Marantz HD-AMP1 vs NAD D 3020 V2

Marantz HD-AMP1 vs NAD D 3020 V2

Marantz HD-AMP1 review

This unit delivers 20W/8 Ohms of power vs 30/8 from his opponent. The device is made on a two-layer chassis with an additional bottom plate, which effectively dampens any mechanical vibration that can degrade the sound. The HD-AMP1 is the first Marantz model in this class to use pulsed amplification technology. The company's specialists for a long time radiated class D circuitry, setting themselves the goal of achieving with its help sound quality that meets Marantz's high standards. As a result, using proprietary HDAM modules and a specially calculated general current feedback, it was possible to create a class D apparatus that is capable of working with speakers with a wide variety of impedances and has real Marantz sound. Marantz HD-AMP1

NAD D 3020 V2 review

The aptX Bluetooth module is built into the amplifier, so signal transmission from various mobile devices will not cause any difficulties. It is also very useful to have a 3.5 mm output for connecting headphones on the front panel. Something was added on the rear panel of the new amplifier. The D3020 V2 received an output from the preamplifier and a connector for connecting a subwoofer (the necessary adapters are included), as well as a control 12-volt trigger input. In this model, NAD has installed Class D amplifiers, which it has preferred lately. NAD D 3020 V2

Marantz HD-AMP1 pros & cons

Pros

  • Build quality seems to be right on for something at this level
  • The sound is truly riveting across all genres

Cons

  • I wish ergonomics was better thought out

NAD D 3020 V2 pros & cons

Pros

  • Lively and captivating sound
  • Flexible feature set
  • Small size and high quality workmanship

Cons

  • A limited number of inputs of each type
  • Phono entry is good but not great
  • Poor fit with low sensitivity speakers

Votes 7 7
Rating 4 4

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz HD-AMP1
6
NAD D 3020 V2
6
7
8
3
3
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Common

Product

Marantz HD-AMP1
NAD D 3020 V2

Model

HD-AMP1
D 3020 V2

Brand

Marantz
NAD

Reviews

30
61

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

40/8, 70/4
60/8, 100/4, 150/2

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

20/8, 35/4
30/8, 55/4, 80/2

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4, 2

Frequency response

20Hz-50KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.01

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

105
106

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9010K2M 384 KHz/32-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

0
1

Subwoofer output

1
1

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

1
1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

2
1

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

0
0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

55
320

Power consumption standby, W

0.3
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

30.4 x 10.6 x 35.3/12 x 4.2 x 13.9
5.8 x 18.6 x 21.9/2.2 x 7.3 x 8.6

Weight, kg/lbs

5.4/10
1.5/3.3
Marantz HD-AMP1
NAD D 3020 V2
Marantz HD-AMP1
NAD D 3020 V2

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 6
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  • 6Marantz HD-AMP1
  • 6NAD D 3020 V2

The Marantz HD-AMP1 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Marantz HD-AMP1 price