Marantz PM5005 Integrated Stereo Amplifier
New to the Marantz collection, this excellent entry-level integrated amplifier breaks all the rules. That’s because it’s the first in its class to offer current feedback architecture – a feature that normally is reserved for the more expensive models. This technology provides very fast and accurate signal handling, which results in perfectly balanced stereo sound reproduction as well as a very open and precise sound stage. It’s also been recently enhanced with performance–optimising discrete audio circuitry and fine-tuning components. In addition, this year’s model looks a little more stylish than last year’s, thanks to new elegant knob design. On top of that, it comes with a new remote and a new low-power stand-by and auto stand-by mode. But back to being an amp: the PM5005 offers 40W per channel into 8 ohm or 55W into 4 ohm, and includes a metal chassis and a front metal panel to ensure a very rigid and solid base. It also has a Phono MM equaliser, as well as a Source Direct functionality to ensure shortest signal paths. Without doubt, the PM5005 has raised the performance bar in the so-called entry level area. Great sound. Amazing versatility.
End User says:
The marnatz pm5005 is as it’s bigger award winning brother pm6005 a great amp with an open clear sound that on bright systems (speaker,cable) can sound a bit bright, depends alot on the quality of the music you play. Lots of power for most speakers 87db in 8 ohm,easy to use, a beautiful remote control, it looks good and can be had for less then what’s equal til 150£ here in Denmark. The PM6005 has a built in dac where the pm5005 doesn’t, that’s about the biggest difference, power saving modes is also a part of the marantz amps like the cdplayer so it aut turn of the power after 30 min and goes in to standby. I only give it 4 stars for performance since there are alot more expensive amps out there with much better sound and more power, for the money it’s very good, ill bet it’s better then the denon pma 500 amp which is a brand related to marantz