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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  68–72 Stereophonic Receiver eighteen (18) D3-11GJ  CRT tuning indicator. 
USA  72–76 Stereophonic receiver 2245 TA7060  Blue face series receiver 2 x 45 watts, "gyro tuning". 1 IC (TA7060P, driver ... 
USA  83 Compact Disc Player CD-73   Laufwerk Philips CDM 0 or CDM 1. Made in Belgium 
USA  78 Stereophonic Tuner 2110 3SK45  Built in scope for tuning and audio indication. Semiconductors are listed only once... 
USA  78 Console Stereo Amplifier 1050   Stereo-Amplifier, 2× 25 W RMS (8 Ohm). 
USA  80 Console Stereo Amplifier PM-350   Console stereo amplifier 
USA  80 Digital Synthesizer Tuner ST-430   Digital Synthesizer Tuner 
USA  83 Stereo Amplifier PM-330   Stereo amplifier RMS Power into 4 Ohm (DIN) 2 x 49W. Peak Power (IHF) 2 x 73W. ... 
USA  78 Stereo Cassette Deck 5010-B   Marantz 5010 B Stereo Cassette Deck; Dolby B, response: 30 - 17.000 Hz (FeCr), wow & flutt... 
USA  78–80 AM/FM Stereo Receiver 1550   Inputs: Phono, Aux, 2 x Tape. 4 x speaker out. 
USA  78 Stereophonic Receiver 2265B   Receiver mit 2 x 85 Watt, Impedance 4-8 Ohm; Endstufentransistoren: Marantz 2x D 555+2x B ... 
USA  77 Stereophonic Receiver SR-1000    


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