A versatile network player and SACD/CD player that offers several digital inputs and an excellent built-in DAC.
The Marantz SACD 30n is a motherlode of high-resolution digital sources in one component. It's a disc player with an innovative transport mechanism and compatibility with standard CDs, homemade discs, and SACDs. It's also a state-of-the-art network player that gives you access to popular streaming apps, internet radio, and Apple AirPlay 2. If you like to stream high-res files from a computer, network attached storage (NAS), or a thumb drive, the built-in Marantz Musical Mastering digital-to-analog converter provides pure and accurate musical detail for those files, too.
HEOS Built-in technology lets you access all of your music ? from your personal library, internet radio, and popular subscription services like Pandora®, Spotify®, and TIDAL.
And HEOS also lets you build a wireless multi-room audio system. Stream music to HEOS wireless speakers and components in different rooms, and control each room's speakers independently with the free HEOS app. The app lets you control playback, browse music sources, and select which rooms you want to use. Play the same music throughout your home, or listen to something different in each room.
This player is designed to pair with the all-analog Marantz Model 30 integrated amp. To that end, it features an array of digital inputs, including:
2 optical and 1 coaxial digital audio inputs (support for high-res PCM audio up to 24-bit/192kHz) USB input (Type A) for USB flash drives (up to 24-bit/192kHz; DSD files up to 5.6 MHz) USB input (Type B) for audio playback of stored music files (up to 32-bit/384kHz; DSD files up to 11.2 MHz) There are two sets of analog outputs. A fixed-level stereo RCA output with gold-plated high-grade terminals lets you connect to a receiver, preamp, or integrated amplifier. Or you can use the variable-level RCA output for direct connection to powered speakers or a power amplifier.
Marantz SACD 30n owner's manual
Complete Digital Music Player: The Marantz SACD 30n is built to meet all the requirements of the modern audiophile who wants to combine a large digital music collection with the leading online music services. The SACD 30n combines a classic premium SACD player with a modern digital source's hub/preamp. It plays hi-resolution files including FLAC HD and DSD from your home network, local USB storage, and online sources such as streaming services and internet radio. It features Heos streaming, voice, and multi-room support, and DAC functionality, as well as Apple AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth integration.
HDAM Technology: Hundreds of hours of careful Sound Master tuning ensures the exquisite detail and musicality Marantz always delivers. SACD 30n is built on its own discrete circuit board, the Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM). By custom-curating hundreds of individual parts, rather than adopting an off-the-shelf solution, Marantz HDAM technology significantly outperforms standard integrated circuits to create the unique musicality you always expect from Marantz. Its low-noise pre-amplifier and dedicated headphone amplifier promise the Marantz sound any way you listen.
Exquisite Sound Tuning: The SACD 30n continues the renowned heritage of exquisite Marantz components. The SACD 30n is tuned by the Marantz Sound Master, who channels his passions, experience, and extraordinary ear into every aspect of its unsurpassed design. The SACD 30n continues Marantz's long tradition of delivering a best-in-class listening experiences for all your music soundtracks.
Robust Construction: The SACD 30n is constructed to the highest standards by Marantz. A solid steel chassis is complemented with sturdy side panels constructed from thick, heavy, non-magnetic aluminum and a rigid steel top cover eliminate interference. Robust, brass machined independent analog output terminals for fixed and variable ensure the best signal possible.
Marantz Musical Mastering DAC w/ Upsampling & Filtering: The SACD 30n integrates the Marantz Musical Mastering digital-to-analog converter that supports music files formats all the way up to 11.2MHz quad-DSD and 384kHz/32-bit PCM. The SACD 30n also employs MMM-Steam upsampling and MMM Filtering for the very best playback of almost any audio file every time.
Optical & Coaxial Digital Inputs: The SACD 30n is outfitted with two optical (toslink) digital inputs and one coaxial (RCA) digital input for connecting your existing digital audio source components. The optical and coaxial digital inputs support 2ch PCM audio files up to 24-bit/192kHz.
Note: The optical & coaxial digital inputs do not support Dolby Digital, DTS, or other multichannel surround formats.
Optical & Coaxial Digital Outputs: The Marantz SACD 30n is also equipped with one optical (toslink) digital output and one coaxial (RCA) digital output. These digital outputs allow you to bypass the unit's internal DAC, if you have a higher quality external DAC or receiver/integrated amplifier with higher-quality DAC built-in.
