Marantz SR4300 AV-receiver

The look of Marantz receivers does not change: gold on black and a flawlessly balanced panel. The left rotary knob, the same as the volume control, is used to select the surround mode. SR4300 has six amplification channels and is equipped with decoders of the newest 6.1 formats. Because of this, the setting is slightly complicated, but the algorithm is quite intuitive. The setting is made from the remote control, the result is displayed on the fluorescent display. Variable parameters of Marantz SR4300 are numerous. For example, the signal delay is adjustable even for a subwoofer, which allows you to tune the system more accurately. For Dolby Pro Logic II there are such adjustments as Panorama and Center Width. You can even change the signal level of 6.1-input, enter the frequency of the radio station by direct dialing or assign a name from several letters or digits. In addition to the receiver, the remote control is able to control nine devices of Marantz. However, it is not overloaded with buttons, and a clear division into working areas turns it into an ergonomic device. The modest characteristics of the 6.1 input do not allow us to unequivocally recommend SR4300 to the fans of exclusive formats (SACD, DVD-Audio), but it copes excellently with the playback of stereo recordings on CD and multi-channel 6.1 tracks.

Marantz SR4300 AV-receiver photo