Hi-fi amplifiers

Marantz PM8003

Marantz's PM8003 may have been out a while, but this is our first chance to have a look at this stylish and well-built amplifier

Micro and style systems

Marantz M-CR502

The Marantz M-CR502 is very stylish indeed and its lean, driving attack makes it worthy of an audition, especially now that it costs £100 less

CD players

Marantz SA8003 SACD

A mild-mannered player that will please some, but be too polite for others

iPod docks etc

Marantz IS301

There's nothing wrong with the idea of this dock, but it needs to sound better and the wired video is fussy

Blu-ray players

Marantz BD8002

The Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray player delivers great Blu-ray pictures, but it isn't quite the complete machine

Hi-fi amplifiers

Marantz PM5003

Superior product in some ways, but the PM5003 lacks the cohesion to trouble the class leaders

CD players

Marantz SA-11S2

Thoroughly likeable in most ways and admirable in some, but a lack of bottom-end rigour hampers the big Marantz

CD players

Marantz CD5003

Marantz has replaced its CD5001 with the CD5003, a subtle but effective upgrade of the original player in a sharp new set of clothes


Marantz ES7001

Impressive power, scale and extension from a one-box surround sound system, even without a subwoofer

Home cinema amplifiers

Marantz SR8002

Power and panache, rest assured the SR8002 is as well equipped as most people will ever need