The Ultimate Digital Music Player
Marantz today announced the $2,500 SACD 30n Network Audio Streamer & SACD Player to complement the new MODEL 30 Integrated Amplifier. The pair is ideally matched together and are the first Marantz products to launch with the brand’s new industrial design language, celebrating and modernizing signature design elements from legendary Marantz products of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Each was meticulously manufactured in Shirakawa, Japan over the last three years.
The new SACD 30n draws on the Marantz proprietary SACDM-3L transport mechanism, engineered solely for the best possible performance when playing SA-CDs, CDs and music stored on data discs. It is also built to meet the requirements of the modern music enthusiast who wants access to existing file collections or to the leading streaming services. Leveraging the HEOS Built-in platform, SACD 30n combines a premium CD/SACD player with a modern digital source’s hub, a USB-DAC and a built-in preamplifier.
With HEOS Built-in, SACD 30n can stream FLAC files from 44.1kHz to 192kHz at up to 24-bit resolution, DSD2.8MHz and DSD 5.6MHz, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AIFF, and MP3 files from major streaming providers, including Amazon Music HD, Tidal and others. HEOS Built-in also allows for greater listening flexibility and access, including a variety of voice-enabled technologies, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and Josh.ai to easily play music, skip tracks and more (degree of functionality is platform dependent).
SACD 30n relies on Marantz’s proprietary Marantz Musical Mastering (MMM-Stream converter and MMM-Conversion stage) for optimal digital audio conversion. PCM inputs are up-converted to DSD at 11.2MHz using the MMM-Stream converter within the player. The high-frequency signal produced is processed by the MMM-Conversion stage (used in place of a conventional DAC) to produce the analog output. Two system clocks ensure the most accurate up-conversion of the incoming signal, whether it’s from the disc or digital inputs, ranging from 44.1kHz to 384kHz. The design of the DSD-to-analog converter feeds into the familiar Marantz HDAM in the output stage for optimal sound quality.
In addition, the SACD 30n features a dedicated headphone amplifier module using exclusive Marantz HDAM-SA2 circuitry with exceptional signal-to-noise ratio. To work with a wider variety of headphones, the gain factor can be adjusted to three established presets—low, mid and high—making it possible to drive high impedance headphones.
“The SACD 30n leverages Marantz proprietary SACDM-3L Transport Mechanism, USB-DAC, HEOS Built-in platform for music streaming, and a premium pre-amplifier, making it the ultimate digital music player.”Emmanuel Millot, Senior Director, Technical Category Management at Marantz.
- Best Marantz audio quality from any digital source.
- Tuned with passion by the Marantz Sound Master.
- Marantz CD/SACD transport mechanism reduces interference.
- Marantz HDAM circuitry for clean, optimal dynamics.
- DAC Mode, SACD/CD player, streamer and very low-noise pre-amplifier.
- Marantz Musical Mastering for pure analog audio from any digital source.
- Fixed level and independent variable output.
- Multiple inputs and outputs for component flexibility.
- HEOS® Built-in for whole-home integration and streaming options.
- Controllable by the leading voice control services.
- Designed to complement the MODEL 30 integrated amplifier and share the same remote control.
Price & Availability
The Marantz SACD 30n Network Audio Streamer & SACD Player will be available September 2020 for $2,500 in Black and Silver Gold.