For the real A/V lover, Marantz is now introducing the DV17. This DVD player represents the very best available. Not only it's video performance is reaching this high standards, but also the audio part has received a lot of attention. The DVD player offers superb audiophile quality and is therefore an equal match to our premium products.
Only the best is good enough! In order to use equipment from several brands together in one system, the audio industry made a signal pre-out standard. To convert the audio signal to this specification, every audio device has been equipt with Op-amps (operational amplifiers) for which integrated circuit are commonly used. Unfortunately these IC's do not match the very high requirements of Marantz. Marantz developed it's own discrete circuitboards. These HDAM's consists of discrete surface mount components with short mirror image L/R signal paths. These devices are doing exactly the same thing as the Op-amps, but outperform the regular integrated circuit Op-amps dramatically in terms of the Slew Rate, resulting in a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound.
PAL 60 Conversion
Elementary differences between the Americal NTSC signal and the PAL signal, causes problems for many European visionproducts. Therefore Marantz is offering PAL60 conversion. The synchronization frequency is altered to European standards, making the picture feasable for PAL only TV sets. Full conversion provides in edition to record the picture as well.
Very high disc playability is ensured by the use of an Optical Pick Up unit with 2 lasers; one for CD/VCD and one for DVD-Video Discs. This optical set-up together with the VAE3000 mechanism, Digital Servo Controller and the CD/DVD decoder, delivers the unique ErCoS Super Error Correction system for CD/VCD playback, and a superior Error correction for DVD.
High quality "auditorium" sound in the home, that's what's offered by Dolby Digital ! The Dolby Digital 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.
Audio information on DVD can have different formats. One of those formats is Mpeg2. Mpeg2 offers high quality 7.1 or 5.1 audio.
Apart from the Dolby Digital information, DVD software 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. RC-17DV
Remote Control: yes
Digital-Output: DD/MPEG-2/DTS DD/MPEG-2/DTS
optical/ coaxial: yes(each one)
Connection Video Out Cinch
Scart x 2
S-Video / RGB via Scart
Connection Audio Out Cinch
OSD (language choice): English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Disc menu / Audio / Subtitle
CD-R / CD-RW Playback
Auto Power Off
Compatible PAL & NTSC
Metal Front Panel
Frequency Range: 4Hz - 20Hz
Dynamic Range: 95 dB
Channel Separation: 95 dB
Max. Dimension (WxHxD): 458W x 88H x 313D mm
Weight: 6.4 kg