Featuring a fully discrete, two stage design for minimal interference, and unique Marantz HDAM technology for signal purity, MODEL 30 offers exceptional sound quality.
MODEL 30 continues the renowned heritage of exquisite Marantz amplifiers. Tuned by the Marantz Sound Master who channeled his passion, experience, and extraordinary ear into the amplifier design.
MODEL 30 is built on its own discrete circuit board, the Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Module, or HDAM. By custom-curating hundreds of individual parts, rather than adopting an off-the-shelf solution, the MODEL 30 HDAM significantly outperforms standard integrated circuits to create the unique musicality you always expect from Marantz.
Envisioned to deliver optimal sound quality by simplifying the signal path – vital given the delicate nature of phono signals – the Phono EQ stage in MODEL 30 can be used with both moving magnet and low-output moving coil cartridges, thanks to a built-in MC head amplifier.
In order to optimize sound performance when using a moving coil (MC) or magnetic moving (MM) cartridge, and to accommodate all configurations as much as possible, MODEL 30 is equipped with an input impedance selector. The input impedance can be adjusted to three different settings: MC LOW (33 ohm), MC MID (100 ohm) and MC HIGH (390 ohm)
Rated Output Power: 100W + 100W (8ohm) 200W + 200W (4ohm)
Amplifier Circuit Switching Amp: (Hypex NC500/SMPS600 by single)
Power Trans: Toroidal w/case
Bass / Treble / Mid / Balance Control: yes / yes / No / yes
REC Out Select: No
Source Direct: yes
Pure Direct: No
(Marantz) Purest Mode: No
Isolator (for USB-B input): No
Jitter reducer: No
Dual Clock: 44.1 / 48 kHz: No
Digital Filter: No
Analog Amp Mode: No
Wide Range: 5Hz - 50kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005% (1kHz, 8Ω)
Damping Factor: 500
Input Sensitivity: Phono input MM: 2.3 mV / 39 kohm MC: 250
Input Sensitivity: CD/Line/Recorder 220 mV / 13 kohm
Input Sensitivity: Power Amplifier input 1.1 V / 13 kohm
SN Ratio PHONO (MM): 88dB PHONO (MC): 75dB CD: 107dB
You get an amplifier with mammoth power and load driving ability, plus real subtlety and smoothness. It's a gentle giant with great manners and a complete lack of fear for pretty much any loudspeaker. Factor in the superlative build quality, slick HEOS app interface, excellent phono stage, connectivity and versatility – and it's very hard not to like.more...