Excerpt: Marantz was founded in 1952 by Saul B. Marantz, who designed and built his first products at his home in Kew Gardens, New York. By the time I envied a college friend for owning a beautiful 1975-vintage Marantz stereo receiver, the company was owned by Superscope. The brand’s North American operations passed into the hands of Philips before it finally merged with Denon to form D&M Holdings in 2002.
Excerpt: For the last 55 years, Marantz has made quality its number one priority. While other receiver manufacturers have often scrambled to be first to market with the latest, greatest features, Marantz has remained quietly patient, waiting out the inevitable bugs and limitations of brand-new technologies.
Pros: Superb sound, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, 7.1, multi-zone and bi-amp capable, Pro-Logic IIz support
Conclusion: Im Hörtest legt der Marantz eine äußerst gelungene Vorstellung hin und zeigt sich seinen Mitbewerbern in einigen Disziplinen mehr als gewachsen. Die Umsetzung von analogem Bildmaterial auf HDMI überzeugt allerdings nicht.