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Saul Marantz, the legend behind our audio experiences, was a true pioneer of Hi-Fi.

Surrounded by music, Marantz found that a home music system that met his exacting standards in the early 1950’s just did not exist. He envisioned a completely new architectural idea for sound reproduction, and employing his skill in electrical engineering, built the proof of his concept – the Audio Consolette, a Hi-Fi pre-amplifier designed for the home.

Futuristic sound - circa 1953

In 1953, on his kitchen table, Saul Marantz created the first 100 units of the Audio Consolette – the first ever Marantz.

Demand for the Audio Consolette exceeded his expectations. Saul and his trusted engineer Sidney Smith worked tirelessly together on subsequent models, bringing the listener closer to the music with each generation.