The Audio Tailor Voted #1 Australian Hi Fi Store 2021 + 2022
Marantz - SACD 30n - Network Audio / CD Player
Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.
We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!
The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”
When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.
Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?
Is Marantz the best?
Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?
Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.
And there SHOULD be.
Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.
It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.
Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.
You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!
Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.
Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.
Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.
What could possibly be worse?
What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.
Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.
Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?
Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?
Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?
We like to think so!
And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:
Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)
Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.
We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.
Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.
All they need to worry about, is talking to us.
Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.
We want to know the picture in your head.
That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.
A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.
The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”
Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.
What kind of budget have you set aside?
What’s the existing set-up look like?
How big is the listening room you have in mind?
How much ambient light is coming in?
Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?
What about room resonance and reflection?
No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.
To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.
We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.
Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.
Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.
Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.
Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:
- The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
- A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
- A commitment to end-to-end service.
At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.
Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!
We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.
Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.
To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
SACD 30n Networked SACD / CD player with HEOS Built-in
A master-tuned, elegantly designed SACD / CD player with integrated digital sources. Includes Marantz Musical Mastering processing and a very low-noise, crystal-clear pre-amplifier. The SACD 30n supports a wide variety of high-resolution files and streaming services. Pairs with the MODEL 30 integrated amplifier. Your music always sounds better on a Marantz.
Extraordinary musicality for your collection
The most musical sound for all your digital music: Your CDs and SACDs, your digital files, and multiple streaming services built-in.
Tuned with passion
Hundreds of hours of careful Sound Master tuning ensures the exquisite detail and musicality Marantz always delivers.
Designed for real listening
Its low-noise pre-amplifier and dedicated headphone amp promise the Marantz sound any way you listen.
Enjoy music from Spotify, Amazon HD, TIDAL, Deezer and more, or your local collection
Pair with the MODEL 30 amplifier
Exquisitely designed and precisely tuned to pair with the Marantz MODEL 30 – for your new reference system.
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 channeled his passion, experience, and extraordinary ear into every aspect of its unsurpassed design.
The complete digital music player
The 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 Marantz SACD 30n marries a classic premium SA-CD / CD player with a modern digital source’s hub/preamp. It plays hi-resoultion 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. The SACD 30n is future-proofed, accepting file formats all the way up to 11.2Mhz quad-DSD and 384kHz/32-bit PCM via USB-B/USD-DAC.
The most musical, accurate, detailed sound
The SACD 30n is built on its own discrete circuit board, the Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Module, or HDAM.
Legacy system connectivity
The SACD 30n integrates the Marantz Musical Mastering digital-to-analogue converter. The optical and coaxial digital inputs for existing source components support files up to 192kHz/24bit. The SACD 30n also comes with a USB-B asynchronous input for direct connection to a computer. The USB-B input is compatible with PCM and DXD music files at up to 384kHz/32bit, as well as DSD2.8MHz, DSD5.6MHz and DSD11.2MHz.
More than 65 years of audiophile heritage
Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world.
- Network audio streaming
- Spotify Connect / Tidal / Deezer / others (where available)
- Amazon Prime Music HD
- Bluetooth / AirPlay 2
- Roon Tested
- Internet Radio
- HEOS Multiroom and Streaming
- Voice Control - Works with Amazon Alexa / Google Assist / Apple Siri
- CD Compatibility: CD / CD-R/RW / SA-CD / WMA / MP3
- Data Disc Compatibility: DSD / WAV / ALAC
- USB input for memory stick
- DAC operation mode: USB-B / Coax / Optical
- USB-B DSD Audio Streaming (DoP): DSD2.8 / DSD5.6 / DSD11.2
- Signal isolator for DAC Mode operation
- Jitter Reducer
- HDAM version: HDAM+HDAM SA3
- Power Transformer: Toroidal
- High Grade Audio Components
- Customised Components
- Symmetric circuit layout
- Extra metal plate for chassis strengthening (1.5mm)
- Aluminium side panels
- Headphone: Buffer (HDAM-SA2)
- Wi-Fi (2.4GHz, 5GHz) / Wired LAN
- Wi-Fi on / off mode
- Bluetooth on / off mode
- DSD Audio Streaming: up to DSD5.6
- Lossless formats: DSD / FLAC HD 192/24 / ALAC 96/24 / WAV 192/24
- Gapless Playback (FLAC, WAV, DSD)
- Analogue Out (Cinch): 1
- Variable Out (Cinch): 1
- Digital Optical In / Out: 2 / 1
- Digital Coaxial In / Out: 1 / 1
- Gold plated Cinch
- Sample Rate USB type B In: up to DSD11.2
- Headphone Out
- Ethernet port
- IP control
- Flasher input
- Mechanism: SACDM-3L
- D/A Conversion Marantz: Musical Mastering
- DAC IC: Marantz Musical Mastering
- Digital Filter: Marantz Musical Mastering
- Selectable Filter: CD / DAC-Mode (PCM only)
- Noise Shaper: Marantz Musical Mastering
- Low Pass Filter stage: HDAM
- Output Buffer: HDAM SA3
- Headphone amp: HDAM SA2
- SACD AUDIO - Frequency Response (Cust.): 2 Hz - 50 kHz; Dynamic Range (SA): 109 dB; Signal to Noise Ratio (SA): 112 dB; Total Harmonic Distortion (SA): 0.0008%
- CDDA AUDIO - Frequency Response: 2 Hz - 20 kHz; Dynamic Range: 98 dB; Signal to Noise Ratio: 104 dB; Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.000015%
- Available colours: Black / Silver-Gold
- Remote Control: RC002PMND
- Power Consumption in W: 48
- Standby Consumption in W: 0.4
- Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm: 443 x 424 x 130mm
- Weight in kg: 13.5kg