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MK Sound and Marantz

This 3.1 system was limited by the construction and design of the home. The speaker of choice for this installation is MK sound for there high quality and small footprint, the customer also requested the subwoofer to be up off the ground so a custom bracket was also manufactured for this installation. The amplifier is a Marantz NR1608 with Heos built in, also supplied is a Heos 1 to complement the Marantz unit. The customer also mentioned they still have many records so a Thorens record player was also supplied.

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MK Sound subwoofer bracketcompleted install of speakers

MK M7 Package

MK M7 Speaker Package – $15,600

Outstanding sound demands excellent product, this is where this package performs best. With THX Select speakers combined in a Hi Res receiver from Marantz and A Blu-ray player from Marantz as well, nothing much will beat the performance from this package. Combined with an Apple or Android control system from URC, life just got a hole lot easier we it went from five remote controls to your tablet or phone as it will be a single button control system.MK M7 Package

Package:

Total System Cost $17,208

For only $15,600

System upgrades

  • Dolby Atmos or DTS:X ceiling speakers, one pair MK IW85 – $1950
  • A second pair of MK M4T to create a 7.1 system – $1350 (may require an additional power amp)
  • Marantz MM7025 2ch power amp – $1550
  • Furman AC-210AE power conditioner – $420
Stockton Holiday Park Home Theatre System

Stockton Beach Holiday Park AV system

We were commissioned by Newcastle City Council to install a theatre system for the new Stockton Beach Holiday Park Camp Kitchen. Specification from council was the projector had to be bright and the sound had to fill the room. We also completed this project under budget.

When we were contacted it was at a late stage of the build which made our job even harder for installing all the cabling. The brackets which support the projector screen was all built in-house by us as they were not commercially available, the boards which the speakers are mounted to were also made in-house by us, as the studs in the walls did not line up with both side walls (and front), we had to come up with a solution that not only looked attractive but had to position all the speaker in the correct and uniform position.

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Marantz SR7009

Marantz with Jamo 7.1 Home Theatre System

These two home theatre systems were completed in Weston. Both home theatre systems are using Marantz receivers with Jamo 360 S25HCS8 and Jamo 360 S35HCS8 and both systems have Samsung TV’s.

The first room is using a Samsung TV on a pivot bracket for full motion and the Marantz SR7009 with Jamo 360 S35HCS8 7.1 speaker system, Foxtel is running out to the patio from the Marantz receiver on Zone 2 to the TV, Niles wall mounted outdoor speakers are also installed out on the patio and are also powered off the Marantz receiver.

The second room is also using a Samsung TV on a pivot bracket and the Marantz receiver but using the NR1605 receiver and Jamo 360 S25HCS8 7.1 speaker package, Foxtel, Xbox and external hard drive.

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Jamo Front Speakers

Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park Installation

Overview

In October 2015, we were commissioned to supply and fit out Blacksmiths Beachside holiday park’s new recreational room, the process could not have went any smoother and was completed on time for the parks initial use for when the holiday session began.

Equipment

The system consists of a 65″ Samsung TV, along side is an Epson EH-TW9200 projector, 140″ Screen Technics electrics projector screen, 5,1,2 speaker system consisting if the Jamo S628HCS12 surround speaker package and the Atmos speakers are the Jamo IC608FG. All cable runs back to the rack and houses a Marantz receiver with a Samsung PVR, Bluestream HDMI splitters and a network switch (that was supplied by Lake Macquarie Council). The system is controlled by an automation system on the wall and below is a wall plate with various connection to plug in external equipment, the keypad has a key switch below so the keypad can only be used by park management or staff, and both speakers and projector have been fully calibrated for optimal performance.

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Back brick wall Back finished wall Front brick wall Front projector scren up Front right speaker Inside comms rack Jamo Centre speaker Jamo Front speakers Keypad brick wall Keypad Left speaker and subwoofer Projector Wall plates

home theatre

Chisholm New Home Installation

We consulted with the customer before the house was even built, we pre-wired the house during frame stage. This home theatre system comprises of a Samsung TV, Marantz amplifer, Marantz blu-ray player and Jamo 360 series speakers.

We also installed Cat6 data cables throughout the house and to all the TVs outlet, we also wall mounted the two other TVs

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Ashtonfield Installation

Home theatre system comprising of a 79inch LG, Marantz receiver, Jamo 360 series surround speakers, Panasonic blu-ray player.

