Marantz has decided to spruce up the exterior looks of the product line with two new matching units. The MODEL 30 Integrated Amplifier and the SACD 30n Network Streamer were announced on Tuesday this week which provide an updated aesthetic look for both the black and silver/gold colors.
The classic Marantz look has gone through a few changes over the years, from the PR release: “Our main goal in updating Marantz was to effectively capture the timelessness, musicality and passion the brand has brought to the world for nearly 70 years,” said Joel Sietsema, President Classé and Marantz. “This is why we dove into the brand’s history first to design MODEL 30 and SACD 30n. We knew these new products and their successors had to continue refining that classic Marantz sound, but also deliver fresh new aesthetics and build quality contemporary enthusiasts could love. The result is a familiar, yet entirely new Marantz ID and an exciting listening experience that delivers on the Marantz promise of the most musical sound.”
The MODEL 30 Integrated Amplifier boasts a fully discrete build, with independent power supplies for both pre and power sections. Power output is 100W into 8 ohms (200w into 4). Inputs include room for both MC and MM phono technologies: “The Phono EQ stage in the MODEL 30 amplifier can be used with both moving magnet and low-output moving coil cartridges, thanks to a built-in MC head amplifier. Distortion is reduced using two-stage amplification in the phono stage, and Marantz HDAMs are combined with JFETs (junction gate field effect transistors) in the input stage, giving high input impedance. The exclusion of coupling capacitors further simplifies the design, reducing signal distortion and enhancing signal purity. Further, MODEL 30 is equipped with an input impedance selector, which can be adjusted to three different settings “MC Low (33 Ohm), MC MID (100 ohm) and MC HIGH (390 ohm),” which further optimizes sound performance when using a moving coil or magnetic moving cartridge.”
The SACD 30n Network Audio Streamer can handle SACD’s (of course), but also Amazon Music HD, Tidal and be controlled via Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple’s Siri.
On top of digital duties, the player can also be utilized as a pre amp through a pair of variable output SE connections on the back panel. Non-audiophile bonuses include Bluetooth, Apple Airplay 2 and multi room support.
The Marantz MODEL 30 Integrated Amplifier and SACD 30n Network Audio Streamer can be purchased from the company’s dealer network or directly online from https://www.us.marantz.com/en-us for $2.5k each. Expect shipping to start this month.
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