Marantz, the renowned American Hi-Fi brand, is paying homage to its legacy while embracing modern technology with the launch of two new stereo components, the CD 50n Network CD Player and Model 50 Integrated Amplifier.
Founded by the legendary audio pioneer Saul Marantz over 70 years ago, Marantz promises to continue to captivate audio enthusiasts with products that aim to provide "the most realistic reproduction of sound." The latest offerings from Marantz show the company's desire to stay true to its Hi-Fi roots while embracing modern technology to remain relevant in today's audio landscape.
The Marantz CD 50n Network CD Player combines the timeless charm of CD playback with an array of modern features and connectivity options. The CD 50n is designed to deliver high-quality audio while offering versatility for music enthusiasts.
One notable feature is its compatibility with both CD playback and network streaming, bringing together the best of both worlds. With the Marantz CD 50n, users can enjoy their CD collection and explore a variety of streaming options through the integrated HEOS platform.
The CD 50n is also compatible with AirPlay 2, allowing wireless streaming from Apple devices. Music enthusiasts can access popular streaming services such as TIDAL, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music via Denon's HEOS streaming software. While it lacks Apple Music integration, it supports high-resolution audio formats like FLAC and DSD, delivering a pristine audio experience.
For added convenience, the CD 50n features HDMI-ARC support, enabling users to access audio from their television and enjoy improved sound quality for TV shows, movies, and games. The CD player boasts a 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC for precise audio conversion and Marantz Musical Digital Filters for clear and detailed sound.
The CD 50n is part of the Marantz ecosystem and can be seamlessly integrated with the newly announced Marantz Model 50 Integrated Amplifier or Marantz Stereo 70s Receiver.
In contrast to the CD 50n, the Marantz Model 50 Integrated Amplifier takes a purist approach to audio. This amplifier, designed for audiophiles who prioritize analog audio circuitry, ditches digital components, including a DAC. The absence of digital audio circuitry simplifies the setup and reduces audible interference.
The Model 50 boasts a powerful 70 watts per channel and current feedback Class A/B amplification, ensuring a high-quality listening experience. It offers a full suite of analog connections for sources and preamp outputs for subwoofers, making it a versatile choice for audio enthusiasts.
Additionally, the Model 50 includes HDAM SA-3 Modules and an MM Phono Stage for vinyl lovers. The amplifier features the iconic Marantz porthole status display for easy setup and status information, along with prominently displaying the current volume level.
Both the Marantz CD 50n Network CD Player and the Marantz Model 50 Integrated Amplifier share a refined industrial design, solid knobs, and switches. The units are designed to complement each other, offering audiophiles a complete audio system.
Both models are available for order on Marantz.com and select audio retailers. Each unit comes with a 5-year limited warranty. The CD 50n Network CD Player is priced at $1,800 and offers a broad range of connectivity options and streaming capabilities. On the other hand, the Model 50 Integrated Amplifier, available at the same price point, focuses on delivering a pure analog audio experience, catering to audiophiles who prioritize traditional sound fidelity.