Summary: Actually, I am giving 41/2 stars.. I love the amp.. plenty of power, sounds great, tri-tone function is great..never runs hot..essentially does its job.. build exudes quality.. made in JAPAN.. I wish the darn thing had an LED on the volume knob.
Summary: For so many years I have refused to purchase ANY Marantz product due to poor quality control. Let's face it, Marantz was owned by Phillips who perpetrated the SACD-1000 debaucle and dumped customers and retailers alike. So what I am I doing purchasing a Marantz product?
Summary: This amp is to be used as a solo amp,no equalizer or Bose 901 will work on it. Marantz has set it up this way,its a clean sounding amp with many limitations to it. If your running it with extras it wont work-read carefully and contact Marantz like I did if you have questions.
Summary: All I can say is that this amp is a slice of heaven. The build quality and the speaker cable inputs are ridiculous. I am feeding it Pc Foobar>Audioquest Dragon Fly>Audioquest Golden Gate>Marantz Pm8004>Hifi-Man He-400 headphones. WOW!!!! I DON'T KNOW HOW IT COULD GET BETTER! GET THIS AMP!!
Summary: Here's a brief review of the Marantz PM8004 integrated amp. My initial impression when I removed the amp from the box was that this is a quality Japanese product, robustly made. You can tell it's made to last.
Summary: A rainbow can be a metaphor for hopes and dreams. I've learned to adjust the size of my rainbow to my budget. A thousand dollars for an amplifier, while not much for many audiophiles, is knocking at the door of high end.
Summary: I have never owned an integrated before, having used either receivers or multi channel separates throughout my audio listening experience. I was struggling with the stereo sound from my latest receiver, a Marantz 6005.
Summary: For comparison sake, I demoed a NAD 356BEE, Rotel RA-1520, and the PM8004 with a pair of KEF Q300 and B&W685. The NAD appears to be $200 cheaper than the Rotel and Marantz, but it does not include a phono pre-amp stage, which cost an extra $200.
Summary: Crutchfield gives you a $100 instant discount when you buy this amp and Marantz SA8004 in a single order. I didn't know that, otherwise I'd better buy both there. This is the only drawback of this amplifier which I noticed :) Enjoying Pink Floyd "The Wall" right now...
Summary: I just replaced a Carver setup (C1 and M400t) and couldn't be happier. I always thought my speakers sounded a little dull in the higher frequencies (AR9LS) and just figured that was the price you paid not to get ear fatigue.