Marantz commits to the future of the CD format with the launch of the new Marantz CD 60
The CD 60 offers best-in-class musicality thanks to its extensive use of premium components, the ability to play Hi-Res Audio files via USB, and a striking industrial design.
Marantz, maker of the world’s most musical audio components, today introduced the CD 60, a high-performance compact disc player designed to deliver superior sound quality through the use of advanced circuitry and premium internal components. The CD 60 showcases striking industrial design and exceptional build quality to give music the warmth, richness and spaciousness that only Marantz can bring to digital audio.
“The enormous amount of attention given to the burgeoning vinyl market coupled with the popularity of streaming content makes us sometimes forget that an entire generation of music lovers built sizable collections based on compact discs,” said Joel Setsema. , president of the Marantz brand. “Marantz was there at the dawn of CD technology with our first player, the CD 63. Now, the CD 60 reminds us why we have remained in love with this format for 40 years, providing more warmth, musicality and detail than any other CD. another player of its kind.”
Striking Industrial Design and Intuitive Operation
The CD 60 incorporates modern materials in a beautifully defined aesthetic design that blends seamlessly with existing Marantz amplifiers or as a stand-alone addition to any Hi-Fi system. The CD 60 is the perfect complement to the recently released MODEL 40n stereo integrated amplifier, the two making a tremendously powerful pair for those who value their CD collection as much as the conveniences of modern streaming. Also, many consumers will appreciate the ease of setup and operation of this component without a network connection.
Unmatched CD Performance plus USB Playback
Marantz was involved in the development of the CD format, and the CD 60 has benefited from an invaluable legacy of engineering and refinement that includes the latest version of HDAM amplifier modules – a unique Marantz technology – used in the analog output stage. The new HDAMs (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules) are superior in their overall response compared to IC-based solutions found in other products. These modules have been further refined for the CD 60 to allow current to flow more precisely, the result being a significant reduction in high-frequency distortion over its predecessors, allowing for a musicality and Unprecedented level of detail with every recording.
As well as providing amazing quality CD playback, the CD 60 also offers the convenience of a front panel USB port that allows playback of a wide range of digital files encoded in formats such as MP3, WMA, AAC, etc. WAV, FLAC HD, ALAC, AIFF (up to 24bit/192kHz), and DSD (up to 5.6MHz) from a connected USB storage device.
Flexing the Muscle in Marantz Engineering
The CD 60 incorporates a very high-quality D/A converter (DAC) (compatible with PCM up to 24-bit/192 kHz and DSD up to DSD128/5.6 MHz) to deliver optimal musical fidelity with incredible clarity across all frequency ranges. audio frequencies. A unique added feature of this DAC is that the most demanding hobbyist can choose between two filtering options, with Filter 1 providing a gentle cutoff slope and Filter 2 providing a steeper cutoff slope to increase the accuracy of the sound image. Equipped with HDAM modules, the CD 60’s D/A conversion stage creates a natural feel that becomes apparent during the most demanding listening sessions.
The D 60 also inherits Marantz’s unique HDAM-SA2-based headphone amplification circuitry, which includes three gain settings (Low/Mid/High) for a perfect match with virtually all types of headphones. The headphone amplifier can also be disabled when not in use in order to eliminate any unwanted interference.
Price and availability
The Marantz CD 60 compact disc player will be available at authorized Marantz dealers and online at www.marantz.com in June 2022, with its recommended retail price of €899.