to cope with their assigned role, are held in deserved respect. SR5002 in the line of Marantz receivers are relative to such average performers - both by price and the place in models rank. If its oldest brothers - SR8002 and...
Marantz SR5023 Stereo Receiver review
Stereo Receiver Marantz SR5023

Marantz will surely appreciate its fans by the design of 2009 year model range. Instead of flat faceplates all new technique has the same expressive profile as components of Premium series. Even such device of entire level as SR5023 looks like stylish and expensive thing. Two large handles, elegant line...
Marantz SR5200 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR5200

The "champagne" body of Marantz SR5200 receiver is all-metal; controls are located with perfect symmetry: rotary volume control is balanced with surround mode choice hand-knob. In addition to them and main functions control buttons, there is AV-input on the front panel, which works only with analog audio...
Marantz SR5400 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR5400

Rationally and minimalistic approach of the designers inspires with respect. Function capabilities of Marantz SR5400 receiver are slightly limited, but this only worked for it: setting algorithm was simplified, the scope of the device was determined more precisely. It has six amplification channels and...
Marantz SR5600 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR5600

In terms of price/quality ratio SR5600 can be considered to be one of the most successful models of the company. Marantz devices usually differ by good musicality, but cost a lot. However, this model, which came instead of perfectly accepted by buyers and critics SR5500, is not inferior to competitors...
Marantz SR9600 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Marantz SR9600

After the Denon and Marantz united in holding the Japanese government decided to separate them into different price niches that brands do not compete with each other. And many models "Marantz" while caught in the elite segment. However, after the full-time acquaintance with the new model Marantz SR9600...
Marantz ST-57 Tuner review
Tuner Marantz ST-57

Perfectly and richly issued tuner Marantz ST-57 with a big convex transparent slip on the forward panel, with buttons and inscriptions "under gold" and on wide, round and too gilded legs. On the display bright and large seven-segment signs with bluish outflow display number of a cell of memory, range...
Marantz ST40 Tuner review
Tuner Marantz ST40

The company, having a long-term experience in developing and production of FM receivers and being one of the leading companies for already 15-20 years, is presented in our test by two-range tuner ST40. The tuner is designed simply and elegant and has the pleasant appearance. However, all keys, located...
Marantz UD5005 Blu-ray player review
Blu-ray player Marantz UD5005

The junior model in the current line of Blu-ray-player Marantz. Plays as seniors, DVD-Audio discs and SACD, that is, is a generalist. As the functionality is hardly inferior to the upstream device (except for the lack of analog outputs 7.1), it uses audiophile grade components. But constructive relieved:...
Maranz CD-62 CD-player review
CD-player Maranz CD-62

Not so long ago the announcement of a new Marantz CD player would be greeted with eager anticipation, particularly if it was a 'breathed-on' version of its parent company's (Philips) machine. But the company once described as the CD jewel in Philips' crown has become a little jaded over the last year...