Marantz at CEDIA 2018 New Technology and Tribute to an Audiophile Legend

CEDIA 2018 was a standout moment for Marantz. A new three-dimensional sound format for home cinema, IMAX Enhanced was debuted and demoed with the Marantz AV8805 Pre-amplifier — which happened to take home a 2018 EXC!TE Award. The EXC!TE Award — or Excellence in Custom Installed Technologies and Electronics — honor products that provide the greatest innovation and power to the in-home experience. To pay homage to legendary Marantz sound engineer Ken Ishiwata, two new Marantz products were revealed — the PM-KI Ruby Amplifier and SA-KI Ruby Super Audio CD Player. Both models have been specially tuned by Ken Ishiwata and his team, and are laser-engraved with his signature.


The Marantz AV8805 pre-amplifier. The AV8805 helped power the IMAX Enhanced and Dolby Atmos demo (shown here).


Marantz PM-KI Ruby with 40-year Marantz sound master Ken Ishiwata’s signature.


Marantz proprietary circuit build that powers the exceptional sound quality synonymous with Marantz.


The Marantz AV8805, winner of the 2018 EXC!TE award.

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