With the biggest refresh in over a decade Marantz continue to impress, read Sound & Vision's Daniel Kumin review the new Cinema 50 AV Receiver:
"With the advent of features such as room correction, object-oriented surround, and networked/wireless streaming (to name but three), AV receivers have become more elaborate than ever. So much so that just to enumerate all the features and functions of the Cinema 50, the next-to-top model in Marantz's newest AVR lineup, would easily exceed the column inches allotted to this entire report; pity the poor AV reviewer! (I know you all do.)"
With a little over a year with 800 D4 reviewers can offer a more intimate and considered account of a speaker. Read Michael Evans' review over at Stereonet.
"The penultimate model in the 800 Series Diamond range – the 802 D4 – is simply an 801 D4 that's been on a diet – with B&W claiming that it's “slightly smaller, but still exceptional”. I totally get that there's also a market for such a speaker, especially if it means you no longer have to reinforce your floor to accommodate a pair. But what of the middle range 803 D4? Far from being the orphan child of this fascinating line-up, I believe it's quite a compelling choice, as we shall see later…"