With a spec, sound and style of a more expensive amplifier, the Marantz PM5005 far exceeds class expectations.
Discrete amplifier design
Marantz has long enjoyed an excellent reputation with its budget amps and PM5005 is no exception. At the heart of the PM5005 you'll find a discrete amplifier design; rather than using a single chip, the PM5005 uses separate, dedicated components. The result is greater dynamic scale and reduced distortion. Another audiophile touch is the use of Current Feedback Topology, which gives a fast, dynamic sound with a precision and depth of sound stage usually only found on more exclusive amps.Lively sound
Rated at 40W per channel it isn't going to bring the house down, but it's ample for most rooms at modest volumes. Showing Marantz's audiophile heritage, the PM5005 uses customised components and a Source Direct control for the purest, most accurate sound. Let there be no doubt, if it's a lively, dynamic sound with great detail you're after, the PM5005 is one of the best in its class.Plenty of features
In addition to sounding great, the PM5005 is also one of the best equipped amplifiers in its class. Added to the five line level inputs and twin outputs you'll find an MM phono input - perfect for connecting up to a record deck. Also standard are two sets of speaker outputs, a headphone socket and remote control.Beautiful finish
With improved controls, the PM5005 looks and feels better than ever. Despite being the entry model in the Marantz range, the PM5005 still features a full metal chassis with a profiled metal front panel. Combined with the anti-vibration feet, this makes the PM5005 excellent at suppressing audio-degrading mechanical vibrations, for reduced distortion.
For a budget amp with a lively, dynamic sound plus a full range of features, the Marantz PM5005 deserves to be at the heart of your system.Click here for link to our blog review