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Marantz PM7005

Stereo integrated amplifier with built-in DAC

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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


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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
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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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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