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