Marantz http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/news en-GB Marantz Melody Media M-CR610 http://www.stuff.tv/m-cr610-melody-media/marantz-melody-media-m-cr610/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marantz crams a lot of tech into its internet-connected micro system, but is this musical Tardis as capable as it is feature-packed? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Marantz M-CR610 Melody Media review" alt="Marantz M-CR610 Melody Media review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Marantz%20MCR610%20v2.jpg?1387627541" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ced-yuen" title="View user profile.">Ced Yuen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s a lot to be said about streaming these days, and it&rsquo;s easy to forget about physical media. Thankfully, Marantz doesn&rsquo;t make you choose.</p> <p>The M-CR610 is the latest in the company&rsquo;s line of Melody Media systems, and lets you play music from just about any source. The convenience of computer audio, combined with the quality of traditional hi-fi: now that&rsquo;s a tune we can dance to.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £450.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smooth sound </div> <div class="field-item even"> Crazy number of source options </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Dinky and stylish </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The sound could kick harder </div> <div class="field-item even"> No Bluetooth </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plastic fantastic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This very shiny box is made with glossy plastic, which is a little bit of a shame, given its predecessor had a metal body. It&rsquo;s well made nonetheless, and surprisingly weighty.&nbsp;And the buttons are nice to press. </p> <p>Yes, Mr Wayne, it does come in black, but we rather like the Art Deco vibe of the black and silver combo. Marantz&rsquo;s penchant for symmetry appeals to our logic chips, too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Marantz M-CR610 Melody Media review" alt="Marantz M-CR610 Melody Media review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/913ZgxXhQnL._SL1500_.jpg?1387627541" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More connections than Heathrow </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The M-CR610 really wants you to shake up your choice of music sources.</p> <p>Radio comes in FM, DAB and internet flavours, and you can connect to Spotify and Last.fm. Got your own content? Stream it over a networked computer, or plug a hard drive into one of the two USB ports, which support formats right up to 24-bit/192kHz FLAC files, which is sure to please the sound quality obsessives out there.</p> <p>Those USB ports also read iPods, but Apple users can also stream using AirPlay. Sadly there&rsquo;s no Bluetooth, but there are wired options: one optical and two analogue inputs. Remember CDs? It plays those, too. If there are too many options for you, check out the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/denon/denon-ceol-piccolo/review" target="_blank">Denon CEOL Piccolo</a>, an even more diminutive system that ditches CD altogether.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Marantz M-CR610 Melody Media review" alt="Marantz M-CR610 Melody Media review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/XL_mcr610_n_wt_re.jpg?1387627541" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unchained melody </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Setting up is beautifully simple. The M-CR610 automatically prompts you to connect to Wi-Fi. Identifying your network on the fairly spacious display and punching in the password with the remote takes about a minute. Alternatively you can connect an Ethernet cable, which only takes about ten seconds to register. It helps to plug that in with the machine off, otherwise it can get a little confused.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Choose control </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All set up? Now choose your weapon. You can flick between inputs by jabbing the machine in the face until the right mode shows up, but an easier way is to use the remote control, which is nicely laid out, with dedicated buttons for each input.</p> <p>Better still, use the free Marantz Remote App (<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dmholdings.marantzremoteapp&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">Android</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/marantz-remote-app/id388917986?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>). It does everything the regular remote can, with the benefit of a QWERTY keyboard. It beats using 0-9 keypad to type &lsquo;I Believe In A Thing Called Love&rsquo; into Spotify.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sound performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Add a decent pair of speakers (we&rsquo;d recommend the <a href="http://www.whathifi.com/review/wharfedale-diamond-121" target="_blank">Wharfedale Diamond 121s, reviewed by our colleagues at whathifi.com right here</a>), and this thing sounds great. The M-CR610 has a very smooth, likeable demeanour. If you have a harsh recording, the Marantz will do its best to gloss over the flaws.</p> <p>The sound is very clean and clear, which helps to make vocals a little more direct. There&rsquo;s a nice amount of detail at the top end, balanced by good bass extension.</p> <p>Assuming you&rsquo;ve not gone for tiny speakers the sense of scale the Marantz delivers is very impressive: we didn&rsquo;t expect such a big sound from a small box. It could do with just a little more kick, though. The buttery smoothness is lovely, but sometimes you long for a little bit of bite, and the Marantz is a touch too polite to sink its teeth all the way in. But that&rsquo;s a very minor criticism of what is otherwise &nbsp;a lovely, engaging, easy-going listen.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For once, &quot;all in one&quot; isn&rsquo;t a massive exaggeration. This little box has a ridiculous number of sources to choose from, and the sound is smoother than a waxed toffee. Add decent speakers and you&rsquo;ve got a very capable, very clever little hi-fi that&#39;s only just held back from a spot in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hi-fi-streaming/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 list of the best hi-fi and streamers in the world</a> by Denon&#39;s cuter, cheaper, CD-less <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/denon/denon-ceol-piccolo/review" target="_blank">CEOL Piccolo</a>.