Snell D7 Speaker System, Marantz SR9600 A/V Receiver, and Marantz DV9600 Disc Player At A Glance & Ratings: Marantz DV9600 Disc Player

At A Glance: DV9600 Disc Player

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Features
Playable formats: DVD-Audio/-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, SACD
Dimensions
(H x W x D, inches): 4.5 x 17.3 x 15.1
Weight (pounds): 19
Price: $2,099

Connections
Video: HDMI (1), component video (1), S-video (1), composite video (1)
Audio: Coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), stereo analog (1), 7.1 channel (1), iLink IEEE 1394 (1)
Additional: RS-232 (1), Flasher in (1), RC in/out (1)

Ratings: SR9600 A/V receiver and DV9600 disc Player

Build Quality: 94
• Copper-plated chassis shields the sensitive internal circuitry
• The SR9600's massive heat sinks keep the output devices cool
• Disc player offers upgraded audio and video circuitry

Value: 92
• SR9600 comes with a three-year warranty; that's a year or two more than some receivers
• The DV9600 offers 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p output over its HDMI connection

Features: 95
• Marantz's HDMI 1.1 connections works with HD video, Dolby, DTS, DVD-Audio, and CD
• M.R.A.C. auto-setup system also performs nine-band equalization on your speakers

Performance: 94
• Provides power to spare and a highly transparent sound
• Best-ever receiver sound with SACDs and DVD-Audio discs
• Performs well with two-channel audio

Ergonomics: 94
• SR9600's two-way touchscreen remote lets you check settings on the touchscreen
• Single-wire HDMI audio/video connection simplifies hookup chores

Overall Rating: 94
By every measure of quality, these top-tier Marantz components score with the very best. The receiver's features outpace many far more expensive separate components, and the sound quality is no less impressive.

General Information
SR9600 A/V Receiver, $4,199; DV9600 Disc Player, $2,099
Marantz America
(630) 741-0300
www.marantz.com
Dealer Locator Code MAR

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