Marantz Model 40n Streaming Integrated Amplifier Launched
Marantz Model 40n is a compact premium lifestyle all-in-one music system promising “the most musical sound”.
The Marantz Model 40n integrated amplifier follows the stunning pairing of the StereoNET Applause Award-winning Model 30 integrated and SACD 30n disc/ networked audio player announced back in September 2020.
The new 'just add speakers' system retains the stunning looks (in our opinion) of the Model 30, although this one-box amplifier and streamer is powered by a 70 watt per channel (8 ohms) Class A/B amplifier stage, unlike its pricier Class D Hypex-powered stablemate.
Here, the Model 40n still benefits from the company's proprietary Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAMs) and discrete surface mount components linked by the shortest possible signal paths.
Also, under the hood, you'll find a larger power supply transformer with four output transistors per channel with heavy copper bus bars (rather than thin copper printed tracks) and very short power pathways. These all add up to lower internal impedance and the ability to deliver instant high current capability. The result, says Marantz, is a highly dynamic and excellent match for even loudspeakers that are challenging to drive. Moreover, the power supply is separated from the amplification by the huge central heat sink and then the digital and phono stage are further isolated by a shielded case.
Additionally, the Model 40n gives you access to Spotify Connect, Amazon Music, TIDAL, TuneIn internet radio and many more. Furthermore, the HEOS multi-room streaming system will sniff out the digital audio files on your network up to PCM 192kHz / 24 bit, as well as DSD up to 5.6 MHz. Wireless connectivity options include Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Built-In.
As well as a remote control, you can also use your voice via Siri, Alexa and Google.
Of course, the MODEL 40n offers analogue and digital inputs, including HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) for hooking up your telly and a moving magnet phono stage, dubbed Marantz Musical Phono EQ.
If you want to spin your silver discs, you could partner the Model 40n with the SACD 30n, although that would see you double-up on streaming smarts. Unfortunately, we couldn't get Marantz to confirm that a partnering disc player will be following the Model 40n, but neither did they dismiss it - so stay tuned.
Finally, the dedicated subwoofer output with crossover adjustments allows you to optimise bass response for any listening room.
The Marantz Model 40n Integrated Amplifier will be available in Australia from May 2022 in two finishes, Marantz Black and Silver Gold, for $4,499 RRP.
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