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MARANTZTT5005 Turntable

  • The quiet signal that comes off the needle of a record player needs the extra boost of a phono stage to be heard. This unit has one built-in, though an external unit may well offer better quality.
The quiet signal that comes off the needle of a record player needs the extra boost of a phono stage to be heard. This unit has one built-in, though an external unit may well offer better quality.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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The Marantz TT5005 is the perfect plug and play turntable


If you're looking for a good quality brand of turntable that's easy to set-up and use, then the Marantz TT5005 is ideal. With a preset tone arm and attached MM cartridge, the TT5005 is ready to go. It also has a built-in phono pre-amp, meaning that the turntable will work with any hi-fi that has an RCA auxiliary input. Automatic tone arm operation returns the arm at the end of each side and selecting the speed is easily controlled by a button rather than manually moving the belt on its pulley.


The belt drive system gives a naturally well-damped and low distortion sound quality. Solid construction, including an aluminium platter further enhances the sound quality by resisting mechanical interference.


Little larger than a record itself, the Marantz TT5005 is more compact than most turntables and easy to place. The low profile lid keeps the dust out and helps keep the style neat and unobtrusive.

Perfect for bringing life back to your vinyl collection, the Marantz TT5005 is a solid performer.



Pitch ControlIs pitch control included? Adjusts the pitch of the music - usually by around +/- 9%No
Onboard Phono StageDoes it feature an onboard phono stage? Allows the turntable to be plugged into an amp without a phono inputYes
Auto/ManualThe type of drive system. Auto turntables stop the record, lift the arm and return it to rest. Semi-Auto perform a proportion of these functions.Auto
USB OutputDoes it have a USB output? This allows the turntable to be plugged directly into a computer - allowing for easy copying from vinyl to the computer's hard drive.No
DimensionsSize of unit (W x D x H) in mm360 x 357 x 97
WeightWeight of unit,unboxed, in Kg2.8
Direct DriveDoes it feature a Direct Drive system?No
Belt DriveDoes it feature a Belt Drive system?Yes
Eco FriendlyDoes this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.No
Rated 4.3 out of 5áby 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ease of use Great with the Marantz amplifier easy to combine for a great sound 16 September 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Disappointing This was a bit of an impulse buy. I was in need of a new pair of rear speakers for my 5.1 system and I bought the (amazingly great value) Wharfedale Diamond 9s (see other review on those). I added this turntable to my order after a little bit of research that told me this is pretty much the only half-decent option if you want a ready-to-go turntable for less than ú200. On setting it up and playing an album I have to say I found the sound very disappointing. Lacking in clarity and definition; really on a par with a low to average quality MP3. I'm not a hi-fi snob but I do appreciate decent sound, and this definitely feels like the weak link in the chain of my system (mid-range Denon amp, mid-high range EPOS speakers) I'm left feeling that I really should have spent another ú100 or so and got something I'd be happy with. This is no criticism of Richer Sounds, who delivered the items quickly and packaged well. 06 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Great if you want quality on an easy to attach (builin pre amo) turntable This turntable really made me happy. Easy to install, works great with my mini hifi and the sound quality is great. Different options if you want to connect to pre-amp too, automatic or manual start! No manual belt to set to different speed. From the range it was the best option, really reccomended. Marantz is marantz! 04 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Does full justice to your LP collection What should I do with the several hundred LP's tucked away for many years is the reason why I bought this Marantz turntable. Since plugging it into a lovely old Marantz PM233 amp it has performed beautifully, doing great justice to my mainly classical collection. Although the build seems very light, the simple belt turntable works well. The simple playing arm tracks well and is complimented by a cartridge of a good pedigree. Both produce a clean sound which amplifies pleasantly. Only reason it didn't get a higher grade is the lack of a lever to enable the arm to be lowered - always very useful with LP records! But at this price compromises have to be made and the good sound quality more than makes up for this shortfall. 29 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Great little low priced deck Bought an ION really entry level deck from Richer Sounds about three years ago, it had usb conectivity but I didn't use this feature (actually it was the last thing I wanted , I was trying to get back into analogue Vinyl!) Used this deck though an oldish Marantz amp and it was ok. However was by now building up my LP collection and had some quite rare albums. The stylus needed changing and it was getting a bit creaky so decided to go, slightly, more up market. Am delighted with the Marantz deck, much better sound and altogether a nice small thing it dosn't have a manual slow release set down and the manual set down bar on the cartridge is small and fiddly Atherwise worth the money 19 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Marantz TT5005 I am very pleased with the product. Good sound quality and the compact size has allowed me to house it in my unit. Also unbeatable price from Richer Sounds. 18 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Good value for money. Very impressed with the sound quality from this deck. It's well put together and is good value when compared with other similar products. The only thing it perhaps lacks is a cue facility to lower the arm more easily between tracks. 03 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Just as advertised! Very pleased to find this turntable was an excellent product and I was right to believe the reviews, it really is just plug and play, we have an old but good mini hi fi system and as well as being an ideal size to fit in the purpose built unit, Lid can be used hinged or as a lift off (good for under shelf) it plugged straight into the aux and played beautifully.have not heard all our old vinyl for years but was impressed with the sound quality and lack of distortion, Simple to operate, nothing fancy, best to leave it to finish playing as arm is automatic on and off but not much in between. Definitely recommend. 12 December 2013
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