Summary: This is an integrated amplifier which combines the highest qualities of both an exceptional preamplifier and amplifier in one heavy, solidly constructed unit. The sound is warm and lush like an Audio Research product which costs more than twice the price. The midrange and bass are felt like a soothing, burnished, comforting embrace. At the same time there is plenty of detail and no roll-off of the higher frequencies. The soundstage is magnificently wide and deep.
Pros: Nonfatiguing. I listen to music for hours on end and totally enjoy the sound. It is a big step up from my Peachtree Nova.
Cons: It needs to be warmed up for a couple of weeks to get "broken in". Just leave it play all day. There is a some unpleasant smell during the first two weeks while its electronics are breaking in. Just keep a window open and it is not bad, and goes away in two weeks. Two people are needed to lift this heavy unit.
Summary: I love this thing....the PM11S3 is amazing! It has that detail and transparency without the harshness and brightness that is sometimes attributed with detail and transparency. It beats out two products at it's price and one Pre / Amp pair that was more than twice it's cost! I have very inefficient speaker at 86db (sealed) 2.5 way and they drove it amazingly, however, it didn't have the last drop of juice needed to drive my speakers LOUD, so, if I can get two to Bi-Amp,...
Pros: Build Quality, looks, dead quiet and beautiful MC phono as well! It's extremely heavy and easy to use. Bass is full and slam / dynamics are one of the best I've heard in my system.
Cons: I don't like the speaker terminals...can't except large spades. Heavy!
Summary: Habe mich nach langem suchen und vegleichen letztendlich für den Marantz entschieden und wurde nicht im geringsten enttäuscht. Die hochwertige Verarbeitung, umfangreiche Ausstattung und vor allem der warme Marantz-Klang ist in dieser Preisklasse einfach unschlagbar. Kann diesen Verstärker jedem wärmstens empfehlen, der einen hochwertigen Vollverstärker sucht und dafür auch bereit ist, eine größere Summe zu investieren.