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Marantz Model 30

Integrated amplifier with phono stage for moving magnet and moving coil cartridges (Black)

Item # 642MDL30B

This amp is a music lover's dream, with dedicated high-grade analog inputs for a CD player and turntable.

This amp is a music lover's dream, with dedicated high-grade analog inputs for a CD player and turntable.

Item # 642MDL30B

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About the Marantz Model 30

An audiophile amp for fans of analog sound

The Marantz Model 30 is a music lover's dream. It features a dedicated high-grade RCA terminal for connecting a CD player and a separate phono input section that can handle turntables with moving magnet or moving coil cartridges. It delivers 100 watts per channel into an 8-ohm load, and it's 4-ohm stable, so you it can drive a wide range of speakers.

An audiophile amp for fans of analog sound

The Marantz Model 30 is a music lover's dream. It features a dedicated high-grade RCA terminal for connecting a CD player and a separate phono input section that can handle turntables with moving magnet or moving coil cartridges. It delivers 100 watts per channel into an 8-ohm load, and it's 4-ohm stable, so you it can drive a wide range of speakers.

Marantz's Sound Master spent hours testing and tuning the Model 30's output to ensure that it reveals exquisite detail and musicality. And the company's designers gave it a unique and attractive look. It's a perfect visual and sonic match for the Marantz SACD 30 CD player.

Sophisticated phono stage

It's not unusual for an integrated amp to have a phono input that can accommodate a turntable with a moving magnet cartridge. It's less common to see one that can handle a moving coil cartridge, which many audiophiles favor. Marantz equipped the Model 30 with a premium phono EQ that features a built-in MC head amplifier, and added a front-panel knob that allows you to adjust impedance to match a low-, medium-, or high-output cartridge.


Product highlights:

  • 100 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (1 kHz) at 0.005% THD
  • 200 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms (1 kHz)
  • 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
  • high-current double-shielded toroidal power transformer for clean playback and smooth handling of demanding speaker loads
  • Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM® SA3) and current feedback amplification for accuracy and control under high-drive conditions
  • front-panel tone control knobs (treble, bass)
  • Sound Master tuning reveals exquisite detail and musicality
  • Source Direct mode bypasses tone control circuits for cleaner sound
  • frequency response 5-50,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 107 dB (CD), 88 dB (MM), 75 dB (MC)
  • remote control included
  • detachable power cord
  • 4 standard stereo RCA audio inputs
  • dedicated CD input with high-grade RCA terminals
  • separate phono input with high-grade RCA terminals for turntables with moving magnet and moving coil cartridges
    • adjustable impedance for low-, medium-, and high-output MC cartridges
  • stereo Power Amp Direct inputs for use as a power amp with a home theater receiver
  • stereo preamp outputs for connection to a separate power amplifier
  • stereo RCA audio outputs for recording
  • front-panel full-size 1/4" headphone jack
  • binding posts for a single pair of speakers
Dimensions and warranty:

What's in the box:

  • Integrated amplifier
  • AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC002PMND)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Features & specs

Performance Specs
Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms) 100
Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms) Not given
Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms) 200
Frequency Bandwidth 1K
THD 0.005%
Minimum Impedance 4 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 88
Digital Music Features
Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) No
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi N/A
Total Analog Inputs 6
Phono Input Yes
Optical Digital Inputs No
Coaxial Digital Inputs No
USB Input No
Preamp Outputs Stereo RCA
Pre-out/Main-in Loop No
Headphone Output 1/4"
Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong
Apple AirPlay No
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in No
Roon No
BluOS No
Dimensions and Warranty
Width (inches) 17-7/16
Height (inches) 5-1/8
Depth (inches) 18-1/16
Weight (pounds) 32.6
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

Product Research


Model 30 Integrated Amplifier: Featuring a fully discrete, two stage design for minimal interference, and unique Marantz HDAM technology for signal purity, The Marantz Model 30 integrated amplifier offers exceptional sound quality. Its been designed to replicate the sensitivity and feel of a vintage analog amplifier even when simply adjusting the volume. The Model 30 can handle 8 and 4 ohm speaker impedances.

