Excerpt: There are a number of high quality amplifiers at the moment within the budget range and Marantz certainly figures prominently in this group. As with all of these amplifiers, they each seem to provide their own characteristic or sonic signature. In the case of Marantz, I usually consider them to be very open throughout the mid range and delivering a crisp clean bass or "snap" to the music.
Pros: Great looks, expansive open and detailed
Cons: Lacks a little bite, not ideal for loud volumes