Marantz unveiled yesterday a total of 15 new products that it will roll out through October. The line consists of several entries in the company’s traditional categories – A/V receivers, high-performance audio separates and universal-format Blu-ray players – and will include a new product that moves the company into the network audio player category.
Bob Weissburg, president of sales and marketing for Marantz parent D&M Holdings, said the design goal with the new product range was to “keep the legacy alive of building products that continue to be investments and family heirlooms but that have the capability to bring maximum enjoyment to their owners from both analog and digital home entertainment sources.”
The Marantz 2010 market entries, whose front-panel designs will re-incorporate the legacy Marantz “star,” include a new, ‘redefined” A/V receiver line, said Kevin Zarow, vice president of sales and marketing. The flagship Model SR7005 ($1,599; August availability) leads a five-SKU AVR model lineup whose entry-level price is now $399 – for the SR1501, carried over and re-priced from its original MSRP of $599.