Yamaha A-S301 vs Marantz PM5005

Yamaha A-S301 vs Marantz PM5005

Yamaha A-S301 review

The sound output power is 60W (8 ohms) while Marantz PM5005 has only 20W (8 ohms). The tone, balance and loudness controls are equipped with handles in the form of truncated cones, round knobs of large and small diameters, respectively, are responsible for changing the volume and selecting inputs. There is also a rotary switch for working with one / two sets of speakers or only with headphones, the 6.3-mm output to which is located nearby. Agree, you can’t call this design a classic of the genre. Yamaha A-S301

Marantz PM5005 review

The metal case of the Marantz PM5005 with a thick, curly aluminum front panel is equipped with anti-resonant supports. The device has a recognizable symmetrical design of the front panel, along the edges of which are the same handles of the input selector and volume control. Also here are knobs for adjusting the timbre of sound at low and high frequencies, as well as stereo balance. Among other features of the amplifier, one can note the direct audio signal bypassing auxiliary circuits, the loudness circuit, the switch of two speaker pairs and the output for connecting headphones. Marantz PM5005

Yamaha A-S301 pros & cons

Pros

  • The device will not be idle for more than 8 hours, it will go into standby mode
  • It is possible to turn off the tone, balance and loudness controls (Pure Direct mode)

Cons

  • The built-in DAC was a little disappointing: with a high-frequency response it produces a signal with a rather high THD

Marantz PM5005 pros & cons

Pros

  • The amplifier is equipped with a fully functional remote control, the design of which has been completely updated compared to the previous model
  • The device goes well with most speakers of popular brands

Cons

  • Can’t say that the sound totally satisfy me

Votes 5 5
Rating 4.8 4.8

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S301
8.2
Marantz PM5005
6
8
7
10
10
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Common

Product

Yamaha A-S301
Marantz PM5005

Model

A-S301
PM5005

Brand

Yamaha
Marantz

Reviews

301
40

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8, 140/6
40/8, 55/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

60/8, 70/6
20/8, 30/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-50KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.01

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

99
103

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

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

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

8
6

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

2
2

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

190
350

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.3

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 10.5 x 37/17.3 x 4.1 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.9/19.8
6.7/14.7
Yamaha A-S301
Marantz PM5005
Yamaha A-S301
Marantz PM5005

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6
  • 8.2Yamaha A-S301
  • 6Marantz PM5005

The Yamaha A-S301 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Yamaha A-S301 price