I'm selling off a secondary system and this is the last thing to go...
This is the top of the line Marantz integrated before jumping into the "Reference" series. I did a ton of research and auditioning before buying this and it is an outstanding performer.
These are BUILT IN JAPAN using exceptionally high quality components - this is not junk built cheaply in China.
Purchased just 3 months ago from an authorized Marantz dealer. This is one of the smoothest solid state amps I have ever heard. Just simply stunning to listen to. It's truly in 9/10 condition - not a mark on it and I would estimate no more than 25 hours on it. the build quality is top notch - just check out the speaker terminals.
It features the high performance phono stage right out of the $4000 Reference Series PM-11S2, and it shows! Seriously one of the best built-in phono stages I've heard.
While this is rated at 70W, it is a very STRONG and powerful 70. It has incredible reserve power and delivers a punchy, detailed, and exceptionally controlled bottom end. Read the reviews online and they universally talk up this amps bass control due to its on-demand power delivery to all but the most difficult to drive speakers.
From the Music Direct site:
The Marantz PM8004 is one of the finest integrated amplifiers ever designed for under $1000. The high-current amplifier section includes new HDAM-SA3 outputs for instant dynamics and a low noise floor. The signal paths in the preamp section are shorter for less signal loss and a “Source Direct” button takes this another step further by bypassing the tone control section. The excellent built-in phono stage will work with any turntable equipped with a moving magnet cartridge. There is even a new ‘TriTone’ special 3-band EQ for iPod playback to help improve the sound of MP3s. The Marantz PM8004 will make any music collection come to life.
The Marantz PM8004 Integrated Amplifier combines the power and finesse that audiophiles demand with smart, timely features designed for the way we listen to music today. The PM8004 is a great platform for any system providing optimum listening solutions for hi-rez, lo-rez and even analog sources. From turntables to iPods to SACD players to surround systems, the PM8004 will make whatever music you listen on whatever format sound its best.
100W/ch (4 ohms), 70W(8 ohms) RMS Power (20Hz-20kHz)
“Current Feedback” topology for power amp and volume amp
Marantz HDAM®-SA3 circuit
Shortest signal path, High Instantaneous Peak Current design
New Tri Tone Control (Bass/Mid/Treble)
“Constant Current Feedback” circuit for MM Phono Equalizer
Marantz Custom Speaker Terminals
Speaker A/B switching
Double shielded Torroidal Power Transformer
Triple Layered chassis
3 analog L/R Inputs, 2 recorder In/Out
Power Amp Direct In for a use as a power amplifier
Pre Out jacks
Marantz D-Bus(RC-5) Remote In/Out
Source Direct mode
Detachable Power Cord (IEC320 2pin type)
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