Marantz

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  • D&M Holdings
  • P.O. Box 8744, 5605 LS Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Official website
  • info@marantz.com
  • No tel number available
  • No fax number available

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Equipment[add model]

Marantz manufactures or has manufactured the following equipment (click to expand models list):

Cables
 
CD-Players
 
DVD-Players
 
Dynamic Speakers
 
Electrostatic Headphones
 
Minidisc Players
 
Remotes
 
Solid State Amplifiers
 
Tape Decks
 
Tuners
 
Turntables
 
Valve Amplifiers
 

General information [contribute]

Nico Khalov (November 23, 2008): Marantz is a company that develops and sells upper-mid range to high-end audio products.

The first Marantz audio product was designed and built by Saul B. Marantz in his home in Kew Gardens, New York. The company had a major influence in the development of high fidelity audio systems, and reached the high point of their success in the mid to late 1970s.

During the 1980s, while owned by Philips, a pioneer in compact disc technology, Marantz built some very well received CD players, but other products were not as successful as they were in the 1970s. As of the early 1990s, Marantz has focused on higher end components.

History[contribute]

1952 Saul Marantz sells his first audio product, the "Consolette" pre-amp

1964 Marantz Acquired by Superscope

1966 Beginning with the Model 25, and then 22 and 28, Marantz started manufacturing their products in Japan through a partnership with Standard Radio Corp.

1975 Standard Radio Corp. changes its name to Marantz Japan Inc.

1980 Superscope sold the Marantz brand, dealer network, and all overseas assets (except U.S. and Canada) to Philips Electronics

1992 Philips acquires U.S. and Canada trademarks and dealer network

1997 Saul Marantz passes away aged 86.

2001 Marantz Japan Inc. acquired the brand and all overseas sales subsidiaries

2002 Marantz Japan and Denon merge to form D&M Holdings, to later be joined by other elite audio equipment brands, most famously McIntosh Labs and Boston Acoustics

2008 Philips sells it remaining stake in D&M Holdings, putting an end to the 28-year relationship between Philips and Marantz.

External links

Marantz PRO
Marantz Professional
Marantz Quarter A Reference site
Marantz USA
Marantz's Legendary Audio Classics The Collector's Pages

Forum topics on Marantz

The following topics regarding Marantz in general can be found in the forums. Topics about specific models can be found on the model pages. If you want to start a new topic, click here.