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Marantz PM7005

Stereo integrated amplifier with built-in DAC

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Overview

Our take on the Marantz PM7005

For decades music lovers have depended on Marantz amplifiers to power their systems. Why? Maybe the solid build quality and reliability won them over. Quite possibly it's that warm, transparent Marantz sound. Or simply the way Marantz amplifiers have a knack for pulling even the most subtle nuances out of your favorite recordings — details you may have never heard before. We think it's probably all of the above, and judging by our customers' overwhelmingly positive reviews, so do they. And it's for all of those same reasons that we're so impressed with the PM7005.

Bring out the best in your music

For decades music lovers have depended on Marantz amplifiers to power their systems. Why? Maybe the solid build quality and reliability won them over. Quite possibly it's that warm, transparent Marantz sound. Or simply the way Marantz amplifiers have a knack for pulling even the most subtle nuances out of your favorite recordings — details you may have never heard before. We think it's probably all of the above, and judging by our customers' overwhelmingly positive reviews, so do they. And it's for all of those same reasons that we're so impressed with the PM7005.

This powerful integrated amp boasts the classic hallmark qualities that make a Marantz a Marantz, plus it offers versatile features and connections that make it the perfect choice to be at the center of any modern hi-fi system.

Pristine playback from your computer and other digital sources

While many integrated amplifiers have only analog inputs, the Marantz PM7005 features digital inputs, as well. Connect your computer via the asynchronous USB input and enjoy your entire library of digital tunes through your favorite speakers. The PM7005 is compatible with high-resolution music files, including DSD files and 24-bit/192kHz PCM files. An audiophile-quality digital-to-analog converter (DAC) makes the most of them, for outstanding levels of detail and dynamic range. Optical and coaxial digital audio inputs let you connect other sources like a TV, CD or Blu-ray player, or a network streaming device. And there's plenty of room for your analog sources, too, including your turntable.

Tone controls, direct mode, and a high-quality headphone amp

The PM7005 features front-panel treble and bass controls, and Source Direct mode for bypassing these tone controls if you desire even purer sound. The Analog Amp mode simply switches off the digital section completely, allowing you to enjoy the purest analog audio possible — perfect for vinyl playback. There's also a discrete headphone amplifier for the full-size headphone jack, for late-night music listening that won't disturb others.

Product Highlights:

  • 60 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms at 0.02% THD
  • 80 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms
  • 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
  • Cirrus Logic CS4398 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter for high-performance playback of digitally connected sources such as computers, network music players, or CD players
  • rear-panel asynchronous USB input (type B) for audio playback of stored computer or streaming music files, including high-res files up to 24-bit/192 kHz PCM and 2.8 & 5.6 MHz DSD (Windows® and Mac compatible)
  • Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module and current feedback amplification for accuracy and control under high-drive conditions
  • front-panel tone controls (treble and bass)
  • Source Direct mode bypasses tone control circuits for cleaner sound
  • Analog Mode switches off digital circuitry to eliminate potential interference for pure analog listening
  • optical and coaxial digital audio inputs
  • 5 stereo RCA audio inputs (including MM phono input)
  • stereo RCA audio outputs for recording
  • built-in headphone amplifier with full-size (1/4-inch) jack
  • custom Marantz gold-plated solid brass speaker terminals
  • frequency response 5-100,000 Hz
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 104 dB (line in), 85 dB (phono)
  • RCA D-Bus remote control input/output
  • detachable power cord
  • remote control also operates Marantz CD and Network players
  • 17-5/16"W x 4-7/8"H x 15-3/4"D
  • weight: 22 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • If connecting to a TV, please make sure you can select "PCM" output in its audio menu. The built-in DAC is not compatible with Dolby® Digital signals.

What's in the Box:

  • Integrated Amplifier
  • 68" AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC0032PMSA)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

I have owned and enjoyed Marantz amplifiers for fifty years. They couple power with low harmonic distortion for a warm rick sound.

Jeff, Knoxville, TN

Reviews

Marantz PM7005 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(14 Reviews)

Marantz PM7005

Jeff from Knoxville, TN on 5/8/2018

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I have owned and enjoyed Marantz amplifiers for fifty years. They couple power with low harmonic distortion for a warm rick sound.

Pros: Power Low Distortion

Cons: None

Marantz PM7005

Zachary from Herriman, UT on 4/29/2018

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Everything as promised!

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Solid Performer

Giles from La Crescenta, CA on 7/1/2017

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Great sounding amp. I would describe the sound as slightly warm and silky, which I believe is characteristic of Marantz amps in general. I have only driven it using the USB so I'm not sure if this is due to the DAC or the amp itself. Overall I am very pleased with the sound it provides and it's noticeably better than the Denon receiver I used previously. However, I doubt it would be worth the price difference to most casual listeners. Also, I should mention that this is the only model in the PM lineup that doesn't have a toroidal transformer, in case that is a factor in your purchasing decision. My only real complaint is that the blue lights on my unit have visibly different hues. That simply shouldn't happen at this price point.

