Marantz Unveils Stylish Streaming Amp, the Model 40n – CNET

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Marantz has revealed its mostcurrent streaming amplifier, the Model 40n, which can link to a TELEVISION bymeansof HDMI ARC and a phono input.

The Model 40n functions a 70-watt-per channel (8 ohms) Class A/B amplifier that the business states will power even difficult-to-drive speakers. The 40n follows the release of the Model 30 in 2020, which uses more power (100W) however doesnothave the streaming area.

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The Model 40n provides a thorough choice of inputs, consistingof a moving magnet phono phase for vinyl playback, optical and coaxial digital and HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) and a committed subwoofer output. It likewise provides the capability to run in house theater bypass mode (power amp direct) and run a set of stereo speakers from the pre-outs of an AV receiver.

The streaming part provides the business’s own HEOS system plus Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay, and Bluetooth. Marantz agents stated that the business was lookingfor Roon accreditation, however didn’t clarify if that indicated native Roon Ready playback (which implies it might endupbeing part of a Roon multiroom system) or Roon Tested bymeansof Apple AirPlay (which would indicate no multiroom or hi-res streaming).


The back panel of the Marantz Model 40n.

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The Model 40n is a rival to other streaming gadgets such as the Cambridge Audio Evo 75 and the Naim Uniti Atom. Unlike these 2 compact designs, though, the Marantz is a full-size amplifier and needsto fit muchbetter togetherwith other elements like Blu-ray and CD gamers.

I heard the design 40n at an occasion in New York playing through a set of Bowers and Wilkins 702 Signatures and they used a sweet sound, even with the macho soundtrack of Ford vs Ferrari. It’s difficult to gauge the efficiency of an amp in a hotel suite, however the system did go plenty loud. 

The $2,499 Marantz Model 40n Integrated Amplifier will come in a option of Marantz black or silver gold colors and will be readilyavailable in March.

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