Archive for September, 2008

Denon DVD-1800BD Blu-ray Disc Player to Expand Product Line-Up

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

– New More Affordable Player Brings Denon-Quality Blu-ray Performance Within Reach of More Consumers; Features HDMI 1.3a with Deep Color Support –

Denver, CO, September 4, 2008 — Denon Electronics, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment components, today announced that it will begin delivering its DVD-1800BD Profile 1 version 1.1 Blu-ray Disc Player (SRP: $749) to retailers in October 2008. Offering consumers extraordinary video and audio quality at a more affordable price point, the DVD-1800BD features HDMI 1.3a with Deep Color and Bonus View support, full bitstream output of Dolby and DTS-HD audio formats, as well as 1080p scaling from SD DVDs and 2-channel analog audio output. (more…)

Escient’s Vision Comes To Life: A New Dimension in Whole-Home Movie, Music Networking

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

– Company’s Vision Series Offers Exciting New Solutions for Managing and Instantaneously Accessing Movies, Music and Other Digital Media –

DENVER, CO, September 4, 2008 – Escient®, the pioneer in digital media management, announced today that its highly anticipated Vision Series Media Management products have begun shipping to authorized dealers. An innovative breakthrough in “whole home” entertainment networking, Vision Series products allow users to play and import all their movies, videos, music, and photos using the front-panel drive and home network*. Escient’s Vision Series products, including two versions of an all-in-one server/player, Models VS-100 and VS-200, as well as the VC-1 networked audio/video zone player and the large-capacity VX-600 media server, provide consumers with elegant new solutions for managing, accessing and enjoying movies and music throughout the home, all via a single intuitive interface. ** (more…)

McIntosh Introduces Ultimate Luxury Class MDLP2 DLP HD Video Projector at CEDIA 2008

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

– Highly Anticipated Display Device Features the Latest Texas Instruments DC4 Chip, Provides Full-Uncompressed HDTV 1920×1080 Pixel Resolution –

Denver, CO, September 4, 2008– McIntosh Laboratory, a world leader in home entertainment systems for nearly 60 years, will demonstrate the pinnacle of luxury video display performance at CEDIA 2008 with its highly anticipated MDLP2 High-Definition DLP® Front Projector (US and Canada SRP: $18,000). The 1080p HD projector features the landmark Texas Instruments DC4 hand-selected chip set, which provides a significantly brighter, higher contrast image than current DLP chips. Viewers enjoy full-uncompressed HDTV 1920×1080 pixel resolution for strikingly realistic, richly detailed video reproduction, bringing home entertainment yet another step closer to a true film-like cinema viewing experience. The MDLP2 will replace the MDLP1, and is available with both medium or long throw lenses (MDLP2M and MDLP2L). (more…)

McIntosh Adds To Its Line Of High-Performance SACD/CD Players With New Flagship Model

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

– Ultimate Playback Luxury and Higher Resolution Audio Performance, with Selectable Digital Inputs for Expandability and Flexibility –

Denver, CO, September 4, 2008 — McIntosh Laboratory, a world leader in home entertainment systems for nearly 60 years, recently announced the introduction of its new flagship Model MCD500 SACD/CD Player (US and Canada SRP: $6,500), a high-performance luxury source component that leads the company’s lineup of advanced SACD/CD players, providing users with the ultimate level of playback perfection from today’s higher resolution SACD digital audio discs. The flagship MCD500 joins McIntosh’s no-compromise MCD201 SACD/CD player and high-performance MCD301 in the company’s line of advanced solutions for disc playback. With a host of today’s most advanced technologies, build materials and engineering characteristics, the MCD500 delivers an unprecedented level of musical purity and the finest in audio enjoyment. The MCD500 is now available at McIntosh authorized dealers. (more…)

Mcintoshâ introduces powerful new three-channel

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

– Luxury Component Is First Ever Multi-Channel Amplifier from McIntosh to Include Autoformer Coupled Output Stages –

Denver, CO, September 4, 2008 – McIntosh Laboratory, a world leader in home entertainment systems for nearly 60 years, announces its first-ever multi-channel amplifier with Autoformer technology, the MC303 Three-Channel Power Amplifier (SRP: TBD). The McIntosh Autoformer, a patented premium technology included only in the very best of McIntosh products, allows each channel of the MC303 to deliver maximum power into 2, 4, or 8 ohm loads, improving performance by virtually eliminating noise and distortion. Power Guard, a McIntosh circuit innovation, offers maximum sound quality at high power levels while Sentry Monitor provides continuous short circuit protection. (more…)

