New Info on Marantz 8300 Universal Player Yet?

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  1. Doug_B

    Doug_B Screenwriter

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    I'm interested in this upcoming DVD-V / DVD-A / mch SACD player. Anyone have some fresh info? Most recent stuff I saw were a couple of pdf's from their Japanese web site (most of it expectedly unreadable by me). Talked to my dealer about it, but he has no add'l info for me (other than the fact that he'll likely be able to make a nice pitch to me).

    Is Marantz going to be at the Home Ent. Show next week?

    Thanks.

    Doug
     
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    Doug_B Screenwriter

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    Any availability info yet on the 8300? Advance reviews?
     
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    I called Marantz about this player. They did not have a release date for the U.S. They will email me when they have new information.
     
  4. KeithH

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    I've heard nothing.
     
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    Specs are posted on the Marantz Europe web site.
     
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    Is there an MSRP on this model yet?
     
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    Dalton, I had heard that the '8300 would retail for around $2000. If true, that isn't bad for a universal player from Marantz. If it is anything like Marantz's SACD players released thus far, it could be a real bargain at $2000.
     
  8. Kevin T

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    here's a bit of info regarding the dv-8300 which is available at the marantz europe website:
    dv-8300
    kevin t
     
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    From how the info in listed in the PDF file from Kevin T., looks like there will be an even higher end version some day...

    No THX Ultra vs Yes for THX Select, HDAM not Metal but Copper but not Gold, etc...
     
  11. KeithH

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    Kevin, could be, unless that is a standard features list that Marantz is using. If the '8300 does indeed retail for $2000, I could see a more expensive version coming too. $2000 is cheap for a Marantz SACD player and would be incredible for a universal model.
     
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    This starts off as an OEM kit Pioneer DV-47A. The video stage is not touched, but the analog stage is all Marantz.

    That should improve on the Pioneer analog stage drastically.

    Regards,
     
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    John, good information. I guess you have your sources. [​IMG] Hopefully Marantz will improve the build quality over the '47A too.
     
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    John Kotches Cinematographer

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    Keith,

    I'm sure they will.

    My source also says the US MSRP will be US$2000.

    Regards,
     
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    ... Build quality ...
    The 47a weighs about 11 lbs.
    The Marantz weighs 6.2 kg, which is about 14 lbs. For $2g, I would kind of want more than 20 lbs. At least as a simple indicator of what's inside... [​IMG]
     
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    Kevin, I agree. If a component is heavy, it could in part be due to a thick chassis. However, the possibility of a quality power supply is there. When a component is light, there is nowhere to hide. [​IMG]
     
  17. Doug_B

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    14 lb does seem rather light.

     
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    Since Marantz is OEMing the Pioneer DV47 then the Marantz will also inherit the Chroma bug [​IMG]
    Spero D.
     
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    Spero, the Marantz unit could very well show the chroma bug since it is based on the '47A. However, seeing as the Marantz unit will retail for nearly double the price of the '47A, Marantz could upgrade the video section, including the video DAC and MPEG decoder. We shall see. I know that John said the video stage will be untouched, but that would be disappointing given the high price. Why ignore the video section?
     

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