The Perfect Entry Level Integrated
The Marantz PM5004 makes a perfect entry-level integrated amp for the music aficionado and also excels as a second system for a summer home, den, or dorm room. A Source Direct option bypasses all tone controls for the purest possible signal while dual tape loops make easy work of recording. Styled to match the whole range of Marantz components, the PM5004 delivers all the sonic excellence Marantz is known for in an attractive, easy-to-use package.
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 PM5004 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 donít suffer any of the built-in limitations of off-the-shelf integrated circuits.
The Marantz delivers plenty of pleasing room-filling sound, delivering 35 watts-per-channel at 8 ohms and 45 watts-per-channel at 4 ohms.
Built-in MM Phono Stage
Attention to detail is the order of the day with the PM5004. Each of the five line level inputs and the phono input feed a buffer circuit that minimizes any interaction between the source and the PM5004. 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 thereís 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 PM5004s 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. A hand held remote control is included.
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 isnít quite as big as the sports stadium down the road. And itís a Marantz, which assures you of great sound.