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Marantz-pm5004.34255569
8.8 out of 10

Marantz PM5004

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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.
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Does the job and then some

Morgan, Crutchfield
25 June 2014
  • 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...
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Solid Performer

Steve_B, Crutchfield
14 June 2014
  • 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.
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Don't wait any longer

Mike, Crutchfield
14 June 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Clean, quiet, speaker terminals
  • Cons: Notta
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Great amp!

Frank Moore, Amazon
1 April 2014
  • 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
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Clean design, clear sound

Rednaxela, Amazon
5 June 2013
  • 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.
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PM5004 IS A Winner.

S. Haun, Amazon
16 April 2013
  • 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.
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stereo vinyl

clyde, Amazon
16 April 2013
  • 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.
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PANDORAS BLACK BOX

D. Richards, Amazon
16 April 2013
  • 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!!!
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Marantz PM5004

Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 April 2013
  • 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.
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