Marantz archive

  • Spotify Connect takes on AirPlay, dozens of speakers to support new streaming option
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    Spotify Connect takes on AirPlay, dozens of speakers to support new streaming option

    By 3 September 2013

    Spotify is to take on Sonos and Apple's AirPlay offering with a new feature it is rolling out in the coming weeks. Called Spotify Connect, a new button within the company's iPhone and iPad apps (an Android version is coming very quickly soon after) will...

  • Marantz saves you some space with ultra-slim NR1604 and NR1504 receivers
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    Marantz saves you some space with ultra-slim NR1604 and NR1504 receivers

    By 21 May 2013

    Marantz has announced the NR1604 and NR1504 AV receivers. Both are designed to pack the same sort of audio punch as their bulkier counterparts, except this time they fit into a much smaller space. We reviewed the NR1603 a few months ago and found its...

  • Marantz NR1603 review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Marantz NR1603 review

    By 15 February 2013

    Getting enough oomph from your home cinema system normally requires you to store a super-size brick of a receiver underneath your television. Marantz likes to think otherwise, with its slimline set of NR receivers. Sitting in the middle of the new range...

  • Marantz Consolette speaker dock: beautiful, expensive and out in November
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    Marantz Consolette speaker dock: beautiful, expensive and out in November

    By 23 October 2012

    The Marantz Consolette Speaker Dock is a premium device with a price tag to match, retailing for a cool £899.90 this coming November. It sports a metallic front, while the back of the speaker, in contrast, is made from walnut wood. A retractable docking...

  • Best compact Hi-Fi systems
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    Best compact Hi-Fi systems

    By 19 December 2011

    MP3 players are great but, on a long winter’s night, it’s hard to beat a proper hi-fi. Good hi-fi systems cost money, people. They always have, and a £50 iPod dock just won’t cut the mustard in comparison. Naturally, there’s plenty to choose...

  • Denon and Marantz offer free AirPlay upgrades until end of 2011
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    Denon and Marantz offer free AirPlay upgrades until end of 2011

    By 19 October 2011

    Top home cinema brands Denon and Marantz have both announced that they will be offering free AirPlay upgrades to customers who own suitable network AV receivers and systems. While each company has a selection of out-of-the-box AirPlay kit, they will also...

  • Marantz releases two new AirPlay compatible AV receivers
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    Marantz releases two new AirPlay compatible AV receivers

    By 21 June 2011

    Marantz continues its tradition of ear-blastingly powerful AV receivers with the SR6006 and SR5006, both of which can turn out Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio.  The receivers both come with cutting edge upscaling tech to turn SD signals into beautiful...

  • Marantz AirPlay options increases by two
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    Marantz AirPlay options increases by two

    By 13 May 2011

    Marantz has lifted the lid on its two newest Apple AirPlay compliant devices; the Marantz NR1602 and the Marantz NR1402 AV receivers. Available in black or silver, the AV receivers have plenty of input and output options on board, but are slimline enough...

  • Marantz Melody Media   review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Marantz Melody Media review

    By 11 March 2011

    The hi-fi landscape is changing and, not surprisingly, it all revolves around Apple if this high-end piece of kit from Japanese brand Marantz is anything to go by. The Marantz Melody Media was crowned as the, “world’s first AirPlay certified music...

  • Marantz AirPlay-touting NA7004 network audio player announced
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    Marantz AirPlay-touting NA7004 network audio player announced

    By 21 January 2011

    Marantz has announced its latest network audio player - the NA7004 - and it's a beast that packs an absolute wealth of features. Packed into the Marantz NA7004 is the same CS4398 stereo DAC also found in the £1000 SA-KI Pearl Lite player, and there's...

  • Denon and Marantz join the Apple AirPlay party
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    Denon and Marantz join the Apple AirPlay party

    By 7 January 2011

    Maybe it was the announcement of the Zeppelin Air that forced audio specialists Denon and Marantz into action, or perhaps they always had CES week in mind, but whatever the reason the good news is that Apple AirPlay is now available on even more high-end...

  • Cool convergence with the Marantz Melody Movie
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    Cool convergence with the Marantz Melody Movie

    By 16 November 2010

    Why have two boxes for your audio and home cinema dealings, when you can cram it all into one? That must have been the thinking behind Marantz's latest foray into the home-cinema market, with the Marantz Melody Movie. The MMM is a compact Blu-ray player,...

