Two New Stars Performing For Marantz

Posted on 18th February, 2014

Two New Stars Performing For Marantz

AV specialist Marantz, has bolstered its svelte range with two new well-credentialled stereo models. They are the PM8005 Integrated Stereo Amplifier and the SA8005 Super Audio CD Player.

Both models carry leading edge technology Marantz developed for its Hi-End premium range of components. So we can expect great sound with the added benefit of built-in USB-DAC functionality which is de-rigour for hi-res music files.

The PM8005 fully discrete current feedback integrated amplifier is perfect for audiophiles wanting both excellent music quality and flexible operation.

Marantz PM8005

It offers a powerful 2 x 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 power amp direct mode allows the coexistence of a 2-channnel stereo setup and multichannel setup.  By a single push on a button the PM8005 amps will be used to upgrade the front channels of a surround sound system.

The PM8005 also provides source-direct mode for the purest audio signal and Phono MM to enjoy your vinyls.

Marantz SA8005

Marantz design engineers have taken everything possible from what they achieved in the Premium Range and reincarnated that knowledge in the exquisite SA8005 stereo Super Audio CD Player - along with a mega-portion of versatility. For example, it faithfully reproduces a wide sound stage with no extra or missing information, thanks to the faster, low-noise and lower impedance symmetrical circuits with high-quality components.

The loading mechanism virtually eliminates resonance, while its reduced distortion spectrum gets the very best of audio quality from Super Audio CDs.

And just like the Premium SA-14S1, the SA8005 includes a DAC-mode. It has optical and coaxial digital input as well as USB-B for direct connection to your PC. This means you can use the player’s high-quality DAC and the high-quality audio output stage with HDAM-SA2 modules. That is why, importantly, this newly developed player also includes Marantz' latest signal isolator technology, to virtually eliminate PC noise.

The player operates as a soundcard for the PC and the USB-B port works in asynchronous mode to support not only 192 kHz / 24bits but also the DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz for maximised versatility and performance. All these different sources use the same excellent audio processing, so all your music will radiate the same intense lustre, energy, and pin-point detail – whatever the source.

The PM8005 Integrated Stereo Amplifier at a glance:

  • 2 x 70Watts (8 ohm) / 2x 100Watts (4 ohm)
  • Current feedback amp for high quality sound
  • Marantz proprietary HDAM SA3 circuits
  • Toroidal Transformer and high quality customised components
  • Triple layer bottom plate to minimise vibration
  • High quality Speaker Terminals (A / B switchable)
  • Pre-Out and Power Amp Direct mode for system expansion
  • Discrete input buffer circuit
  • Gold Plated Inputs/Outputs incl. Phono (MM) input
  • System remote to control amplifier and CD-player

The SA8005 Super Audio CD Player with USB-DAC at a glance:

  • Super Audio CD / CD playback, USB-A and DAC-Mode (USB-B, OPT & COAX in) for HD-Audio
  • USB-B port works in asynchronous mode and capable of handling PCM up to 192kHz/24bits and DSD2.8 & 5.6MHz direct streaming
  • Analogue audio circuits featuring Marantz HDAM-SA2 for high quality audio
  • High Current Audiophile DAC CS4398 and low jitter dual system clock
  • Toroidal Transformer and high quality customised components
  • Double layered bottom plate for extra stability
  • Headphone Amplifier with HDAM-SA2
  • System remote to control amplifier and CD-player

PM8005 Integrated Stereo Amplifier will be available in Black and Silver-gold from March 2014 - $3,100 RRP
SA8005 Super Audio CD Player will be available in Black and Silver-gold from March 2014 - $2,900 RRP

For more information visit Marantz Australia.

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