Pros: Sound Quality, Integrated DAC, USB

Cons: Quality Control

The Best !!!

Paul from Carver,Ma. on 12/24/2016

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I was hesitant in purchasing this receiver due to it's price. I wanted a receiver that had minimal digital inputs (Blue Tooth, computer connections, etc.) I wanted to control the bass and treble with analog knobs that you turn from 1 to 10. I wanted to control the volume with an analog knob, where you have to Look at the knob to check the volume level. Most of all, I wanted a powerful, clear output to listen to my music on CD or Vinyl. This receiver has it all. This has to be the best purchase of stereo equipment I have ever made!. It has everything I wanted and then some. This Marantz has to be the closet of all the receivers out there, to what was on the market 30 years ago, well before streaming and computer downloads. Thank you Marantz for this product. Thank you Crutchfield for your assistance.

Pros: The pros are to many to list !!

Cons: None !

High quality good clean sound

Gene from Spokane, WA on 11/22/2016

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This is a very high quality integrated amplifier. I use it for a two channel stereo system to drive a pair of Klipsch Rpm 160 bookshelf speakers. The power is more than adequate to run those. Features I like are the headphone amplifier, the dac converter, the usb Dac in put. The simplicity of the overall operation of the amp. It's very straightforward and gives good clean sound. It runs very cool. The one feature I wish it had was a Lfe line out for a subwoofer should need one. I have found several manufacturer of subs who still provide speaker lever connections but there aren't as many anymore. Otherwise I would have given it 5 stars. I also needed help getting my mac book pro connection to the usb dac and the staff of Crutchfield was very helpful and the solution lied with the macbook software. I found the answer through some documents at Marantz. The shopping experience at Crutchfield was very good.

Pros: Simplicity, good power, well made usb dac, headphone amplifier, runs cool, direct mode , I use Apple Tv with it and airplay

Cons: no lfe line out for a subwoofer.

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GPK from Pittsburgh, PA on 6/6/2016

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I love this integrated amp because it's simple and powerful. I wasnt looking for a lot of options/knobs/bells/whistles.

Pros: Powerful and Simple

Cons: The USB driver wont install on my laptop. Both Crutchfield and Marantz Technical Support were unable to determine the cause of the issue. As a result, I am not able to connect to the amp with the highest quality connection. I will most likely be returning the amp fora refund.

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Garrison from Modesto, CA on 4/25/2016

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So far everything is as expected - very good. All features I needed are included in the Marantz 7005.

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Great Amp

Drummer from new york, NY on 3/25/2016

I think the sound out of the amp is great. The DAC is connected via a USB to my Macbook Pro and I use iTunes to play files through it. I think the sound is fantastic and it works perfectly after a couple of quick adjustments on the MIDI Setup in OSx. I have my television connected to the Coaxial digital input which also makes everything I watch on my television much more pleasing to listen to. I particularly like the "analog mode" which makes my Technics turntable sound very warm. My one complaint is I don't find the amp physically very attractive. The blue LED lights are not pleasing to my eyes. However, it makes very little difference to me. The amp performs. I wish I could play it louder in my apartment without security coming to tell me to lower it! Thanks

Pros: Sound is big, works beautifully with all my components. Tons of power to spare for the use I put it to.

Cons: Not the most attractive looking amp.

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David in NC from mooresville, NC on 3/6/2016

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Bought Marantz PM 7005 integrated amp from Crutchfield and the shopping experience was great, from online chat with Zac, to order processing and delivery. Very pleased with the amp, which is a tremendous upgrade from my vintage NAD 7125 stereo receiver. Plenty of power for my needs and amp has no problem driving my Phase Tech Euros. i listen to classic rock, Americana, soul / R&B, blueggrass and some jazz. I am currently on a quest back into dbsteen@aol.comvinyl and was attracted to the Maranta PM 7005 by phono connection coupled with internal DAC and ability to connect Blue Tooth and computer. Sound is strong and clean and this amp really brought my vintage Phase Tech Euro Series 730 ES floor standing speakers to life. Also purchased peachtree audio BT1 for blue tooth wireless streaming from my IPhone, which works great. Now have added a Pro Ject Carbon DC turntable, which sounds great with this amp. i am totally pleased with the quality, sound and flexibility of the Marantz integrated amp and highly recommend for those seeking strong, clean sound with flexibility to enjoy analog and digital sources, coupled with Marantz build quality.

