Absolute must have budget AMP with class and delivers the goods
smita bhattacharjee, Amazon
8 July 2014
Summary: My set up for context : TurnTable: Project Carbon Black (awesome TT for the price ) Amp : Marantz PM5004 Speakers : Fluance SX6 This amp is a must buy for anyone looking for an amp for TT. It is pure old school amp with no otheroverheads.It has a Phono stage for TT and the sound quality is exceptional in that category of less than $400.Looks awesome and sounds incredible and costs less.
Summary: I bought the Marantz to replace an amp/preamp combination that was developing problems. I have it connected to a pair of older Definitive speakers with built-in subwoofers. The first thing I noticed once I was hooked up was that the sound seems cleaner and that I can play music more softly than before. My living room is an unusual space -- it's only about 24 x 16, but extends upwards a full three stories. There's a lot of volume.
Pros: Excellent performance at volume levels. Very clear reproduction.
Cons: Two nits: 1. The getting started guide doesn't give a clearly labeled picture of the inputs. I have a turntable (which is easy, because it's off by itself in one corner), a cd player, and a tuner. The guide shows where the CD input is, but not the tuner. I'm working in a relatively tight space with shorter cables. I ended up looking at the picture of the back on the Crutchfield site to figure out the location of the tuner input. 2. Index marks on the controls would be...
Summary: I'm using the Marantz PM8005 to drive a pair of PSB Imagine T speakers. The amp is quite adequate to achieve moderately loud sound levels in a 16x18 ft room. I find the sound produced by this pairing to be excellent, though slightly warm in color. I've heard delightful renderings of Pink Floyd's Time and Eagles' Hotel California.
Pros: Accurate, warm, rich sound; great build quality, three tone controls, good binding posts
Cons: Not quite enough power for low efficiency speakers. Not quite as crisp as some amps might be, especially with certain speakers.
Summary: This is my first integrated amp since the mid 90's when my mid 80's Harman/Kardon kicked the bucket. Up until now I've used home theater receivers for my music, a Yamaha in the living room and an Onkyo in the basement. I have forgotten how music should sound. As I am getting older (52) I've developed a wider range of music preferences, and have learned to appreciate genres that I would have never considered in my younger days.
Summary: After trying many amps, Yamaha. NAD, Etc this by far is the best. Wanted a nice little set up for vinyl in my den. This is perfect. !! Clean power, easy to use, sleek design and beautiful sound. !! Hooked this up with a pair of AudioEngine P4,s , turntable from U turn audio and airport to stream my music from my iMac as well, I am in audio heaven
Summary: Excellent amp, just what I was looking for. In these days of virtual everything I wanted to go back in time and revisit the joy of holding, admiring the artwork, and taste the almost forgotten sensation of listening to a vinyl long playing record. And powered by this amplifier, the LPs sound nearly as perfect as they did at their primetime.
Summary: The Marantz PM 5004 amplifier was exactly what I'd been looking for. I needed an old school amp that had inputs and outputs for both a cassette deck and a table-top CD-R deck... and also a phonograph input. I thought it would be an easy item to find, but I guess no one wants to listen to music through nice sounding components that are resonably priced anymore, because it was hard to find something that had what I needed.
Summary: This is my first integrated amplifier. I bought it mostly for vinyl. I felt my turntable (Rega rp1 w/performance pack upgrade) was better than my Onkyo receiver was letting on. Turned out to be true! I really love the options on this. Eighty percent of the time I go source direct, but it is so nice to have the ability to adjust bass and treble on certain albums. I even use the "loudness" setting occasionally for late night low volume. A great amp for for the money.
Summary: Having been out of the integrated amp game for some years I was a little hesitant about forking out almost 500$ on this amp when there are cheaper products on the market... Oh boy was I glad I spent the extra coin on this little black box of delights. I have the Marantz wired up to a Pro-ject 3 turntable along with a pair of Warfedale 7's and Gale Gold Mark II - !!!TRULY AMAZING!!!GET THIS AMP!!!
Summary: I received the Marantz Amplifier within two days of my order and set it up immediately, with no hitches or glitches. The Output is being fed into a multi-speaker system and the controls were perfect. I have a number of devices connected to the Marantz and the instructions were simple and clear. The performance has been superb with no RF hum and very crisp treble and strong bass.