The philosophy behind the unique Marantz sound
We know that true hi-fi is about being able to reproduce the magic of a performance. It’s about experiencing music just as the artist intended, even in the cinema. It is music that delivers the ecstasy and agony of a film’s story. To Marantz, perfect specifications and technical accomplishment count for nothing unless a product can unlock the power, the excitement and the emotion of music.
Our heritage of technical excellence means we can create components with the ability to communicate the scale, timbre, pitch and dynamics in fact, the very essence of a recording.
Music is enchanting, and we strive to ensure that the carrier of the music looks and feels as good as it sounds. Every component we produce is technically and cosmetically designed to complement the lifestyle of the listener.
We pride ourselves on applying these principles to all of our products. Each and every one of our home entertainment components is capable of reproducing the purest, most realistic music in your home.
We know that true hi-fi is about being able to reproduce the magic of a performance – it’s about experiencing music just as the artist intended.
"Because Music Matters."
"The Range" and "Premium Range"
Marantz offers two product line-ups. “The Range” series is known for offering the most flexible system building options imaginable for every lifestyle. And at the very high-end, the “Premium Series” guarantees hi-fi purists the ultimate listening experience.
Further product categories have been developed over the years such as The ‘Reference’ models, faithfully reproducing the purist musical emotion.
Finally, the KI (Ken Ishiwata) models offer unparalleled quality. Ken Ishiwata is a gifted audio designer who believes sound reproduction should touch the listener in a way no other sensation can. His personal signature on a Marantz product is the sign of no-compromise high fidelity.
Ken Ishiwata is probably the single most influential personality in today’s high-end audio industry. Universally acclaimed for his remarkable talent in conceptualising stunning sound reproduction, his views and visions are avidly reported by the world’s HiFi press - and avidly consumed by the world’s music lovers.
For more than 30 years he has been combining his love of music with his conceptual engineering design approach to create unparalleled high-quality audio products.
Ken Ishiwata has been intimately exploring all newly-designed Marantz units. Only after his approval are they introduced to the world so that other lovers of music can experience the moment.
Occasionally, a unit comes along which he senses ‘has more potential’. He then sets about optimising the protégé. This means more than simply substituting key components with more expensive pieces; it involves careful selection and subtle mixing, testing, listening and testing again. Searching for the ultimate combination. In his words, ‘Like any musical performance, all the players must understand and be capable of fulfilling their role. Nothing more. Nothing less.’ When harmonic unity is achieved, a new KI Signature unit is born.