Summary: I am soooo happy with this Integrated Amplifier. I was switching from 7.1 channel surround, more moded to tv/movie watching, back to a 2.0 system, more moded to music. I have never regretted the change. My TV and movies still sound great and music, well it is like a live concert in my living room when I start this up. I use the speaker switcher to be sure I still have surround sound.
Excerpt: Sheesh! Most of these product reviews look like they are written by audio reviewers. I am just a long time audiophile with my own personnel views and opinions. Anybody who is really into audio knows that no two people are going to hear exactly the same thing from audio gear. There are however, acoustic similarities most of us can relate to. The point is, these are just my observations, some will agree, some will disagree. That is the bottom line.
Excerpt: Purchased the Marantz PM8004 intergrated Amp along with the SA8004 SACD player. I purchased these to go with my Klipschorn speakers. Many reviews said these would be a good amp for bright sounding speakers. They were correct, while not tube amps this combo rocks! I have space limitations and these fit perfectly in my cabinet due to their compact size.I already had a wonderful sounding Marantz amp but this amp is just at a different level. Very warm and detailed sound.