(Editorial note: Earlier this summer, in a line show held in NYC, Marantz announced a large and far-ranging group of products, one of the most interesting of which is the firm’s new NA7004 Network Media Player. Below, we present the text of Marantz’ press release on the NA7004 along with an image of the product.).
MARANTZ ENHANCES DIGITAL MUSIC PLAYBACK WITH DEBUT OF
GROUND BREAKING NA7004 NETWORK AUDIO PLAYER
-- Discriminating Consumers Can Enjoy A New Level of No-Compromise Sound Quality From All of Today’s Widely Used Digital Sources --
NEW YORK, NY, Summer 2010 - Marantz America, a world leader of advanced home entertainment solutions, is opening up a brand new category in high-quality playback of digital music with the introduction of its NA7004 Network Audio Player
(SRP: $799). The ultimate all-in-one music source component, the NA7004 is a game changing component that literally serves as a digital-to-analog converter for people with large collections of downloaded high-resolution music on their computers or other external storage devices who want to listen through their home audio systems.
Notably, the NA7004’s music reproduction capabilities outperform that of conventional CD players, revealing subtle nuances and dynamics of high-quality sound that are often lost in file transfer from downloaded music collections, ripped CDs and more.
Noted Kevin Zarow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Marantz America: “The NA7004 is the solution to better sounding digital music that discriminating listeners have long been waiting for and will introduce legendary Marantz audio performance to a new generation of consumers who listen mostly to digital music. To create this brand new type of music enhancement product, Marantz engineers utilized all of their expertise in audio enhancement and technological innovation. The result is a product that fully lives up to the legendary Marantz name and audio heritage – an elegant single-component source solution that reveals the full potential of sound quality in digital music, bringing significantly more room-filling power, musical presence and depth to the performance.”
Hearing Is Believing: Users Enjoy Better Sounding Digital Music
The NA7004 is a DLNA version 1.5-certified DMP (Digital Media Player) and DMR (Digital Media Renderer) capable of providing users with studio quality sound in home listening rooms. The NA7004 utilizes some of today’s most advanced and innovative sonic-enhancement technologies to deliver pristine audio performance from all of today’s most widely used digital music sources. Users also have access to vast collections of Internet radio stations for high-quality playback though a home audio system. Among its key performance and convenience features are a USB front-panel input featuring iPod® Digital Connection and a back panel M-XPort for wireless Bluetooth streaming with optional RX101 Bluetooth Receiver. The NA7004 also includes access to over 14,000 Internet Radio stations. File types supported include FLAC, 96/24FLAC, WAV, WMA, WMA Lossless, MP3, MPEG-4 and AAC.
The USB Audio Sample Rate / Word Depth is up to 96kHz / 24bit, and the built-in D/A converter mode provides 3 digital inputs. (COAX, OPTICAL, USB).
Founded in 1953, Marantz is a world-renowned manufacturer of premium home entertainment components, committed to upholding the tradition of technological superiority and outstanding performance initiated by founder Saul Marantz. The company’s deep roots in audio and legacy of creating some of the world’s most respected audio products have earned it a singular reputation for excellence and innovation. Building on this foundation, the three main pillars of the Marantz philosophy today are superior sound quality, impeccable design and total user convenience. Marantz audio and video components are carried by many of the nation’s premier audio/video retailers and professional custom installers.
Additional information is available at www.us.marantz.com and www.facebook.com/marantzamerica. Marantz America is a wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings Inc.
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. is a global operating company providing worldwide management and distribution platforms for premium consumer, automotive, commercial and professional audio and video businesses including Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, Escient®, Calrec Audio, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath, D&M Professional and D&M Premium Sound Solutions. Our technologies improve the quality of any audio and visual experience. iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All other product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries. For more information visit www.dm-holdings.com.