Summary: Stereo separates are getting hard to come by these days, and Marantz certainly isn't what it used to be. However, when my power amplifier burned out and I needed a replacement, this particular component was one of the top contenders. It had a good sound, but ultimately I didn't believe that it would have enough power to drive my entire system by itself. Ultimately I had my old amp repaired and sent this one back, only because of the price.
Summary: I got this to use for the left & right main channels of my Marantz SR7005 receiver. I'm very happy with the results. I think the MM7025 does a better job driving the B&W 604 speakers. The remote control connection to the reciever is nice. The amp starts up a few seconds after the receiver is turned on.
Summary: the only thing,i did not think off voltage in the USA 110 volt and in New Zealand 240 volts . I got over the issue buy using a step down transformer . As far as i know amazon dose not sell 230 volt version of this power amp .
Summary: Using Arcam DAC into Marantz AV7005 to the MM7025, which is then driving B&W PM1s. Replaced a Yamaha receiver with about the same power. The difference is stunning, even the wife, who never listens was immediately captivated. Depth, clarity, power all great. No hard edges to the sound like some other amps I looked at. Really woke up the PM1s.
Pros: Depth, clarity big improvement. Looks match the AV7005 and are nice. Used banana plugs for out and XLR balanced connections for in, which worked great.
Summary: Excellent. Paired with a Peachtree Audio Nova Pre and pushing B&W 683s. Large presence at low volumes. HUGE presence as volume increases. Dead quiet to control chaos depending on the track. Using computer USB, Digital coaxial from CD player and Optical from an Apple Airport Express to stream. Would be the same combo again.
Summary: I bought this to use for a few months while my conrad-johnson power amp was being rebuilt. I own the Marantz 8004 SACD player, which deserves the rave reviews it has received from Absolute Sound and other critics. With this similarly priced power amp, I did not expect the ultimate in audiophile performance, but I did expect a product that had at least some of the high-end sound of the audiophile level Marantz amps. This did not deliver that.
Summary: Since putting the MM7025 to work, my sound system has never sounded so good... Denon AVR 2802 - Surround AMP Marantz SA-KI Pearl Lite - CD Player Osborn Interlude - Speaker - [...] Jamo D4SUB JBL Control 1, rear Infinity Centre Stereo output has improved no end from the addition of the power amp. The depth of Russ Freeman & the Rippingtons, Black Diamond has never sounded so good. overall clarity and balance has improved 110% since the addition of the power amp.
Summary: Audiophile quality in clarity, firm bass line, the qualities that merit writeup in the hobbyist magazines. Speaker terminals accept only pins or bananas, spades would have been preferred. Overall however, this appears quite an exceptional product. Testing through class ribbon high end speakers that respond well to electronics.
Summary: I purchased a pair of these for a project i am doing, but in the mean time i am using them to bi-amp a pair of Martin Logan SL3s. They have a great sound and are easily running the power hungry electrostats, though I am not pushing them hard as the speakers can drop impedence loads when pushed. The soundstage has been great paired with this amplifier. The only reason i give four stars is that one arrived D.O.A.
Pros: Marantz sound, powerful and rich. Balanced and unbalanced inputs available for flexibility of connections. Matches my existing Marantz receiver with the porthole design.
Cons: Not stated as 2 ohm stable. Of 2 ordered one was doa.