The new Marantz Model 40n Network Integrated Amplifier is another option in the world of the all-in-one. Just add speakers.
The Model 40n bears more than a passing resemblance to the Marantz Model 30, which I reviewed for darko.audio last year (review), sharing its modern meets timeless good looks.
The most telling tale of the tape difference with the new Model 40n is the addition of digital bits that include streaming capabilities, served via Ethernet and WiFi, and a DAC offering HDMI ARC (for your TV), Coax and Optical inputs. The streaming tech comes courtesy of HEOS Built-in that brings along support for Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2, Apple Music, Bluetooth, Tidal, TuneIn, and more. Vinyl fans (unite!) are accommodated by a MM phono input, and there are three line level RCA inputs for your legacy stuff. Pre and Subwoofer outputs and a Power Amp input allow for expansion if desired.
The Model 40n offers 70 Watts per channel of output power (into 8 Ohms/100W into 4 Ohms), generated by Marantz’s HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier) Modules, the same as found in the Model 30 which offers a more stout 100 Watts per channel (into 8 Ohms). With a tip of the hat to Marantz’s heritage, you can dial in the Model 40n’s tone to taste with Bass and Treble controls.
The Marantz Model 40n Integrated Amplifier will be available from March in Marantz Black and Silver Gold for $2499.
Company Website: Marantz