Integrated Amplifiers

Marantz PM8003 Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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Marantz PM8003 Integrated Amplifier

Introduction

Marantz is a name that has been around for a long time; refreshingly they continue to produce quality two channel gear despite branching out into both budget and high-end home theater. My own listening experiences have found their budget home theater receivers to be the most musical for the price. Where other budget offerings can do movies well, most make for mundane music reproduction. Not so with the Marantz models and if you have ever sampled their two channel equipment, you will know why. Their new budget two channel line up includes three integrated amplifiers, a stereo SACD player and a few more goodies. They all share the same styling, brushed aluminum, flanked by rounded resin corners and some technology borrowed from the high-end reference series.

Specifications

  • Design: Stereo, Integrated
  • Power Output: 70 Watts RMS x 2 into 8 Ohms, 100 Watts x 2 into 4 Ohms
  • THD+N: 0.02% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ohms)
  • MFR: 5 Hz – 100 kHz ± 3 dB (1W, 8 Ohms)
  • Inputs: Five
  • Preouts:Two
  • S/N Ratio: Direct input: 106 dB
  • Dimensions: 5.1" H x 17.3" W x 15" D
  • Weight: 26.5 Pounds
  • MSRP - $999 USA, $899 Canadian
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