-MARANTZ UD9004 BLU RAY PLAYER
The moment that the Blu-ray standard became fully specified was also the moment for Marantz give the green light to its engineers and to pull out all the stops. They were told to create the ultimate-quality Blu-ray and SACD player for best pictures and best sound. The result is the flagship Marantz UD-9004 Blu Ray Player, an unbelievably pulsating experience for your eyes and your ears.
The Marantz UD9004 Blu Ray Player incorporates Silicon Realta Optix HQV 10-bit processing technology from professional broadcast systems with no less than 10 technologies for a breathtaking picture experience from DVD and Blu-ray. It also has a whole host of state-of-the-art features to reproduce exceptional-quality audio, as you would expect from a Marantz player. It includes a heavy multilayer copper-plated chassis and an audio-exclusive strong power supply with encased Toroidal transformer and customized capacitors.
The audio section is derived from the Marantz acclaimed flagship SA-7S1 Super Audio CD player and comprises four separate circuit boards to avoid cross talk, including two dedicated boards for the XLR outputs. The circuitry uses the famous Marantz HDAM-SA2's for all channels ensuring fast, precise and large bandwidth signal amplification, while a dedicated, oversized Toroidal transformer delivers the power. High Definition audio formats are processed by a high performance 32-bit floating point type Analog Devices DSP and converted into a high quality multi-channel LPCM signal.
The audio replay for the Marantz UD 9004 Blu Ray Player can be further enhanced via the Pure Direct Mode, which shuts down the video sections and display for the very best performance possible. Equally important to overall performance is the newly developed, proprietary, precision disc mechanism. Its ultra-thin aluminum die-cast tray and high inertia clamp offer incredibly precise operation, while the heavy zinc enclosure and insulated double layer cover remove all vibration. The tank-like build of the upgraded M1 chassis further reduces mechanical distortion. The extensively braced, chassis has a thick bottom plate with machine milled copper feet, sustaining mechanical stability and therefore sound quality. In fact, the design weighs in at massive 19.2kgs.
To avoid any cross talk to the main front channels, dedicated boards are used in the XLR outputs, the main cinch outputs, and the left over channels. So in total four audio boards with only the best components are used. And, because it includes the Marantz HDAM-SA2s and an all-over sound tuning, the result is a spacious, lively and well tonal balanced, exceptional audio reproduction.
On the Marantz UD9004 Blu Ray Player a dual HDMI output makes it possible to output a dedicated video and a dedicated audio signal to their output source minimize the deleterious effect on the audio and video and reducing the signal degradation by shorter route and less processing.
Dual HDMI outputs allows Audio Video separate output for High Fidelity Playback BD-Profile2.0(BD-Live), BD-Java, BONUS VIEW support Plays SA-CD(Stereo/Multi), BD-Video/-ROM/-RE/BD-R, DVD-Audio/-Video/-R/-R DL/-RW/+R/+R DL/+RW, CD-R/RW and MP3/WMA/DivX(ver.6)/AVCHD/JPEG/Kodak Picture CD discs Copper plated chassis and Tri box construction Sophisticated new aluminium/reinforced resin front panel w/ Front door design Machine milled solid copper block feet Copper shielded Large Toroidal Transformer Zinc Die-cast Enclosure, Aluminium Die-cast Tray Mechanism Total 4 boards, Marantz HDAM-SA2&HDAM analogue audio circuits w/ Custom audio parts Balanced (XLR) Stereo analogue audio output 192 kHz/32-bit audio D/A converters for all channels Analogue Devices SHARC 32bit DSP for HD audio Decoding Dolby True HD, DTS-HD MA decoder Silicon Optix REALTA HQV Video Processor Support 24fps, 36-bit Deep Colour 297MHz/12-bit Analogue devices video DAC Vertical Stretch function for 2.35:1 aspect movie 1080p, 1080i, 720p 480p scaled output SD Card slot for playback MP-3/WMA/JPEG Firmware update capability via Internet Display Dimmer, Source Direct, Pure Direct Mode Audio Delay (up to 200msec.) Component, S-Video and Composite Analogue Video outputs Digital audio outputs (Optical/Coaxial) RS-232C for system control Flasher In/Out Discrete power on/off commands Aluminium Top Device Remote Region Codes: BD-Video: A, DVD: 1
|What Hi Fi 5 Star Review||UD9004 - The best Blu-ray all-rounder yet, although the price means it's only for the fortunate few. Still, let's hope this is a pathfinder for cheaper but equally flexible players to follow|
Warranty information for Marantz:
Marantz products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship a period from 24 to of 36 months.
This guarantee applies to all Marantz Products including Blu Ray Players, Book Shelf Speakers, CD Players, Headphones, Hi Fi Amplifiers and Receivers, Home Cinema Amplifiers and Systems as well as award winning Mini Systems, Sound Bars and Turntables. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.