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Marantz BW-1 Component Based Home Theater System

by September 09, 2005
Filed under: Miscellaneous

[1010200] The Marantz BW-1 Home Theater System is a marriage between Marantz electronics and Mordaunt Short speakers. The electronics consist of the SR4600 AV Surround Receiver, which pumps out 80 wpc into 7 channels and is DPLIIx and DTS 96/24 capable. DVD's are handled by the DV4500 Progressive scan which features DVD-V, DVD-R/RW, MP3, WMA, and JPEG playback with 54MHz/10Bit Video and 192kHz/24Bit Audio DACs. All are controlled by the RC1400 learning remote which features an LCD display, backlighting, Macro capability, and a large memory capacity.

The Mordaunt Short Speaker package is included consisting of:

  • MS300SYS Speaker package
  • MS309W Subwoofer
  • MS300P Speaker stands
  • MS300M Surround speaker wall bracket

[MarantzAvantSubwoofer] The Mordaunt-Short Avant Premiere system is a complete Home Cinema loudspeaker package offering four compact satellites that are timbre-matched with a woofer/tweeter/woofer configured centre speaker and a powerful 150 Watt unit subwoofer with high performance 25cm aluminum CPC driver.

The Premiere woofers now feature re-profiled surrounds and dishes. This development has lead to an increase in circumferential rigidity and reduces cone break-up to provide lower distortion and improved dynamics. The cones are made of seamless aluminum and feature a sub-cone which improves coil to dish coupling. Tweeters benefit from special liquid cooling for maximum heat dissipation.

MSRP for the entire package is $1599.

For more information, visit www.marantz.com or read our review of the Avant Premiere System .

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