Excerpt: We all know interminable waiting for a hot date is a recipe for disappointment. Take this amplifier, for instance: it's Marantz 's latest, the PM8003, and it proved as elusive as Nessie for months, until at last we secured a model to review. And now that our chance has come at last, we're strangely anxious. Sure, the Marantz looks as good today as when we first saw it, but the reality can't match our fevered imaginings... can it?
Pros: Battleship standard of build, good specification, punchy, well-focused sound
Cons: Lacks outright dynamic potency, others retrieve more detail