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Marantz completes this year’s classic stereo line-up with versatile PM7005 Integrated Amplifier with USB-DAC
Mahwah, NJ 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 ($999) is expected to be available in August from select Marantz dealers and online.
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. This allows users to directly connect a 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!
PM7005 Integrated Amplifier main features:
• Integrated Current Feedback Amplifier with 2x 80W / 4 ohm rms
• Selected high quality audio components
• Marantz proprietary HDAM SA3 circuits
• Strong power supply with high current type Schottky diode
• Marantz original gold-plated solid brass speaker terminals SPKT-1
• Current Feedback Phono equalizer (MM)
• Digital optical and coaxial inputs with 192kHz/24bit D/A conversion
• USB-B input for PCM 192kHz/24bit and DSD Audio Streaming (DSD2.8 & DSD5.6)
• Signal isolator for DAC Mode operation
• High quality and high current DA-Converter CS4398
• “Analog Mode” for pure analogue listening switching off digital section
• System remote to control Amplifier, CD-Player and Network Player
• Available in black
Marantz is a part of D+M Group. The company can trace its roots back to the dawn of the first mono LP, when Saul Bernard Marantz, a native of New York, was unhappy with the equipment available to play his cherished record collection on. So he had to build his own! Saul officially founded the Marantz Company in 1953. Then, as now, the company’s cornerstones were quality and innovation. For over half a century Marantz has been developing unique technologies and bringing landmark hi-fi and home entertainment products to market through its tireless and extensive R&D programs. Such commitment to audio and video excellence ensures each Marantz design delivers class-leading performance. Additional information is available at www.us.marantz.com .
About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 900 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.