New Budget Marantz Universal DVD Player

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  1. Jim_Lan

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    Saw that Marantz demoed the DV6400, a $600 universal player at CEDIA. Anyone have any further info on features and date?
     
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    From Sound stage live............ The new Marantz DV6400 ($599) is a budget-priced universal A/V player that does not convert DSD to PCM.
     
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    Brian- Be assured, Pioneer confirmed that none of the 47a, 45a, and 47ai does any type of DSD to PCM conversion.

    A funny thing is: the new Denon 5900 *does* do DSD to PCM conversion *if* you engage time alignment for SACD.

    So, for example, the fact that the Pioneers do have time alignment for DVD-A but not for SACD, makes sense.
     
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    Marantz has started shipping these to dealers.
     
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    It's cool/different seeing the SACD logo where normally the DVD-Audio/Video logo would be on most players. On the Marantz, the DVD-Audio/Video is just text on the faceplate. Each manufacturer to their own I guess.

    What little information I've seen on the internet, I'm really starting to like this player.

    The black model with gold trim/text looks great but I really like that silver version much more personally.
     
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    I got mine today (pre-ordered it back in October from the dealer). I love it. So far, my first evening of impressions are (1) easy set-up, (2) simple operation with a sizable remote that has large buttons, (3) smooth operation, and (4) very quiet. I'm impressed with the sound quality from the SACD function (my Dylan SACDs sound great). Also, it has a very small foot print. I've haven't used the DVD player much, but my initial impressions were positive. Anyway, I guess all this is to say that so far I'm happy with the DV6400.
     
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    What's the bass management like on the unit?
     
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    I too am interested in more info on the DV6400, as I have a Marantz SR7400 on order.Does it have "chroma bug"?
    What Decoding engine does it use? Faroudja, Silicon Image, etc. ?
    What DAC's?
    How much buffer memory?
    Not much on the website and am trying to decide between Denon DVD-2200 and Marantz.
    Thanks
     
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    Joel, what SACD player did you replace and how does the sound on the 6400 compare?
     
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    Any additional information available yet?
     
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    I would love to know what the crossover is on this unit for SACD and DVD-A. Can you set delay for both SACD and DVD-A?

    Jerry
     
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    I thumbed through the user manual when I was in the store but I did not see anything on chips they use. In fact very little on internal features. They have 80Hz crossover.. For bass management they let you select large, small, none for front, surround,center and sub.. I think it said that the bass management was only engaged in multi-channel mode for SACD's and DVD-A. This dealer was selling it for $499.
     
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    Isn't this just the rebadged newer Pioneer Elite mid-line universal player?

    I thought most Marantz players were gussied up Pioneer Elite transports anyway.

    Dan
     
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    Dan- That's what we're all trying to find out... [​IMG]

    At this price point, could be the 45a.
     
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    Has anyone compared the DV6400 to the Denon DVD-2200? They are priced similarly. Is the Marantz unit simply a rebadged Pioneer Elite DV45A? If so, did Marantz upgrade it significantly, particularly in the audio section? I've been thinking of getting the '2200 as a DVD-Audio player in my second stereo system and am wondering how the Marantz player stacks up.

    By the way, how much does the DV6400 weigh? The Marantz web site has no information posted yet.
     
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    Keith- Where you bin, dawg? [​IMG] Good to see you back. The 5900 is out, and the 59Avi will be shortly. I know you read some British mags, so let us know if you spot anything on these and other players.

    And now back to you normally scheduled programming...
     

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