The Marantz CD 60 is made with modern materials in an architectural design that can be combined with other existing Marantz amplifiers. For example, the CD 60 can be used with the recently announced MODEL 40n integrated stereo amplifier.
The Marantz CD player features the latest HDAM amplifier modules, a proprietary Marantz technology, used in the analog output stage. The new HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules) are better in their overall response compared to off-the-shelf IC chip solutions found in other products. These modules have been further optimized for the CD 60 so that current is conducted more accurately. As a result, there is less distortion at high frequencies than with its predecessor. In addition to CD playback quality, the player also offers the convenience of a front USB-A port. It plays a wide variety of digital files such as MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV, FLAC, HD, ALAC, AIFF (up to 192 kHz/24bit) and DSD (up to 5.6 MHz) from a connected USB device .
The CD player includes a new D/A converter (DAC) (up to 192-kHz/24bit and DSD 5.6-MHz). An added benefit of the DAC is that discerning listeners can choose between two filter options, with filter 1 providing a soft roll-off, while filter 2 provides a sharper roll-off for a more precise image.
The Marantz CD 60 also inherits the Marantz HDAM-SA2 headphone amplifier circuit with three positions (Low/Mid/High) to match virtually any pair of headphones. The headphone amplifier can also be turned off when not in use, preventing unwanted interference.
The Marantz CD 60 CD player will be available from June. The suggested retail price is 799 euros.