Marantz Announces Two New Streaming Amplifiers

Posted on 28th May, 2024

Marantz Announces Two New Streaming Amplifiers

It’s never been easier to stream your favourite tunes all day long with a simple swipe or two of your fingers, and Marantz wants to make that even easier with the announcement of its Model M1 and M4 streaming amplifiers.

MODEL M1

The MODEL M1 is an ultra-compact and versatile new generation of wireless streaming amplifier that the company says has been “carefully engineered to offer great sound from a wide range of streamed music services”.

Equipped with both analogue and digital inputs, the Model M1 can be seamlessly connected to physical music sources and your TV. It's designed to power a wide range of loudspeakers, from compact designs to floorstanders, or ceiling and wall-mounted speakers. With its highly efficient high-power amplification, it offers a staggering 100W of stereo output with an incredibly low distortion rate of just 0.005% THD via its digital inputs. This is a figure that is typically found in amplifiers that cost significantly more, promising a high-quality sound experience.

MODEL M1 supports the full high-resolution music experience over streamed services, your network or even USB, including 24-bit/192kHz PCM support and provision for DSD. 

Use the HEOS app to access all the music services available on the HEOS platform, including the soon-to-be-released updates for TIDAL and Roon Ready support. MODEL M1 also supports Bluetooth, Spotify Connect and AirPlay2, and you can even play audio from a locally connected USB-A drive, making this compact product a powerhouse of connected, streamed and network-served high-resolution audio.

The ultra-compact but versatile MODEL M1 streaming amplifier will be available in Australia starting July 2024 and will sell for $1,600 RRP.

MODEL M4

Packed with all the functionality of the M1, the MODEL M4 is a dedicated rack-mountable amplifier that allows four independent rooms in your home to each enjoy their own music listening. All four rooms are driven by one robust installation-optimised amplifier equipped with 8 x 100w of output and 4 x independent HEOS modules.

With fan cooling for stable operation even in enclosed spaces and included rack-mount ears for easy installation, MODEL M4 is the perfect complement to a whole-home HEOS-based multi-room audio system. Pair it with other MODEL M4s, MODEL M1s, or other HEOS-enabled components to enjoy sound everywhere you want to listen to it. Its fitted optical digital inputs and the Dolby Digital decoder even allow you to share your TV's sound throughout your home if you so wish.

Marantz says its new “MODEL M1 and MODEL M4 deliver Marantz musicality effortlessly, whether you're listening to music, watching TV or sharing your sounds across your whole home.”

The Marantz MODEL M4 will be available in Australia starting August 2024 and sell for $5,500 RRP.

For more information visit Marantz

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    StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher was born in England and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia. He developed an early love of music and playing bass guitar before discovering the studio and the other side of the mixing desk. After a few years writing for audio magazines, Marc saw the future in digital publishing and founded the first version of StereoNET, known at the time as Planet Audio, in 1999.

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