Not sure about the Marantz components being built today but I have 2 Marantz Integrated Amps which I got more than 15 years ago which I am still using today... a PM94 and a PM35 amplifier. I am using the PM94 to power my front speakers and the PM35 to power the rear speakers. I found a website dedicated to the Marantz PM series of amps here. It appears many of these amps sold more than 10 years ago are still in good condition and still being traded on ebay.JohnnyG said:Any opinions out there on Marantz equipment? I'm especially interested in hearing from those that considered a Marantz product, but decided on another brand, and the reasons for that.
I considered a Marantz universal player (can't recall the model number, but it retailed for about $700 last spring) as an alternative to the Denon DVD2200. Looked at a bunch of reviews; there were a few known issues with the Marantz whereas the Denon drew nothing but praise. A friend also has the Denon ... and he loves his. Picked the Denon.JohnnyG said:Any opinions out there on Marantz equipment? I'm especially interested in hearing from those that considered a Marantz product, but decided on another brand, and the reasons for that.
D&M does NO manufacturing. It is all subbed out.I
All that means is that the company OWNS them. Marantz and Denon still have their own R&D, manufacturing, etc.
I thought I would chime in here.....Denon and Marantz do indeed have their own factory and production facilities in Shinigawa Japan.....where their upper end models are produced.......it should also be noted,,,,that in the low end Denon does all of the engineering and much of the manufacturing of PCBs and internal components for their gear which is assembled to Denon's spec by 3rd party.D&M does NO manufacturing. It is all subbed out.
The higher end receivers from both companies are made by Etonics (the parent company of Sherwood Newcastle).
D&M holdings distributor in Canada has a higher markup than SN's distributor has. Dollar for dollar, Sherwood Newcastle products are better value in Canada vs Denon/Marantz
Look at monoprice.com for great HDMI cables at great prices with no duty. Check out other threads here and see other people also agree! Try and let us know about the results of the test!!!I still haven't tried my Marantz receiver with multichannel sound for which it was intended for (still looking for a deal on an hdmi cable to connect everything up) but when I have it hooked up to my Pana S-77 dvd player and Kef 2005.2, I will make my 3rd post here to outline my experience.