May 19, 2022 — Marantz ®, manufacturer of the most musical-sounding audio components, today introduced the CD 60 high-performance CD player, engineered to provide superior sound quality through the application of highly advanced circuitry and premium internal components. The CD 60 features a striking industrial design and exceptional build quality to give warmth, richness, and dimensionality to the music only Marantz brings to digital audio.
"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,” said 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."
Stunning Industrial Design with Intuitive Operation
The CD 60 incorporates modern materials in a beautifully composed architectural design that pairs elegantly with existing Marantz amplifiers or as a stand-alone addition to any HiFi system. The CD 60 is a perfect mate to the newly announced MODEL 40n integrated stereo amplifier, making them a tremendous power couple for those who cherish their CD collections as well as modern streaming conveniences. Also, many consumers will appreciate the simple setup and operation of this non-network-connected component.
Unparalleled CD Performance, Plus USB Playback
Marantz participated in the development of the CD format, and the CD 60 has benefitted from a much-heralded legacy of engineering and refinement that includes the latest HDAM amplifier modules utilized in the analog output stage. The new HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules) are superior in their overall response compared to off-the-shelf solutions found in other products. These modules have been further optimized for the CD 60 to flow current more accurately leading to significantly lower distortion at high frequencies than its predecessor for unmatched musicality and detail from every recording.
In addition to astonishing CD playback quality, the CD 60 also offers the convenience of a front panel USB-A port, enabling playback of a vast array 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 storage device.
Flexing the Marantz Engineering Muscle
The CD 60 features a new reference-class 24-bit D/A converter (up to 192kHz/24-bit and DSD 5.6MHz) for optimum musical fidelity with incredible clarity across all frequency ranges. A unique added benefit of the CD 60 DAC, critical listeners can choose between two filter options, with Filter 1 delivering a gentle roll-off while Filter 2 provides a sharper roll-off for more precise imaging. The CD 60’s premium DAC creates a sense of effortlessness that is apparent during focused listening sessions.
The CD 60 inherits the exclusive Marantz HDAM-SA2 high-performance headphone amp circuit with three gain settings (Low/Mid/High) for a perfect match with almost any headphone. The headphone amplifier can also be switched to “off” when not in use, eliminating any unwanted interference.Pricing and Availability
The Marantz CD 60 player will be available with an MSRP of $999 at authorized Marantz retailers and online at www.marantz.com. in June 2022.
Marantz was founded in 1953 by Saul Marantz with a simple philosophy: getting the listener as close as possible to the original recording. Marantz’s love of music inspired an uncompromising ear and eye for detail and led to the development of products that would define excellence for generations of listeners. Tantamount to Saul Marantz’s original mission, Marantz product design, materials and components result in the Most Musical Sound to this day. Your music always sounds better on a Marantz. Marantz is a part of Sound United LLC. Additional information is available at www.marantz.com.
About Sound United
Sound United, a Masimo company, was founded in 2012 with a simple mission – to bring joy to the world through sound. Today, we are one of the world’s largest portfolio audio companies and home to several legendary audio brands—Denon®, Marantz®, Bowers and Wilkins, Polk Audio, Classé, Definitive Technology, HEOS, and Boston Acoustics®. Each brand boasts its own philosophy and unique approach to bringing home entertainment to life.
With centuries of collective experience, Sound United oversees the design and manufacture of a diverse array of premium audio products, including loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers, wireless speakers, amplifiers, turntables, and headphones. We create distinct and memorable listening experiences for a wide range of consumers in more than 130 countries. For more information on Sound United and our mission, please visit www.soundunited.com.
To learn more about Sound United and its brands, visit www.soundunited.com.