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Marantz Cinema Series

Marantz introduced the Cinema Series, a new lineup of premium yet easy-to-install home theater products that establish new benchmarks for high-end performance: impeccable sound quality, feature-rich design, and beautiful styling. Consisting of a flagship immersive preamp/processor with a matching 16-channel amplifier and four AV receivers/amplifiers, the Cinema Series indulges movie and audio aficionados with the most superior, and stunning, at-home listening experience possible.

Marantz CD 60

Marantz introduced the CD 60 high-performance CD player, engineered to provide superior sound quality through the application of highly advanced circuitry and premium internal components. The CD 60 features a striking industrial design and exceptional build quality to give warmth, richness, and dimensionality to the music only Marantz brings to digital audio. "With so much attention devoted to the burgeoning vinyl market plus the popularity of streaming content, we sometimes forget that an entire generation of music lovers built sizable collections of beloved compact discs. Marantz was present at the dawn of CD technology with our original player, the CD 63. Now, the CD 60 reminds us why we fell in love with the format 40 years ago - delivering more warmth, musicality, and detail than any player in its class." - said Joel Sietsema, Marantz brand president.

Denon PMA-1700NE, PMA-900HNE & DCD-900NE

Denon announced three new models - PMA-1700NE, PMA-900HNE, and DCD-900NE. New products include two new integrated amplifiers - one with HEOS Built-In network-based connected features, and a high-performance CD player. "Denon engineers have designed these components to achieve the perfect balance between outstanding performance for both digital and analogue sources with connectivity for a vast array of devices and media - providing music enthusiasts with the ultimate home entertainment solutions built with the care and attention to detail consumers expect from Denon. We are very proud of the new PMA-900HNE as the first standard size HEOS-Built-In 2 channels integrated Denon amplifier, it is the perfect starting building block for the new generation of music enthusiasts giving access to digital music and streaming with the superb Denon sound at an affordable price." - said Trip Randall, Denon Brand President.

Denon DHT-S517

Denon introduced the DHT-S517 soundbar and wireless subwoofer system, which delivers cinematic Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound. The DHT-S517 was precision-engineered and finely tuned by the Denon Sound Masters to deliver enhanced bass, crystal clear dialogue and enveloping sound from a sleek, 3.1.2 configuration. Built by the market leader in AV receivers, the Denon DHT-S517 soundbar with Dolby Atmos transforms any TV into a home entertainment center.

Marantz Model 40n

Marantz introduced the Model 40n integrated amplifier. This new model sets a new standard for outstanding sound quality while providing easy access to a vast library of digital music, podcasts and more. Featuring exquisite design, the Model 40n has been engineered for those who appreciate excellence in craftsmanship and performance in all aspects of their lives. The Model 40n is constructed from the finest materials, adding elegance and refinement to any room. "I strongly believe you don’t have to be an audiophile to enjoy rich, warm sound. With our Model 40n we’ve further perfected the balance between what we’re known for - our sound - with added simplicity, gorgeous design, modern upgrades, and power. This product is truly ideal for those who require excellent performance yet find elegance in simplicity and ease of use." - said Joel Sietsema, Marantz president.

DS Audio DS003

In 2020 DS Audio launched its new flagship Grand Master phono cartridge, the first model in the company's "third generation of optical cartridges". Now, the brand new DS003 draws on innovations from the Grand Master to update the existing DS 002 model, extending 'third generation' technology to a more affordable price point. Like the Grand Master, the new DS003 features a comprehensively re-designed optical system. Its independent LEDs and photo-detectors for the left and right channels deliver a significant increase in the cartridge's output voltage, from 40 mV to 70 mV.

Luxman L-595A Special Edition

The new Luxman L-595A Special Edition is a premium Class A integrated amplifier built to commemorate Luxman's 95th anniversary. The unique industrial design reimagines the highly regarded L-570 series inaugurated in 1989. "Not many consumer electronics companies can point to a 95-year heritage. The Luxman L-595ASE validates our ongoing commitment to sonic excellence, superb build quality, and timeless design." - said Jeff Sigmund, president of Luxman America.

Sony CDP-101

Even the longest journey has to begin with the first step. For Sony, one of these steps was to release the CDP-101 player, which launched the adventures of the Compact Disc format. So this is genesis - the first audiophile CD player. The device was released in 1982 and followed by the first compact album - reissued "52nd Street" by Billy Joel. Sony was ahead of their partner in creating the CD format because Philips unveiled its first player a month later (it was the CD-100). This player was based on a CX-20017 16-bit D/A converter made by Sony (like most of the electronics used for the construction of this machine) and the KSS-100A laser module. These days the CDP-101 was one of the most advanced devices for general commercial use with 34 chips onboard.

Denon Home Sound Bar 550

Denon introduced the Denon Home Sound Bar 550, a high-performance, a compact soundbar that adds superior TV audio to the Denon Home family of products. With the ability to deliver Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound from a six-driver array, the soundbar makes movies, TV, and music sound huge. Listeners can also stream high-resolution music from their favorite music services or local music libraries directly to the soundbar leveraging HEOS Built-in. Additionally, listeners who already invested in the HEOS ecosystem, including other Denon Home products, can add the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 as a separate wireless zone without pulling a single wire.

Marantz Model 30 & SACD 30n

Marantz announced two products signifying a new era for the brand, the Model 30 Integrated Amplifier, and SACD 30n Network Audio Streamer & SACD Player. Born out of the founding mission of Saul Marantz, whose aim was getting the listener as close to the original recording as possible, the Model 30 and SACD 30n were expertly designed and precisely tuned over the last three years. Meticulously manufactured in Shirakawa, Japan, they are also the first Marantz products to launch with the brand's new industrial design language, celebrating and modernizing signature design elements from legendary Marantz products of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.