As yet Marantz don't appear on the exhibitors list for Manchester 2011. Are they really not attending? Their room has been one of the best in previous years and I was hoping they'd be showing the new 6004 components....
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Some manufacturers may be cutting back on the amount of shows they do. A show costs them a fortune, so I'm guessing one or two might be missing this year in favour of Bristol, which is a more popular show with better attendance.
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Us Northerners like our hi-fi too though and the show always seems well attended.
Likewise for us "soft southerners"
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Also no Denon or Sony.
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Still some interesting brands there though. I'm particularly interested in seeing/hearing the offerings from Cyrus, Audiolab, Dali and Rega. The Naim rooms are always interesting even if I don't always like the sound in there.
Just a shame about the absence of 3 important brands.
The Naim rooms are always interesting even if I don't always like the sound in there.
I'm glad it's not just me.
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The absence of Marantz did surprise me too, especially with a potentially popular new range coming out.
I've been the last couple of years and its always appeared well supported to me. I suppose I'll have to buy something from the Diverse Vinyl stall again
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I've already been browsing the Diverse Vinyl catalogue - thinking of putting in a pre-order: may br cheaper than being seduced by the superb show selection!
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Bought Blues and the Abstract Truth on the speakers corner label from them last year, one of best recordings I have. Very much looking forward to having a browse.
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Not at all. I found the sound quite unbearable from the Naim gear last year and ended up retreating back to the Focal room where Arcam CD37/A38 were playing quite beautifully through some Focal 806v speakers.
I'm staying well away from the Diverse stand - I've spent a fortune on vinyl in the past few months! The trouble is, I have to resist in November as well when they attend our open evening!
Marantz.....you should be ashamed of yourselves.....
A new 6000 series line up out a month before a popular show (ok apparently not as popular as Bristol, but that is months off), and you decide not to show them off!!!
I really wanted to hear the new PM6004 too....maybe KEF will be borrowing Marantz equipment again to showcase their Q series?
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I'm sure they will Pete - tried and tested...
Although, I think KEF will be concentrating more on their R series and Blade than the Q's this time round, unless they have multiple rooms.
Marantz is now listed on the show's website as an exhibitor: http://www.manchestershow.co.uk/
Since the show is exactly a month away, I'm sure Denon & Sony will follow suit soon.
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Tested the new Marantz PM6004 yet, David?
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