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After hours of careful listening and dozens of tweaks and adjustments, Yoshinori Ogata, Marantz sound master, is satisfied. Melding timeless style with innovative sound, the most recent Marantz offering, fine-tuned by the master himself, is the Model 30, an integrated amplifier that delivers an enhanced audio experience with a design to match.

Marantz has roots worldwide, with designers everywhere from California to Japan to the Netherlands. With a worldly perspective and years of precedent-setting audio design under its wings, Marantz created the Model 30 to pay homage to the brand’s history while delivering a piece of audio architecture that contributes something new and exciting to their offerings.

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The new Model 30 is a continuation of everything fans have come to expect from Marantz—pure sound quality, architectural symmetry, and longevity—while forging a contemporary style and heightened technology designed to hold up to time.

“Folks who purchased a Marantz product in 1970 still often have those units, not just because they’re still working, but because they offer an evergreen design standard that stands the test of time. Model 30 adheres to that philosophy of longevity. No matter the environment Model 30 may find itself in, its design is complementary and elevates its surroundings,” says Symon Whitehorn, vice president of ID/UX at Marantz.

The Model 30 combines luxurious design with top-of-the-line audio technologies to create a musical experience that is both audible and visual. The visual design of the amplifier along with innovative technologies all add up to a stunning product. “We think this combination of heritage and future-facing decisions results in a product that simultaneously pays homage to the brand’s outstanding legacy while still moving it forward,” Symon says.

 

High-Definition Amplifier

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The Model 30 HDAM swaps out traditional integrated circuit amplification modules for its own circuitry using hand-selected passive audio components.

 

Sensitive Volume Control

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The new volume control mechanism uses the latest integrated circuit to maximize the tactility of the control for outstanding dynamics, high linearity, and best-in-class channel separation.

 

Perfect Symmetry

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Aluminum and copper were chosen for their aesthetics and ability to last. The classic Marantz porthole sits prominently on the face.

 

Impedance Selector

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This one is for the vinyl lovers as they allow for optimal fidelity by allowing you to customize how you listen.

A version of this article originally appeared in Sixtysix Issue 05 with the headline “Model 30 Integrated Amplifier.” Subscribe today.

 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Studio Sixtysix
Photos courtesy of Sound United
Words by Lark Breen
Studio Sixtysix is the in-house creative agency to Sixtysix magazine. Studio Sixtysix stories are conceived, produced, and edited by Studio Sixtysix.