Wow. No cheat watts! But design pics may fool me in real life, but I don’t like the look! It looks a bit ‘cheap’ compared too other chassis designs they used on the PM11-S3. Edit, the chassis design is fine, but I don’t like sides on on each corners. Anyone know price for both amp.cdSACD?Just gone online to get these details,
"100wpc into 8 Ohms, 200wpc into 4 Ohms and 0.07% THD with both channels driven / continuous power".
It's right at the end of the news item:Anyone know price for both amp.cdSACD?
In a choice of black or silver-gold finishes, the MODEL 30 Integrated Amplifier and SACD 30n Network Audio Streamer & CD player will be available in early September at authorized Marantz retailers, both at a cost of £2700 / €3000.
I would say look at the Denon DCD 1600 NE. I also have the sa8005 but not too long ago bought a Denon DCD 2500 NE. Sadly the sa8005 is now gathering dust. Denon have certainly stole a march on Marantz as far as affordable SACD players is concerned.I agree, it is. It's just a shame their cheapest one is now £2700. If my SA8005 ever goes pop I think I'll have to look elsewhere.
That metal shielded toroidal transformer in the middle isn't for the power amp stage. It's actually dedicated for the pre amp section. The Marantz Model 30 got a decent review on the Zero Fidelity YouTube channel.
I’m not trying to pass comment in anyway as to saying there is a Class D ‘sound’, what I’m saying that I find off-putting with Class D is that it’s the almost tech race that Class D seems to be in that I find ultimately puts me off a product using that topology - currently at least.But I do think Classe D amplifiers with switch mode transistors can work with warm sounding speakers
Think I’m just a bit old school, the thought of doing sort of thing that just really doesn’t appeal! I spent a decent bit on speakers which sound great to me and have the right balance of sound I was after, to start messing with the signal to change that......hmm well it just sounds like the modern equivalent to a graphic equaliser!Two: You can voice your sound, hence it’s called voicing.
3 or 4 years ago more and more people started jumping on the class D bandwagon. But it is definitely not a fad as sales of class D amplifiers are steadily increasing every year. I wouldn't get caught up too much on whether it's Ice, Hypex, Purifi etc, if it's a decent chip the implementation is more important.I think they look really great, and that’s a pre-requisite for me for any piece of HiFi I buy. However I think I’m disappointed to see Class D. I find Class D to be somewhat of a fad - or at least that it goes through current trends that is. So a while back it all seemed to be about ICE power amp modules being the best thing since sliced bread, and more latterly from what I’ve seen it’s become HypeX Ncore modules (as used here). But it looks now that Purifi based amps are going to be the new Class D champions to have from this point on - so it almost feels like these Model 30’s are somewhat old hat before they‘ve even been released!
I am however pleased to see that a lot of obvious effort has gone in by having the separate power supply sections, and I’d certainly be keen to demo one (esp due to looks!), but I’m not sure Class D is a game I want to buy into (yet at least). I think I’d feel more comfortable sticking that money into an ‘old’ A/B design as it won‘t suffer and depreciate like the tech race that is Class D currently.
Some people prefer a warmer sound. I prefer a accurate realistic sound with nothing added or taken away from the recording. Luckily lot's of choices for consumers, speakers and amplifiers to tailor their sound signature preferences.I tend do agree with you TB Rich. But I do think Classe D amplifiers with switch mode transistors can work with warm sounding speakers. It’s all about synergy. I’ve heard the NAD M10 though, it did not sound good! No midrange that is a bit fat. Making voices sound sweet, epically female vocalist. No rolled of treble. No dynamic bass, but a tad fat. That’s the kind sound I like my self. So in short warm sound. The M10 on the other hand had blacker background then AB amplifiers. It also sounded less stressed when pushed loud. But still if I’d bought it, I’d have too probably matched with some Spendor speakers.