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Marantz

 

Marantz

Marantz
Corporation
Industry Electronics
Founded Kew Gardens, New York (1953)
Headquarters Kanagawa, Japan
Products Audio, visual
Parent D&M Holdings
Website www.marantz.com

Marantz is a company that develops and sells high-end audio products.[1] The company was founded in New York, but is now currently based in Japan.

The first Marantz audio product was designed and built by Saul Marantz and his mother, Melinda Marie Marantz in their home in Kew Gardens, New York.[2] The company had a major influence in the development of high fidelity audio systems, and reached the high point of their success in the mid to late 1970s.

During the 1980s, while owned by Philips,[3][4] a pioneer in compact disc technology, Marantz built some very well received CD players, but other products in the line were not as successful as in the past. As of the early 1990s, Marantz has focused on higher-end components. In 2001, Marantz Japan acquired the brand from Philips and owned all overseas sales subsidiaries.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Products 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Marantz Europe (1974~1985)
  • 1975 Standard Radio Corp. changes its name to Marantz Japan Inc.
  • 1980 Superscope sells the Marantz brand, dealer network, and all overseas assets (except U.S. and Canada) to Philips Electronics
  • 1983 Marantz's audio enhancement technology (Marantz Enhanced Digital Stereo) is introduced
  • 1992 Philips acquires U.S. and Canada trademarks and dealer network
  • 1997 Saul Marantz dies aged 85
  • 2001 Marantz Japan Inc. acquires the brand and all overseas sales subsidiaries
  • 2002 Marantz Japan and Denon merge to form D&M Holdings, to later be joined by other higher-end audio equipment brands such as Boston Acoustics
  • 2008 Philips sells its remaining stake in D&M Holdings, ending a 28-year relationship between Philips and Marantz
  • 2014 Marantz Professional acquired by inMusicBrands

Products

Selected products:

References

  1. ^ Audio Illusions: Marantz
  2. ^ Legendary Audio Classics: Marantz Classics FAQ
  3. ^ Iverson, John. Three's Company in Stereophile, March 16, 2003.
  4. ^ Iverson, John. Philips and Marantz Japan Re-Shuffle Brand Ownership in Stereophile, March 4, 2001.

External links

  • Marantz Global
  • Marantz America
  • Saul B. Marantz
  • MarantzTalk ~ World-wide Enthusiasts eGroup
  • The Exclusive Online Audio Museum "TheVintageKnob"
  • Marantz HiFi classics and history 1960 ~ 1985 (german)
  • Ben Blish´s original Classic Marantz Gear Website since 1997, Web´s first Classic Audio Website


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