In the living room area, the Panasonic TV was installed on a swivel bracket so the TV can be faced around to the kitchen.

Additional TVs were wall mounted in the kids play room and master bedroom.

We also installed a high gain TV antenna and connected 10 TV outlets.

 
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Marantz UD5007

MarantzUD5007What would you say to having the legendary Marantz UD5007 audio quality in an exceptional value-for-money Blu-ray Disc player? Well we said ‘Yes’, and the result is the 3D-capable UD5007. Not only does it reproduce all the delicate audio details from CD and SACDs, its superb 24fps Blu-ray quality comes with BD-Live and DLNA 1.5 specifications. You can also enjoy your latest music (incl. FLAC HD) and video downloads from your PC. What’s more, you get direct YouTube Leanback and Netflix video on demand access with this player. The video streaming supports DivX plus HD and guarantees playback of DivX (.avi and .divx) and DivX Plus (.mkv). One of the main reasons why this player offers such high quality at a value-formoney price is the extreme solid construction. Firstly, the disc mechanism is centrally located and is fully shielded for fast and silent loading. Then there’s the solid cabinet, large foot, and fan-less construction to minimise vibration. On top of that, the player’s four main subsystems (mechanism, main, power supply, display) are physically separated to minimise interference.

RRP $960

Marantz UD7007

MarantzUD7007Enjoy fabulous quality Blu-ray video and then stream audio (incl. FLAC) and video files (including DivX plus HD files) from your home network or Internet. The Marantz UD7007 can give you this universality because it’s not only a Blu-ray and DVD player it is also DLNA 1.5-certified, and even provides access to Netflix video on demand and YouTube Leanback online services. To ensure the best analogue stereo audio quality from CD and SACD, it includes the Marantz HDAM audio modules and uses specially customized components all on a dedicated audio board. It also offers you the choice of balance XLR or Cinch audio output. The fast loading high-quality mechanism is shielded by an aluminium top panel and a steal chassis bottom. The cabinet is also very rigid and an additional bottom plate adds extra strength to eliminate vibration. Also, the electronics are divided into five separate sections to minimise interference and maximise audio-video quality. In addition, the two HDMI 3D supporting output ports optimise flexibility in setup and in fine-tuning performance. But as with all Marantz players, musicality reigns supreme so you won’t be surprized when you find a “Pure Direct” mode, to ensure the best possible performance from CDs and even SACDs.

What Hi-Fi UK gave the UD7007 5-stars and commented: “This is a solidly made machine that performs to a very high standard. If you have the right system, it’s a terrific buy”.

RRP $1390

Marantz NR1508

Marantz NR1508

NR1508 – AV Receiver
Overview

Designed to deliver a thrilling sonic experience, the NR1508 AV Receiver features expanded connectivity including built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology, to enable you to enjoy your favourite music anywhere and everywhere around your home. You can explore and play music from your own music library, from online streaming music services, and from thousands of Internet radio stations using the free HEOS app for smartphones and tablets, with high resolution audio fully supported for incredible fidelity. The NR1508 also features Bluetooth and AirPlay compatibility to stream music directly from any compatible device. For high resolution surround from your favourite movie soundtracks the NR1508 is equipped with advanced 32-bit DSP processing supporting all the major sound formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Its power amplifier section features high current discrete power transistors and identical circuit topology for all 5 channels, and is compatible with low impedance 4 ohm speakers.

The video section features 6 HDMI inputs (including 1 on the front panel), with full compatibility with the latest 4K Ultra HD video specification, including 60 Hz full rate content, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR and Dolby Vision compatibility. It’s also HDCP 2.2 compliant, for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content. HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through for future HDR broadcast content will be supported via a firmware update. Like the HEOS app, the “Marantz 2016 AVR Remote” control app is available free for Android and iOS from the Apple app store, Google Play and the Amazon appstore. 

Key Features

  • 5-channel discrete power amplifier, 85 W per channel
  • 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020, plus Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG; via future firmware update)
  • 6 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support
  • HEOS wireless multiroom integration
  • AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, Network Audio Streaming
  • DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
  • Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
  • Colour-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Advanced GUI, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
  • Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting

Powerful 7 Channel Discrete Amplifier with Eco Mode

The NR1508’s power amp section features discrete high-current output devices for superb sound with both music and movies, with, identical power on all 5 channels for precision sound. Rated at 85 watts per channel, the NR1508 features low-impedance drive capability, for excellent speaker control, and is compatible with 4 ohm speakers too. Meanwhile the Eco mode provides energy savings: it features an on-screen Eco meter, while it’s also possible to use the receiver in power-saving mode, either reducing the maximum output power or adopting low-power strategies at more modest settings – and all without any effect on the superb sound quality.

