Snell D7 Speaker System, Marantz SR9600 A/V Receiver, and Marantz DV9600 Disc Player
Sound & Vision Magazine
3 November 2013
Excerpt: As I unboxed this month's Spotlight System, I flashed on the innovative histories of Marantz and Snell Acoustics. Saul B. Marantz was a bona fide American audio pioneer in the 1950s and 1960s. His company's electronics not only sounded amazing, they were drop-dead gorgeous. Maybe that's why Marantz's early designs regularly sell on eBay for more than their original prices. Peter Snell was one of the brightest speaker designers to emerge in the mid-1970s.
Excerpt: Simply the best surround receiver Marantz has to offer. Ultimate AV Mag says: DVD players have become so "commoditized" that it's typical today for players to sell for less than $100. And you know what? Some of these inexpensive players feature progressive scan output and perform quite well ove...
Summary: Sonically, and in terms of I/O and multizone flexibility, Marantz’s SR9600 is everything a flagship AVR should be. But in the end it all comes down to sound, and I loved the way this receiver shifted gears, showing delicacy and refinement one moment, and room-shaking power the next. This receiver’s superb sound more than offsets the effort required to conquer its finicky remote.