MARANTZ SACD 30N NETWORK SACD PLAYER $2500 REVIEW
December 16, 2020 § Leave a comment
I think the only thing the Marantz SACD 30n lacks is surround playback of SACDs. About half of the SACDs released had surround tracks. It’s a crime I can’t play them back. For my money, they could kill some of the streaming stuff and give me analog surround outputs. I’m sure those discs would sound great through that Marantz Musical Mastering technology.
Still, I give this player high marks. The build quality is impeccable. It looks modern, yet it honors the Marantz designs of the past. There are esoteric CD/SACD players that touch $20,000. I’ve heard a few of them a long time ago, and my memory is not perfect, but I’ll bet this Marantz would challenge the best of them. To sum up, the Marantz SACD 30n accomplishes what it set out to do, which is play physical discs as well as they can be played. Its sound quality and styling are both superb.