Marantz Launches Blu-ray Players
Marantz America this week announced the launch of four new Blu-ray Disc players, all of which feature Profile 2.0.
The "ultimate quality" UD9004, which can play "any 12cm digital audio or digital video disc ever created" according to the company, also boasts 36-bit Deep Color. It also boasts several features making it of interest to home theater users, including a Vertical Stretch feature. It will arrive in August at an MSRP of $5,999.99.
The company's "high-end universal" UD8004, which boasts many of the same features, arrives in October at an MSRP of $2,199.99. The two other players in the line, the BD7004 and BD5004, are available now at $799.99 and $549.99, respectively.
“Marantz engineered every detail of our new Blu-ray players with both audio and video purists in mind," the company's vice president of marketing and product development, Kevin Zarow, said as part of the announcement. "Whether a customer is looking to add to an existing Marantz home theater system or just looking for an ultimate-quality single-source component, Marantz now offers best-in-class performance at several price levels.