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Marantz
Type Corporation
Founded Kew Gardens, New York (1952)
Headquarters Kanagawa, Japan
Industry Electronics
Products Audio, visual
Parent D&M Holdings
Website www.marantz.com
Vintage Marantz products were known for their dependability as well as their modest power ratings

Marantz is a company that develops and sells upper-mid range to high-end audio products.[1]

The first Marantz audio product was designed and built by Saul B. Marantz in his home in Kew Gardens, New York.[2] 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,[3][4] 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.

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History

  • 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.

Products

Marantz products with Wikipedia articles are the Marantz 2235, a receiver/amplifier, the Marantz HD77, 4-way, high-fidelity loudspeaker system, Marantz's most power receiver, the Marantz 2600, the M-CR502, and the Marantz PMD-660, a solid-state recorder.

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