Yamaha A-S801 vs Marantz PM8005

Yamaha A-S801 vs Marantz PM8005

Yamaha A-S801 review

The power output of these units is uncomparable as far as Yamaha has 100W while its opponent can boast only 35W at 8 Ohms. High power output and a good power supply provide easy, undistorted transmission of peak signals. Low output impedance ensures operation with any acoustics. A high-quality built-in DAC has coaxial, optical (PCM) and USB inputs (DSD). High-quality tone block - low noise, with the correct frequency response. When on / off “Direct” noise is not added and timbre color is not introduced at the zero position of the controllers (frequency response is linear). Unlike many other amplifiers, where the use of a tempo block noticeably changes and spoils the sound. Yamaha A-S801

Marantz PM8005 review

The rear panel of the Marantz PM8005 has five line inputs, an input for connecting an MM-cartridge of a turntable, and an output for a recording device. In addition, an adjustable output from the preamplifier and a direct input of the tip are provided here - their presence opens up the possibility of a subsequent upgrade of the system based on the Marantz PM8005. All connectors on the amplifier have gold-plated contact surfaces. PM 8005 can also be used in direct connection mode, which allows you to enjoy audio in its purest, unchanged form. Marantz PM8005

Yamaha A-S801 pros & cons

Pros

  • Versatility in terms of reproducible material
  • Sufficient power headroom for mid-range acoustics

Cons

  • It is not visible in what position the volume knob (when controlled from the remote control, it rotates)

Marantz PM8005 pros & cons

Pros

  • The uniqueness lies in the work with current feedback, which allows you to generate a large supply of energy
  • In order to eliminate unnecessary vibrations, the manufacturer created a special three-layer system

Cons

  • As for me, it is too heavy

Votes 2 2
Rating 3 3

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S801
9.5
Marantz PM8005
7
10
7
10
10
Yamaha A-S801

Yamaha A-S801 review

Feb 28, 2020

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Common

Product

Yamaha A-S801
Marantz PM8005

Model

A-S801
PM8005

Brand

Yamaha
Marantz

Reviews

289
23

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

200/8, 240/6
70/8, 100/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

100/8, 120/6
35/8, 50/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

99
106

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9010K2M 384 KHz/32-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

optional

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

1
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

1
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

8
7

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

2
1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

270
220

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15 x 38.7/17.1 x 6 x 15.2
44 x 37.9 x 12.8 /17.3 x 14.9 x 5.1

Weight, kg/lbs

12.1/26.7
12/26.9
Yamaha A-S801
Marantz PM8005
Yamaha A-S801
Marantz PM8005

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  • 9.5Yamaha A-S801
  • 7Marantz PM8005

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