Marantz CD 60, CD player-amp headphone-file player • Techprincess

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Il Marantz CD 60 comes at a particular moment for the compact disc which is slowly climbing up the slope. The Japanese company proposes itself on the market with an intelligent solution able to combine past, present and future. We explain how, where and why.

Marantz CD 60 between past, present and future

Around the 1982 the CD made its debut in society arousing not a little curiosity among professionals, audiophiles and simple music lovers. A “compact” way to listen to music fast, practical and with supports that took up much less space than an LP. This technology was gradually extended to the automotive world and to portable devices, thus making it usable by everyone in almost all conditions. After about 40 years, we can say that a little bit of everything has happened. We have witnessed the decline of vinyl in favor of the CD so much that some companies decided to suspend production, and then witness the reverse phenomenon we all know: an analog source, like vinyl, which is depopulated in the digital age. Very recent is the news, which we have also talked about on these pages, that the CD has risen, sales are picking up and consequently the demand for players to reproduce them is rising. Marantz is one of those companies that has practically always been present in the Hi-Fi field and was also present when the CD player was born. The older ones will remember the famous reader Marantz CD 63 whose initials are very similar to that of the protagonist of this article. To stay on the crest of the wave we must always be attentive to what are the current needs of consumers and this Marantz CD 60 it definitely is by incorporating inside it, as well as the ability to play our favorite disks, a headphone amplifier and the ability to play files via USB.

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Marantz CD 63 files via USB, CD and listening with headphones let’s see how it works.

The Marantz CD 60 is equipped with an internal dac ES9016k2M with two digital filters able to modify the sound according to the listener’s preferences. On the front panel you will find a door USB-A which will allow you to play, via an external storage device, file MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC HD, ALAC, AIFF e DSD. Still on the front, another surprise awaits you: a jack to connect your headphones to. On board the Marantz CD 60 there is a proprietary headphone amplifier based on proven technology HDAM-SA2 (HDAM – Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules) which has been further improved compared to the past. This upgrade promises to improve the soundstage over previous models to achieve a more musical sound. Headphones are not all the same and thanks to the adjustment of theimpedance on three levels of gain, low / medium / high you will find the right match. As for the design, the Marantz CD 60 takes up the lines of the Marantz Model 30 and Model 40n.

Availability of prices and final conclusions.

The Marantz CD 60 will be available from June at the price of 999 Euro and it could be the ideal solution to combine with the integrated amplifier-streamer Marantz Model 40n to have a system capable of playing practically any type of source. An interesting solution on paper this Marantz CD 60, able to combine the needs of CD collectorswith those of the most modern fond of dei liquid fileswithout forgetting what is the trend of the moment, that is listening with headphones with three different gain settings so you can use one dense array of headphones. For example, if your listening takes place exclusively through headphones, the Marantz CD 60 is a complete and definitive solution as well as of acceptable size in a normal home context. For more information you can visit this link