  • Marantz AirPlays its hand for music streaming
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    Marantz AirPlays its hand for music streaming

    By 11 October 2010

    Marantz were early arrivals at the Apple AirPlay shindig, stating that its Melody Media all-in-one system, was "the world's first AirPlay certified music system". Since that announcement, Denon has also confrimed that it will come a rocking down AirPlay...

  • Marantz flies in the world's first Apple AirPlay system
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    Marantz flies in the world's first Apple AirPlay system

    By 8 October 2010

    AV specialist Marantz has announced, what it is calling, "the world's first AirPlay certified music system". AirPlay is Apple's latest attempt at music streaming, that lets you pump out your iTunes library across any compatible speaker setup. The Marantz...

  • Apple Special Event - everything you need to know
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    Apple Special Event - everything you need to know

    By 2 September 2010

    An Apple Special Event is always one of the biggest dates in the tech world calendar and, this week, Steve Jobs did not disappoint. Along with an entirely new lineup of iPods, he also unveiled a revamped version of Apple TV, along with iTunes 10, which...

  • Marantz UD8004 Blu-ray player launches
    Home Cinema

    Marantz UD8004 Blu-ray player launches

    By 4 January 2010

    Marantz is offering an alternative to its £5000 flagship universal Blu-ray player with the launch of a £2299 effort. The new Marantz UD8004 universal high definition player claims to offer tech from its big brother but with a fractionally more affordable...

  • Marantz offers slim NR1501 AV amp
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    Marantz offers slim NR1501 AV amp

    By 28 October 2009

    Marantz has unveiled a slimline AV amplifier that's aimed at the "entry-level" sector of the market. The NR1501 amp measures just 10cm from top to bottom - around half the size of normal surround sound designs. Despite this, Marantz claims that it still...

  • Marantz launches CD6003 hi-fi CD player
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    Marantz launches CD6003 hi-fi CD player

    By 30 June 2009

    Hi-fi equipment manufacturer Marantz has announced the launch of its CD6003 CD player, which supports CD, CD-R and CD-RW playback. But that's not all - it also features a USB port that you can plug a memory stick into. From there, it'll play any WMA,...

  • Marantz CR502 all-in-one music system announced
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    Marantz CR502 all-in-one music system announced

    By 24 February 2009

    Marantz has announced a new all-in-one music system, the CR502 CD DAB receiver. The compact music system is a space saver, but the company insists that this is not at the expense of sound quality or system functionality. With an aluminium shell and a...

  • Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray player revealed
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    Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray player revealed

    By 29 January 2009

    Marantz has unveiled its flagship Blu-ray player, the BD8002, describing the player as "an ultimate-quality, reference standard High Definition source component". The BD8002 offers a 1080p image, 24 frames per second, and decoding of Dolby Digital Plus,...

  • Marantz launches IS301 hand-held iPod dock
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    Marantz launches IS301 hand-held iPod dock

    By 19 December 2008

    Marantz has launched the IS301, a hand-held iPod dock for those that enjoy their iPhone and iPod touch's tactile charms so much they don't want to put them down. This "ingenious" new hand-held device lets you roam free with your iPod or, if placed in...

  • Marantz Cinemarium launches
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    Marantz Cinemarium launches

    By 21 April 2008

    Marantz's "Cinemarium" that offers a "one-box-for-all" design approach to surround sound is now available in the UK. Comprising of six speaker drivers – arranged in special tweeter, midrange and woofer configuration – each is individually powered...

  • CES 2008: Marantz AV8003 Pre-Processor and Power Amp
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    CES 2008: Marantz AV8003 Pre-Processor and Power Amp

    By 8 January 2008

    Part of Marantz’s ever growing arsenal of "separates" AV kit, at CES the company has unveiled its latest double team assault on the AV market in the shapes of the AV8003 pre-processor and power amplifier. So new is this AV8003 dream team that features...

  • CES 2008: Marantz ES7001 Sound Bar launches
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: Marantz ES7001 Sound Bar launches

    By 8 January 2008

    Jumping on the sound bar bandwagon, Marantz has unveiled its own one-box surround sound speaker solution at CES 2008. Having spent three years developing the ES7001, Marantz claims to have "ironed out" the bumps that have been an inherent flaw in many...

  • CES 2008: Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray player launches
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    CES 2008: Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray player launches

    By 8 January 2008

    Although the press bods at Marantz have assured us that they are not siding with one side over the other in the next-gen format war, the company has unveiled its first Blu-ray disc, DVD and CD player at CES 2008. The BD8002 arrives with statistics so...