Marantz je proizvođač i distributer visoko kvalitetne audio opreme. Prvi proizvod je projektovao i napravio Saul B. Marantz u Kew Gardens-u, New York. U to vreme, kompanija je imala veliki uticaj na razvoj Hi-Fi audio-sistema, obraćajući pažnju na svaki detalj pri projektovanju i konstruisanju. Sredinom 1980-ih dok je bio pod rukovods-tvom Philips-a (pionira u CD tehnologiji), Marantz je među prvima pravio CD plejere koji su jako dobro prihvaćeni od strane zadovoljnih potrošača i kritičara. Danas, Marantz nastavlja da pravi komponente koje su u samom vrhu Hi Fi ponude na tržištu. O tome svedoči i Ken Ishiwata bez čije kontrole i finalnog tjuniranja nijedan Marantz proizvod ne može da se pojavi na tržištu. Godine 2002, Denon i Marantz prave (D&M) grupu kojoj se kasnije priključuju i druga zvučna imena iz audio industrije.
Enjoy fabulous quality Blu-ray video and then stream audio (incl. FLAC) and video files (including DivX plus HD files) from your home network or Internet. The UD7007 can give you this universality because it’s not only a Blu-ray and DVD player it is also DLNA 1.5-certified, and even provides access to Netflix video on demand and YouTube Leanback online services. To ensure the best analogue stereo audio quality from CD and SACD, it includes the Marantz HDAM audio modules and uses specially customized components all on a dedicated audio board. It also offers you the choice of balance XLR or Cinch audio output. The fast loading high-quality mechanism is shielded by an aluminium top panel and a steal chassis bottom. The cabinet is also very rigid and an additional bottom plate adds extra strength to eliminate vibration. Also, the electronics are divided into five separate sections to minimise interference and maximise audio-video quality. In addition, the two HDMI 3D supporting output ports optimise flexibility in setup and in fine-tuning performance. But as with all Marantz players, musicality reigns supreme so you won’t be surprized when you find a “Pure Direct” mode, to ensure the best possible performance from CDs and even SACDs.
Marantz UD7007 is recommended in "The Best Systems Money Can Buy" feature (What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, February 2013).
"This really is an accomplished universal disc spinner, equally happy spinning SACDs as it is 2D and 3D Blu-rays. Picture quality is straight out of the top drawer, and the motion, sharpness and attention to detail are a clear step above blu-ray decks."
"But it's the sound quality that really sets it apart. The UD7007 produces a powerful, bold and detailed sound, which is in keeping with the company's successful stereo products. It's equally happy whispering the subtlety of Adele's "Someone Like You" as it is thundering Eminem's "Without You."
Stuff five star award (March 2013)
"Picture quality is as good as it gets - rich, vivid and convincing. And the sound (whether state-of-the-art high-def movie soundtracks or bog-standard CDs) is bold, powerful and packed with detail."
"The Marantz plays discs to a standard the rest can't dream of."
- PublishTo B
- Dimensions (hwd, cm) 11x44x31
- Video scaling 1080p
- HD DVD No
- HDMI 1.3a Yes
- FireWire out 0
- DVD-Video Yes
- DVD-RAM No
- HDMI out HDMI out
- DVI out 0
- RGB Scart out 0
- S-Video out No
- SACD Yes
- Phono audio out 1
- DVD-A Yes
- Optical digital out 0
- MP3 Yes
- Component out 0
- Composite out 0
- DivX Yes
- Coaxial digital out 1
- CD Yes
- 24fps Yes
- Blu-ray Yes
- DVD+R/+RW Yes
- Dolby decoding No
- DTS Decoding Yes
High resolution digital video signal are supported.
When audio cannot be enjoyed via HDMI connection, the audio output has to be connected analogue to the receiver or output screen. When a source product is not equipped with an analogue multichannel output but only a stereo audio output, the internal 2-channel downmix processing automatically downmixes a 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 signal back to a stereo signal (2.0). Optional to the HDMI of course the digital audio output can be used for standard multichannel audio as Dolby Digital or DTS.
3D stands for 3 dimensional. Products carrying the 3D logo are able to output or path through the digital 3D video signal.
BD-Live / Profile 2.0
This new Blu-ray Disc profile offers additional enjoyment to your current Blu-ray experience by enabling you to download additional movie content such as alternative endings and trailers. You can also buy merchandise, play interactive games and more. Before a player can handle this new profile it requires an Ethernet port for connection with the Internet and a minimum storage capacity of 1GB (by SD card) to accommodate the downloaded content.
Blu-ray Disc, also referred to as BD-ROM, is the next-generation High Definition (HD) optical disc format. The format is developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of High Definition video and audio. The format offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. This extra capacity combined with the use of advanced video and audio codecs will offer consumers an unprecedented high definition 1080p experience, providing an exhilarate life-like image and an audio soundtrack that is more detailed and clearer.
DLNA certified products guarantee a stable and fast connection, cross-brand interoperatebility, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), automatic IP-addressing and easy to use in a wired or wireless setup with your home network: Sharing of your favourite music, photo’s and video’s stored on your PC, NAS-drive, Musicserver or HD recorder through your audio/ video set-up is possible.
Super Audio CD
Super Audio CD (SA-CD) is an established music format that provides a more natural, ultra-high quality sound. It offers a smooth migration path to a higher quality sound, as all existing CDs can be played on the SA-CD player. SA-CD is based on the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) technology, which uses 1 bit delta-sigma modulation and a sampling frequency that is 64 times higher than that of the CD. This enables the SA-CD to offer a frequency range up to 100KHz and a dynamic range of 120dB.
USB Audio makes it possible to listen to compressed audio files (MP3, Windows Media™ Audio, etc.) stored on MP3 players or external harddiscs. All Marantz USB enabled products make use of the USB 2.0 profile for fast and stable data transfer.
Marantz UD7007: Picture quality
With Blu-rays, the Marantz’s picture is gloriously rich and vivid without overdoing things. With X-Men: First Class it delivers convincing skin tones and digs up a mass of fine detail, even in dark scenes such as where Magneto pursues the submarine.
The Marantz UD7007 keeps a firm hold of motion too, showing more stability than both its predecessor, the Marantz UD7006, and the best of the budget opposition. Its performance with 3D is equally surefooted, as a spin of the very entertaining Avengers Assemble shows.
Start watching DVDs (Star Trek is a good a test as any) and the Marantz displays impressive scaling and surprisingly little picture noise. Colours and contrasts are as convincing as we’ve seen from the format.
Marantz UD7007: Sound quality
Move on to sound quality and the UD7007 continues to impress. It has a powerful and bold presentation that makes most alternatives sound insubstantial. There’s also lots of sonic detail and a huge sense of scale.
This is a universal machine, and listening to SACD and DVD-A discs makes us just a little sad that these superior formats never really took off.
Many feel the physical disc is old news, and this Marantz can stream our 24Bit/ 192kHz music files with ease. It has wide file compatibility, although the interface and responsiveness of the player is a little tardy.