Experience the Emotion... The high performance Reference Series DV-12Sl represents Marantz leading edge design and engineering, enabling you to experience the true emotion in movies and music. The DV-12Sl is compatible with DTS, Dolby Digital, DVD Audio, and includes THX Ultra Certification. Furthermore it features progressive scan and 5:2 pull down, assuring smooth and accurate image reproduction with vivid colors. Equipped with an extensive array of Marantz sound enhancements technologies, the DV-12Sl delivers audio detail and dynamics far beyond conventional DVD players. Enjoy the perfect choice in your ultimate home entertainment environment.
- THX Ultra certified
- Ultimate DVD Compatibility
- RGB and Component output
- 24 bit/192 kHz output
- Separate power supply for audio block with troidal transformer
- The highest quality standard in AVApplying to this specification means offering world's best performance available
- Dolby Digital, DTS, and DVD—Audio decoder built—in, and plays DVD—R/RW
- Highest performance video output on RGB via Scart connection and component output
- Highest Resolution with Increased Dynamic Range
- Clean power supply for audio circuitry
- High slew rate and superb dynamics characterise the unique Marantz HDAM output stages
Ultimate DVD Performance
The DV—12S1 is developed to provide ultimate DVD performance. It plays both DVD-Video and Audio with the ultimate quality including progressive scan for NTSC video materials. For D/A conversion, DV-12Sl employs 10-bit/54MHz DAC for video and 24-bit/192kHz DAC for audio. Power supply is completely separated for audio and video circuitry.
THX Ultra certified
Home THX Audio Systems, developed by George Lucas` THX Division, have become the world°s standard for film enjoyment in the home. Now in its 16th year, THX licenses its patented technology to leading A/V and PC manufacturers worldwide. The legendary training program has certified more than 1500 dealers as among the highest qualified to sell and install Home THX products. THX also certifies home video software through the THX Digital Mastering Program, ensuring that DVD software, laser discs and VHS videotapes provide the best image and sound quality possible through the use of patented THX technology and unique quality control expertise.Only AV components applying to the highest requirements can be certified with the THX Ultra specification. ln line with our philosophy Marantz only applies to the highest standards.
The DV-12S1`s casing is solid aluminium and the chassis is copper plated. Total structure is enforced by a steel bottom plate. This rigid construction ensures minimal internal vibration and prevents mechanically induced jitter. The precision disc transport mechanism is fully floating and provides stable, glitch free playback along with fast disc access.
The DV-1251 is equipped Marantz own developed HDAM on the output stage. This full discrete amplifier module consist of low noise serface mounted devices and realising shortest signal path. Results are extremely high slew rate and dynamic range.
Top-end video connection
The DV-1251 equipped two Scart connection that are capble to transfer RGB signals as well as composite video signal. There is also a component video terminal that is a more common input on a projector.
DVD—Audio is one of the latest format of high standard audio. It provides ultimate 2ch performance of 24bir/192kHz or 24bit/96kHz in six channel format. To enjoy its full potential, the DV-1251 equipped 24bir/192kHz audio DAC for front channel and 24bir/ 96kHz audio DAC for the rest of four channels.
High quality "auditorium" sound in the home, that`s what°s offered by Dolby Digital! The Dolby Digita] or AC-3 audio information, is mixed by the Film studio and is added to the video information as compressed digital information. Cinemas all over the world are supporting the system and the Dolby Digital audio information is added to the DVD—format as standard. The format offers 5 fully independent high quality channels and the sixth channel subwoofer information is provided.
Apart from the Dolby Digital information, DVD sofrware can also contain Digital Theater System (DTS) audio information. The compressed digital information offers five fully independent high quality channels together with a sixth subwoofer channel. DTS offers superb live experience and adds breathtaking effects to the film.
NTSC playback on PAL TV
Elementary differences between the America] NTSC signal and the PAL signal, causes problems for many European vision products. Therefore Marantz is offering full compatibility. The synchronisation frequency is altered to European standards, making the picture feasable for PAL TV sets. Progressive scan (NTSC) Progressive scanning creates a picture signal with double the scan lines of a conventional interlaced picture to create a noticeably sharper image. The progressive image offers higher picture resolution and eliminates virtually all motion artifacts. Even on large screens, the progressive scan lines are barely noticeable and picture flickering is greatly reduced, so you can enjoy extended viewing without eye fatigue. The progressive conversion ofthe DV—12S1 is optimized for the high resolution and low noise of the DVD-Video format. This enables the unit to preserve DVD-Video picture quality for display on all screen sizes, from direct—view CRT to projectors.
To optimize equipment in terms of ease of use, Marantz has designed the D.Bus system. Individual devices inform each other in order to automatically tune to the customers demands. Also received remote control commands are communicated via this bus. This enables equipment without lR—receiver to be controlled via a Marantz Remote control
Video DAC 54mHz /10-bit
Audio DAC 192kHz/24-bit
Audio DAC IC t.b.a.
Dig. Audio Freq.
Response 41-12-88kHz (DVD fs:192kHz) S/N Ratio 115 dB
Dynamic Range 102 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion 0,001%
Color: Black / Gold / Silver •/•/—
Metal Front Panel •
Remote control RC—12DV
Power Consumption 3lW