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Marantz DV9500 Universal DVD

by September 09, 2004
Filed under: Transports

Marantz America introduced its Model DV9500, the company's new flagship DVD player. The DV9500, which features the world's first-ever use of Dolby Headphone in a DVD-Audio player, includes an HDMI interface to scaling to 720p and 1080i. Brand new HDAM-2 SA output stages, 216 MHz/14-bit video decoding and advanced audio circuitry contribute to the features of this unit. The DV9500 carries a suggested retail price of $2,099 and will be available in December of 2004.

[DV9500back] To provide custom installers with the ideal solution for every possible home entertainment system configuration, the DV9500 features an array of advanced connectivity options. In addition to seven video outputs, including S-Video and composite video (Y/C and Y/Pb/Pr all available simultaneously), the DV9500 includes digital, two-channel and multichannel analog audio outputs, as well as an HDMI interface . The DV9500 also features an RS-232 connection to enable two-way integrated system control.


Regarding the integration of Dolby Headphone, Craig Eggers, Director of Marketing, Consumer Electronics for Dolby Laboratories, noted: "As the first universal DVD player to incorporate Dolby Headphone technology directly into the player for DVD-Audio playback, the Marantz DV9500 advances the surround sound music genre, enabling even those who don't have a full 5.1 set-up to enjoy the superlative fidelity of their favorite DVD-Audio albums in surround sound."

Designed as the ultimate high-quality home entertainment source component, the DV9500 features a host of industry-leading video enhancement technologies. High-performance video scaling circuitry allows it to output video signals in 720p or 1080i HD formats. Progressive scan component video output with true 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown detection ensures the best-possible reproduction of film-based DVD-Video discs. In addition to its 14-bit/216MHz video D/A converters, the DV9500 provides true 12-bit video processing.


The DV9500 features separate power supplies for the internal audio circuitry and a redesigned audio section that includes an all-copper, double-layered and zero impedance ground plate ch assis. High-performance audio technologies include leading-edge 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converters as well as discrete multi-channel audio circuitry which utilizes Marantz's new proprietary HDAM-2 SA (High-Definition Amplifier Module 2 Super Audio.)

Full bass management is also provided (including delay) for DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and SACD discs as well as built-in Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound decoding. The Marantz DV9500, which will be available in December 2004 at a suggested retail price of $2,099, joins the company's DV7500, DV6500 and high-value DV4500 in the company's new DVD lineup.

Additional information is available at www.marantz.com .