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Marantz PM8005

Stereo integrated amplifier

Item # 642PM8005

Surround sound can be lots of fun.

Surround sound can be lots of fun.

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About the Marantz PM8005

The sweet sound of stereo

Surround sound can be lots of fun. But when it comes to music, nothing beats the purity of sumptuous stereo sound. The Marantz PM8005 integrated amplifier specializes in delivering music accurately, with lifelike stereo imaging and lots of clean power. The upgraded toroidal power transformer is even more adept than the previous version at handling demanding dynamic peaks in music. Conservatively rated at 70 watts per channel driving 8 ohm loads, this amp is designed to drive even power-hungry 4-ohm speakers to room-filling volumes while confidently handling the ebb and flow of your music's peaks and valleys.

The sweet sound of stereo

Surround sound can be lots of fun. But when it comes to music, nothing beats the purity of sumptuous stereo sound. The Marantz PM8005 integrated amplifier specializes in delivering music accurately, with lifelike stereo imaging and lots of clean power. The upgraded toroidal power transformer is even more adept than the previous version at handling demanding dynamic peaks in music. Conservatively rated at 70 watts per channel driving 8 ohm loads, this amp is designed to drive even power-hungry 4-ohm speakers to room-filling volumes while confidently handling the ebb and flow of your music's peaks and valleys.

Defeatable tone controls and expandable system options

Dial in your perfect sound using the PM8005's front-panel tone controls for treble, bass, and midrange. Or enable Source Direct mode to bypass these controls for a cleaner sound with an impressively high signal-to-noise ratio. If you like to keep your upgrade options open, there are preamp outputs for connection to an external power amplifier to feed even more juice to your speakers. Or if you'd like to beef up the current supplied to the front speakers of your surround sound setup, you can connect your home theater receiver's main preamp outputs to the stereo direct inputs on the PM8005. This allows you to enjoy enveloping surround sound for movies and TV shows without sacrificing power and tone when listening to stereo music.

Ready for up to six source components

The PM8005 offers six RCA inputs, including a moving magnet phono connection. That gives you plenty of capability to connect numerous sources, from CD players to turntables to network streaming boxes through your external digital-to-analog converter. Build quality is just what you'd expect from Marantz: rock solid, with a triple-layer bottom plate to minimize vibration-induced distortion. It's a sturdy foundation on which to build a glorious stereo playback system to get more enjoyment out of your music.


Product highlights:

  • 70 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.02% THD
  • 100 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz)
  • 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
  • high-current double-shielded toroidal power transformer for clean playback and smooth handling of demanding speaker loads
  • Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module and current feedback amplification for accuracy and control under high-drive conditions
  • front-panel tone controls (treble, mid, bass)
  • Source Direct mode bypasses tone control circuits for cleaner sound
  • 6 stereo RCA audio inputs (including MM phono input)
  • stereo Power Amp Direct inputs for use as a power amp with a home theater receiver
  • stereo preamp outputs for connection to a separate power amplifier
  • stereo RCA audio outputs for recording
  • built-in headphone amplifier with full-size (1/4-inch) jack
  • connections and front-panel switching for two pairs of speakers
  • frequency response 5-100,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 106 dB (line in), 87 dB (phono), 125 dB (Direct in)
  • remote control
  • detachable power cord
  • 17-3/8"W x 5-1/8"H x 15-3/4"D
  • weight: 26.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # PM8005

What's in the box:

  • Integrated Amplifier
  • 68" AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC002PMSA)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
  • Getting Started booklet
  • Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Features & specs

Performance Specs
Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms) 70
Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms) Not given
Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms) 100
Frequency Bandwidth 20-20k
THD 0.02%
Minimum Impedance 4 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 106
Digital Music Features
Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) No
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi N/A
Total Analog Inputs 6
Phono Input Yes
Optical Digital Inputs No
Coaxial Digital Inputs No
USB Input No
Preamp Outputs Stereo
Pre-out/Main-in Loop No
Headphone Output 1/4"
Removable Power Cord ---
Apple AirPlay No
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in No
Roon No
BluOS No
Dimensions and Warranty
Width (inches) 17-3/8
Height (inches) 5-1/8
Depth (inches) 15-3/4
Weight (pounds) 26.44
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

Product Research


Marantz HDAM Technology: The PM8005 features Marantz's exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology, which consists of precision discrete selected circuit elements on a compact sub-board, instead of conventional op-amp integrated circuits. Multiple HDAM units are employed, including HDAM-SA3 and HDAM-SA2 versions that provide gain and buffering functions, to deliver dynamic and detailed sound quality. The PM8005 features current feedback technology for ultra low distortion and wideband response, along with superb musicality.

