Marantz AMP10: 16-channel Class D power amp

Following and end, of our review of the troops of the 2022 vintage Marantz Home Cinema amplifier range. After the Marantz Cinema 70s, the slim specimen of the manufacturer's range, the 7.2 Marantz Cinema 60 DAB specimens, the 9.4 Marantz models Cinema 50 and Marantz Cinema 40 and the Marantz AV10 pre-amplifier, make way for the Marantz AMP10 power amplifier.

Perfect companion to the Marantz AV10 pre-amplifier (pictured below), the Marantz AMP10 amplifier is a 16 x 200 W (into 8 ohms) Class D model (16 x 400 W into 4 ohms).

Design Marantz 2022

As with the Marantz Cinema 70s, Cinema 60 DAB, Cinema 50, Cinema 40 and Marantz AV10 amps, the most notable change about the Marantz AMP10 amp is the stunning new design introduced on the manufacturer's audiophile products, the Marantz Model 40n network player, the Marantz CD 60 audio CD player or the Marantz SACD 30n player.

This new look is a nod to the history of Marantz with the presence of an analog VU meter on the front, which has the most beautiful effect.

Marantz AMP10, Main Specifications

Of course, the Marantz AMP10 is a "bridgable" model to manage speakers with particularly low efficiency. Similarly, bi-amplification is part of it. For the rest, it offers the choice for each channel between balanced (XLR) or unbalanced (RCA) input for maximum flexibility. The deamplification stages are HDAM 2 type (Current Feedback type circuit) and the transformer is a toroidal specimen.

Available, in black or silver finish, in March 2023. Indicative price: 6,999 euros.

Reminder of the key characteristics of the Marantz AMP10:

• Model: 16 channels

• THD (total harmonic distortion): 0.05%

• Inputs: 16 RCA inputs, 16 inputs XLR, 1 RS232-C port, 1 12V trigger

• Outputs: 16 pairs of terminal blocks

• Dimensions (W x H x D, mm): 431 x 185 x 482 mm

• Power consumption power: 500 W (0.2 W standby)

• Weight: 19.5 kg