Pros: Great sound, flexibility, quality construction, nice remote control, internal phono connection

Cons: none, really, except maybe better visual volume indicator. Not a big deal i/m/o

Great for digital music

Dave from Sugar Land, TX on 1/20/2016

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I bought this amp to replace a 1990's Sony STRD-2020, which I also bought from Crutchfield. I had some reservations about replacing a 130 watt amp with a 60 watt amp but my concerns were unjustified, I have plenty of power. I'm driving a pair of Polk LS70's and they have never sounded so good. The best way to describe it is the music sounds clean, it's just crystal clear. I have all my CDs on a MacBook Pro using Bitperfect software connected to the usb port of the dac. I really didn't think upgrading an amp would make such a difference. My Carbon Debut turntable also sounds great in analog mode. I did have one problem I didn't expect. I connected an airport express via toslink to the dac to stream music. I started hearing static. Tried settings, cables,airport expresses etc. still had static until I connected another Dac. That stopped the static. Marantz has a top quality Dac, that works great connecting a computer via USB, but doesn't play well with the airport express.

Pros: Clarity, great speaker connections, top quality DAC, plenty of power.

Cons: Static with airport express

Doesn't disappoint!

Goldore from Golden,CO on 7/30/2015

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Excellent amplifier with clean and clear sound. As part (preamp) of my old ADCOM system died, I couldn't live without my music so research led me to the PM-7005. This amp is paired with a Marantz CD-5004, an older B & 0 Beogram TX-2 turntable and Klipsch Icon KF-28 speakers. I find the Source Direct feature wonderful and it really brings out the original aspects of the recordings. I have a large (+700 each) vinyl and CD collection and listen to classical, country, soft and hard rock, Latin and Andean music and the PM-7005 does all types of music justice. The other sound controls are still there if desired. I haven't yet used the DAC feature yet but am sure it will very adequately transform the digital files. The unit is extremely solid and well built and features upgraded speaker binding posts--great. No problem driving the speakers either.

Pros: Great, clean sound, solid build, added features (Source Direct, DAC0, and a three year warranty compared to many others.

Cons: None really. Very minor cosmetic blemishes as it was an open box purchase. Crutchfield also failed to provide original CD and warranty information.

Great Amplifier

SBM from Tennessee on 5/5/2015

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I was looking for a integrated 2 channel stereo amplifier that was built in Japan. The Marantz PM-7005 hit all the wants and produces great sound.

Pros: dealing with Crutchfield for the first time, I was pleased how responsive the Company was when I asked questions. Will definitely use them again. Marinate was also very helpful when I had a installation question. First rate Amplifier and first rate company.

Cons: None, I am extremely pleased with my buying experience.

It's Great

Mike from Philadelphia, PA on 1/27/2015

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Great amp. Very solid construction. The posts for the speaker wire are extremely sturdy. It has no trouble powering my Theil CS 1.6 speakers. Phono preamp sounds great. A big step up from the early 90s onkyo receiver it replaces. The DAC with USB is a fantastic feature. I have my Android 5.0 devices hooked up with a USB OTG cable, which sends a digital signal from whatever app I'm using. Way more versatile than buying a receiver with support for a couple streaming services. It can also pull anything off the WAN with a DLNA client app installed.

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Perfect for my needs

M. Tekin from New York on 1/3/2015

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Got this unit as a new year gift for myself. I considered many other amplifiers but I went with this one as it had the built-in DAC converter and got good reviews for its sound quality. I was also looking into other units that had more bells and whistles (wireless, airplay etc.) but in the end I hooked up my apple TV to this unit and it's like magic, I can play anything from anywhere around my house (even my TV got a sound upgrade). Two Klipsch rf52-ii's are attached to the amplifier and I could not be happier with the sound (although you guys should note that this is my first hi-fi unit, always had lower quality stuff before). It looks very powerful driving those speakers and I could not increase the volume level more than 50% yet. The source-direct button is a very nice-to-have as I hate having to adjust the bass-treble... Also, the analog mode that switches off any digital unnecessities makes one feel good when using a turntable.

Pros: - Nice soft sound - Source-direct mode - Analog mode - Built-in high quality DAC converter

Cons: -Price (i got an open-box item to save some extra dollars)

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Features and Specs

Performance Specs
Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms) 60
Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms) 70
Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms) 80
Frequency Bandwidth 20-20k
THD 0.02%
Minimum Impedance 4 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 104
Digital Music Features
Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) Yes
High-resolution Audio Playback FLAC, WAV, DSD
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi N/A
Connections
Total Analog Inputs 5
Phono Input Yes
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
USB Input Type-B
Preamp Outputs No
Headphone Output 1/4"
Dimensions and Warranty
Width (inches) 17-5/16
Height (inches) 4-7/8
Depth (inches) 15-3/4
Weight (pounds) 22
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

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Features

Marantz Proprietary HDAM SA3 Technology: Marantz's exclusive HDAM SA3 technology features precision discrete components that provide wide dynamic range with low distortion, outperforming conventional op-amp integrated circuit chips. HDAM SA3 modules are used in the digital audio converter stages as well as the critical analog audio stage.

