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  • Denon AVRX2600H Seven Channel Home Cinema AV Receiver

    "Another year, another superb Denon AV Receiver" say What Hi-Fi? in their 5 star review on the AVRX2600. 

    https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/denon-avr-x2600h

    This 2000 series of Denon surround amplifiers has been purveyed by Carlton Audio Visual since the original AVR2000 in 1993. That product marked Denons throwing down the guantlet into the very competitive burgeoning home cinema scene against Yamaha and this model has been at the cusp of Denons offering of sound quality and feature set since.

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  • Denon AVRX-4700H 8K ready 9.2 channel home theatre receiver ... available August

    It's easy to get cynical about new surround receivers. Let's be frank some of the most advertised and hyped format changes in the all - critical video sections of these amplifiers have turned techno trash heaps of laughably useless facility, how many people do you know who are wearing their 3D glasses to watch TV?

    However there is a particular security in buying a Denon Receiver at this level. You absolutely know that you are getting the most state of art video and audio decoding without missing out on any hidden acronyms but in a 4000 series surround amplifier you also get a really solid multichannel amplification output stage with real dynamics and excellent tonal neutrality.

    It's been a long battle and many other manufacturers have fallen behind on their feature set or degraded output stage quality as they go through their yearly model evolutions ... generally the more mainstream tier one the product the lower the quality of amplification and video chipset allied to the higher the claims made in their brochures.

    Partly this has been due to the commoditisation of the surround sound receiver so that the victor is the one with the lowest price and the most number of watts on the bulk stack of the floor of Walmart or Costco or online at Amazon. Many of these attractively packaged boxes have amplification inside that is literally lower quality than an eighties ghetto blaster 

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  • Denon AVRX3600H Surround Receiver with nine channels and multizone

    This is the springtime release of this new Denon range and the 3600 has significant upgrades. So its now a full nine channel unit with 7.2.4 onboard processing that can fully decode an Atmos system.The Denon range has been our long time companion since we began in 1990 and is utterly dependable.

     This newest range has an upgraded output stage with higher current on demand and improved damping factor that is intended to offer more snap and attack to the already class leading tone neutral presentation that characterises the sound of the Denon surround amplification.

    And here is the link to the "What Hi Fi?" review on the AVRX3600H:

    "What Hi-Fi?" August 29th 2019.

     

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  • Marantz AV8805 Dolby Atmos Surround Sound preamplifier with MM8077 Power Amplifier

    It's a terrible thing to have a high end single box surround receiver that becomes outdated due to changes in HDMI and audio codecs. Often that means discarding a perfectly good multichannel receiver because of changes to digital encoding practices. Turning what was five years ago your pride and joy into 15KGs of consumer electronic waste looking for a cosy grave in Northern Suburban landfill ...

    Then you buy the replacement model from the same brand and you discover that while it ticks all the feature boxes with bluetooth, wi-fi, dlna. snaggle waggle ... unfortunately it dosn't sound as good with music and dynamic theatre as the model you've just discarded.

    So the first reason you buy a Surround pre and Power combination like this one is to get off the aforesaid Hamster wheel of Built In Obsolescence and waste.

    The second reason is that it sounds fantastic.

    Home Theatre Review on the AV8805

    Home Theatre Review on the MM8077

    When you graduate to a pre and power amplifier like this you have the best of both worlds. The very sensitive low noise circuitry of the preamplifier and processor is separated from the high current demand of the power amplifier and is able to do its job of recovering all the residucal fine detail of the signal to the best possible degree.

    Meanwhile the power amplifier can be unleashed from the sensitive circuits of the pre-amplifier where its mass of current can be detrimental. Liberated and with massive current reserves, the power amplifier is able to grip and modulate the reactive load of the loudspeakers with unmitigated force complying with the complex demands of the sinal produced at the preamplifier stage.

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  • Marantz PM7005, Last One, New in box, Black

    A great sounding amplifier with a host of connectivity options. Phono stage, Optical in for connecting to a TV and USB B with DSD capabilities. There's no harshness or brashness to this amplifier and it really sings with a good set of speakers. Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,030.00

    Special Price $1,500.00


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  • Marantz PM14 Special Edition Amplifier ... an engine block of life for your Hi-Fi system

    This piece of art has been incredibly well received since we unpacked it sometime ago. A true heavyweight integrated without the highend pricetag, We have the Gold unit on display and its finish is just superlative.