</p> <p>But if you&#39;re not quite ready to entirely ditch the discs, the Marantz allows you to dip your toe in the hi-fi streaming waters while providing an umbilical cord to the good old days of physical media. And there isn&#39;t anything wrong with that.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Marantz M-CR610 review" alt="Marantz M-CR610 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Marantz%20MCR610%20front2.jpg?1387627541" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An excellent music box of tricks that does nearly everything &ndash; and does it really rather well</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/m-cr610-melody-media/marantz-melody-media-m-cr610/review#comments Hi-Fi & Streaming M-CR610 Melody Media Marantz Sat, 21 Dec 2013 11:53:54 +0000 Tom Parsons 1430323 at http://www.stuff.tv Marantz UD7007 http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-ud7007/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, £1000 is a hell of a lot for a Blu-ray player. So can Marantz convince us the UD7007 is worth it? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Marantz-UD7007-review.jpg?1372661815" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pricey like an Aston Martin is pricey and about as satisfying to own, this Marantz can play any disc you like, streams music at high-def resolutions and can withstand medium-sized earthquakes. If you really, really take movies and music seriously, this is the Blu-ray player for you.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the full<a href="http://www.whathifi.com/review/marantz-ud7007"> Marantz UD7007 review at whathifi.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,000.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-url"> <div class="field-label">What Hi-Fi? review URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.whathifi.com/review/marantz-ud7007 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you really, really take movies and music seriously this is the Blu-ray player for you&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-ud7007/review#comments Blu-ray and DVD Marantz Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Sophie Charara 1423840 at http://www.stuff.tv Marantz M-CR603 http://www.stuff.tv/marantz-m-cr603/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stylish micro hi-fi trying to add some curves to go with those phat sounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/marantz-m-cr603-main.jpg?1365437102" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="533" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Marantz-M-CR603-front.jpg?1365437102" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="418" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Marantz-M-CR603-back.jpg?1365437102" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/simon-osborne-walker" title="View user profile.">Simon Osborne-Walker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Also known as the Melody Media, the Marantz draws comparisons with the Denon: the brands share a parent company, and the design of the two units is similar.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £500.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fantastic sound, whatever the source </div> <div class="field-item even"> Remote control app </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Multitude of inputs and streaming services </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No wireless on base model </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smooth operation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There’s a remote control app called the Marantz Wizz App, and despite its horribly twee name it’s well worth having, putting the controls, track information and extras in the palm of your hand. And this is a system you’ll want to use: it sounds superb, wherever you source your music and, apped up, is as slick in operation as it is in looks. Hard to fault, really.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wired for sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Marantz has gone for wired-only as the most reliable option for streaming music at all bitrates. However, an Ethernet bridge or Bluetooth aerial will unwire you and Marantz has a modular M-XPort into which you can plug in the RX-101 Bluetooth A2DP adapter. It’s an extra £100, but you’ll be able to stream music from any phone.</p> <p>You&nbsp;<em>could</em>&nbsp;buy Marantz speakers to go with it, but the M-CR603 has the sonic chops to deal with something more extravagant. Even KEF’s £450 Q300s aren’t beyond it. Meanwhile iPod dock connector cables and USB memory devices can be hooked up to the front-facing USB port, and there are sockets for non-Apple portables and headphones.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="502" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Marantz-M-CR603-back-resized.jpg?1365437102" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Demand more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Marantz shares many features with the&nbsp;<a title="Denon CEOL RCD-N7 review" href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/denon-ceol-rcd-n7">Denon CEOL</a>, and one of our favourites is on-demand music streaming from Napster and Last.fm. You’ll need to pay for subscriptions, mind you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Marantz lacks wireless networking, but its sound quality more than makes up for it</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/marantz-m-cr603 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/marantz-m-cr603/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/marantz-m-cr603/review#comments M-CR603 Marantz Fri, 06 May 2011 14:25:52 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 416382 at http://www.stuff.tv Icon – Marantz NA7004 http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/icon-%E2%80%93-marantz-na7004/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Music streaming has never looked half as good as this </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Marantz-NA7004_0.jpg?1364402353" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>New amplifier?