This fully discrete current feedback integrated amplifier is perfect for audiophiles wanting both excellent music quality and flexible operation. It offers a powerful 2x 70W into 8 ohm, while the symmetrical circuits ensure perfect image balancing. To guarantee a totally unique audio experience, Marantz designers have shaped and optimised the power handling characteristics and redesigned the large double shielded Toroidal transformer’s circuitry to optimise bandwidth power. The result is a current feedback amplifier with a massive energy reserve to drive even the most demanding of speakers with absolute ease. To further guarantee best sound quality, the PM8005 has current feedback HDAMs, as well as a triple-layer bottom plate to help eliminate vibration. The PM8005 also provides source-direct mode for the purest audio signal and Phono MM to enjoy your vinyls. It’s heaven.
- Integrated Current Feedback Amplifier with 2x 70W / 8 ohm rms
- Marantz proprietary HDAM-SA3 circuits for detailed audio reproduction
- Toroidal Transformer and high quality customized components
- Tripple layer bottom plate to minimize vibration
- High quality Speaker Terminals (A / B switchable)
- Discrete input buffer circuit
- Gold Plated Inputs/Outputs incl. Phono (MM) input
- System remote to control Amplifier, CD-Player and Network Player
Combining fully discrete current feedback circuitry and our exclusive HDAM technology, the Marantz PM8005 integrated stereo amplifier delivers audiophile grade sound quality along with system operational flexibility. Rated at 70 watts per channel into 8 ohms, the PM8005 features a robust power supply along with high current capability to deliver 100 watts per channel into 4 ohms, for compatibility and operational stability with the widest range of loudspeakers.
The versatile pre-amp section features 6 line level inputs including a phono (MM) input, and the PM8005 also includes pre-amp outputs along with a power amp direct input, which lets you use the unit as a standalone power amplifier for integration into a multi-channel home theater system. For precise sound tailoring, the PM8005 features our triple tone control system, with separate controls for the bass, midrange and treble segments. The elegant remote control features an ergonomic layout for easy operation, and includes the ability to control our companion SA8005 disc player and one of our network players.
Marantz HDAM Technology
The PM8005 features our exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology, which consists of precision discrete selected circuit elements on a compact sub-board, instead of conventional op-amp integrated circuits. Multiple HDAM units are employed, including HDAM-SA3 and HDAM-SA2 versions that provide gain and buffering functions, to deliver dynamic and detailed sound quality. The PM8005 features current feedback technology for ultra low distortion and wideband response, along with superb musicality.
High Current Power Supply
The robust power supply features a high current toroidal main power transformer that is rated at 625VA, to easily provide extra power to the amplifier stage in order to handle demanding short term peaks. High current Shottky barrier diodes in the rectification stage are rated at 20 amps, with the ability to handle up to 180 amps peak current, providing sufficient power reserve to handle virtually any loudspeaker load.
Fully Discrete High Current Output Stages
The PM8005 is equipped with multiple high speed, high current power output devices that are each rated at 14 amps of current output capability, providing a very high amount of dynamic headroom, along with compatibility with lower impedance loudspeakers. For optimum heat dissipation, the PM8005 is equipped with solid aluminum power amplifier heat sinks, with a combined total radiating area of 326 square inches, eliminating the need for fans. The PM8005 is conservatively rated at 70 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 100 watts per channel into 4 ohms, for compatibility with the widest range of loudspeakers.
Solid Chassis Construction
For the utmost stability and protection from induced vibrations, the PM8005 features a rugged chassis design, which includes a triple layer bottom plate. To eliminate distortion from stray magnetic fields, the high current toroidal main power transformer features double shielding.
Versatile Pre-Amplifier Functions
There are 6 line level inputs, to handle a wide range of sources, including a dedicated phono input (MM) that features discrete topology to deliver the utmost fidelity from your favorite vinyl recordings, and all inputs and outputs are gold-plated for optimum signal transfer. The Source Direct function bypasses unnecessary circuit blocks for the straightest path from input to the speaker terminals. Pre-amp outputs let you connect a separate stereo power amplifier for a bi-amp loudspeaker system, or for playback in a separate room. The power amp direct input lets you connect the PM8005 to another component, such as a surround sound processor, for integration within a multi-channel home theater system.
For precision tonal balancing, we've equipped the PM8005 with our Tri-Tone control system, with separate tone controls for the bass, midrange and treble bands, which lets you fine tune the spectral balance to your preference, and is especially useful with older recordings that suffer from tonal imbalance.
Audiophile Grade Loudspeaker Terminals
Equipped with premium audiophile grade loudspeaker terminals that are designed to accept a wide range of speaker cable termination types, the PM8005 also features A/B speaker switching for increased system configuration flexibility.
System Remote Control
The elegant, ergonomically designed remote control is equipped with additional functionality, which lets you control a companion Marantz disc player (such as our SA8005) and a Marantz network audio player. Remote control input and output jacks let you directly connect the PM8005 to other Marantz components for easy system control
Current Feedback Topology
Phono EQ: Constant Current Feedback
HDAM version SA3, SA2
Power Transformer: Toroidal
High Grade Audio Components
Symmetric PCB Layout
Aluminium extrusion heat sink
Tri Tone Control (Bass / Mid / Treble)
Balance / Bass / Treble
Linear Drive Power Supply
Input buffer amp
Solid Heat Sinks
Double Layer Bottom Plate triple
Power Amp direct
INPUTS / OUTPUTS
Audio Inputs 6
Phono Input: MM
Audio Outputs 1Pre-out 1
Power Amp Direct IN
Gold Plated Cinch
Speaker A / B
Speaker Terminals: Marantz SPKT-1
Number of terminals 4
Power Output (8 / 4 Ohm RMS) 70 W / 100 W
Frequency Response 5 Hz-100 kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.02 %
Damping Factor 100
Input Sensitivity: MM 2 mV / 47 kOhm
Signal to Noise Ratio: MM 87 dBInput
Sensitivity: High level 200 mV / 20 kOhm
Signal to Noise Ratio: High level 106dB(2V input)
Input Sensitivity: Power Amp Direct IN 1.6V / 15 kOhm
Signal to Noise Ratio: Power Amp Direct IN 125 dB
Metal Front Panel
Power Consumption 220 W
Standby Consumption 0.2 W
Auto Power off
Detachable Power Cable
Remote Control RC002PMSA
System Remote Function
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) 440 x 379 x 128 mm
Weight 12.0 kg