Current Feedback Amplifier: Marantz proprietary current-feedback circuit, using discrete components, is adopted in the pre-amplifier and power amplifier section of the PM7005. Equipped with multiple high current wide range power transistors, the PM7005 features the ability to handle low impedance speakers, and is rated at 60 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 80 watts per channel into 4 ohms. The output stages feature current feedback (originated by Marantz) instead of voltage feedback, for the lowest distortion and highest stability.

High Current Power Supply w/ Short Power Line Layout: Featuring a high current high capacity shielded toroidal power transformer, the power supply section also employs high current high speed Shottky Barrier Diodes, along with high current storage capacitors that together provide wide dynamic range along with low impedance drive capability. For strong momentary current supply, a short power-line layout unifies the power circuit and output stage of the power amplifier section. This layout allows connecting the large-current lines via the shortest route while to arranging the left and right channels symmetrically.

Reference Quality DAC: The PM7005 is equipped with a reference class CS4398 24-bit/192kHz DAC for exceptional sound quality of your digital audio sources. The digital audio section is housed in a shielded compartment to prevent interference with the analog audio circuit blocks.

Analog & Digital Inputs: In addition to four other analog line level inputs, the PM7005 also features a dedicated phono input, for compatibility with moving magnet turntables. Both optical and coaxial digital audio inputs are provided, for compatibility with a wide range of digital audio sources (2ch PCM only; 32-192kHz). There is also an analog record output. The analog inputs/outputs and coaxial digital input are gold-plated for optimum signal transfer.

USB Type-B Port: The integrated amplifier can operate as a soundcard for your Windows PC or Mac computer using its asynchronous USB-B port and built-in DAC which allows for "bit-perfect" support of 24-bit/192kHz and DSD 2.8/5.6MHz high-resolution audio. The PM7005 supports Windows 7/8 and Mac OSX 10.6.3 or later. You will need to download a dedicated USB audio driver for Windows PC.

Audio Settings: The Marantz PM7005 offers a variety of audio setting to improve audio performance and enhance your listening experience.

  • Source Direct Mode: The Source Direct function bypasses unneeded circuit stages (such as the tone controls) for the most direct audio path from input to output.
  • Analog Mode: If Analog mode is turned on when playing back an analog input source, power to the digital input circuit is turned off. This prevents the analog signal circuit from being affected by noise generated by the digital control circuit, resulting in high quality audio playback.
  • Tone Controls: This unit has a tone control function for adjustment of bass (low frequency) and treble (high frequency) sound to produce your preferred sound.

CD Direct Buffer Amplifier: This is a high-speed buffer amplifier made with discrete components, which avoids interference between right and left channels and can send the signals to the pre-amplifier with very high fidelity.

Fully Discrete Headphone Amp: For superb sound quality with the widest range of headphone types, the PM7005 features a fully discrete headphone amplifier that is able to handle just about any headphone type, regardless of impedance or sensitivity. The high quality gold plated 1/4" headphone jack is compatible with audiophile and studio headphones and adapters.

Heavy-Duty, Gold-Plated Binding Posts: The PM7005 is fitted with four heavy-duty, gold-plated binding post terminals for long life and optimum signal transfer integrity. The binding posts will accept  banana plugs (single only), pin connectors, and bare wire (up to 10AWG).

Aluminum/Glass-Reinforced Resin Front-Panel: The integrated amplifier's front-panel uses a carefully chosen combination of aluminum & glass-reinforced resin to create a distinctive three dimensional appearance. Indirect reflecting blue LEDs indicating input selection and heighten its elegant appearance.

Remote Control: Featuring an easy to use ergonomic design, the elegant remote control can also be user to control a Marantz CD player or network player (sold separately). Remote input and output terminals let you connect the PM7005 to other Marantz components, such as a Marantz CD player or network player, allowing you to place the PM7005 out of sight (such as in a cabinet) yet still providing full remote control capabilities.

Protection Circuit: The PM7005's Protection Circuit prevents damage to devices within the power supply when an abnormality such as an overload, excess voltage occurs or over temperature for any reason. If a malfunction occurs in this unit, the power indicator blinks red and the unit switches to standby mode.

Auto Standby Mode: With the Auto Standby Mode "On", this unit will automatically enter the Auto Standby Mode after approximately 30 continuous minutes of no output from the speakers or headphones.

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