</strong></p> <p>You're in the right ballpark, but playing for the wrong team. Okay, not quite the right analogy. It's a music streamer, actually.</p> <p><strong>Big and fancy for a streamer...</strong></p> <p>That's because the hi-fi world is embracing streaming tech finally. The audiophile set is flinging 24-bit FLAC music files across listening rooms as though their vinyl's welfare depends on it.</p> <p><strong>Okay, it looks nice but does it do anything special?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/icon/icon-%E2%80%93-marantz-na7004 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/icon-%E2%80%93-marantz-na7004/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/icon-%E2%80%93-marantz-na7004/news#comments Marantz NA7004 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:18:41 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 415441 at http://www.stuff.tv Marantz BD7004 http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-bd7004/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make the step up to a mid-range Blu-ray player and you expect a lot for your money – does Marantz’s unit deliver the hi-def goods? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1400" height="916" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/marantz-bd7004-front.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="338" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MarantzBD7004.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="349" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MarantzBD7004white.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We’re already huge fans of Marantz’s high-end <a href="http://stuff.tv/blogs/jargonbuster/archive/2008/02/11/blu-ray.aspx" target="_blank">Blu-ray</a> spinners – in particular, the UD8004 and UD9004. So if the mid-range BD7004 was a racehorse, you’d back it to the hilt.</p> <p><strong>Stuck in the blocks</strong></p> <p>It’s something of a surprise, then, to find that first impressions aren’t great. The 7004’s loading drawer feels a bit flimsy, and loading is a little sluggish.</p> <p>But now that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the good news – and there’s a lot of it.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £700.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marantz’s rich vein of form continues with another cracking Blu-ray player </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/marantz-bd7004 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-bd7004/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-bd7004/review#comments BD7004 Blu-ray and DVD Marantz Thu, 05 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14881 at http://www.stuff.tv Marantz busts out Blu-ray micro system http://www.stuff.tv/m-cr502/marantz-busts-out-blu-ray-micro-system/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Still fresh from taking top spot in our Hi-Fi Top Ten with the M-CR502, Marantz has crafted a beautiful Blu-ray version.The Marantz M-ER803 was first </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/182990a48mn_0.jpg?1364403957" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Still fresh from taking top spot in our <a href="http://stuff.tv/Top10/TV-hi-fi-Top10s/Hi-Fi/">Hi-Fi Top Ten</a> with the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Marantz-M-CR502-review/">M-CR502</a>, Marantz has crafted a beautiful Blu-ray version.</p> <p>The Marantz M-ER803 was first spotted at the <a href="http://stuff.tv/blogs/music/archive/2010/05/08/show-report-high-end-show-2010.aspx">High End Show</a> in May, but pricing and specs have now been confirmed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/stuff/marantz-busts-out-blu-ray-micro-system </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/m-cr502/marantz-busts-out-blu-ray-micro-system/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/m-cr502/marantz-busts-out-blu-ray-micro-system/news#comments M-CR502 Marantz Thu, 10 Jun 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14631 at http://www.stuff.tv Marantz M-CR502 http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-m-cr502/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marantz has knocked a tonne off the asking price for this stylish, specced-up micro hi-fi. But will the drop in price seal the deal? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <p>We had a sneak peak at the M-CR502 back in July, and were quite taken with its lean, driving approach and sonic clarity – not to mention rather attractive styling. But at £500, it lacked a little in the soul department to truly bowl us over.</p> <p>It's always about 'performance-per-pound' here at Stuff, though, and when we heard Marantz had dropped its asking price by £100 we thought it only fair to put the M-CR502 through its paces properly. </p> <p><strong>Optional speakers</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £400.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clean, punchy and precise, the cheaper price tag transforms the Marantz M-CR502 into a killer micro system </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/marantz-m-cr502 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-m-cr502/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-m-cr502/review#comments M-CR502 Marantz Fri, 07 Aug 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12983 at http://www.stuff.tv Marantz IS301 http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-is301/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marantz’s wire-free dock lets you carry your iPod round the house while pumping its music through your hi-fi… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="717" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IS301_GROUP-96dpi_w1200.jpg?1364299717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An add-on for your existing hi-fi system rather than a self-contained iPod speaker dock, the IS301 delivers something pretty unique: the ability to carry your iPod around your house and still listen to music through your ‘proper’ music setup.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p>Cut the cables</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £200.