The versatile PM7005 features multiple analog and digital inputs, including optical and coaxial digital inputs along with a USB-B 2.0 for direct connection to computer high resolution digital audio sources. Featuring the reference-class CS4398 high resolution D/A converter, the PM7005 can decode high resolution digital audio files up to 24 bits and 192 kHz sampling. It’s also compatible with DSD 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz high resolution files (the same system found on SACD), and the asynchronous USB-B port also features jitter removal for the most pristine sound quality.
There are multiple analog inputs, including a MM phono input, along with dual recording inputs and outputs, and the Source Direct function bypasses the balance and tone controls for the shortest signal path, while the Analog mode disables the digital circuitry when listening to analog sources.
Current Feedback Discrete Power Amplifier
Instead of employing conventional voltage-based feedback in the power amp section, the PM7005 features current feedback, a Marantz innovation that delivers superb fidelity and lowest distortion. The amp section consists of all discrete circuitry (no op-amps), and features high current discrete power output devices that provide high instantaneous peak current capability, and the PM7005 is rated at 60 watts per channel into 8 ohm loads and 80 watts per channel into 4 ohm loads.
Marantz developed its own discrete circuit boards to replace standard IC’s. These HDAM’s consists of discrete surface mount components with short mirror image L/R signal paths. Those devices are doing exactly the same thing as the Op-Amps, but outperform the regular IC Op-amps dramatically in terms of the Slew Rate and reduced noise level, resulting in a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years Marantz developed different types of the HDAM to improve quality and to fit to the special requirements of a product category like CD or amplifier.
Wide Range of Connectivity Options
The PM7005 is equipped with numerous analog inputs, including dual recording inputs and outputs, and features coaxial and optical digital inputs, along with a USB-B 2.0 asynchronous input for high resolution computer audio files.
Advanced Digital-to-Analog Conversion with PCM and DSD Decoding
For optimum decoding of high resolution audio tracks, the PM7005 features the reference-class CS4398 D/A converter, which is also found on Marantz reference disc players and amplifiers. The PM7005 can accept a broad range of digital audio sampling frequencies and bit depths, all the way up to 24 bits and 192 kHz sampling.
In addition to decoding high resolution PCM tracks, the PM7005 can also decode DSD high resolution audio files, at 2.8 and 5.6 MHz. DSD is the advanced digital audio system found on SACD, and is often preferred by critical listeners for its natural sound quality.
Equipped with dual master clocks for the digital-to-analog conversion function, the PM7005 also features a fully-enclosed and shielded digital audio block to prevent interference between the analog and digital audio sections
Source Direct Function; Analog Amplifier Mode
The Source Direct function bypasses unnecessary analog circuitry (the balance control and the bass and treble controls) for the shortest and straightest signal path. The Analog amplifier mode shuts down the entire digital audio block, to prevent interference when listening to analog sources.
USB-B 2.0 Asynchronous Port with Jitter Removal
For the highest sound quality with computer audio sources, the PM7005 is equipped with a USB-B 2.0 asynchronous port along with dedicated jitter removal processing to provide the highest sound quality with high resolution digital tracks.
Advanced HDAM Discrete Buffer Amplifier Modules
The PM7005 features our latest HDAM-SA3 (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) components, which consist of matched precision discrete selected circuit elements on a compact sub-board, instead of conventional op-amp integrated circuits. HDAM modules are used in the phono amp/equalizer block, the digital audio block and in the power amplifier block.
The latest generation Marantz HDAM-SA3 modules provide a full 10 dB of signal-to-noise improvement over earlier HDAM versions, along with ultra wide-band response (100 kHz, -3 dB) for crystal clear treble detail.
- 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