Save$249 on a Great-Sounding Integrated Amplifier with DSD DAC: Marantz PM7005 Features 2x DSD Capability, Built-In MM Phono Preamplifier, Headphone Amp, and HDAM Circuitry
Japanese-Made Single-Box Hub Expertly Handles Analog and Digital Sources, Including High-Resolution Computer Audio and Vinyl LPs
The Japanese-made Marantz PM7005 integrated amplifier and DSD DAC rewrites the rules on the features and performance possible in a sub-$1k integrated unit—particularly since it's available for nearly $250 off the original price. If you're looking for a single-box hub that delivers audiophile sound and the convenience of both vinyl LP and high-resolution digital playback, PM7005 cannot be beat for anywhere near this price.The conservatively rated 60Wpc powerhouse renders any source with the kind of warmth, detail, tonality, and subtlety for which Marantz remains known around the world. Few, if any, manufacturers pride themselves more on how much performance their integrated amplifiers deliver. PM7005 extends this decade-long tradition, and how.
Inside, proprietary HDAM circuitry, a high-speed instantaneous-current power supply with current feedback, and audiophile-quality parts come courtesy of Marantz’s more expensive models. A Cirrus Logic CS4398 24-bit/192kHz DAC supports files up to 2x DSD via the rear-panel asynchronous USB-B input and satiates your computer-audio needs. It also works magic with connected sources such as network players, CD players, and computers. When you want to spin vinyl, PM7005 steps to the front of the line. Its built-in moving-magnet phono preamplifier even switches off the digital section and allows for pure analog listening. Let's also not forget about the built-in headphone amp and remote control, or the defeatable front-panel tone controls that allow you to further dial-in your desired sound.
All you need to do is attach a pair of speakers to PM7005's beefy speaker terminals, turn it on, press play (or drop your tonearm onto a record's grooves), and you'll experience your favorite artists and songs with enhanced emotion and closeness. Five RCA inputs invite you to hook up an array of components. One optical and one coaxial digital input welcomes your video devices. Marantz's three-year warranty, combined with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, close the deal on this budget-friendly blockbuster.
Advanced Analog and Digital Connectivity, Includes USB-B Asynchronous Port
The versatile PM7005 features multiple analog and digital inputs, including optical and coaxial digital inputs along with a USB-B 2.0 for direct connection to computer high-resolution digital audio sources. Outfitted with the reference-class CS4398 high resolution D/A converter, PM7005 decodes high-resolution digital audio files up to 24-bit/192kHz. It's also compatible with DSD 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz high-resolution files (the same system found on SACD), while the asynchronous USB-B port features jitter removal for pristine sound quality. Multiple analog inputs, including a MM phono input, complement dual recording inputs and outputs. Two sets of audiophile-quality speaker connectors let you connect two pairs of speakers (A, B, A+B), or you can connect the PM7005 to a single pair of bi-wire compatible speakers.
Current Feedback Discrete Power Amplifier
Instead of employing conventional voltage-based feedback in the power amp section, PM7005 features current feedback, a Marantz innovation that delivers superb fidelity and lowest distortion. The amp section exclusively consists of discrete circuitry (no op-amps) and boasts high-current discrete power output devices that provide high, instantaneous peak current capability. PM7005 is rated at 60 watts per channel into 8 ohm loads and 80 watts per channel into 4 ohm loads. The Source Direct function bypasses the balance and tone controls for the shortest signal path, while Analog Mode disables the digital circuitry when listening to analog sources.
Optimal Digital-to-Analog Conversion with PCM and DSD Decoding
For optimum decoding of high resolution audio tracks, PM7005 features the reference-class CS4398 D/A converter, also found on Marantz Reference disc players and amplifiers. TPM7005 can accept a broad range of digital audio sampling frequencies and bit depths, all the way up to 24 bits and 192kHz. In addition to decoding high-resolution PCM tracks, PM7005 can also decode DSD high-resolution audio files at 2.8 and 5.6MHz. Equipped with dual master clocks for the digital-to-analog conversion function, PM7005 also has a fully enclosed and shielded digital audio block to prevent interference between the analog and digital audio sections.
Advanced HDAM Discrete Buffer Amplifier Modules, Fully Discrete Volume Amplifier Circuit
PM7005 features the latest HDAM-SA3 (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) components, which consist of matched precision discrete-selected circuit elements on a compact sub-board, instead of conventional op-amp integrated circuits. HDAM modules are used in the phono amp/equalizer block, the digital audio block, and in the power amplifier block.
The latest-generation Marantz HDAM-SA3 modules provide a full 10dB of signal-to-noise improvement over earlier HDAM versions, along with ultra wide-band response (100 kHz, -3 dB) for crystal=clear treble detail. The volume amplifier circuit features all-discrete circuit components (no op-amps in the signal path) for the purest sound quality, lowest distortion and widest frequency response.
Versatile Remote Control
Equipped with remote control input and output jacks, the PM7005 lets you connect via your Marantz player and/or your Marantz network audio player so you can place the amplifier in a cabinet out of sight and have it remotely controlled along with the disc and network audio players with a single remote control, which helps to reduce component clutter. The elegant remote control includes dedicated buttons for a Marantz disc player and a Marantz network audio player.