Marantz Cinema 50

mantis
mantis Posts: 16,995
edited January 2023 in Electronics
Hello everyone,
I finally got my hands on one today and it's pretty fantastic. But I also used Bryston amps to drive a full Snell Home theater system so I didn't get to hear the amps but I did configure it into Preamp mode and It was impressive.
The look feel and quality of these new Cinema models are damn nice. I really like it.
Dan
My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,115
    The Marantz/Snell HT setup is pretty badazz. When I was at CEDIA several years ago upon the release of ATMOS via blu-ray, Marantz bar none was the best display and worth standing inline for the presentation.

    Mad Max: Fury Road was the Atmos hit at that time with Blu-Ray release
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  • tophatjohnny
    tophatjohnny Posts: 4,157
    edited January 2023
    I love my 8802 but it doesn’t have power ! It sounds fantastic! Congratulations on the C-50
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  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 3,043
    mantis wrote: »
    Hello everyone,
    I finally got my hands on one today and it's pretty fantastic. But I also used Bryston amps to drive a full Snell Home theater system so I didn't get to hear the amps but I did configure it into Preamp mode and It was impressive.
    The look feel and quality of these new Cinema models are damn nice. I really like it.

    Awesome to hear! How many Atmos channels are you running?
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  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,638
    It is going to take something pretty significant to dislodge my AV8805A but I am liking the direction that the Cinema series is going.
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  • tophatjohnny
    tophatjohnny Posts: 4,157
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    It is going to take something pretty significant to dislodge my AV8805A but I am liking the direction that the Cinema series is going.

    That’s a step up from my 8802 so I know you’re loving that.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,516
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    It is going to take something pretty significant to dislodge my AV8805A but I am liking the direction that the Cinema series is going.

    Jelly! I’m still hoping to find a cheap AV7705 mkII at a decent price when I have some extra funds lol.
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  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,995
    I love my 8802 but it doesn’t have power ! It sounds fantastic! Congratulations on the C-50
    I sold and installed the Cinema 50, it's not mine. I upgraded a Integra Preamp to the Cinema 50 as a preamp. The new Marantz line, one of it's features it preamp mode which disconnects the internal amps for a clean preamp out of a receiver. Pretty fantastic.
    It I get one, I'm looking at the Cinema 40

    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,995
    dpowell wrote: »
    mantis wrote: »
    Hello everyone,
    I finally got my hands on one today and it's pretty fantastic. But I also used Bryston amps to drive a full Snell Home theater system so I didn't get to hear the amps but I did configure it into Preamp mode and It was impressive.
    The look feel and quality of these new Cinema models are damn nice. I really like it.

    Awesome to hear! How many Atmos channels are you running?
    As I said above, I sold it and then installed it, it's not mine. It's a 5.2 system with Bryston amps an Snell speakers. It was pretty wonderful.

    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,472
    I like Snell speakers, do you know what kind they were?
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 4,335
    I think the SR8015 has that pre-amp disconnect feature too but not sure about the other models in the SR line. I had my eye on that before the supply went down and the prices went sky high. But I decided it was time to have a long term solution in my home theater space and got an AV8805A before the prices went up. Very happy with that model.

    I'd be looking at the Cinema line as first choice if I was in the market again.
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,995
    Sometimes prices just don't make sense to me. The new AV10 is $7000.00. Minus the balanced outputs, is basically the same as the Cinema 40. For $3500.00 you get internal amps that are very clean powerful and IF you wanted to add external amps, the Cinema has the dedicated Preamp feature.

    In many cases , I don't see the need for balanced connections unless you have a very noisy meaning RF and EMI environment. The value for me just isn't there. Spending $7000.00 on a preamp and amp, well that is more realistic to me. I'm sure they will sell very well in high end theater systems.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 4,335
    edited January 2023
    Interesting stuff. The AV10 is not intended to replace the AV8805A which will continue. It's a next level up. Marantz will have three processors on the market. After viewing this I can see why the AV10 is $7K. It could cost more! It's more than just adding some additional channels including more subwoofer outputs and Dirac.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3HmINmzDvo
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,995
    Emlyn wrote: »
    Interesting stuff. The AV10 is not intended to replace the AV8805A which will continue. It's a next level up. Marantz will have three processors on the market.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3HmINmzDvo
    These video's are very much like our actual training sessions that use to happen in person. I think it's really cool non industry people get to watch these.

    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.