    The PM14S1 SE is a nominally 90 Watt integrated amplifier with tone controls and a source direct button to bypass them with. It’s not over endowed with inputs but three line plus two tape loops should be enough for most, and there’s a really decent MM/MC phono stage as well. The "power amp direct input" will come in handy should one fancy a preamplifier upgrade in future and pre out for the opposite scenario. Given that the preamp is generally  the weakest link in most integrateds the former is a good idea.

    There is also a dedicated headphone output on the front with its own HDAM output module that claims to be capable of driving low impedance headphones. Construction is substantial just like the matching SA14 player/DAC, with thick aluminium on most surfaces and generational transcending build quality.

    The technology within is the contemporary high end transistorised norm based around discrete high current stages with segregated circuitry for each channel, where this amplifier differs is that the Marantz main man Guru Ken Ishiwata has individually graced each passive component in the amplfication chain with carefully auditioned selection ... this and the ultra premium 10 series may be the last of Marantz Hi Fi to be so graced ...

    Come in for an audition.

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  • Marantz HD DAC1

    If you are going to be a reclusive introvert escaping reality inside a pair of Hd800 or similar headphones then make the most of the experience by playing them through a dedicated amp like this ... simply gorgeous with wood panelling and retro Chatsworth California styling and ridiculously solid build. If only it had VU Meters like the fantastic Oppo ... Learn More
  • The Marantz SR8012 Home Theatre Receiver .... the mammoth at the top of the class with Voice Control

    Once upon a time you knew someone had it made in their stereo system if they had a Chatsworth California manufactured Marantz Receiver in their system These devices were the top of their food chain without any compromise in quality and facilities.

    A good condition Gyro Wheel receiver from the seventies is fetching over $6000 these days.

    The SR8012 puts the tits on the bull. Marantz have raised their flag over this unit.

    Most surround sound recievers are built to fulfill the maximum number of acronyms at the lowest possible build cost and the highest possible end user sell price.

    The internals of the 8012 are a wet dream for audio engineering freaks and are designed to be the best cinema decoding and musicality available in a single chassis cinema amplifier.

    There can be only one.

    Official website for the Marantz SR8012

    "Digital Trends" on the release of the SR8012

    "What Hi-Fi" on the release of the SR8012

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  • Marantz PM6006 Amplifier ... stereo cleanliness

    We love amplifiers, they are as important to Hi-Fi and music reproduction as engines are to cars and going fast ...

    The PM6006 is classic Ishiwata Marantz at a very reasonable price with superb digital inputs and phono stage.

    Come and try it through a pair of Krix Acoustix MKII loudspeakers and hear the real thing ... it's smoother and cleaner than its fine predecessor the 6005.

    "What Hi-Fi?" love it too ...

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  • Marantz SR5015 8K Receiver for home cinema

    Right in the sweet spot of our particular market at Carlton Audio Visual we have been selling Marantz 5000 series Receivers for over twenty five years. They have always been our particular favourite for musicality combined with surround sound and exceptional reliability at their particular price point.

    Official UK site for the SR5015.

    Designed to deliver impactful and nuanced home cinema and listening experiences, the 8K-ready AV receiver line offers the most musical sound from any source, including home theater, vinyl and streaming media. Like all Marantz products, the 2020 SR-Series AVRs are extensively tuned by world-renowned acousticians at state-of-the-art facilities, producing Marantz's unique audiophile-quality sound. This, paired with the AV industry's latest array of technologies, enables more immersion, visual beauty and detailed power than ever before.

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  • Marantz SA-10S1, Flagship Super Audio CD player

    Considered by many long term reviewers as the standard in SA CD and CD reproduction. The depth of musicality, extraordinary; The imaging, second to none; The amount of times hardened audiophiles have said to me with this CD player, 'I haven't heard that in that track before', countless. We've put this CD player into a whole range of different types of systems. We find it very versatile as to what it can be 'matched' with and that's also a testament to it simply being a REALLY good CD player. Learn More
  • Marantz TT-15S1

    This turntable is one of Rab's favourites and it can be looked over within our sea of Rega. The whole Chassis and Platter is made out of a low resonance, high-density acrylic. This material is soooooo Acoustically dampening is hard to argue that it's not the best stuff to make a Turntable out of...other brands do and they say 'well people like the look of wood'. There's no skimping with this Marantz by just doing an Acrylic platter or using a low mass Acrylic to save some dollars. They've chosen the best materials to make the best possible source material, period. Learn More
  • Marantz PM10 Amplifier... an expression of engineering perfection

    I absolutely loved the Marantz ads from the 1980's ... here was a brand that was head and shoulders above the mainstream brands such as Technics and Pioneer in sound quality and engineering that was being marketed with quite uncommon flair.