Latest HDMI Connectivity
HDR, Dolby Vision, HLG, and HDCP 2.2 Compatible

Six HDMI inputs – including one on the front panel for quick connections – feed the NR1508’s advanced video section, supporting the latest HDMI specification, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020 and HDR pass-through support on every input. Dolby Vision compatibility is now supported, too, with pass-through for new HDR broadcast format HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) to be enabled via a future firmware update.
HDCP 2.2 compatibility on all HDMI inputs, for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content, ensures the NR1508 is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and 4K Ultra HD streams and downloads. The NR1508 also features Audio Return Channel (ARC), which lets you stream audio from your TV via a single HDMI connection (no need for a separate digital audio cable).

Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay

The NR1508 is equipped with an advanced dual antenna system for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming, for a robust connection even in congested urban environments. Apple’s AirPlay lets you listen to your favourite tracks wirelessly from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.

HEOS: the Perfect Solution for Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming

With built-in HEOS technology, the NR1508 becomes a key component of the HEOS wireless multi-room system. Add more HEOS speakers, and enjoy your music anywhere and everywhere around your home, all controlled via the free HEOS app. Play the same song in every room, or a different song in every room.

Multiple streaming services can be played on the NR1508 or any other connected HEOS devices, including Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer (*). You can also stream music from your phone, USB stick, or local network drives, with favourites and playlist functions supported.
*Availability differs by area, subscription may be required.

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote

The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets gives you complete control over the latest Marantz network AV Receivers. Along with many new features, the graphics and user interface have been completely overhauled. Control power, volume, input and settings, or switch instantly to the HEOS App to access your music content and streaming services, with full HEOS wireless multi-room control.

Hi-Res Audio

The NR1508 lets you discover the incredible fidelity of high resolution audio tracks via the front panel USB port or network sources, with the ability to decode ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD). You can also listen to other popular file types, such as MP3.

Audyssey MultEQ for simple set-up

Using the measuring microphone and stand supplied, Audyssey MultEQ measures the speakers in your home theatre, including the subwoofer, and then applies multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters, providing the smoothest, most natural tonal balance – regardless of the brand(s) or model(s) of speaker.
Audyssey Dynamic EQ features advanced psycho-acoustic processing to deliver clear dialogue and wide-band response even at reduced volume levels, delivering cinema-level clarity whatever listening level you choose, while Audyssey Dynamic Volume avoids nasty shocks by normalising volume when content switches to commercials or announcements, creating an easier listening experience.
Dual Subwoofer Outputs

A single subwoofer demands optimum placement within the room for the best bass response: depending on its location, the low-frequency response at the main listening position can be uneven with audible peaks and dips. The NR1508 supports two subwoofers: used in different locations, these will even out the low-frequency response for more accurate bass anywhere in the listening area.
Smart TV Connectivity

Via the HDMI CEC (consumer electronics control) functionality on some Smart TVs, it’s possible to control the NR1508 with the TV’s remote handset. With the receiver’s “HDMI control” set to ON, set “Smart Menu” receiver control functions and the TV’s Smart Menu home screen will provide you direct access to source and surround mode selections, the main setup menu, and Smart Select configuration presets.

Simple Smart Select Functions

4 Smart Select function buttons on the front panel and remote control will store your preferred setup – input, volume and Audyssey configuration – for particular sources. The push of just one button has the NR1508 perfectly configured for anything from Blu-ray or your TV set-top box to your favourite Internet radio station.

Easy To Setup,
Easy To Use

For easy installation, the NR1508’s horizontal row of premium loudspeaker terminals is colour coded, with a set of matching cable-labels supplied to ensure correct hook-up. The AVR’s clear graphical on-screen display has an exclusive Setup Assistant, combining with the Quick Start guide to provide guidance and optimise critical settings for the best possible sound quality, whatever your configuration.

More than 60 Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the NR1508 carries on our long tradition of delivering superlative stereo listening, as well as the ultimate home theatre experience.

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RRP $999