(Editorial note: In a webinar held on 7/21/2010, Marantz announced a broad range of exciting new high-performance A/V and home audio components that will soon be coming to market Below, we provide the text of a press release describing the firm’s new high-end A/V separates, including a new flagship A/V preamplifier and two new amplifiers.)
NEW YORK, NY, July 21, 2010 - Marantz America, a world leader of advanced home entertainment solutions, is further cementing its reputation as a longstanding audio leader with the debut of three new high-performance home theater separates, the flagship AV7005 Preamplifier (SRP: $1,499), as well as two Power Amplifiers, the Multichannel MM7055 (SRP: $1,199) and the Two-Channel MM7025 (SRP: $799). Designed to work seamlessly together, the new separates join the MM8003 Power Amplifier in Marantz’ line of next generation components that deliver unprecedented levels of musicality and performance, with advanced system-building flexibility for custom integrators. The next generation A/V separates all feature the striking Marantz chassis design, featuring the traditional star and immediately recognizable Marantz front porthole display. The AV7005 is scheduled for availability in October 2010 and the MM7055 and MM7025 are scheduled to be available in September.
The AV7005 represents a consummate achievement in Marantz’ ongoing mission to create products that will meet the demands of the most discriminating music listener, incorporating both classic features and styling as well as innovative technologies that offer new levels of convenience and flexibility. It features 6 HDMI 1.4(3D/Audio Return Channel) inputs, with 2 HDMI outputs, all ready for 3D. A front panel HDMI input allows for easy connectivity of camcorders and video game sources. For the ultimate in sonic performance, the AV7005 includes full HD audio processing with Pro-Logic IIz, as well as Audyssey MultiEQ XT and Audyssey DSX room EQ processing for impeccable and easy system setup. The AV7005 is fully DNLA 1.5 compliant, allowing smooth integration into home networks, and incorporates a built-in Internet radio, with streaming of popular music sources such as Napster, Rhapsody, and Pandora as well as photo playback and streaming via Flickr.
Like the AV7005, both the new MM7055 5-channel and MM7025 Power Amplifiers feature stylish designs that complement the aesthetics of other Marantz separates. The MM7055 features a Discrete Current Feedback Amplifier 140W (8ohms x5), with balanced input terminals for 5 channels. It can easily be connected to the AV7005 via XLR, providing 140 watts per channel. For even more flexibility in system building, an MM7025 2-channel power amplifier will be available to add 7-channel capability, or provide a power upgrade to existing AVR-based systems.
Noted Kevin Zarow, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Marantz America: “Marantz has long been respected for the unmatched quality of our audio/video seperates, and we are contuining this tradition with our new AV7005, MM7055 and MM7025. Each of these components is designed to work in complete harmony in a high-performance home entertainment system. Most importantly, our new separates give discriminating consumers and custom integrators powerful new tools for creating customized systems that meet or exceed the demands of consumers who expect the best.”
Founded in 1953, Marantz is a world-renowned manufacturer of premium home entertainment components, committed to upholding the tradition of technological superiority and outstanding performance initiated by founder Saul Marantz. The company’s deep roots in audio and legacy of creating some of the world’s most respected audio products have earned it a singular reputation for excellence and innovation. Building on this foundation, the three main pillars of the Marantz philosophy today are superior sound quality, impeccable design and total user convenience. Marantz audio and video components are carried by many of the nation’s premier audio/video retailers and professional custom installers. Additionalinformation is available at www.us.marantz.com and www.facebook.com/marantzamerica. Marantz America is a wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings Inc.