MARANTZ MAKES STREAMING A/V AND SUPERB AUDIO PERFORMANCE MORE ACCESSIBLE WITH AVAILABILITY OF ITS NEW A/V PREAMPLIFIER AND POWER AMP
— THX-Certified AV8003 Networking A/V Pre Amp; MM8003 Power Amplifier —
MAHWAH, NJ, June 10, 2008 – Marantz America, a renowned manufacturer of advanced home entertainment solutions, today announced that its AV8003 Networking A/V Preamplifier (SRP: $2,599.99) and MM8003 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier (SRP: $2,399.99) are available to retailers, providing elegant solutions for streaming high-quality audio and video throughout the home and powering 7.1- or 5.1-channel home entertainment systems, respectively. Featuring brand new chassis designs and a host of advanced features and capabilities, both innovative products give discriminating consumers exciting new solutions for expanding and enhancing their enjoyment of home entertainment, including today’s advanced high-resolution audio and video formats.
AV8003: Multi-Zone Processor and Controller Offers Streaming A/V Capability
The Marantz AV8003 Networking A/V Preamplifier is a THX-Certified, 1080p scaling, multi-source/multi-zone processor that provides users with an easy way to distribute ultimate-quality audio and video entertainment to three separate zones within the home. Thanks to its built-in digital media player, the AV8003 allows users to stream audio and high-definition video throughout their home via an Ethernet port from a networked PC. Marantz’ first built-in video scaler enables enhanced video performance with upconversion and scaling to 1080p from all analog and digital sources and it features a host of today’s most advanced audio and video processing technologies, including HDMI Version 1.3a (4-in/2-out), plus Dolby True HD, dts HD Master Audio, Deep Color and more. In addition, it is HD, XM, and Sirius Radio ready (subscription required for XM and Sirius) and includes a built-in digital media player with Ethernet capability for streaming Audio and video content throughout a networked home.
For ease of setup and enhanced performance, the AV8003 features HDMI 1.3 repeating capability, eliminating signal loss and allowing it to repeat 1080p video signals from HDMI input to HDMI output, as well as decode a variety of audio signals via HDMI.
With its copper plated chassis and distinctive new styling, based on Marantz’ award winning Reference chassis, the no-compromise AV8003 Reference Preamplifier echoes the renowned voice of the company’s founder, Saul Marantz. For total connectivity flexibility, the AV8003 features XLR Pre Output terminals, XLR audio inputs for SA-CD, Component Video outputs for multi-room, RS-232c, Direct IR Inputs and DC Triggers.
MM8003: Ideal for Use With Either 7.1- or 5.1-Channel Systems
The MM8003 is a 140 watt x 8 channel power amp that follows closely in the footsteps of Marantz’ highly acclaimed PM-11S1 and the SR9600. Combining the best sonic features of those products along with new flexibility such as 8-channels, XLR input terminals, output channel relay on/off control and slow start to power-on as well as the beautiful new chassis, the MM8003 is ideal for meeting the demands of any multi-channel home theater system, including both 7.1-channel and 5.1-channel systems. (In the case of 5.1-channel systems, the additional channels may be used for “vertical bi-amping,” which provides the ultimate level of dynamics, bass response and sheer presence.)
For accurate tonal and image balance, speed and dynamics with very low distortion, the MM8803 features a massive audiophile-grade toroidal transformer, custom filter capacitors, hand-selected customized components throughout, copper chassis and ultra-wide bandwidth current feedback technology. The combination of these audio-enhancing features results in music reproduction that captures the essence of each recording or movie soundtrack, with every sonic nuance audible in a rich, enveloping soundstage. Boasting 140 watts per channel, the MM8003 will provide clean and stable power to any speaker package available.
Marantz America is committed to upholding the tradition of technological superiority initiated by founder Saul Marantz. In keeping with this emphasis on quality, Marantz audio and video components are carried only by the nation’s premier independent audio/video specialty retailers. Additional information is available at www.marantz.com. Marantz America is a wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings Inc.
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. is a global operating company providing worldwide management and distribution platforms for premium consumer, automotive, commercial and professional audio and video businesses including Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, Escientâ, Calrec Audio, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath, D&M Professional and D&M Premium Sound Solutions. Our technologies improve the quality of any audio and visual experience. All product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries. For more information visit www.dm-holdings.com.
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