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— University Of Massachusetts finds the PMD570 ideal for
recording classroom lectures for students —

ITASCA, IL, April 13, 2005 — When one of the professors at the University of Massachusetts needed a method for recording lectures for distribution to students, it became clear that cassettes weren’t going to cut it. Jeffrey Wade, the A/V Technical Coordinator of the Media Service Department at the University discovered the solution at a pro installation show: the Marantz Professional PMD570. “I was ecstatic to hear that the Marantz PMD570 recorded and converted directly to MP3,” says Wade. “Everything was recorded in real time so there were no delays; I just knew the Marantz PMD570 was the solution I needed for a quicker recording process.”

The PMD570 provides up to 50 hours of record time on a single inexpensive Compact Flash card, giving Wade the ability to record a single lecture, or a full day’s worth of lectures. He can maximize the sound quality of the MP3 recordings using Assignable Quality Selections, 32-384 Bit Rate Selections, and 16-48 kHz Sample Rate Selections.

The single rackspace PMD570 has no moving parts, features security for its media door, and through its RS-232c controller, allows Wade to setup and control multiple PMD570s from one PC. “I was always a big fan of Marantz Professional products, but now I am blown away at how advanced they are with technology.”

Wade was particularly impressed with the recorder’s user friendliness. “When I got the Marantz PMD570 to the University I was astonished at how easy it was to set up. The owner’s manual was clear and easy to follow; within five minutes I had the recorder up and running,” describes Wade. “And when I did have a question, a Marantz representative assisted in a warm and friendly manner.”

The students at the University of Massachusetts are equally thrilled with the PMD570. Because of the implementation of the PMD570, they’re now able to quickly access, through a convenient website, high-quality MP3 recordings of lectures.

Eventually Wade plans to purchase more Marantz Professional products for Media Services and his own personal use. “I was so impressed with the functionality of the Marantz PMD570 that I recommended it to all of my colleagues and friends,” affirms Wade.

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Photo Caption: UMass Distance Learning technical coordinator Jeff Wade and AV technician Chris Pahud in front of the Marantz Professional PMD570.

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About Marantz Professional
A division of D&M Professional, which is also the parent company of Denon Professional and Denon DJ, Marantz Professional manufactures and distributes a reliable line of professional audio and video equipment for the broadcast, commercial, corporate, education, government, audio/visual, education, houses of worship, security, and related industries.

Visit Marantz Professional at www.d-mpro.com.

About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Tokyo and is the parent company of wholly owned subsidiaries Denon Ltd., Marantz Japan, Inc. and McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. Denon, Marantz and McIntosh are global industry leaders in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics and professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing heritage of manufacturing and marketing high-performance audio and video components. A wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings U.S., Inc., Digital Networks North America, Inc. (DNNA), owns the ReplayTV®, Rio® and Escient brands—all representing award-winning technologies in digital home entertainment. Additional information is available at www.dm-holdings.com.

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