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Marantz; Itasca

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Name: Marantz; Itasca    (USA)  
Abbreviation: marantz
Products: Model types Others

Marantz America, Inc. 1100 Maplewood Dr Itasca, IL 60143

Saul Marantz was never satisfied with the "hi fi" equipment of his day. So he built better; the Model 7 preamplifier. The Model 8 and, soon after, the 8B power amplifier, in the 60s the Model 10B FM tuner and in the 70s the 2200 receivers - the blue series gyro tuning models. 1983 the beginning of consumer digital audio area starts with the CD-63, the first publicly announced CD player.

Founded: 1951
Production: 1951 -
In 1964, the Company ran into financial difficulties that eventually forced Saul Marantz to sell his company to Superscope Inc. Superscope aimed to expand the business and make Marantz a more general audio manufacturer. They looked to Japanese manufacturers to help into the mid range market, and in 1966 a trial production run with the Standard Radio Corporation of Japan led to the Model 25 modular stereo, joined later by lower cost models 22 and 28. Around this time, design and production (except for A-line articles) was switched from the US to Japan, and Superscope took a 50% participation in Standard Radio Corp. This corporation changed its name to Marantz Japan Inc. in 1975. Right up until the mid seventies, Marantz continued to produce excellent high-end and mid-range HiFi. But towards the end of the decade, the company found itself struggling in an increasingly competitive marketplace and in 1980, Superscope sold the rights to the Marantz brand, the dealership and all overseas assets (except USA and Canada) to Royal Philips Electronics the Dutch consumer electronics giant. The Superscope 'Marantz' brand continued to market its own low-cost products in the US and Canada right up until 1992 when Philips also acquired the rights and dealership for North America.
Marantz Generalvertretung für Österreich:
HEA Werke Wien, Ing. F. Houben, 1141 Wien, Linzer Straße 235a.

This manufacturer was suggested by Urs Gloor.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  83 Stereo Integrated Amplifier PM-4   A stereo integrated amplifier in Marantz's 'Esotec' Series of hi-fi separates. Power outpu... 
USA  81 Console Stereo Amplifier Esotec Series PM-6   A stereo integrated amplifier in the Marantz 'Esotec Series' of hi-fi separates, in a meta... 
USA  78 Spectrum Analyzer Microphone EM551   Probabilmente da usare con Marantz Graphic Equalizer Spectrum Analyzer EQ551 
USA  78 Turntable 6025   A belt-drive 2 speed stereo hi-fi turntable with auto shut off, complete with tonearm. ... 
USA  76 Turntable 6370Q   A direct drive 2 speed stereo hi-fi turntable complete with tonearm, with digital display,... 
USA  79 MW/LW/FM Stereo Tuner ST400L (ST-400L)   An AM/FM (MW, LW, FM) stereo hi-fi tuner. Some examples have a rack front. On the front, p... 
USA  79 MW/LW/FM Stereo Tuner ST300L (ST-300L)   An AM/FM (MW, LW, FM) stereo hi-fi tuner. Some examples have a rack front. On the front, p... 
USA  79 AM/FM Stereo Tuner ST300 (ST-300)   An AM/FM (MW, FM) stereo hi-fi tuner. Some examples have a rack front. On the front, push ... 
USA  11 Single-Disc CD Player CD 6004   plays CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs plus MP3, WMA, and AAC CDs front-panel USB input (type ... 
USA  78 AM/FM Stereo Tuner 2050 u / c / n / e   An AM/FM (MW and FM) stereo hi-fi tuner. Some examples have a rack front. On the front, pu... 
USA  73 Console Stereo Amplifier 1120   Power Output : 70 watts per channel into 4Ω (stereo)       ... 
USA  81 Stereo Cassette Deck SD 1015   Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo Tape ... 


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