Fixed & Variable Analog Outputs: The SACD 30n provides independent fixed and variable stereo RCA outputs. The separate low noise variable level outputs can be used to connect active speakers or a power amplifier direct input, letting you use it as a multisource digital player/pre-amplifier. Volume can be controlled from the included remote or via apps. When not in use, the preamp power supply is turned off to avoid any noise or interference.
Discrete Headphone Amplifier: Enjoy music directly from your headphones with a completely redesigned, high-quality headphone stage that features a dedicated amplifier module using exclusive Marantz HDAM-SA2 circuitry with exceptional SNR (Signal-Noise-Ratio). To work with a wider variety of headphones, the gain factor can be adjusted to three established presets (Low/Mid/High), making it possible to drive low to high impedance headphones seamlessly. If no headphone is connected to the unit, the headphone amplifier is turned off to avoid noise or interference..
High Quality Transport Mechanism: At the heart of the SACD 30n is a new, innovative SACDM-3L transport mechanism, engineered solely for the best possible performance when playing SACDs, CDs, and music stored on data discs. This new mechanism promises exceptional sound quality from conventional CD and SACD discs, and allows listeners to enjoy their own created high-resolution audio compilation data discs. While the SACD/CD source is not being used, the power supply for the disc drive is turned of to avoid noise or interference.
Disc Compatibility: The Marantz SACD 30n supports playback of SACD, CD, CD-R/CD-RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD-R/RW discs. The SACD 30n is compatible with a variety of high-resolution and compressed audio files on a data disc. It can recognize up to 1,000 folders and up to 2,000 files per folder on a data disc.
Note: The SACD 30n does not support playback of DVD video discs or any type of video and photo files.
USB-B Asynchronous Input: The SACD 30n is equipped with a rear-panel USB-B asynchronous input for direct connection to a Windows PC or Mac computer. The USB-B input is compatible with PCM and DXD music files at up to 32-bit/384kHz; as well as DSD 2.8MHz, DSD 5.6MHz, and DSD 11.2MHz. The asynchronous USB-B input bypasses the low quality sound-card of your computer and utilizes the high-quality DAC inside the Marantz SACD 30n, along with jitter reduction and dual clocking to reproduce the best sound from your digital music library on your computer. To safeguard quality when connected to a computer, Marantz built in extended isolation around the USB-B input to eliminate the chance of high frequency noise generated by the computer entering the SACD 30n.
USB-A Input: The Marantz SACD 30n is also equipped with a rear-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of high-resolution and compressed music files from a USB mass storage class memory device, such as a USB thumbdrive or external hard drive (formatted in FAT16/32 or NTFS). The player can recognize up to 500 folder and 5,000 total files. You'll be able to control your USB device's music and view song/artist info (along? with album art) from the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device. You can also control playback and search functions from the included IR remote. The USB ports are rated to provide a maximum of 5V/1A power to the attached device. This is usually sufficient enough to power USB flash drives and flash memory card readers, but may not be sufficient for all USB hard disks (may require external power supply). Compatible music files include -
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Marantz SACD 30n is outfitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the player to your home network. The unit? also offers built-in dual-band WiFi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP (64-/128-bit) or WPA/WPA2-PSK (AES/TKIP) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives the player access to HEOS music apps (like TuneIn, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, etc), your music library on your Apple iOS or Android device through Apple AirPlay, as well as music content on your Windows PC or DLNA music server. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, or even through your Apple iOS device (5.0+).
HEOS Wireless Multiroom Audio: Built-in HEOS technology enables the SACD 30n to become part of the , allowing you to stream and control local and online music effortlessly from anywhere in your home with the HEOS App on your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device over a wireless WiFi network connection. The HEOS system is a true multi-room audio system that automatically synchronizes audio playback between multiple HEOS devices so that your music (up to 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio) coming from different rooms is perfectly in sync and always sounds amazing. You can play the same audio source in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room.
Online Music Services: ?The SACD 30n's built-in HEOS technology lets you stream your favorite online music services like Pandora, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Tidal, Amazon, Rhapsody, TuneIn, Spotify Connect, and Amazon Music (more streaming music services coming soon - stay tuned). The HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device will serve as the controller for these apps and provide song/artist information with Album Art. You can create a "Favorite" station list, so you can quickly access your favorite internet radio stations and online music channels. These online music services can be distributed to other HEOS products connected to your home network.
