Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier – : Very pleased with the excellent, full-spectrum acoustic

Beautiful sound and more than enough power to really move the mission lx-2 bookshelf speakers i bought recently (5/5 for them, specially for the quality/price relation), i’m in the south of argentina and the shipment arrived in a week, excellent. I use it source direct all the time with tidal, spotify, etc, the sound is rich, heavy and precise bass. I can recomend marantz and would bought more of the brand.

Excellent company will use again.

Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier – Black

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  • Source Direct Function :- To ensure the shortest signal path and the highest fidelity, the PM5005 features our Source Direct function, which bypasses the tone control and loudness control circuitry
  • Fully Discrete Volume Amplifier Circuit :- The volume amplifier circuit features fully discrete circuitry (no op amp chips in the signal path) for the widest bandwidth, lowest distortion, and highest dynamic range
  • Elegant Remote Control :- The elegant remote control includes additional function buttons that let you control a Marantz CD player and a Marantz Network Audio Player, for total system control with a single remote.
  • Wide Range of Connectivity Options :- Veteran audiophiles and new generation music lovers both know that the sonic allure of vinyl records often can’t be matched by digital audio sources, and the PM5005 includes multiple analog inputs including a MM (moving magnet) phono input. There are also dual recording inputs and outputs, along with a headphone amplifier jack on the front panel, and the high grade speaker connectors can accept multiple speaker cable termination types. The audio input and output jacks are all gold plated for maximum signal integrity

Beautiful sound and more than enough power to really move the mission lx-2 bookshelf speakers i bought recently (5/5 for them, specially for the quality/price relation), i’m in the south of argentina and the shipment arrived in a week, excellent. I use it source direct all the time with tidal, spotify, etc, the sound is rich, heavy and precise bass. I can recomend marantz and would bought more of the brand.

My friend is very happy with it.

Great amp, added bonus of a remote control which. Great amp, added bonus of a remote control which works with my old marantz cd-63se cd player, as with other review its hard to see black buttons and volume knob has a small indentation which is almost impossible to see but these are minor design faults which doesn’t make any difference to the sound and build quality of this great amp, sound stage is good even with my laptop connected via its headphone socket to amp, just be aware the description/info for this amp is not correct its for the pm6005 and not the pm5005 i informed amazon listing was misleading so they cancelled my order without asking me,after many generic email replies from amazon i was told i’d have to re-order, which delayed arrival time, and they still have not updated info. 4 stars for amp (because of buttons) 1 star for amazon.

Excellent performance and very good value for the money.

Very pleased with the excellent, full-spectrum acoustic. I have tannoy stratford speakers that are over 30 years old, and have been driven by sony and lately a little renkforce amp. They have never produced such a well-rounded and full-spectrum acoustic as with this new amp (i replaced the speaker leads at the same time). Classical (symphonies, piano concerti, choral works), folk, rock, pop, country – it all sounds excellent. I didn’t want to spend over £100, figuring cheaper audio stuff ought to be pretty good these days, but have no regrets about buying this, after much research of cambridge audio, pioneer, denon, yamaha, onkyo. Some of those more expensive offerings may well be excellent, but so far i couldn’t be happier with the balance of cost and performance.

I bought this to replace a failing midi system in my kitchen. Having had a few beers i guess i was over enthusiastic and reading reviews of cheap end cd players and amplifiers i found myself looking at this. After the inevitable waking up the next day and screaming ‘what have i done?’.The beasts arrived, well packed, on time and easy to set up and use. I am running them on mission 700 speakers with mission 70s on the b channel and it sounds great on bach, choral, electronic and blues. For a change i didn’t feel i’d made a drunken mistake. I have a denon amp/cd player in the lounge with jbl column speakers and to be frank i think the maranz sounds better. But it does mean that i have had remove all the cooking utensils from the kitchen to improve the sound quality, but what the heck,i’ve lost a kitchen but gained a new auditory space. Might upgrade the speakers and make the kitchen even less usable.

Not always the best budget solution. Having had mixed results in several listening combinations with intensive listening during one week, i can’t fully recommend this amp. In best cases, it will sound articulate, harmonious and quite refined. Otherwise, it can bother you with unbalanced, almost raw sound, all depending on the chain, especially speakers. So it’s for sure not the most versatile amp around. But if it all glues, it can be very good. Given the price (front partly plastic, cooling elements inside not out of aluminium).

Good build quality easy to use, sound very good for the price.

I have been a marantz fan for years and this does not dissapoint. Great sound with plenty of oompphh.Hearing details in the music so much clearer than with my 35 year old marantz amp.

Bought this as a second system so the 40w power wasn’t an issue already had a marantz cd player so makes a good match,usual solid marantz build and features the only ‘con’ are the speaker binding posts only accept bare wire i mean hello. This is the 21st centurynot good enough. Be nice if they could persuade ken ishiwata to run his magic wand over a few marantz products.

