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FS: Marantz VP-12S2 DLP HD2 Projector with Long Throw Lens

Discussion in 'Hardware Classifieds' started by PatWahlquist, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. PatWahlquist

    PatWahlquist Supporting Actor

    Jun 13, 2002
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    I am selling my Marantz DLP High Definition Projector, the VP-12S2 with the optional Long Throw Lens. Marantz has a reputation for building the best high definition DLP projectors in this price range. The Long Throw Lens allows for improved optics and for the projector to be further away from the viewing area than the regular S2. It was also a $3500.00 option when it was new, making retail on this projector approximately $16,999. A Long Throw Lens also provides greater flexibility for larger viewing environments. I could not find the original PDF files that detailed the differences between the Short and Long Throw Lenses, but if you go to Marantz web site you can look at the specs for the S4, which is very similar to the S2 for distance calculations of the long throws. This is currently the projector I use to evaluate movies for reviews here at HTF.

    This unit also has a brand new bulb installed in it. The bulb is rated for approximately 2000 hours of use before needing to be replaced. The bulbs retail for $500.00, so this is an excellent bonus. As a bonus to HTF members, I will include another new bulb FREE!

    I received two remote controls for this when I bought it, so I will include both of those. The projector is mounted from my ceiling. The mounting items for the projector are NOT included as part of the sale. I can provide you with the model number of the mount if necessary. I am missing the lens cap and the control adapter cable (which triggers a motorized screen). The contol adapter cable is available online relatively cheap and it is not necessary to run the unit.

    You can visit the Marantz site here: http://us.marantz.com/DFU_VP-12S2_U_final.pdf to download the manual to get the most detail about the unit.

    Marantz VP-12S2 Projector with Long Throw Lens Specifications
    MSRP (USD) :$ 16,999 (approximate)
    Brightness (Lumens) :700 ANSI


    Full On/Off: 2600:1

    Weight:26.1 lbs.
    Size (inches) (HxWxD) :5.2 x 15.9 x 18.6
    Throw Dist (feet) : 4.9 - 27.1 (may be larger for long throw)
    Image Size (inches) :40.0 - 250.0 (may be larger for long throw)

    Focus: Manual

    Zoom: Manual, 1.16:1

    Optional Lenses: No

    Digital Zoom: Yes
    Keystone Correction: Digital H+V
    Lens Shift:Yes

    HDTV:1080i, 720p



    Component Video:Yes
    Digital Input: DVI (HDCP)
    Personal Computers: Yes

    Wired: No

    Wireless: No

    Warranty: No.

    Type: 150W SHP

    Life: 2000 hours

    Quantity: 1


    Type: 0.9" DLP (1)

    Native: 1280x720 Pixels

    Maximum: 1280x1024 Pixels

    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (WXGA)


    Max Power: 250W

    Voltage: 100V - 240V

    FCC Class: B


    • Texas Instruments DLP (Digital Light Processing)


    • 1280 x 720 DMD Panel

    • 16 : 9 Aspect Ratio

    • Custom Optics Developed by Minolta

    • 2600 : 1 Contrast Ratio

    • 700 ANSI Lumens Brightness

    • Brightness Uniformity : 90 %

    • No Halo Effect

    • Lens Up/Down Shift Construction

    • Dust Free Optics Sealing

    • No Light Leakage (Double Seals Cabinet Structure)

    • Extremely Quite (Noise Cancel Duct Construction,

    Ceiling Color Wheel Motor)

    • Long Life Lamp (Average 2000 Hours)

    • Double Shrink Seal Lamp Structure Minimizes

    Burst Ratio

    Electronics & Software

    • Full Digital Device

    • 3 Faroudja Chips Inside (Decoder, Doubler, and


    • 3-2 Pull Down

    • 10-Bit Digital Gamma Processing

    • Horizontal/Vertical Keystone Correction

    • 480p, 720p,1080i adapted

    • Four Picture Modes: Theater, Standard, Dynamic,


    • Twelve Picture Memories

    • 4 Aspect Modes

    • Fine Menu

    • Three Color Temperatures (5250K/6500K/9000K)

    • Black Level Selection (0IRE/7.5IRE)

    • Control through RS-232C

    • Two trigger for powered Screen Control

    • Ecology Lamp Mode

    • Component Video Input

    This unit is being sold in AS-IS condition with no warranty expressed or implied by me. I have all positive feedback from my ebay auctions, and I can provide further references if necessary. If you would like more information on this unit, please email me. If you are in the Las Vegas area and you would like to see a demo of the unit, please contact me and we will try to arrange something.

    I will not ship the unit out of the USA or Canada, so please do not ask. Unit will be shipped in its original box and then placed in another box for extra safety. Shipping will be UPS Ground. If you want insurance on the unit, it is up to you to pay for it.

    Payment is by cashier's check or money order ONLY! If you must use PayPal, you will have to pay my PayPal fees, which are higher due to the cost of the item.

    $4500.00 shipped

    Thanks for looking!
  2. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.

    Nov 9, 1999
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    the bulb alone is a $500 add on.

    guys, this is one sweet projector.
  3. PatWahlquist

    PatWahlquist Supporting Actor

    Jun 13, 2002
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    Sale pending.

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