  • 8-Ohm Power Rating: 100 watts x 2 channels (@ 1 kHz with 0.05% THD)
  • 4-Ohm Power Rating: 200 watts x 2 channels (@ 1 kHz with 0.1% THD)

HDAM Technology: The Model 30 is built on its own discrete circuit board, the Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Module, or HDAM. Marantz HDAM-SA3 technology is comprised of dozens of independent parts, each hand-selected for pure, detailed Marantz sound. By custom-curating hundreds of individual parts, rather than adoption an off-the-shelf solution, the Model 30 HDAM significantly outperforms standard integrated circuits to create the unique musicality you always expect from Marantz.

Two Independent Power Supplies: The Model 30 boasts two independent power supplies for the best separation between the preamplifier stages and power amplifier stage, where signal levels are still low and the audio signal is sensitive to any distortion; and the power amplifier stage, which drives the speakers with high signal levels and current.

  • Toroidal Transformer: The Model 30 power supply circuit, designed exclusively for the preamplifier enables a stable power supply that is not affected by fluctuations from power demanded by the power amplifier stage. An oversized toroidal transformer, known for it clean supply, is dedicated exclusively for the preamp to ensure high purity. A double-shielded steel case is mounted around the transformer to suppress the leakage of flux that could affect peripheral circuits.
  • Instantaneous High-Current Power Supply: The power supply for the power amp stage is designed to deliver high current instantaneously to the switching mode amplifier. This ensures full control over connected speakers to follow even the hardest bass attacks and provides clean power for the reproduction of the finest details.

Robust Construction: The solid chassis is constructed from thick, heavy, non-magnetic aluminum panels and a rigid steel top cover to eliminate added interference. Sturdy, brass machined independent input terminals for CD and Phono, plus Marantz original high-quality, high-purity nickel-plated speaker terminals ensure the best signal possible.

Exquisite Sound Tuning: The Model 30 continues the renowned heritage of exquisite Marantz amplifiers. Tuned by the Marantz Sound Master who channeled his passion, experience, and extraordinary ear into the amplifier design. Hundreds of hours of thoughtful Sound Master tuning ensure the exquisite detail and musicality Marantz always delivers. Marantz engineers select and optimize each component through careful listening in dedicated Marantz facility in Europe and Japan. During development stage, every part is carefully selected, tested, and validated by the Marantz Sound Master to ensure you get that perfect Marantz sound every time you listen.

Phono EQ Stage with Input Impedance Selector (MC/MM): The Phono EQ stage in the Model 30 can be used with both moving magnet and low-output moving coil cartridges, thanks to a built-in MC head amplifier. The phono stage uses two-stage amplification that combines Marantz HDAMs with JFETs in the input stage for lower distortion and high input impedance. This configuration allows the non-negative-feedback design to be further simplified by the deletion of coupling capacitors which further reduces distortion and enhances signal purity even more. In order to optimize sound performance when using a moving coil (MC) or magnetic moving (MM) cartridge, and to accommodate all configurations as much as possible, the Model 30 is equipped with an input impedance selector.

  • MM: Use this setting for all MM type cartridges
  • MC Low: Use this setting for an MC cartridge of less than 50 ohms.
  • MC Mid: Use this setting for an MC cartridge of 51 to 99 ohms.
  • MC High: Use this setting for an MC cartridge of 100 ohms or higher.

Line-Level Inputs & Recorder Output: The Marantz Model 30 is equipped with five line-level analog audio RCA stereo inputs (labeled "CD", "Tuner", "Line-1", "Line-2", and "Recorder". In addition to the five line-level audio inputs there is also one analog stereo RCA output (labeled "Recorder").

Power Amp In & Pre-Out: There's also a stereo RCA input (labeled "Power Amp In") that lets you use the Model 30 as a standalone stereo power amplifier for additional system configuration versatility, along with a stereo RCA preamp output (labeled "Pre Out") that let you connect the Model 30 to an external power amplifier.

Heavy-Duty Binding Posts: The Marantz Model 30 integrated amp is outfitted with a set of heavy-duty binding post terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single only). You can connect a single pair of 8 ohm or 4 ohm loudspeakers.

Headphone Out: The Marantz Model 30 features a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphones. When the headphones are plugged into this jack, audio will no longer be output from the connected speakers or from the pre-outs.

Tone Controls: The Marantz Model 30 integrated amplifier offers Bass, Treble, and Balance controls.