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not cheap and a little fussy, but if you need a wireless iPod add-on for your home hi-fi this fits the bill nicely </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/marantz-is301 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-is301/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-is301/review#comments Docks and Speakers IS301 Marantz Fri, 06 Mar 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11971 at http://www.stuff.tv Marantz DV7001 http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-dv7001/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Squeeze more out of your DVDs with Marantz’s hulk of a player. It’ll bootcamp those discs to 1080p. Hup! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="377" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Marantz_DV7001_bg_0.jpg?1364300076" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD war is now in the trench warfare phase, with bemused consumers wearily traversing the no man’s land between the sides. But there is a third way to go hi-def – with a high-end DVD upscaler like the Marantz DV7001.</p> <p>This home cinema beast is built like a tank, supports 1080p upscaling and handles DTS-encoding, DVD-Audio and SACD, plus DivX films. And, best of all, you won’t have to buy your entire movie collection all over again.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The only way is up</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £600.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The price is steep but if you want to go HD, shelling out for new-format discs of your movie collection could be steeper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/marantz-dv7001 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-dv7001/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-dv7001/review#comments Blu-ray and DVD DV7001 Marantz Tue, 06 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8460 at http://www.stuff.tv Marantz IS201 http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-is201/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marantz’s two-box take on the iPod dock has squared up to the Arcam’s impressive rDock. Which high-end tunesmith will prevail? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="950" height="648" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/e_is201_lrg_0.jpg?1364300417" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>No missed connections</strong></p> <p>This is more than a desperate attempt to stand out to the roving eye of the iPod owner. The connections box not only boosts connectivity options, it all also means you can hide all the ugly cables away, leaving you with a dainty cradle on display with just one wire protruding from the rear.</p> <p>You not only get stereo audio and S-Video outputs, the IS201 also comes with several sockets to connect it to your computer.</p> <p><strong>You’re in control</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £100.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marantz’s twin box iPod dock gets one over its rivals with its impressive connectivity options and dedicated remote, but the sound quality falls just short of Arcam’s rDock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/marantz-is201 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-is201/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-is201/review#comments Docks and Speakers IS201 Marantz Thu, 30 Aug 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7337 at http://www.stuff.tv Marantz VP-11S1 http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-vp-11s1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It might well be the best 1080p one-chip projector on the market, but does that justify that mammoth price tag? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="448" height="224" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Marantz-VP-11S1L_0_0.jpg?1364300442" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Marantz VP-11S1 is the Millennium Falcon of hi-def projection. It’s the Aston Martin of home cinematics. It’s the…well, you get the picture: it’s really very good. </p> <p>Marantz claim that the VP-11S1 can achieve a contrast ratio of 6500:1 and a brightness of 700 ANSI lumens. For the laymen among you, that’s enough pictorial prowess to stop the earth spinning every time you power it up. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £10,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We searched through our bag of superlatives, and couldn’t find an adjective that would do this projector justice. Although “expensive” springs to mind. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/marantz-vp-11s1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-vp-11s1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-vp-11s1/review#comments Marantz Projectors VP-11S1 Mon, 27 Aug 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7239 at http://www.stuff.tv Marantz CD5001 http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-cd5001/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A standalone CD player for less than £200. But is budget kit really worth forking out for? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="448" height="132" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cd5001oselrg_0_0.jpg?1364300808" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Where hi-fi stuff’s concerned, the word ‘budget’ brings some people out in hives – but it needn’t. Marantz, once a dominant force in the sub-£500 arena, looks to be back from the wilderness with the CD5001.</p> <p>You wouldn’t mistake this for anything other than a budget player. While build can be considered decent at the price, the sharp, unfinished edges and the tacky remote control handset mean the Marantz certainly lacks the last word in build quality. At such a low price, however, we couldn’t realistically expect much more.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £169.95 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This CD player is a great buy, so ignore it at your peril. It’s proof that great hi-fi needn’t cost a fortune. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/marantz-cd5001 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-cd5001/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/marantz/marantz-cd5001/review#comments CD5001 Marantz Mon, 25 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 3474 at http://www.stuff.tv