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Marantz PS9200 280,000yen(November, 2001 release)

The AV amplifier which hits the flag ship model developed based on original technologies including "Absolute SA Technology" aiming at the correspondence to the high-density sources including SACD.

There are a first half model and a second-half model in compatible-IBM-PS9200. A first half model corresponds to THX Ultra specification, the second-half model supports THX Ultra2 specification, and play modes, such as THX Ultra-2 Cinema and THX Music, are added only by the second-half model.
Moreover, about compatible-IBM-PS9200 sold by March 31, 2002, version-up service by the rewriting job of DSP and control software was offered by the limited time offer.

In compatible-IBM-PS9200, 7.1ch of THX Surround EX is begun and the multichannel format of digital termination service-error second Discrete6.1/Matrix6.1, MPEG 2 AAC, etc. is supported,High performance is realized by carrying two high-order-accuracy 24bit DSP.

Decoders, such as Dolby Pro LogicII which can enjoy all the 2ch sources by multichannel surround, digital termination service Neo:6, and self-regulating system Circle Surround 5.1, are carried. Moreover, the CINEMA/MUSIC mode which performs the suitable decode for a movie/music can be set as each.

The current feedback type high power discrete amplifier based on the high-quality sound technology "Absolute SA Technology" of Marantz original is carried in the power amplifier part. Moreover, total seven-channel same performance also based on THX Ultra2 of U.S. Lucasfilm, Ltd. is realized.

The preamplifier part is reducing the noise by the low-impedance drive which carries buffer amplifier, and the polysilicon resistor volume of a low distortion.

Cirrus-Logic company make 192kHz/24bit DA converter (Convergence-Sublayer4396) is adopted as all the channels at the digital analog converter.
Moreover, the music play excellent in considering four DACs as a double differential using is realized at the time of a two-channel play.

The large-sized toroidal transformer and the examined block chemicon are carried in the power-source part.

The block independent bus architecture which separated the control bus of the microcomputer for every block is adopted.
By this scheme, the private bus is formed for every block from which an operation is different. Thereby, the excessive digital signal has eliminated interfering in other blocks. Furthermore, by bus for analog parts, a bus switch is prepared for every functionality, and when unrelated to an operation, it separates from a bus line.

The video-system-off mode which stops an operation of an image output-processing circuitry at the time of a music play, loading of a copper plating chassis, etc. put low-noise-ization into practice.

A surround setups and a basic setups can be freely set up by a main unit by a multi-dial.

The onscreen menu facility which corresponded by the component output is carried.

The HDCD decoder which can reproduce HDCD software by making a digital interconnection with a compact disk player and a DVD player is carried.

The multi-room speaker out functionality which can use the built-in amplifier for the surround back or surround as an object for multi-rooms is carried.

The 7.1-channel direct input terminal is carried. 7. When not using 1ch input, it can be used also as AUX2 (stereo) input.

The RS-232 termination is carried.

Image input/output terminals and ten-line Athy Nabeul digital input terminations including D4 termination are carried.

The onscreen display-device functionality for a multi-room output is carried.

The Athy Nabeul DC trigger termination in which coordinated movements with equipments, such as a projector, are possible is carried.

If the setups for speakers has an error, the auto adjustment functionality automatically corrected to a suitable value is carried.

TV auto-on functionality which turns on and off the power source of a main unit automatically by the presence or absence of a video signal is carried.

The bidirectional graphical-user-interface tutorial remote control of Liquid-Crystal-Display touch-panel equipment which can check a setups and the status of operation of a main unit graphically by a hand is attached.

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Rating of a mode
Form AV amplifier
Surround mode THX(CINEMA/THX 5.1)
THX surround EX
DTS-ES(Discrete 6.1/Matrix 6.1)
Dolby digital
Dolby digital EX
Dolby prologic
Dolby prologic IBM PCN II (Movie/Music)
multichannel stereo (7ch)
Output power (20Hz - 20kHz, 6ohms) Front: 160W+160W
Center: 160W
Surround: 160W+160W
Surround back: 160W+160W
Practical use maximum output (JEITA, 6ohms) Front: 210W+210W
Center: 210W
Surround: 210W+210W
Surround back: 210W+210W
Video input Composite: Seven lines
S terminal: Seven lines
Component: Two lines
D connector: Two lines
Image output Composite: Two lines
S terminal: Two lines
Monitor output Composite: Two lines
S terminal: Two lines
Component: One line
D connector: One line
Audio input
Analog Stereo: 11 lines
multichannel: -- one line (7.1ch)
Main in: One line (7ch)
Digital Light: Five lines
Coaxial: Five lines
Audio output
Analog Stereo: Four lines
Pre out: One line (7.1ch)
Digital Light: One line
Coaxial: One line
Speaker output One line (7ch)
Headphone jack One line
Multi-room output Image: One line (composite)
Audio: One line (analog stereo)
Speaker: One line (stereo)
External control system rc-5: IN/OUT, Multi Remote I/O
RS-232C: Only for an upgrade
DC trigger: Two lines (Athy Nabeul)
Power consumption 420W (Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law)
0W (at the time of main power supply OFF)
Dimensions Width 455x height 180x depth of 485mm
Weight 22.3kg
Adjunct Bidirectional graphical-user-interface tutorial remote control
Attachment-and-detachment type AC cable