Adding to its stereo line of products, Marantz has announced its new CD 60 CD Player.
Marantz says that its latest source component has been developed to provide high levels of sound quality through the implementation of its latest circuit designs and advanced internal parts and materials.
“With so much attention devoted to the burgeoning vinyl market plus the popularity of streaming content, we sometimes forget that an entire generation of music lovers built sizable collections of beloved compact discs,” says Joel Sietsema, Marantz brand president.
“Marantz was present at the dawn of CD technology with our original player, the CD 63. Now, the CD 60 reminds us why we fell in love with the format 40 years ago – delivering more warmth, musicality and detail than any player in its class.”
Marantz CD 60 CD player Features new Industrial Design
Complementing the company’s recently released MODEL 40n integrated amplifier, the new CD player utilizes modern aesthetics to allow the component to blend into a range of home interiors without looking out of place.
Focusing on the entertainment capabilities of the CD 60 CD Player, the global AV manufacturer says the unit employs the latest version of its Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM) amplifier modules in the player’s analog circuit stage.
The company points out the HDAM modules provide superior overall response when compared to off-the-shelf components other products typically employ.
Marantz states it optimized the HDAM specifically for use in the CD 60 CD Player to produce more accurate current flow at lower distortion levels at higher frequencies.
Supporting the value side of the new source component, Marantz explains the unit includes a front-panel USB-A input to allow the CD 60 CD Player to serve as a DAC (digital-to-analog converter). The DAC capabilities of the unit offer users the ability to play MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC HD, ALAC and AIFF files up to 24-bit/192kHz and DSD high-resolution files up to 5.6 MHz.
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Aiding the player’s digital audio performance Marantz notes the unit incorporates a 24-bit digital-to-analog converter, and to allow users the ability to tailor the CD 60’s sound, the player offers a choice of two filter options. The first filter is said to produce a gentle roll off, while the second filter a sharper roll off that is said to result in improved imaging.
In addition, the CD 60 CD Player also includes the company’s proprietary HDAM-SA2 headphone amp circuit that comes with three settings: low, middle and high.
These settings allow users to match the headphone amp with their favorite headphones, and when the headphone amp is not in use, the circuit can be turned off to eliminate any possible interference.