Marantz HD-AMP1 vs Marantz PM8005

Marantz HD-AMP1 vs Marantz PM8005

Marantz HD-AMP1 review

This unit delivers 20W/8 Ohms of power vs 35/8 from his Marantz opponent. The device is made on a two-layer chassis with an additional bottom plate, which effectively dampens any mechanical vibration that can degrade the sound. The HD-AMP1 is the first Marantz model in this class to use pulsed amplification technology. The company's specialists for a long time radiated class D circuitry, setting themselves the goal of achieving with its help sound quality that meets Marantz's high standards. As a result, using proprietary HDAM modules and a specially calculated common current feedback, it was possible to create a class D apparatus. Marantz HD-AMP1

Marantz PM8005 review

The amplifier is equipped with a tri-band tone control (bass, midrange, treble), which greatly simplifies the setting of the optimal tonal balance depending on the characteristics of other components of the system and listening room. On the rear panel of the Marantz PM8005 there are five line inputs, an input for connecting an MM-cartridge of a vinyl disc player, an output for a recording device. The amplifier is equipped with convenient proprietary SPKR-100 terminals for connecting speakers whose impedance can be in the range from 4 to 16 Ohms. You can also connect headphones with a 6.3 mm diameter jack to the Marantz PM8005. Marantz PM8005

Marantz HD-AMP1 pros & cons

Pros

  • Build quality seems to be right on for something at this level
  • The sound is truly riveting across all genres

Cons

  • I wish ergonomics was better thought out

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 4 4
Rating 4.5 4.5

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz HD-AMP1
6
Marantz PM8005
7
7
7
3
10
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Common

Product

Marantz HD-AMP1
Marantz PM8005

Model

HD-AMP1
PM8005

Brand

Marantz
Marantz

Reviews

30
23

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

40/8, 70/4
70/8, 100/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

20/8, 35/4
35/8, 50/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-50KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

105
106

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9010K2M 384 KHz/32-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

2/0
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

0
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)

2
7

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

0
1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

55
220

Power consumption standby, W

0.3
0.2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

30.4 x 10.6 x 35.3/12 x 4.2 x 13.9
44 x 37.9 x 12.8 /17.3 x 14.9 x 5.1

Weight, kg/lbs

5.4/10
12/26.9
Marantz HD-AMP1
Marantz PM8005
Marantz HD-AMP1
Marantz PM8005

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 6
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  • 6Marantz HD-AMP1
  • 7Marantz PM8005

The Marantz PM8005 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Marantz PM8005 price