Fully Discrete High Current Output Stages: The PM8005 is equipped with multiple high speed, high current power output devices that are each rated at 14 amps of current output capability, providing a very high amount of dynamic headroom, along with compatibility with lower impedance loudspeakers. For optimum heat dissipation, the PM8005 is equipped with solid aluminum power amplifier heat sinks, with a combined total radiating area of 326 square inches, eliminating the need for fans. The PM8005 is conservatively rated at 70 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 100 watts per channel into 4 ohms, for compatibility with the widest range of loudspeakers.

High Current Power Supply: The robust power supply features a high current toroidal main power transformer that is rated at 625VA, to easily provide extra power to the amplifier stage in order to handle demanding short term peaks. High current Shottky barrier diodes in the rectification stage are rated at 20 amps, with the ability to handle up to 180 amps peak current, providing sufficient power reserve to handle virtually any loudspeaker load.

  • Momentary-Current Supply: The PM8004's main amp has the capability to momentarily pass 25 amps or more, providing high-powered drive to the speakers.
  • Short Power Line: To improve the momentary-current supply, the large current line connections are as short as possible, while remaining symmetrical. The individual power supply segments are located on the same heat sinks as the output transistors for quicker response to musical transients.

Solid Construction: For the utmost stability and protection from induced vibrations, the PM8005 features a rugged chassis design, which includes a triple layer bottom plate. To eliminate distortion from stray magnetic fields, the high current toroidal main power transformer features double shielding.

  • Chassis Design: The amplifier's chassis uses a triple-layer bottom plate to insure long-term alignment and vibration control. The unit's front panel uses a combination of aluminum and glass-reinforced resin to create a distinctive three dimensional appearance. Indirect reflecting blue LEDs indicate the input selection.
  • Double-Shielded Toroidal Transformer: This unit is equipped with a toroidal power transformer to minimize vibration and leakage flux, which affects sound quality. The outside is double-shielded, using a core ring and a short ring.

Versatile Pre-Amplifier Functions: There are six line level inputs, to handle a wide range of sources, including a dedicated phono input (MM) that features discrete topology to deliver the utmost fidelity from your favorite vinyl recordings, and all inputs and outputs are gold-plated for optimum signal transfer. The Source Direct function bypasses unnecessary circuit blocks for the straightest path from input to the speaker terminals. Pre-amp outputs let you connect a separate stereo power amplifier for a bi-amp loudspeaker system, or for playback in a separate room. The Power Amp Direct input lets you connect the PM8005 to another component, such as a surround sound processor, for integration within a multichannel home theater system.

  • CD Direct Buffer Amp: An input buffer amplifier exclusive for CD is mounted near the CD input RCA jacks. This is a high-speed buffer amplifier made with discrete components, which avoids interference between right and left channels and can send the signals to the pre-amplifier with very high fidelity.
  • All-Discrete Current-Feedback Phono EQ: The PM8005 provides an all-discrete, current-feedback phono equalizer optimized for moving magnet (MM) cartridges.

Tone Controls: For precision tonal balancing, we've equipped the PM8005 with our Tri-Tone control system, with separate tone controls for the bass, midrange and treble bands (Bass: 50Hz ±10dB, Mid: 900Hz ±6dB, Treble: 15kHz ±10dB), which lets you fine tune the spectral balance to your preference, and is especially useful with older recordings that suffer from tonal imbalance.

Audiophile Grade Loudspeaker Terminals: Equipped with premium audiophile grade loudspeaker terminals that are designed to accept a wide range of speaker cable termination types, the PM8005 also features A/B speaker switching for increased system configuration flexibility.

Headphone: A standard 1/4" headphone jack is on the front panel. The speaker outputs are not automatically muted when you plug in headphones so the speakers must be manually turned off.

System Remote Control: The elegant, ergonomically designed remote control is equipped with additional functionality, which lets you control a companion Marantz disc player (such as the SA8005, sold separately) and a Marantz network audio player. Remote control input and output jacks let you directly connect the PM8005 to other Marantz components for easy system control.

