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Marantz DV 8300

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by G.M, May 20, 2002.

  1. G.M

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    Going through this months HiFi Choice came across a piece of
    news about the Marantz DV8300. It's a universal player to rival
    the Pioneer 747. Anyone know how much it's going to cost and
    whether it's multi-region or hackable?
    regards,
    G.M.
     
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    I'm guessing here but based on the model numbering and the feature set, this is the next one up from the 6200 - which retails at £500 - therefore this should be about £600-£700. I'd imagine the CD playback and AV sound will be the best features, as with most Marantz players.
     
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    Wishful thinking I'm afraid - http://www.homecinemaheaven.com/index.htm quote £1499 for a multi region one.

    They are the only ones listing it so others might do it for less but we're still going to be talking £1K plus I'd say.

    Sounds like a great machine though - it does everything, and if it can do everything really well (i.e. better than the 747A) then it could be the player many of us have been waiting for.

    Matt.
     
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    Thing is, will the inclusion of SACD DACs, not to mention lens assemblies capable of reading SACDs, shift much of the cost of the unit away from the important stuff - namely DV p/s quality?

    Although this unit is supposed to have a 14-bit 108MHz DAC isn't it?
     
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    Thats the "Official" price price Matt, I cannot really confirm the actual price we`ll sell it for, as Marantz have not confirmed trade price yet so cannot set a realistic price - i`d say expect it to be about £1299. marantz don`t like discounting on their products either, especially on the high end products:(

    However, its based on a Pioneer DV747 anyway. I think i`d either buy a DV747 or get the new Pioneer DV656A due Sept for under £400, which is SACD and DVD-A (if you don`t need prog -scan that is).


    hope the info helps.
     

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