Marantz Debuts 100-Wall Wireless Streaming Amp Dubbed MODEL M1

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Marantz introduced the MODEL M1 wireless streaming amplifier with 100W of stereo output, a low distortion spec of just 0.005% — and users can add a subwoofer for a 2.1-channel experience. The MODEL M1’s configuration options allow for full adjustment of both high-pass-filter and low-pass-filter frequencies independently, along with +/-15dB of subwoofer level trim.

This amplification is complemented by full high-resolution music support. Marantz says many compact digital amplifiers are limited to CD-quality 16-bit/44.1kHz resolution, but MODEL M1 supports the full high-resolution music experience over streamed services, your network or even USB, including 24-bit/192kHz PCM support and provision for DSD. To ensure these high-resolution signals are delivered in the best possible quality, MODEL M1 operates in the digital domain from end to end. Marantz says this simplifies the signal flow and eliminates errors caused by the inexpensive DACs typically found in traditional hi-fi. It also means all sources leverage the DSP technologies built in, including Marantz Music Digital Filtering (MMDF), first developed for the brand’s reference-grade audiophile CD players and designed to ensure the characteristic warmth and musicality of any Marantz product.

Use the HEOS app to access all the music services available on the HEOS platform, including the soon-to-be-released updates for TIDAL and Roon Ready support. In addition to HEOS, MODEL M1 supports Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, and AirPlay2, ensuring “wide-ranging wireless music streaming for almost any content you may wish to access and from almost any device. You can even play audio from a locally connected USB-A drive.”

MODEL M1 features:

  • 2x 100W Amplification, 8-ohm, 20 Hz – 20kHz
  • 192/24 High-Resolution music support
  • 2.4 GHz, 5.6 GHz and 6 GHz wireless plus Gigabit wired network connectivity
  • Stereo RCA in x1, HDMI eARC x1, USB-A x1
  • HEOS Built-In including Bluetooth, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect
  • Subwoofer output with full adjustment functionality