The Model 50 is an Integrated Amplifier by Marantz that delivers 70 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms and 100 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms. Minimum impedance of 4 ohms makes the Model 50 compatible with a wide range of loudspeakers. Marantz Model 50 lets you connect your turntable via its Phono input and start listening to your vinyl collection without a hassle. Marantz Model 50 has an MSRP of 1800$.
There are 7 Marantz amplifiers in our database. Below you can see the main specs of these amps.
Marantz Integrated Amplifier Series
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One of the most important factors when deciding on an integrated amplifier is its power ratings and compatibility with your speaker's impedance requirements.The Marantz Model 50 is rated at 70 watts RMS into 8-ohms. Marantz provides this wattage at a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of 0.02% which is an important indicator of distortion at the given values (lower THD is better).
Here are the main highlights of its performance specs:
- 70 watts into 8-ohms (20-20k) at 0.02%
- 100 watts into 4-ohms
- 4-ohms Min Impedance (allows compatibility with a wide range of loudspeakers)
- 113dB Signal to Noise Ratio
When pairing the Marantz Model 50 with a passive Bookshelf (Stand mount) or Passive Floor Standing (Tower) speaker, you have to check if their Max Power Range is below the max wattage of the amp for the given impedance levels.
Operating your amp outside of this max range may damage the speakers.
What size of room is the Marantz Model 50 Amplifier good for?
An essential deciding factor is the size of the room in which you intend to employ the Marantz Model 50 amplifier. Here, taking into account its maximum power parameters, we analyzed its applicability to various size environments:
|Very Large Room
Inputs and Outputs
Besides the performance specs of the Marantz Model 50, the next important feature set that you have to evaluate is the input and output selections that it offers.
Marantz Model 50 has total of 5 Analog inputs including 1 Phono Input (MM).
- Total Number of Analog Inputs: 5
- Phono Input
- Stereo RCA, Sub Preamp Outputs
- 1/4 Headphone Output
- Subwoofer Output
Marantz Model 50 doesn't have bluetooth connectivity feature. In order to stream your music via bluetooth, the easiest way is to connect an external bluetooth receiver to your Marantz Model 50. Two bluetooth receivers that we recommend are the iFi Zen Blue V2
and the Audioengine B1
Among the amps in the same price range, these are the 5 amps that have Bluetooth Connectivity:
Marantz Model 50 features one Phono Input which is compatible with MM (Moving Magnet)
type of phono cartridges, you can connect your turntable with MM cartridges directly to this amp without the need for a phono preamp. If you are using an MC cartridge on your turntable, you need to use a phono preamp that has MC phono stage such as the Cambridge Duo
or the iFi ZEN Phono
Marantz Model 50 has a dedicated subwoofer output which can be used to connect it directly to a powered subwoofer via an LFE(Low Frequency Effects) cable.
Check our Powered Subwoofers
page to find a subwoofer that will work with Marantz Model 50 amp and your speakers.
Marantz Model 50 External Dimensions and Weight
Marantz Model 50 has external dimensions of (H x W x D) 5-1/16inch x 17-3/8inch x 17-13/16inch (129.0mm x 442.0mm x 453.0mm ). The unit weighs 14.23kg / 31.3lbs
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of an integrated amplifier may become an important decision factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of the Marantz Model 50 is approximately 2002.3cm2 / 310.4inch2.
- Width: 442.0mm (17-3/8")
- Height: 129.0mm (5-1/16")
- Depth: 453.0mm (17-13/16")
- Weight: 14.23 kg (31.30lbs)
- Base Surface Area: ~2002.3cm2 / 310.4inch2
- Volume: ~25.8 liter / 6.8 gallon
Marantz Model 50 is available in Black and Silver Gold color options.
What's in the Box of Marantz Model 50?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Model 50:
Integrated amplifier6-feet AC power cordRemote control (RC003PMND)2 -inchAAA-inch batteriesQuick Start Guide Safety InstructionsWarranty Information
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Marantz Model 50, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Marantz Model 50
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Marantz Model 50 Integrated Amplifier:
Official Brochure for Marantz Model 50
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Marantz Model 50 Integrated Amplifier can be found below:
Official Product Page for Marantz Model 50
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided for the Marantz Model 50 by the manufacturer.
|Full Model Name
|Marantz Model 50
|Watts RMS per Channel into 8-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 6-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 4-ohms
|Signal to Noise Ratio
|Total Analog Inputs
|Optical Digital Inputs
|Coaxial Digital Inputs
|Stereo RCA, Sub
|Pre-out / Main-in Loop
|Removable Power Cord
|14.23 kg (31.30lbs)