Marantz

14 May 2013
HFA Audio Setup History 10 – Bedroom Setup premium
Bedroom system – before the room was to be combined with the cinema room, computer room and hallway The bedroom double-functioned as 2nd TV room at the time. Pretty unneccesary really, but I still had the TV as a leftover from the previous house so I went and installed it in the tiny bedroom. Like […]
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CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Marantz premium
Marantz is well known for its collectable CD player classics such as the CD94, CD7 and the CD12. What they all have in common is that they look great, sound even better and are utterly reliable.
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Marantz CD74 and CD84 premium
Near identical players, yet very different sound. Read about the two players being compared in detail.
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Inside Pics of classic Philips and Marantz CD players premium
These Marantz and Philips CD players with their massive cast-iron swing-arm glass-lense mechanisms still produce excellent sound and are virtually indestructible. Here's a look inside some of the most interesting models.
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The almost complete Philips CDM range of Swing Arm CD Mechanisms premium
When CD was introduced around 1982, Philips' CDM transports were made extremely well, to the point of being almost over-engineered.
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Marantz CD player Timeline premium
Timeline overview of the most interesting classic Marantz CD players.
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Naim NDX, CDX2, DAC and XPS2 premium
After being so enthusiastic about the UnitiQute and Uniti, I was curious to find out how much more there would be in the Naims higher up on the scale.
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12 August 2011
HFA Audio Setup History 07 – Serious Streaming premium
While my Levinson 390S was away for repairs, I had an Ayre CD player on loan, and once again tried a bunch of Marantzes. This time not just any Marantz though: after concluding that the CD80 was nice enough as a transport but not great as an integrated player and trying the ancient CD74 and […]
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Audio Synthesis DAX Decade DAC premium
An older dac but recently overhauled at the factory to bring it to current spec.
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Marantz NR1501 surround receiver premium
The Marantz may be slim - but it packs almost all features that you could possibly wish for. Oh, and it sounds much, much better than you'd think!
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7 August 2009
HFA Audio Setup History 04 – Maximum Expansion! premium
The main picture above shows the complete setup as it was on december 2008. Individual component changes aside, the setup ‘s main components remained unchanged until 2009 and many reviews were written using this system. From left to right:  Martin Logan SL3 hybride electrostatic speakers, Rel Quake II subwoofers mostly for surround, Jeff Rowland model […]
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5 June 2009
CD Transport + DAC or Integrated Player? premium
As always, both methods have their own advantages, but there is one unique clear advantage to taking the integrated player route.
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5 June 2009
Separate Transport + DAC versus Integrated CD Player premium
Does a separate transport and DAC sound better than an integrated player?
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Marantz CD94 mkII (used as transport) and CEC TL-1x premium
CD Player Transport Comparison.
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Proceed PDT-3 CD Transport – Quick Impression premium
Odd but interesting CD transport.
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Classic Philips and Marantz CD Player Comparison premium
These oldies perform way beyond expectation and even have some special qualities that are rare in digital!
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Marantz CD 14 cd player with Feickert modification – Quick Impression premium
Difficult to say if it's the Feickert I'm hearing or the intrinsic sound of the CD14...
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Marantz CD4000 CD Player – Quick Impression premium
ot highend by any stretch of imagination but neutral, rhythmic, lively and fast.
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