Auto Standby: With the Auto Standby Mode turned on this unit will enter standby mode after approximately 30 minutes (continuous) of no output from the speakers or headphones.

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I'm looking for an amp that is good for low volume listening. Has anyone using this amp (Marantz PM-8005) at low level listening? Can you share your impressions . Do you hear good micro dynamics, extended bass and so on. Any other amps to look for, for my needs. Thanks. Rod from Hawaii.
[ Rodolfo  Oct 08, 2017 ]
3 answers
With the Marantz PM8005 you can set a combination of the bass/midrange/treble tone controls optimized for low-level listening and disable it with the Source Direct switch for normal listening levels. In roughly the same market segment, you should also look at the Yamaha A-S801 with its variable loudness control. On the A-S801 you're stuck with Yamaha's response curves, which are good but may not fit your needs. On the PM8005 you essentially have a 3-band equalizer you can tailor to your own taste. Close call. I went with the PM8005 because I didn't want a built-in DAC.
[ Keith Allen  Oct 14, 2017 ]
........ and the balance control defeated. No issues.
[ John F.  Oct 12, 2017 ]
I've had a PM8005 since January 2017 and often play it at a background level. It has ben superb at that, as well as at louder levels, whether playing CDs, with an FM receiver, or by way of an attached Bluetooth receiver. I generally use it with the tone controls
[ John F.  Oct 12, 2017 ]
Can the direct mode be controlled via remote?
[ Blake  Aug 03, 2017 ]
2 answers
Source Direct mode (sound processing) can be controlled via the remote. Power Amp Direct mode (using it as a power amplifier) can only be turned on or off by pressing and holding the Power Amp Direct button on the front of the amplifier for at least three seconds. I think that's a safety feature. It forces me to check the position of the volume control knob before turning off Power Amp Direct. If the volume control knob is turned way up and the selected source input is sending a signal when Power Amp Direct mode is turned off, it could cause some damage to eardrums or equipment.
[ Aaron  Aug 04, 2017 ]
Yes, It can. Remote has "Source Direct" button. Source direct reduces signal power so you must increase volume. For me, this function did not improve the quality of sound. I use Marantz CD6006 for CD player
[ DAT  Aug 04, 2017 ]
Can a DVD player be connected to this ther a way ?
[ Dirty Harry  Oct 23, 2016 ]
3 answers
This model does not have a dedicated input for DVD, but has an AUX input that you may serve.
[ FRANCISCO  Oct 25, 2016 ]
Yes. I have one connected to mines. I'm out of the country right and I don't remember exactly which input jacks I used. It was a easy hookup.
[ Gordon  Oct 24, 2016 ]
If your DVD player has rca outputs, yes. If not get a dac with optical or coax digital inputs and then run the analog output of the dac to this amp.
[ Ronald  Oct 24, 2016 ]
sub woofer connection. I do not see a connection for one. Can one be connected to this Marantz 8005 Amp? Thx
[ The boot man  Aug 29, 2016 ]
5 answers
Yes thru the pre amp out jacks
[ eric  Aug 29, 2016 ]
If your sub woofer an RCA input the answer is yes. Use the Pre amp out plugs on the back of the of the 8005 with a Y cord.
[ Jeffery  Aug 29, 2016 ]
Yes. I have an RSL SpeedWoofer 10 (RogerSound Labs) connected to my 8005 and it works great. It is wired as per the instructions for the SpeedWoofer 10 (available on RSL website).
[ LLOYD M.  Aug 29, 2016 ]
Yes. Use the PRE OUT to hookup a subwoofer.
[ RALPHAEL D  Aug 29, 2016 ]
There is a line level pre-out connection that u can use to run left-right rca to your subwoofer.
[ Ronald  Aug 29, 2016 ]
I currently own the PM8003 model of this integrated amp. Any opinions if this would be a noticeable improvement? I am thinking about buy the SA8005 CD player and may take advantage of the deal currently on Crutchfield for $$$ off if you buy both. Thanks.
[ DANIEL J  Feb 17, 2014 ]
2 answers
The amps fine, just buy the best player you can afford. Crutchfield has good specials.
[ DANIEL M  Mar 04, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Jeff  Feb 21, 2014 ]  Staff

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