Marantz

1952 Saul Marantz sells his first audio product, the "Consolette" pre-amp
1964 Marantz acquired by Superscope Inc.
1966 Beginning with the Model 25, and then 22 and 28, Marantz starts manufacturing its products in Japan through a partnership with Standard Radio Corp.
1974 A manufacturing plant is opened on the PĂ©ronnes-lez-Binche site, Walloon Region, Belgium
1975 Standard Radio Corp. changes its name to Marantz Japan Inc.
1980 Superscope sells the Marantz brand, dealer network, and all overseas assets (except U.S. and Canada) to Philips Electronics
1983 Marantz's audio enhancement technology (Marantz Enhanced Digital Stereo) is introduced
1992 Philips acquires U.S. and Canada trademarks and dealer network
1997 Saul Marantz dies aged 85
2001 Marantz Japan Inc. acquires the brand and all overseas sales subsidiaries
2002 Marantz Japan and Denon merge to form D&M Holdings, to later be joined by other higher-end audio equipment brands such as Boston Acoustics
2008 Philips sells its remaining stake in D&M Holdings, ending a 28-year relationship between Philips and Marantz
2014 Marantz Professional acquired by inMusicBrands

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