Summary: Arrived very well packed. Once hooked up, the sound is just amazing! And plenty of inputs for just about anything you could want or need. This Marantz PM5004 Integrated Stereo Amplifier put my old SAE to shame!
Summary: Pairs nicely with iPod Classic and (good) headphones. Ditch the earbuds and discover what your MP3s really sound like. Also a good turntable for those resurrecting their LP collection like me. Amp has a seventies/eighties sound and look, which enhances the whole vinyl experience.
This amp was a better option for me than going through the vintage route
J. Davila, Amazon
15 March 2015
Summary: Bought to pair with my SL 1200 and a pair of Whaferdale Diamond 10.1. I got my SL 1200 brand new in late 2008, and always knew that my entry level Teac receiver/amp and Sony speakers were a budget compromise.
Summary: I thought that I had a good amp, then I bought this. It blows the class D (Fiio A1) I was using out of the water. Very balanced frequencies but still has character. Plenty of power. Only complaints are the use of plastic on the front corners and knobs.
Summary: The quality of this amp is obvious the instant you see it. The controls are smooth and accurate, it is a lot of amplifier and it should be at this price level. No excuses needed for any part of it. Its just right.
Summary: Solid Marantz performance. I use its pre out to feed the 150wpc Marantz MM 7025 for my more power friendly mains, while using the onboard A & B speaker outs for a set of bookshelves in the kitchen and my outdoor speakers.
Pros: Classic sound, Control options, pre and power separation choice, speaker defeats. Build quality.
Cons: Not much for me. At this price you can't do much better.
Summary: In building a reference "bookshelf" ( actually tabletop ) system, my quest for best value brought me to the PM-8005.
Perhaps it's overkill for a 12 foot square listening room, where the volume control at a quarter turn up is way-loud.
Pros: It delivers "the music".
Cons: Sharp edges of the center control panel could have been more nicely finished.