Marantz Dock Does Wireless Bluetooth Streaming From Your iPod

This IS301 dock system from Marantz looks pretty swish, particularly as the dock part can be rotated for wall-mounting, but it's a little confusing. It adds Bluetooth remote streaming to your hi-fi, which is nice, can charge iPods (including touch, but not iPhone) when it's powered up, and it allows for direct control… » 11/24/08 7:05am 11/24/08 7:05am

Marantz VP-11S2 Projector Makes Pretty Pictures

It's getting harder and harder to justify paying the price of a car on a home theater projector when companies like Sony are releasing incredible projectors at budget prices, but we'd certainly take Manatz's unpriced but high end VP-11S2 1080p DLP projector if it showed up on our doorstep. The first projector on the… » 12/29/07 3:45pm 12/29/07 3:45pm

DirecTV buys ReplayTV for MoneyTV

The oft-bought-and-sold ReplayTV found a new master today in the form of DirecTV. My theory is that they just really liked each other's names. (In case you didn't realize it, there's no such thing as MoneyTV—I made that up.) But the deal makes sense for other reasons. D&M Holdings, the parent of Denon and Marantz,… » 12/13/07 8:42am 12/13/07 8:42am

Marantz CR201 CD Player is Better Than Your Offspring

The Marantz CR201 may not scream sexy by name, but by damn, it screams sexy by form factor. The standalone CD player may not tick the right boxes when it comes to functionality, but neither do your kids. The mirrored finish, blue LED-lit CD bay and USB connection for direct digital tune playing will allow you to… » 10/27/07 8:25pm 10/27/07 8:25pm

Marantz VP-15S1 Projector Brings on the High-End 1080p

Marantz rolled out another one of its higher-end 1080p DLP projectors for home theater today, wrapping up this VP-15S1 in the same package as last year's model but significantly enhancing the specs. The contrast ratio is punched up, from 6500:1 in the old model to 10,000:1 on this one, and it's significantly brighter,… » 10/19/07 10:25am 10/19/07 10:25am

Marantz PMD620 Professional Handheld Field Recorder Might Sound as…

It's hard to tell from this pic of the $400 Marantz PMD620 Professional Handheld Field Recorder, but this relatively small solid-state device is slightly larger than a deck of cards. Despite its diminutive stature, it's packing pro-level features that podcasters will like, recording MP3 or WAV files in 16- or 24-bit… » 10/02/07 12:50pm 10/02/07 12:50pm

Marantz ES7001 S.S.X Surround Sound Bar

As I become more and more enthralled by the simple home theater setup fake surround sound bars provide, I'm surprised to see high-end Marantz get into the game that is otherwise known for midrange players. (This was announced at CEDIA, but I missed it then, and it deserves your attention now). Like the Yamaha YSP… » 10/01/07 5:27pm 10/01/07 5:27pm