Marantz America announced two new Blu-ray 3D players, the UD7005 ($899), which will replace the BD7004 and be available in September and the UD5005 ($499), which replaces the BD5004 and will be available next month.
According to the statement, the UD7005 features a 32-bit Audio DAC w/High quality analog multichannel audio output, with 7.1-channel capability for surround sound. Both models are also equipped with online video streaming through such online providers as Netflix and YouTube.
Both new Marantz Universal Media Players accept Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, standard and recordable CDs, DVD-Audio, SACD, as well as DivX files in addition to AVCHD (high definition video format for camcorder) contained on discs or solid-state memory devices, and WMA, MP3, and JPEG files from either discs or SD cards. HDMI v1.4 outputs on both models ensure high quality video and audio performance, and “future-ready” Blu-ray 3D-ready capability. In addition, both players are DLNA 1.5 certified Digital Media Players that offer advanced A/V networking with PC, NAS, HDD-DVDR and music servers. Users also may enjoy online video streaming via Netflix and YouTube, with network connectivity to stream VOD content and as DLNA v1.5 (Digital Living Network Alliance), ensuring smooth content sharing among connected devices.
Noted Kevin Zarow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Marantz America: “Our new UD7005 and UD5005 Universal Media Players are literally ‘game changers’ in the source component marketplace. Both units are much, much more than simply advanced Blu-ray players. They are 100% future-ready media players that offer today’s discriminating consumers an affordable way to take advantage of all today’s most advanced high-performance content sources. In addition to supporting HDMI 1.4 and 3D capability, they will play virtually any 12cm digital audio or digital video disc ever created, and provide maximum audio and video enjoyment.”
The UD7005 and UD5005 are designed to be packaged as a system with Marantz A/V receivers, providing the same functionality as Marantz’ flagship preamp/processor. The IR flasher input and output add system-wide control capability and the Ethernet port allows for firmware updates and RS232 support in the UD7005.
For more information visit: www.us.marantz.com