|Once again, our staff at Pointed Magazine is dedicated to bringing its readers the hottest products for the Year 2002, and our staff has found another must have product, Marantz SR 9200 receiver.
Just as we have done all of our testing so far, we have taken the product to the limit to find out if this is a product well worth spending money for.
Occasionally doing editorials, we come across a superior product, one that rises above the rest, which is precisely what we have found with the Marantz SR-9200. Our staff realizes that there are many competitors in the A/V world with the SR-9200, but the Marantz receiver review we are about to bring our readers excels in every category.
Marantz has received many awards for its fine products in the past. They have established themselves as a leader with many fine products in all home theatre categories. From plasma televisions to DVD player and of course receivers, Marantz has produced high end products for the high end consumer and certainly has done so with the receiver we going to feature in this review
For those who have been looking for a boost in their tired sounding home theatre, then the SR-9200 receiver by Marantz will give you sound like you have never heard before.
One of the first things you will like about this receiver is how easy it is to lift it out of the box. You would think for all that is included in this monster, it would weigh twice the weight that it does, but this receiver was easily lifted into place and ready to power all seven of our speakers in our testing area.
Obviously most consumers are not going to purchase a receiver based on weight, but it is nice to know that quality that is inside reflects the total weight of the unit itself.
After setting up the receiver and connecting it to our B&W Nautilus Speaker system, we were able to look at the quality of one of the first features of this receiver, the THX Ultra Certified feature of the receiver. The SR-9200 delivers 140 watts of power to each of the seven main channels. The power amp section features an advanced premium high storage power supply capacitors and fully discrete output stages housed in cast aluminum heat sinks. The THX is the best that you could expect from any reciever and is stronger than many of its competitors that have THX capability.
In case you do not own that many DVD’s that have THX capability, there are many other features of the SR-9200 receiver that will deliver sound that you will not find in any other models similar to this one.
If you have experienced the THX sound capabilities, then you will want to try the other six decoding features of the SR-9200. Each one of the six decoding methods are as strong as the THX surround. The SR-9200 has DTS-ES, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro-Logic II, HCCD, Circle Surround and the Multi Channel Direct Inputs.
The first feature of the receiver you will enjoy is its HDCD decoding. It is one of the seven decoders, which has the capacity to deliver the full sonic benefits of HDCD-encoded CD’s from a standard non HDCD CD player when connected to the SR-9200 via the player’s digital output. We tested two different CD’s and a DVD using this technology and the results were amazing. The sound was so clear and offered the listeners the best sound they could have in a small area with this technology.