Mcintoshâ teams up with renowned audiophile expert

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

– Over Three Hours of DVD Content Provides Users With Unique Guide to Turntable Setup, Plus an Entertaining Journey into the Wonders of Vinyl! –

Denver, CO, September 4, 2008 – McIntosh Laboratory, a world leader in home entertainment systems for nearly 60 years, is teaming up with renowned audiophile and journalist Michael Fremer to provide consumers with a special educational DVD as a gift upon purchase and registration of the McIntosh MT10 ultimate-quality luxury turntable. (US and Canada SRP: $9,500). Fremer’s fascinating and informative DVD, “21st Century Vinyl,” packed with over three hours of content, will provide discriminating McIntosh customers with a valuable and entertaining guide to setting up a top-quality high-performance vinyl audio system. (more…)

Marantz at cedia 2008: Focusing on the human component of home entertainment

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

– Company Launches 15 New Products with New Cosmetics, Shallower Chassis, Advanced Performance and Convenience Features; Unveils Attention Getting Ad Campaign –

DENVER, CO, September 4, 2008 – Marantz America, a world leader in advanced home entertainment solutions, will bring the anatomy of home entertainment excellence to center stage at CEDIA 2008, unveiling a bold advertising campaign keyed to a new range of products that reflect the company’s 50-year-plus record of achievement and its commitment to providing 21st century consumers with a stimulating “whole body experience.” The campaign, which will be mirrored in Marantz’ CEDIA Booth design, kicks off in September with a page-stopping series of print ads to appear in key industry trade magazines. It features images of new Marantzâ products juxtaposed with visually striking anatomy book sketches of human organs (heart, eyes, ear, brain), underscoring the ‘human component’ that’s central to the design of the products and the immersive experience they offer to consumers. The print campaign is scheduled to continue through 2009, and will be supported by a direct-mail initiative to current and target Marantz retailers. (more…)

Marantz debuts new high-performance model bd7003

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

– New More Affordable Profile 1 Version 1.1 Blu-ray Player Offers Superior Quality Video and Audio –

DENVER, CO, September 4, 2008 – Marantz America, a world leader in advanced home entertainment solutions, will introduce a new leading-edge high definition video source component at CEDIA 2008 – the BD7003 Profile 1 Version 1.1 Blu-ray Disc Player (SRP: $799). Scheduled for availability in November 2008, the new high-value high-performance BD7003 joins Marantz’s high-performance BD8002 Blu-ray Disc Player (SRP: $1,999.99). (more…)

Marantz expands line of ultimate-quality

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

– Four New Integrated Amplifiers (two of which are Reference), One Stereo Receiver, and three CD Players (one in the Reference line) Reaffirm Company’s Commitment to No-Compromise Audio Excellence –

DENVER, CO, September 4, 2008 — Reflecting its longstanding audio heritage, Marantzâ announces the upcoming introduction of eight ultimate-quality component separates at CEDIA 2008. The new line includes four new integrated amplifiers, including two Reference models, the PM-11S2 (SRP: $4,499.99) and PM-15S1GL (SRP: $1,999.99), as well as the PM8003 (SRP: $999.99) and PM5003 (SRP: $449.99). In addition, Marantz is introducing two SACD players, the Reference SA-15S2 (SRP: $1,999.99) and the SA8003 (SRP: $999.99) as well as a CD Player, Model CD5003 (SRP: $349) and a Stereo Receiver, Model SR4023 (SRP: $499.99). True to form as the industry’s longstanding leader in reference-quality audio, the new separates from Marantz provide discriminating audiophiles and custom installation specialists with the advanced components they need to create ultimate-quality audio systems. (more…)

Marantz upgrades its line of advanced a/v receivers

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

– All Three New Models Feature Elegant New Chassis and Cosmetics,
HDMI Repeating and Switching and More;
Offer Consumers an Affordable “Step-Up” Option –

DENVER, CO, September 4, 2008 – Marantzâ America, a world leader in advanced home entertainment solutions, is upgrading its acclaimed line of multi-channel audio/video receivers at CEDIA 2008 with the introduction of three new 7.1-channel models that offer consumers and custom installers a host of high-performance features, dynamic surround sound solutions, multi-room audio distribution and more. The company’s three new receivers, all featuring Marantz’ elegant new shallower chassis design and stylish cosmetics, include the SR6003 (SRP: $1,199.99), replacing the SR6001; the SR5003 (SRP: $799.99), replacing the SR5002; and the SR4003 (SRP: $549.99), replacing the SR4002. For ease of set-up and enhanced performance, all feature HDMI repeating capabilities, eliminating signal loss and allowing them to repeat 1080p video signals from HDMI input to HDMI output as well as decode a variety of audio signals via HDMI. (more…)

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