I should have also mentioned that I listen exclusively to Redbook or better resolution digital music, although I might dabble into vinyl LP.
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So, here's an updated post to follow up with this thread in case somebody in the future is interested. I decided NOT to go with the Marantz. Although I did not hear the amp, I think a tube amp (or tube-sounding solid state amp) would be the optimal pairing for Zu Audio speakers, including (but to a lesser extent) the Zu Omen.
I have actually found a pair of used Zu Soul Superfly speakers available online for not significantly more than a new pair of Omens so I have decided to go with that speaker. I have built a Bob Latino VTA ST-70 amp (tubes4hifi.com/bob). The pairing still needs more hours for break in but initially it sounds amazing and seems to be a really good match.