IR Remote: The included IR remote provides wireless operation of the Marantz Model 30 integrated amplifier, as well as as Marantz CD player, SACD player, and/or Network audio player (all sold separately).

Remote In/Out: Remote control input  and output jacks let you directly connect the Model 30 integrated amplifier to other Marantz components for easy system control. The remote input and output consist of a mono-RCA jack.

Auto Standby: With the Auto Standby Mode turned on, the Model 30 integrated amplifier will enter standby mode after approximately 30 minutes (continuous) of no output from the speakers, preouts, or headphones.

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Customer Q&A

9 questions already asked

Can I connect subwoofer to this Amp?
[ Phuong  Mar 14, 2022 ]
4 answers
Yes you can. It doesn't have a "subwoofer out" at the back. Its called something else but you can use that.
[ SAURABH  Mar 14, 2022 ]
Yes in the pre out, it has to be with rca right and left (double rca) cable. Not like single rca cable as the av receiver that have a mono rca sub out.
[ Alexis Ortiz  Mar 14, 2022 ]
The amp does not have a dedicated sub-woofer output. The manual indicates (P.10) that the PRE OUT connection can be used to feed a subwoofer, but I don't have any first hand experience with that.
[ VANN  Mar 14, 2022 ]
YES. Actually I am using dual subwoofers. There are connectors. Check manual.
[ STEVEN  Mar 14, 2022 ]
Could you connect this to rel t5x via high level input?
[ Noel  Nov 08, 2021 ]
1 answer
It sure could, but a better way would be to use the mono low level input on the back with the sub and the preamp outputs on this Marantz integrated amp.
[ Paul  Nov 09, 2021 ]  Staff
What is the gain of the phono stage for MM and MC?
[ E  May 03, 2021 ]
1 answer
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  May 21, 2021 ]  Staff
Would the nice remote included with the Model 30 also control a standard Marantz CD player such as the CD6007? (I know it can control the new matching SACD player...)
[ Douglas  Mar 20, 2021 ]
2 answers
It gives you a basic control, but I think not all functions of CD6007 will be accessible from the Model 30 remote. For example I use mine to control PM6006 and I don't have all inputs on the remote.
[ VLADIMIR  Mar 20, 2021 ]
Good question. I have not tried it with the cd6007 since it has its own dedicated remote.
[ vincent  Mar 20, 2021 ]
I'm looking at the new Marantz Model 30 integrate amplifier with phono but my question is this capable to connect my Bose 901 VI series? If you have any suggestion of other home amplifier you recommend let me know. Thank you and waiting on your answer.
[ Rolly  Nov 27, 2020 ]
1 answer
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  Dec 08, 2020 ]  Staff
Does the remote for the marantz model 30 have controls for bass, treble and balance?
[ Daryl  Jun 25, 2022 ]
1 answer
Greetings Daryl, and thank you for your question. The Marantz Model 30 has a button to turn on/off the tone and balance controls. The actual adjustments need to take place on the Model 30 front panel.
[ Thomas J.  Jun 25, 2022 ]  Staff
I'm thinking about this integrated with the Wharedale Linton speakers. How is the sound of Model 30 compared to the Marantz Model 40?
[ Kieran  Apr 07, 2022 ]
1 answer
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Kenny  Apr 09, 2022 ]  Staff
Is there a home theater bypass on the model 30 or the model 30n?
[ kevin  Aug 12, 2021 ]
1 answer
The Power Amp In connectors are the inputs that turn this into a power amp (no preamp processing) so that it can be used in a home theater system
[ Paul  Aug 14, 2021 ]  Staff
Are there any subwoofer connections? If not, what is the recommended method for connecting a subwoofer?
[ B  Apr 24, 2021 ]
3 answers
"The preouts are variable so they would be ideal for subwoofer output (as the record outputs are fixed and won't change output level with volume)." Also, some subwoofers have speaker level inputs which you connect to the speaker terminals.
[ friend  Apr 30, 2021 ]
While there is not a "sub out" jack per se, you can connect a subwoofer by way of the Pre-Out jacks on the Model 30 to the "line level" jacks if your sub has those available.
[ Robert  Apr 24, 2021 ]
Maranrz Model 30 amp has pre-amp output you csn use to connect your subwoofer(s), but I own REL T/5i and use high-level output because it is revommended way for or RELs.
[ VLADIMIR  Apr 24, 2021 ]

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