Marantz PM 7005 Test

At first glance, the Marantz PM 7005 is similar to its predecessor. He is effectively not only with the best sound, but with additional, State of the art digital technology to the test.

Seasoned HiFi fans will be greeted with “Hey Alter, there you also” the Marantz PM 7005. The outfit, the ALU media front with the curved plastic side panels, is them – now already familiar from generations of Marantzen – well. As well as the technique: certainly the engineers – have mounted as if there was no tomorrow – back tons of single transistors. Around CD signals with a fine out to raise high dynamics Push-pull arrangement as far as the subsequent IC source selection guarantee not more harm them.

A further flock invader assists the music on the way to the volume potentiometer that can be moved either manually or by motor. We support the signals on the way – normally on the sound stages of control over–to the power stage, another team has undertaken. And once there, a so-called triple emitter follower, which consists of successively larger dropouts declined-push-pull couples helps them, to the considerable output stream format.

And as usual: a feedback loop irons out aberrations that works not easily contestable voltages, but with tangible portions of electricity. So far, so good and wonderful, but then trouble arises, because the new Marantz in contrast to the Marantz 7004 (test) has no been activated from the front power amplifier input. And then but nothing but joy, because the corresponding match prediction “analog mode” a digital electronics either enabled or disabled, so that also the brave old Análogo (who also appreciated the phono MM input) can sleep.

And what a digital electronics: A two hands large, well shielded and well stocked Hi Tecd Board. A TI-large chip controls until down to 192-kilohertz bars of the asynchronous USB-Apure and get out. Another accepts PCM from a digital coaxial and optical digital input. About multiplex IC the respectable CT adopts 4398 probably presorted data module CS, to prepare them for its differential outputs as analog delicatessen.

In principle Cirrus digital filters and other helper functions has incorporated already fixed and ready – which is why Marantz but rather relies on its own, more complex algorithms and the corresponding delivery leaves a freely programmable Altera centipede. Clear case in the truest sense of the word: the Digi Board electronics-after Lord of the Manor art Marantz-contributed wonderfully transparent, plastic, untenrum crisp, and bright at the top of the most pleasant sense music title. -High-end chains check especially with USB-hi-res title – also about large connected via REC-line-out in wonderfully made.

From the pass benefited logical way of also the PM 7005 – until the transistor hundred including 2SA 1186 / 2 SC 2837 in output almost at all the noise came over. The two Nichicon-Elko (2 x 15000 Microfarads) controlled the juice for the Basts willing willing ready willigst to that in the worst case, herself, but a prudent protection circuitry providing break.

And the other inputs hastened to serve also analog sources and also the especially fresh active phono section not disappointed after connecting a turntable the new Marantz h. and hi moved the very traditional fare useful HiFi devices in the honour Hall. The comparisons about with the Marantz bundle of PM 6005 by the November issue he proved to be not quite so feisty, sure but something more fluid, quiet… What do we want for 1000 euro more?


Remember that the 7000 series of Marantz offers the role of the round and civil Wohlklingers is, nothing has changed. The targeted clientele is all the more pleased that the Marantz PM 7005 combined this with the latest converter technology.


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