It's been a while (about twelve years we think) since Marantz last launched a high-end range, but the new Reference 10 series has been well worth the wait...
If you haven't heard of Qobuz, it is a high-quality streaming service that offers CD quality downloads and direct streaming. Now they are offering high resolution streaming as part of their subscription service. Some streaming devices (like the Auralic Aries or Cabasse StreamAmp) can stream Tidal through their apps or you can use their desktop player on your computer. If you would like to try it, we can provide you with a code so you can stream for a month or download a hi res file for free.
The latest integrated amplifier from MF combines the smooth sound of valves with the power of a 200 watt per channel solid state output. It looks and feels like a true luxury high-end product and its sound could be described as "an iron fist in a velvet glove". Its tonality is warm and smooth, but the bass is strong and propulsive without any signs of the slow and turgid sound that you hear in some lesser amplifiers. Large scale classical works sound absolutely tremendous through this amplifier.