Marantz AV-550


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Brand and Model:Marantz AV-550
Price ($USD):1000
Features:
checked Tunerun-checked Ampchecked Dolby Prologic
checked Dolby Digitalun-checked DTSun-checked THX Certified
un-checked 7.1 Channels
Audio Inputs:
6ch:0Phono:0
Digital Coax:1Digital Optical:1
Video Inputs:
Composite:5S-Video:5
Component:
Audio Outputs:
Speaker:0Preamp/6ch.:
Video Outputs:
Composite:2S-Video:2
Component:
Amplifier
Power (Main Speakers):0 Watts
Power (Surround Speakers):0 Watts
THD:%
Weight (lbs):13.2 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):17.25/4.5/14 in. (width/height/d
Description:Unit comes with highly regarded RC2000II learning remote. In addition to 1 PCM coax input and 1 Toslink input, has RF AC-3 coax input from laserdisc.

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Marantz AV-550
These have been selling for aroung $500 closeout. At this price it is a fantastic bargin. Very quite, excellent DPL and DD. Good features, great remote, nice looking piece also. The closest competition is the AV-560 that adds DTS (is DTS losing groung for DVD?) and is sold for the same retail price as the 550 but that's twice as much as you can get the 550 for. I have seen some reviews that don't speak well of this but I can't agrree at all, must have been a defective unit. Repair it! It's got a three year warranty!

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.160.17)
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Marantz AV-550
This unit also sucks. If you want DD decoding and a good remote and you have a tin ear or tintinus and you have no money and a bad credit rating then this unit has your name on it.

Overall Rating: 3
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.208.212)
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Marantz AV-550
Excellent performance and input/output control (even has multi-room settings). Decent (although small) set of effects settings. Front panel design somewhat "industrial" and cluttered--AV-600 front panel much better executed. No switched AC outlets. No headphone jack. But, remote is W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L. Very good value.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.192.121)
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Marantz AV-550
only the best!


from: Brasil

Marco.cobucci@usa.net


Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.75.61)
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Marantz AV-550
No upgrade path to DTS without discrete inputs.

Overall Rating: 5
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.195.108)
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Marantz AV-550
Excellent performance for the price. Great remote.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.31.200)
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Marantz AV-550
Incredible sound and performance from a preamp that is
also very user friendly. The Dolby Digital decoder does
a great job of recreating the atmosphere of movie soundtracks.

Highly recommended.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.126.10)
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Marantz AV-550
Sonically excellent. Lacks 6 channel inputs -- boo. Very nice ergoniomics and features.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.19.165)
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Marantz AV-550
This component is a great value (street price 850-950) for a preamp with AC-3 decoding capabilities. In addition, contains the Re-EQ benefits of THX. Sound quality is quite good. However, those seeking many bells and whistles should look elsewhere. The RC-2000II remote is a definite improvement over its predecessor (longer battery life, dedicated ch+ and ch- buttons, more central location of player control button group, non-volatile memory).

Overall Rating: 8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.3.247)
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