At HFX Systems we are great fans of the Marantz product line and we are delighted at the launch of the Marantz PM7005 – read the press release below….
Marantz completes this year’s classic stereo line-up with versatile PM7005 Integrated Amplifier with USB-DAC Eindhoven, July 16th, 2014 – Marantz, a world leader in advanced audio technologies, is proud to introduce a new stereo star: the PM7005, a versatile Integrated Stereo Amplifier packed with superior-quality components, best-in-class materials, and the very latest in circuit design. The result is a totally sublime amplifier that not only creates spectacular, earth-moving audio balanced with delicate minute detail but also includes on-board USB-DAC functionality.
The PM7005 delivers a powerful 2x 80W into 4 ohm, while the symmetrical circuits ensure perfect image balancing. To guarantee best sound quality, the PM7005 includes high-grade audio components, current feedback HDAMs and a high-speed instantaneous current power supply. It also comes with the same high grade speaker terminals as used in the bigger PM8005 for the best possible speaker connectivity. It is simply perfect for music lovers wanting both excellent music quality and a maximum of flexible operation, which is provided by the highly versatile DAC-mode. The DAC-mode features optical and coaxial digital inputs as well as a USB-B port, which means you can directly connect your computer to the PM7005 and benefit from its high-quality DAC CS4398 and its HDAM-SA3 module-equipped audio output stage for great audio performance. The amp operates as a soundcard for the computer and the USB-B port works in asynchronous mode and ‘bit-perfect’ to support not only 192kHz / 24bits but also the DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz high-resolution audio. All this digital dazzle lets music lovers enjoy their digital media in true Marantz quality. But because Marantz also cares about the sensitive analogue signal from other sources as well, they built-in the Analog Amp Mode – which simply switches off the digital section completely, enabling you to enjoy the purest analogue audio you can possibly imagine. Perfect for vinyls!
The PM7005 will be available in black and silver-gold from the 2014 onwards.