Marantz announces Mordaunt-Short distribution deal
Wednesday, 27 February 2002
Marantz announces Mordaunt-Short distribution dealMarantz Professional has introduced the Mordaunt-Short Premiere System 300 for installation use. The 2-way MS302 is also separately offered as a competitive and compactinstall speaker in its own right.
Marantz Professional Europe has announced a distribution deal with acclaimed UK manufacturer Mordaunt-Short for loudspeaker products suitable for use in professional surround sound and installation applications. Following careful evaluation of the newly-acquired Mordaunt-Short (MS) range, the Marantz team has introduced the Declaration THX Select System, Premiere System 300 and MS302 2-way cabinet to its professional collection.

Mark Perrins, European general manager, states: "The market is changing and we needed a high quality and visually stunning speaker range to complement our existing AV control and installation products for the boardroom, presentation and SI sectors. The MS systems sound great but they also offer a more relaxed choice of finishes to get away from the normal rugged standard."

Both pre-configured surround sound systems and the MS302 cabinet offer stylish and audiophile-quality cabinets are suited to a wide range of high quality applications, with proprietary aluminium Continuous Profile Cones (CTC) providing high-power, low-distortion performance levels using powerful Y30 magnets. All systems utilise ultra-thin diaphragm, aluminium-dome self-shielding, neodymium HF drivers, housed in separated enclosures for minimum cross-modulation. Over-rated crossover components and 24 carat gold 5-way bi-wireable binding posts underline the professional specification.

The top of the range Declaration THX Select System is certified to the THX standard for 5.1-channel soundtrack replay, guaranteeing 105 dB SPL in up to 2000ft³ commercial surround sound environments. The MS502 3-way floor standing units include 150W RMS active subwoofers, while the two-way MS504 centre and MS506 dipole surround speakers all offer trademark MS visual impact and audio fidelity. Dual layer front baffles ensure effective damping and the front L/R units feature ballast chambers for tighter extended bass performance. The Declaration is available in black or cherry finishes.

The Premiere system 300 features the MS302, also offered as a competitive and compact install speaker in its own right, with the complete system including the MS304 2-way centre speaker and the newly added 23Hz response MS907 active subwoofer. Available in black, graphite and cherry finishes, the system delivers the same Mordaunt-Short quality and speaker componentry in a compact and flexible package.

(Lee Baldock)

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