Sound United LLC. will present a solution that sets new standards for outstanding sound quality and easy access to digital content with the latest solution from the Marantz brand, the Marantz MODEL 40n Network Integrated Amplifier.
The new Marantz MODEL 40n Network Integrated Amplifier is a stereo integrated amplifier that is aimed at music enthusiasts who want a solution with state-of-the-art features and that combines all the tasks of a hi-fi chain. Thus, Sound United LLC. is convinced that the latest product of the Marantz brand sets new standards for outstanding sound quality and easy access to extensive digital music libraries.
The new Marantz MODEL 40n stereo integrated amplifier combines high-quality amplifier technologies with numerous connections and an integrated streaming client based on HEOS Built-in Technology.
Marantz MODEL 40n Network Integrated Amplifier – integrated amplifier with state-of-the-art features
First of all, the new Marantz MODEL 40n is of course a classic stereo integrated amplifier, which presents itself with all the virtues that one can expect from solutions of the renowned Japanese brand Marantz.
Thus, one also relies here on an amplifier stage in Class A/B, which, however, has been newly developed for the Marantz MODEL 40n, according to the manufacturer’s promise. With an output of two times 70 watts at speaker systems with an impedance of 8 ohms or even two times 100 watts at systems with an impedance of only 4 ohms, it clearly surpasses earlier models of the company in this class, Sound United LLC. is convinced.
Among other things, features such as a larger power transformer, four output transistors per channel, and a solid copper bus bar are responsible for this. Particularly short signal paths should also reduce the internal impedance and guarantee the high current capability of the Marantz MODEL 40n. This is able to play extraordinarily dynamic and drive any speaker system effortlessly.
Marantz HDAM once again central components
The new Marantz MODEL 40n of course also relies on Marantz HDAM, so-called Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules, for which the manufacturer promises a particularly musical sound. The Marantz MODEL 40n delivers precise bass transients to smooth, balanced mids and highs, according to the manufacturer’s assessment, adding that it too has been tuned in the tried-and-true manner of the so-called Marantz Soundmasters.
From HDMI over Phono preamplifier – Flexible connection possibilities
The new Marantz MODEL 40n is to be characterised, as already mentioned in the introduction, by a high flexibility regarding the connections. The spectrum reaches here from analog up to digital interfaces.
Three analog inputs, a Line Out open the squad of interfaces, whereby an integrated phono preamplifier is available as a further option. The manufacturer states that this is a particularly high-quality solution and speaks of a Marantz Musical phono EQ stage, which is designed for drives equipped with MM cartridge systems.
A separate output is available for the integration of subwoofers, whereby an adjustable crossover allows the optimization to the respective room conditions.
An optical and coaxial S/PDIF interface are available for digital sources, but first and foremost an HDMI port. Of course, this supports ARC, i.e. an audio return channel, as well as HDMI CEC for central control of several components with a remote control. The direct connection of a TV set is thus possible at any time.
Streaming via HEOS Built-in Technology
However, the new Marantz MODEL 40n offers the greatest flexibility via the streaming client integrated here, which, how could it be otherwise, is handled via the streaming platform from Sound United LLC. i.e. HEOS Built-in Technology.
This technology platform not only offers the possibility to play back audio data in the most common formats in Linear PCM with up to 24 bit and 192 kHz as well as DSD up to DSD128, it also opens up the use in a multi-room audio streaming network with other systems based on HEOS Built-in Technology.
It is controlled by the HEOS app, which is available for Apple iOS as well as Google Android, and which also provides access to important streaming services such as Spotify including Spotify Connect, Amazon Music, TIDAL, TuneIn Internet Radio, podcasts and much more.
It is also possible to integrate the device into the smart home via this platform, including voice control, which relies on Amazon Alexa. Apple Siri is opened up by the fact that the platform also supports Apple AirPlay 2.
The new Marantz MODEL 40n can be integrated into the network via cable and an RJ45 Ethernet interface, or via its integrated WiFi module.
Finally, it should be mentioned that the new Marantz MODEL 40n naturally also supports Bluetooth, so that smartphones and tablets can be used directly as a source without being integrated into the network.
“I don’t think you have to be an audiophile to appreciate rich, warm sound. With the MODEL 40n, we have further perfected the balance between the famous Marantz sound and sleek, appealing design, modern technologies and impressive power. This product is ideal for those who value premium performance as well as elegance, simplicity and ease of use.”Joel Sietsema, President, Marantz
Pricing and Availability
The new Marantz MODEL 40n presents a choice of black or silver-gold finishes, featuring the new Marantz brand design line that they already introduced with the Marantz MODEL 30 and Marantz SACD 30n solutions in September 2020.
The new Marantz MODEL 40n is expected to hit retailers in March 2022, with a suggested retail price of € 2.499,-.
Getting to the point
The new Marantz MODEL 40n Network Integrated Amplifier is designed as a flexible universal solution that combines all the relevant components of a modern hi-fi chain in itself, compared to stand-alone solutions. With this Marantz-branded solution, Sound United LLC. is following a trend that has been increasingly observed on the market overall in recent months, producing solutions where users really only need a pair of high-quality speaker systems. Just plug in the speakers and go, that’s the promise to the customer here.
|PRODUCT||MARANTZ MODEL 40N NETWORK INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER|
|Manufacturer||Sound United LLC.|
|Distribution||Marantz Deutschland D&M Germany GmbH – A division of Sound United|
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