Users' questions

Is Marantz a good amplifier?

Is Marantz a good amplifier?

Marantz makes pretty good amplifiers, and the prices are right. Their power ratings are very conservative, while some others are not. PEAK power reserves are ultimately more important than continuous power in any case.

Which is better NAD or Marantz?

In tests the NAD always outperforms the Marantz as the better all rounder, while the Marantz wins with resolution and mid-range brilliance – BUT you won’t miss any of this with the 325 and the Bass of the NAD is raelly nice – Bass rules (imho).

Which is better Marantz or Yamaha?

The marantz is the top of the line model, while yamaha is 2nd to the top. If you’re planning to run external power amplifiers, the marantz receivers usually produce more VRMS for the preouts. Another thing, audyssey downsamples HiRes audio, while YPAO doesn’t.

What kind of sound does a Marantz 1030 make?

The 1030 was the entry level integrated amp in the early 70’s for Marantz. Not powerful at 15W / channel, but very stylish, IMO. I have paired it with a set of Altec Bolero’s which are pretty efficient at approximately 94db. The sound is very nice. Great imaging from the Bolero’s.

Is the Marantz 1060 solid state integrated amp a good amplifier?

On a more serious note. this amplifier has a modular design so one can use the preamplifier. or power amplifier separately. its Preamplifier is easily the best vintage preamplifier I’ve ever owned. Its phono stage is out of this world. and the line inputs can take a fair amount of level abuse before there’s noticeable saturation and distortion.

How many Watts Does a Marantz sound AMP have?

The rated (by Marantz) 30 watts RMS is more like 45 and, in the real world, it will crush modern digital gear rated at 100 watts. These is a little GEMs of the vintage audio equipment, the sound of the Marantz 1060 is great. I have mine since 1988 and i love it. Sound, Quality of construccion and looks !!! What else? and sound, sound and sound

When did the Marantz 1060 SACD player come out?

Fifteen years ago I bought a Marantz 1060s with new capacitors, a top of the line Sony SACD player and an ancient technics direct drive turn table and put a custom KAB cartridge on it. I have an extensive collection of half speed master recordings, both pre CD era and modern.