HEOS Account: Prior to using the SACD 30n Network SACD Player, you'll need to setup up your free HEOS account. Your HEOS account remembers all your settings and preferences such as all your music service logins and HEOS playlists. When you'd like to add multiple smartphone or tablet controllers to your system, you only need to sign in to each new device with your HEOS user name and password. Instantly all your music services and HEOS playlists are available in the new controller too. If you prefer, we support multiple HEOS accounts in a single household. This way, each family member can enjoy their own personalized Pandora or Spotify account settings and still share all the same speakers in the home.
DLNA Certified: The Marantz SACD 30n is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant. This allows you to wirelessly stream a variety of high-resolution and compressed music files stored on your network connected Windows PC or DLNA-certified NAS drives to the SACD 30n. From the HEOS app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device you can browse music files, control playback and view song/artist information with album art. You can also control basic playback functions from the included IR remote. Compatible music files include -
Roon Tested: is a feature rich music library and playback application that compiles all the music files available to your network and makes them easily available to play on the Marantz player and any other Roon enabled audio devices. Roon manages digital music files (including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, and DSD) collected on hard drives and networked storage devices. It can also integrate your iTunes library, and optionally merge with the music streaming service. software can be installed on your Windows or Mac computer, while a Roon Remote app is available for and ). When you access the Roon software or remote app, it will display your complete audio library together with its metadata and artwork along with the available Marantz player and other Roon enabled devices. Simply select the music you wish to play and the Marantz player or Roon device in which you want to hear it on.
AirPlay 2: AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any sound from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the Marantz player and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can even play different music in different rooms (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You will also be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music on the Marantz player. You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Marantz player.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Marantz SACD 30n features built-in Bluetooth 4.1 with a 98' wireless range for music streaming (A2DP 1.2) and control (AVRCP 1.5). You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, and more to the Marantz Network CD Player. You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) using the included remote. Advanced music operation and song/artist/album info will still be done from your Bluetooth source device.?Up to eight Bluetooth devices can be paired the SACD 30n, but only one device can be connected and used at a time.
Note: The Marantz SACD 30n is a Bluetooth receiver and not a transmitter. It can receive Bluetooth audio from compatible devices, but it cannot transmit Bluetooth audio to headphones or speakers.
HEOS App: You'll need to download the HEOS App (for and ) onto your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device to enjoy HEOS functionality through the Marantz SACD 30n. Using your compatible mobile device and the HEOS app, you can setup, browse, explore, and control HEOS system right in the palm of your hand, from anywhere in your home. Your compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home wireless (WiFi) network as the SACD 30n and your entire HEOS system. The HEOS app consists of 4 control screens.
Alexa Compatible: HEOS and Amazon Alexa customers can now enjoy the convenience of Alexa voice control plus high-quality wireless home audio. In addition to controlling your HEOS components with the HEOS app on your mobile device or tablet, you can now control them with Amazon Alexa voice technology and an Amazon Alexa device (such as the Echo or Echo Dot, sold separately). Your HEOS components and the Alexa-enabled devices must be on the same network. Voice control features include -
Google Assistant Support: Ask your Google Home, the Google app (for and ), or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control HEOS content across your listening environment. Once you start music in the HEOS app, you can ask the Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks, and more. Once you have grouped your HEOS-enabled devices using the HEOS app, you can use the Google Assistant and voice commands to control a group of HEOS devices as a whole. Make sure the unit has the latest HEOS software and firmware update installed.
Josh.ai Smart Home Voice Automation: An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the Marantz AV receiver, thermostat, lights, home appliances, powered speakers, and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through the Josh - Home Automation app on your or device.
Remote Control: The included IR remote provides wireless operation of the Network SACD Player; including playback functions for Disc, Bluetooth, USB, online music apps, DLNA, & AirPlay 2. The unit also offers the following remote connections.
Auto-Standby & Sleep Timer: If there is no input signal or operation for 1/5/15 minutes, the Marantz Network SACD Player will automatically go into Standby mode. You can also have the unit's power automatically switched to Standby mode once a set time has elapsed (10 to 90 minutes). This is convenient for listening while going to sleep.
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