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Nov 27, 2012

NEW MARANTZ FLAGSHIP MM8077 POWER AMPLIFIER BRINGS UNPRECEDENTED FEATURES, PERFORMANCE AND FLEXIBILITY TO ITS PRICE RANGE

7-Channel MM8077 Delivers Rich, Detailed Music and Home Theater Experience; Ideal Complement for Marantz’ New Flagship AV8801 Preamp; --

Kleinburg, Ontario, November 27, 2012 — Marantz®, a world renowned leader in advanced audio technologies, is proud to announce the debut of its new flagship 7-channel AV power amplifier, Model MM8077 (UAP $2,799.99). Designed as the ideal companion to Marantz’ new flagship 11.2-channel Model AV8801 AV Preamplifier/Processor (UAP $3,999.99), the MM8077 allows custom integrators and consumers to create true ultimate-quality home entertainment systems. It includes many of the key innovations and technologies normally found in Marantz’ ultimate-quality Reference Series audio components, such as a rock-solid copper plated chassis, high current toroidal power transformer, unique current feedback discrete power amplifier stage design and more, providing a rich, detailed and immersive music and movie surround sound experience. The MM8077 is currently shipping.

Noted Yoshinori Yamada, Product Planning Manager for the D+M Group: “To create the flagship MM8077, our Marantz designers and engineers did not pull any punches. We were able to bring to bear all of our brand expertise, as well as many of the same ultimate-quality technologies and design elements that make our Reference Series among the world’s most coveted audiophile components. This enables us to bring a level of features, performance and flexibility to a price point that consumers and custom integrators would be hard pressed to find anywhere else on the market. Reflecting Marantz’ motto that ‘Music Matters,’ this premium quality amp is ideal for use by the most dedicated audiophiles, home theater lovers and custom integrators, as well as for commercial applications where power, performance and reliability are a must.”

Classic Marantz Style, Rock-Solid Marantz Build Quality and Design
The MM8077 is elegantly finished in anodized black satin, with the classic Marantz ringed porthole display and a blue illumination accent that includes a clearly visible display on/off function. Notably, the copper-plated chassis, with its multi-layer reinforced bottom panel assembly for maximum rigidity and triple-layer top cover, provides the best possible shielding from other components in a system, providing virtually total isolation from all extraneous noise.

Toroidal PowerTransformer, Plus Key Innovations for Performance and Flexibility
At the heart of the MM8077 is Marantz’ massive high current power supply, which features a leading-edge toroidal power transformer along with high power (71WVDC) filter capacitors with a total 100,000μF capacitance to easily handle sharp short-term transient peaks. This innovation delivers substantial headroom for dynamic peaks, along with the ability to easily handle low impedance speaker loads. In yet another leading-edge design innovation, all output stages feature identical topology for uniform high quality sound across all channels.

To ensure the most efficient use of its massive power plant, the MM8077’s devices are mounted on the unit’s unique dual extruded aluminum alloy heat sink assembly, configured in a tunnel arrangement that provides both passive and active cooling. The massive heat sinks feature multiple ribbed fins that provide a large passive cooling area, and the assembly is book-ended with a whisper quiet fan that automatically kicks in to provide active cooling when the soundtrack heats up. Because the fan is mounted internally directly to the heat sinks, even while running, it is whisper quiet.

Total System Building Flexibility and Connectivity
The MM8077 is designed to allow custom integrators and consumers total flexibility in home entertainment system building. Users have the option, for instance, to choose between both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) inputs for each channel, providing maximum system configuration flexibility. Thanks to this innovation, each amp channel can be configured to a user’s choice of input connector. And for the ultimate home theater experience, users may pair the MM8077 with Marantz’ MM7705 5-channel power amplifier, delivering thrilling 11-channel surround sound with the latest multi-channel audio formats, such as DTS Neo:X. For total ease of control, the MM8077 features remote power on/off control compatibility with select Marantz A/V preamplifiers, including the new flagship AV8801.

The MM8077’s loudspeaker terminals feature audiophile-grade construction, and are gold-plated for maximum signal transfer, and they can easily handle a wide range of audiophile speaker cable connectors. The unit also features a DC trigger input for external power on/off control, and there’s also dual RC-5 remote control in/out jacks for connection to a compatible Marantz A/V preamplifier/processor.

For more information on Marantz, visit http://us.marantz.com.

About Marantz
Marantz America, LLC is committed to upholding the tradition of technological superiority initiated by founder Saul Marantz. In keeping with this emphasis on quality, Marantz audio and video components are carried only by the nation’s premier audio/video specialty retailers. Additional information is available at www.us.marantz.com and www.facebook.com/marantzamerica. Marantz America, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings Inc.

About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Allen & Heath, Boston Acoustics ®, Calrec Audio, Denon ®, Denon DJ, Denon Professional, Marantz ®, Marantz Professional, McIntosh ® Laboratory and Premium Sound Solutions. D+M Group has approximately 2,000 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.

All product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc., or its subsidiaries.

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