Marantz announced the UD5007 and UD7007 Universal Disc Players offering compatibility with almost any audio or video format including Blu-ray, DVD, standard and recordable CD, DVD-Audio, SACD, as well as DivXHD files in addition to AVCHD (high definition video format for camcorder) contained on discs or solid-state
Both new Marantz Universal Media Players were engineered to deliver the ultimate in picture and sound quality from all sources, with rock-solid chassis designs that visually complement any home entertainment system. The contoured front panel features an aluminum and reinforced resin for a smooth, distinguished appearance that’s identical on both units. Solid, custom engineered feet further dampen any potential vibration and the disc tray is positioned at the center of the chassis so it remains protected on all sides from external influences. Inside, both units feature Marantz’ fully shielded disc drive mechanism that provides quicker (20%) disc loading and playback compared with earlier models, along with a steel sub-chassis that prevents interference from adjacent circuitry and provides a solid foundation to suppress vibrations. The main chassis also features a dual layer bottom for maximum rigidity.
Both new Marantz Blu-ray players provide consumers with simple and straightforward ways to enjoy all their favorite movies and music. Users can easily stream videos from online services such as Netflix, VUDU, Hulu, and YouTube, with while always enjoying maximum video and audio quality. Thanks to its dual HDMI outputs, the UD7007 allows users to connect to a 3D TV and non‐3D capable AVR separately. Additionally, both units feature front-panel USB ports along with an HDMI output, an Ethernet port, a left/right analog audio output for multi-zone distribution, and remote control in/out ports.
Both new Marantz Universal Media Players are built with a super quiet fan-less construction for smooth operation, and both accept Blu-ray Discs, memory devices, and WMA, MP3, and JPEG files from either discs or USB devices. HDMI v1.4 outputs on both models ensure the highest quality video and audio performance, and 3D Blu-ray capability. Notably, the UD7007’s fully balanced HDAM‐SA2 output stage is unmatched for delivering vivid dynamics and transparency – High Quality XLR Output jacks. For optimum audio fidelity, the UD7007 is also equipped with highest resolution 192 kHz/32 bit D/A converters operating in differential mode, and the analog output sections feature multiple Marantz HDAM-SA2 discrete amplifier modules for the widest bandwidth and lowest noise. The UD7007 also features HDMI Source Direct, which outputs video in the native resolution, bypassing internal video upconversion. It also features Picture Adjustments, which are video controls that let you fine tune picture quality for the best viewing experience.