Marantz has announced the Model 30 Integrated Amplifier ($2,500) and SACD 30n Network Audio Streamer & SACD Player ($2,500) representing a “new era for the brand.” Both are high-end products manufactured in Japan and draw on design elements from the company’s legacy products of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
“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.”
SACD 30n rear view
The Model 30 amplifier features an all-analog design with a discrete two-stage build and independent power supplies for the pre-amplifier and power amplifier. An oversized toroidal transformer is dedicated to the preamp “to ensure high purity” while a double shield steel case is mounted around the transformer. It also features a moving coil and moving magnet phono stage.
The SACD 30n Network Audio Streamer includes a proprietary SACDM-3L transport mechanism for SA-CDs, CDs and music stored on data discs, combining a premium disc player with a hub for digital sources, a USB-DAC and built-in preamplifier. The HEOS supported 30n player can stream a host of lossless files from providers including Amazon Music HD and Tidal, as well as carrying voice-enabled technologies.
The products are available from authorized Marantz retailers and online here from this month.