    The Marantz "hear no evil" advert and the magazine placements is a steadfast of practise in small ads for our industry.

     

     

    These two stereo components are amongst the finest that have ever been made by this company. they are constructed under the severe tutelage of Ken Ishiwata, an original disciple of Saul Marantz, who still appears at the Munich hi fi show and has accasionally graced the small places of Carlton Audio Visual.

    These are not inexpensive components, but you would only be destined to purchase them once in your life ....

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  • Marantz SR5014 Home Cinema Receiver

    We think this is where you step on the bandwagon of proper Hi Fi kit and decent theatre decoding. It's capable of carrying a respectable stereo performance as well as supporting a wide range of loudspeaker combinations in suround configuration.

    The SR5014 has that slightly retro Marantz aesthetic allied to the ubiquitous Denon Marantz GUI for set up that is utterly straightforward to use once commissioned. 

    This offers a warmer and smoother presentatuion in surround soiund than the competition with a finely nuanced stereo playback with good spatial presentation.

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  • Marantz SR6014 Home Cinema Receiver

    This is an update to the class leading SR6013 that includes some niceties relating to front height virtualisation and Bluetooth. We would invite you to try this playing through a good pair of stereo speakers from a record player ... a simple test that most surround receivers fail at in terms of subjective audio quality. Learn More
  • Marantz PM-KI Ruby Integrated Amplifier ... now on demo

    Designed to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of legendary Marantz sound master, Ken Ishiwata, PM-KI Ruby features pinnacle performance that’s synonymous with Marantz excellence. Complete with thoughtful engineering, painstaking tuning and extensive listening sessions, PM-KI Ruby achieves the elevated output worthy of its name. Elegantly shows Ishiwata’s laser-engraved signature to commemorate the design and heightened listening experience that honors the decades-long partnership between him and Marantz. Learn More
    $8,490.00

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  • Marantz ND8006

    Marantz design engineers have taken everything we learned in developing the Premium Range and applied it to this first-of-its-kind, exquisite player. Introducing "The Complete Digital Music Source Player". The ND8006 delivers renowned Marantz sound from literally unlimited music sources, including online music services, HEOS multi-room technology, locally stored high-resolution audio files, CD audio playback, AirPlay, Bluetooth and more. Easily upgrade any existing audio system to the best of Digital music - along with a mega-portion of versatility. Wherever and however your favourite music is stored, you can now enjoy it in pure Marantz quality. Because Music Matters. Learn More
  • Marantz SA-KI Ruby SACD Player/DAC ... now on demo

    Designed to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of legendary Marantz sound master, Ken Ishiwata, SA-KI Ruby features pinnacle performance that’s synonymous with Marantz excellence. Complete with thoughtful engineering, painstaking tuning and extensive listening sessions, SA-KI Ruby achieves the elevated output worthy of its name. Elegantly features Ishiwata’s laser-engraved signature to commemorate the design and heightened listening experience that honors the decades-long partnership between him and Marantz. Learn More
    $8,490.00

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  • Marantz PM8006.......Made In Japan

    With a fully discrete current feedback design, the PM8006 integrated amplifier is perfect for audiophiles wanting both excellent music quality and flexible operation. It offers a powerful 2x 70W into 8 ohm, while the symmetrical circuits ensure optimal imaging. To ensure the most involving musical experience, the amplifier uses a new Marantz-designed electric volume control and brand-new Marantz Musical Phono EQ phono preamp stage, designed to get the purest signal from beloved vinyls by minimized noise levels. To further remove interference, new isolating feet are used to support the amplifier, combining high density and a damping fibre. Learn More
    $3,150.00

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  • Marantz PM5005

    One of our Bestselling integrated amplifiers, excellent MM phonostage built in, 40 true watts of Power. Come try it with a Pair of Monitor Audio Bronze 2 Bookshelfs or a pair of RP-150M's Learn More

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