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: Outstanding performance, balance and clarity for a fraction of the price of a high end unit. Needed something to push my Warfdale Diamond 2 speakers and after reading numerous publications went for it. Was at a crossroads with witch unit I was planning on buying and finally pulled ( or pushed) purchase button. Three months later the only regret is I didn't do it earlier.
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: 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: My gear, like me, is starting to show its age. Since prices have gotten ridiculous on the sort of audiophile stuff I lust for, I looked around for something in the budget audiophile category and found myself springing for this amp and its companion 5004 CD player for a combo price of $750. Marantz has put out some fine stuff over the years and also some so-so stuff. Of course the old Marantz company founded by Saul Marantz is long gone.
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: 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: For the money, this amplifier is very highly specified and by any standards at the price provides superb separation, soundstage, and clarity with no obvious coloration. From the deepest lows through the upper tones, each instrument appears clear and full. The amplifier doesn't stint on the midrange either. The manual gives 10 to 50K HZ response - remarkable for such a reasonably priced piece of equipment.
Summary: I had a very good first impression. At 35 WPC, it's 5 WPC more than my Yamaha R-300. Sounds very good through speakers and headphones. Powers my headphones a smidge better than the Yamaha. I'm interested in playing a bit more with the "Source Direct" feature, which bypasses the treble & bass controls. I mean, if I can hear how LPs and CDs "really" sound, I'm all for it.
Summary: About a year ago I decided to totally upgrade my stereo system. I wanted that "vintage" sound [Sansui/Marantz] and ultimately purchased a 1971 Sansui receiver. All was well for about 3 months and the unit started giving me problems. I loved the way it sounded but my tech guy was unable to find the parts to fix it.