Not always the best budget solution. Having had mixed results in several listening combinations with intensive listening during one week, i can’t fully recommend this amp. In best cases, it will sound articulate, harmonious and quite refined. Otherwise, it can bother you with unbalanced, almost raw sound, all depending on the chain, especially speakers. So it’s for sure not the most versatile amp around. But if it all glues, it can be very good. Given the price (front partly plastic, cooling elements inside not out of aluminium).

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  1. Second one i have had now (the other silver one. Second one i have had now (the other silver one is still going strong after nearly 7 years). Does the job and looks the part.
  2. This review is from : Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier – Black

    Second one i have had now (the other silver one. Second one i have had now (the other silver one is still going strong after nearly 7 years). Does the job and looks the part.
    1. I have an excellent pair of speakers and this just improves the sound. I have an excellent pair of speakers and this just improves the sound even better.
  3. This review is from : Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier – Black

    I have an excellent pair of speakers and this just improves the sound. I have an excellent pair of speakers and this just improves the sound even better.
  4. This review is from : Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier – Black

    Old model sold off cheap – a bargain (let the mugs pay for the latest model). Purchased to replace a 23 year old british amp with problems that make repair uneconomic. The pm5005 is old model being sold off cheap, and is excellent value if (like me) you do not want any digital inputs for mobile toys. It works perfectly with my 23 year old cd player and 21 year old castle floor-standing speakers. I suspect to get better i would have to spend £350-£400. An older review says ‘the only ‘con’ are the speaker binding posts only accept bare wire i mean hello. This is wrong: the speaker terminals have plastic plugs in them. Once these are carefully removed, the terminals accept standard ‘banana’ plugs. I removed all 8 so that i could bi-wire my speakers, connecting the bass units to the ‘a’ sockets and the treble units to the ‘b’ sockets which marantz say is the best wiring arrangement if you have suitable speakers.
  5. This review is from : Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier – Black

    Old model sold off cheap – a bargain (let the mugs pay for the latest model). Purchased to replace a 23 year old british amp with problems that make repair uneconomic. The pm5005 is old model being sold off cheap, and is excellent value if (like me) you do not want any digital inputs for mobile toys. It works perfectly with my 23 year old cd player and 21 year old castle floor-standing speakers. I suspect to get better i would have to spend £350-£400. An older review says ‘the only ‘con’ are the speaker binding posts only accept bare wire i mean hello. This is wrong: the speaker terminals have plastic plugs in them. Once these are carefully removed, the terminals accept standard ‘banana’ plugs. I removed all 8 so that i could bi-wire my speakers, connecting the bass units to the ‘a’ sockets and the treble units to the ‘b’ sockets which marantz say is the best wiring arrangement if you have suitable speakers.
    1. Every time i play it, i broke joyfully into tears. . Play: ‘pilgrim’s river of tears’ -by eric clapton- and judge by yourself. This piece of music, one amongst many, gives a deep meaning to something that is beyond my grasp. Every time i play it, i broke joyfully into tears.
  6. This review is from : Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier – Black

    Every time i play it, i broke joyfully into tears. . Play: ‘pilgrim’s river of tears’ -by eric clapton- and judge by yourself. This piece of music, one amongst many, gives a deep meaning to something that is beyond my grasp. Every time i play it, i broke joyfully into tears.
  7. This review is from : Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier – Black

    Great sounding amp, paired with kef q900 speakers. For a budget amp it delivers great value for money.
    1. Great sounding amp, paired with kef q900 speakers. For a budget amp it delivers great value for money.
  8. This review is from : Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier – Black

    Would be an advantage if some sort of illumination was. Would be an advantage if some sort of illumination was integrated into unit. Difficult if not impossible to see the item, when the lights are off. If it was required for ambient mood listening.
    1. Would be an advantage if some sort of illumination was. Would be an advantage if some sort of illumination was integrated into unit. Difficult if not impossible to see the item, when the lights are off. If it was required for ambient mood listening.
      1. Excellent amplifier and one happy customer. I have been using this amplifier for approximately four months and it has proved itself to be an excellent replacement for my previous twenty five+ years old pioneer amp. It sounds great, has nice looks, more connectivity than my old amp and the added bonus of a remote control that even works with my philips cd player. Delivery of the amplifier from hifix was very fast and the item was well packaged and protected. I would not hesitate buying from hifix in the future. Overall, i am extremely happy with this purchase.
  9. This review is from : Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier – Black

    Excellent amplifier and one happy customer. I have been using this amplifier for approximately four months and it has proved itself to be an excellent replacement for my previous twenty five+ years old pioneer amp. It sounds great, has nice looks, more connectivity than my old amp and the added bonus of a remote control that even works with my philips cd player. Delivery of the amplifier from hifix was very fast and the item was well packaged and protected. I would not hesitate buying from hifix in the future. Overall, i am extremely happy with this purchase.