Voice-Controllable SACD 30n SACD/CD Player with HEOS and Marantz Musical Mastering Knows Digital: Hear High-Resolution Files, Streams, and Discs in Luxurious Sound
A doyen of digital domains, the Marantz SACD 30n network SACD/CD player with built-in HEOS plays physical media as well as high-resolution files, streams, and USB-based storage with pristine clarity, beguiling tonality, and exceptional dynamics. Equipped with an ultra-low-noise preamplifier and voice control by way of Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Josh.ai, SACD 30n features Marantz Musical Mastering for pure analog audio from any digital source. Factor in its whole-home integration options, smart array of connections for modern flexibility, beautiful aesthetics, and seamless match with the complementary Marantz SA 30 integrated amplifier, and the nearly 30-pound SACD 30n touches on all bases.
Precision-tuned by the Marantz Sound Master, SACD 30n combines a premium disc player with a cutting-edge digital hub. Offering onboard Apple AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth, it supports up to 11.2MHz DSD and 32-bit/384kHz via its asynchronous USB-B input. Built on its own discrete HDAM circuit board and with hand-selected components to ensure optimal fidelity, SACD 30n also incorporates a brand-new SACDM-3L transport mechanism marked by resolute stability and quiet. When not in operation, the power supply shuts off to avoid any potential noise. Such automatic convenience comes in handy when you use HEOS to access your favorite provider or local collection – as well as during times you want to listen privately via the fully discrete headphone amplifier complete with HDAM-S2 circuitry and three gain settings. And yes, the headphone amp also shuts off when not in use to keep interference at bay.
Of equal importance is the aforementioned presence of Marantz Musical Mastering (MMM), an innovation that originally debuted in the company's $7k flagship SA-10. A custom-built, fully differential, and fully balanced solution steeped in terrifically complex engineering, MMM involves two stages: MMM-Conversion and MMM-Stream. The high-frequency signal produced gets processed by the MMM-Conversion stage in place of a conventional DAC to generate the analog output; the MMM-Stream section replaces the oversampling filters normally used in DACs. Two system clocks afford accurate up-conversion of the incoming signal, whether it's from a disc or the digital inputs, ranging from 44.1kHz to 384kHz. This unique configuration is tuned with and for hi-fi reproduction with a highly accurate signal using dual 32-bits floating-point DSP for MMM-Stream. Sigma Delta Modulation allows a pure DSD-standard signal to be passed to the MMM-Conversion section in the form of a very high-frequency stream of pulses. Finally, the design of the DSD-to-analog filter feeds into the Marantz HDAM in the output stage for arresting sonics.
Contained in a thick, heavy, solid-steel chassis with a rigid steel top cover and non-magnetic aluminum side panels, the 5.1 x 17.4 x 16.7-inch (HWD) SACD 30n even touts a separate variable output for hooking up to active speakers or a power amplifier. One coaxial input, two optical inputs, one coaxial output, one optical output, and a pair of gold-plated brass line-level outputs (one fixed, one variable) abet RJ45 and RS232 accessibility for external control add to the inherent value. A remote control and Marantz's three-year warranty round out a total digital solution built to supply unforgettable memories for the foreseeable future. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
"To sum up, the Marantz SACD 30n accomplishes what it set out to do, which is play physical discs as well as they can be played. Its sound quality and styling are both superb."
– The Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity