Marantz SACD 30n/Model 30 SACD/Network Player/Amp Reinventing Marantz

Reinventing Marantz

The Series 30 look isn't just a styling tweak, but a whole new design language for Marantz, and with it a new marketing line: 'Modern Musical Luxury'. Inspired by revisiting Marantz models of the past, including the vintage (1955) Audio Consolette and the original Model 30 amplifier, how the new styling will play out in the market is still to be seen. It may come as a bit of shock to the Marantz faithful, used to all the company's mainstream hi-fi products sharing a common industrial design. Until now, an integrated such as the PM-12SE [HFN Nov '20] looked just like a big PM6007 or predecessor PM6006 [HFN Sep '16], but now there's a new look and one the company says will trickle down the range.

Joel Sietsema, SVP of Brand at Marantz parent company Sound United, says that, 'Our main goal in updating Marantz was to effectively capture the timelessness, musicality and passion the brand has brought to the world for nearly 70 years. The result is a familiar, yet entirely new Marantz ID and an exciting listening experience that delivers on the Marantz promise of the most musical sound'. Judging by the host of European audio mags featuring this new 30 series on their covers, we'd say Marantz was off to a rip-roaring start.

Sound United/D&M Holdings
Kanagawa, Japan
Supplied by: D&M Audiovisual Ltd, UK
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