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The Only Integrated Amplifier You'll Ever Need
How can this be an entry level amp? The Marantz PM5005 offers such a high level of performance, it may well be the only integrated amplifier you'll ever need.
The PM5005 is the first in its class to offer current feedback architecture, a feature that normally is reserved for more expensive amplifier models. This technology provides very fast and accurate signal handling, resulting in perfectly balanced stereo sound reproduction as well as a very open and precise sound stage. The PM5005 has also been enhanced with performance optimizing discrete audio circuitry and fine-tuned internal components.
The PM5005 offers 55-watts-per-channel into 4 ohms and includes a metal chassis and a front metal panel to ensure a very rigid and solid base. It also has a Phono MM equalizer, as well as a Source Direct functionality to ensure the shortest signal paths. Without doubt, the PM5005 has raised the performance bar in the so-called entry level area.
On top of all that, the PM5005 looks a little more stylish than its PM5004 predecessor, thanks to new elegant knob design. And it comes with a new remote and a new low-power stand-by and auto stand-by mode.
Integrated amplifiers are the best choice for anyone looking for superb performance without the complexity or cost of a comparable receiver or preamplifier/power amplifier combination. Their minimalist design (no tuner, no fancy processing) means that the engineering team concentrates on the essentials that directly contribute to better sound. So, depending on your point of view, you either get a lot more than you paid for or spent a lot less than you thought you would.
Current Feedback Amplifier
The PM5005 uses current feedback design. This extraordinary circuit accurately tracks quickly changing, wide bandwidth musical signals for greater resolution of fine musical detail. The amplifiers themselves are custom-designed by Marantz entirely with discrete components, so you don’t suffer any of the built-in limitations of off-the-shelf integrated circuits.
Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module
Marantz's notable HDAM SA3, the most recent addition to the Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module series, performs critical stage-to-stage signal transfers that leave the music unaffected. Most inputs benefit from a common buffer circuit that minimizes unwanted interactions between source and amp. The CD input enjoys a separate buffer for even better isolation. Even the Record Out terminals are buffered for enhanced recording clarity.
Built-in MM Phono Stage
Attention to detail is the order of the day with the PM5005. Each of the five line level inputs and the phono input feed a buffer circuit that minimizes any interaction between the source and the PM5005. That's right, we said a phono input. The built-in MM moving magnet phono stage lets you connect a turntable and will do your vinyl proud. And there’s a Source Direct switch so you can bypass tone and balance controls for the shortest signal path from input to output.
Want to record your favorite sources? Just connect the recording device of your choice to the Record Out jacks and begin! Connecting speakers is easy, too. Marantz-designed loudspeaker terminals are easy to use and let you see if there are any problems with your wiring.
For the ultimate in custom install flexibility, three built-in remote control command sets enable as many as three PM5005s to be used in a single system. A separate IR flasher input and detachable AC cord allow easy placement in a cabinet or rack, too.
From the aluminum/glass-reinforced resin hybrid front panel to the new speaker terminals, this amplifier fulfills the needs of any music lover whose room isn’t quite as big as the sports stadium down the road. And it’s a Marantz, which assures you of great sound.