Marantz PM5005 vs Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10

Marantz PM5005 vs Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10

Marantz PM5005 review

The sound output power is 20W (8 ohms). At the same time Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 can offers us 35/8. The Marantz PM5005 is equipped with five line inputs and a pair of recording outputs. There is also a built-in phono stage, and for connecting speakers there are four pairs of speaker terminals, that is, you can use two pairs of speakers located in different rooms. By the way, all the “tulips” have gilded contacts. Marantz PM5005

Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 review

Inside the polished aluminum case, a really powerful design is hidden, thanks to which you will love your music collection even more. The fully discrete design of the amplifier, combined with a specially designed enlarged toroidal transformer, turns the Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 into a real “wolf in sheep's clothing”. Five inputs allow you to connect all your signal sources to the amplifier - a CD player, TV, media player, MP3 player (including iPod), etc., and the built-in phono stage will give you the joy of listening to vinyl records. For your convenience, Cambridge Audio engineers have provided Topaz AM10 with a convenient and functional display giving you comprehensive information about the source and volume. Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10

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

Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 pros & cons

Pros

  • It has a simple design with the necessary set of functions
  • High quality components in all parts of the circuit that are important in terms of sound quality

Cons

  • There is a background from the power at high volume in the speakers

Votes 6 6
Rating 4.3 4.3

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz PM5005
6
Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10
4
7
7
10
3
Marantz PM5005

Marantz PM5005 review

Feb 28, 2020

PM5005 is an amplifier that is used as an additional element of an entry-level stereo system. We invite you to see Marantz PM5005 specs as well as other features in this Marantz PM5005 review. Artic...

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Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10

Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 review

Feb 28, 2020

A large number of manufactured amplifiers for high-level speakers boasts the British manufacturer Cambridge Audio. One of them is featured in this Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 review. Follow it for all...

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Common

Product

Marantz PM5005
Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10

Model

PM5005
Topaz AM10

Brand

Marantz
Cambridge Audio

Reviews

40
31

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

40/8, 55/4
70/8

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

20/8, 30/4
35/8

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8

Frequency response

10Hz-50KHz
5Hz-50KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

103
82

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

0/0
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

6
6

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

2
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

350
260

Power consumption standby, W

0.3
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

44 x 10.5 x 37/17.3 x 4.1 x 14.6
43 x 7.6 x 34/17 x 3 x 13.4

Weight, kg/lbs

6.7/14.7
5.6/15.85
Marantz PM5005
Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10
Marantz PM5005
Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 6
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  • 6Marantz PM5005
  • 4Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10

The Marantz PM5005 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Marantz PM5005 price