Marantz at Manchester 2011?

matthewpiano

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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....
 

Frank Harvey

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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.
 

matthewpiano

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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.
 

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matthewpiano said:
Us Northerners like our hi-fi too though and the show always seems well attended.
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.
 

matthewpiano

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CnoEvil said:
matthewpiano said:
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.
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.
 

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Clare Newsome said:
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!
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!
 

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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!!! :wall:

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.
 

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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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Last year when I bought my Grado's they were offering a 10% discount, but am I wrong in thinking that most manufacturers on display will be offering discounts of some variety? Or is it possibly only those that Audio T stock?

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bigboss said:
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.
This is great news. Icing on the cake for me. Big Marantz fan and really hoping to hear the 6004 components.
 

matthewpiano

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bigboss said:
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.
This is great news. Icing on the cake for me. Big Marantz fan and really hoping to hear the 6004 components.
 

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I'm working on a Manchester Show blog with details of all the exhibitors, what they'll be showing etc so as soon as I have all the info I'll publish it (probably in the next couple of days), then update it daily.
 

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Just had it confirmed that visitors to the Manchester show will be able to see and hear the Marantz CD6004 and PM6004 together in action - plus Marantz will be separately demonstrating its AirPlay-capable products
 

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Clare Newsome said:
Just had it confirmed that visitors to the Manchester show will be able to see and hear the Marantz CD6004 and PM6004 together in action - plus Marantz will be separately demonstrating its AirPlay-capable products
Hooray! Thanks for that Clare!
 

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As I understand it, Denon is also involved with the AirPlay aspect of the show, rather than a traditional demo. Looking forward to the AirPlay area - will be good to see the tech being demonstrated (hopefully) on a range of gear
 

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