Marantz

PM-10S1

Amplifiers, Integrated Amplifiers

£5,995
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This product has a 5 year warranty.

Marantz PM-10 Integrated Amplifier, 5 months old, immaculate condition, original packaging, remote & manual (£6999 new)

The PM-10 integrated amplifier is the flagship model in the Marantz range, it replaces the SC-7 preamp and MA-9 monoblock combo. A hard act to follow but this is a fully balanced, dual mono design with a bridged output specified to deliver 200 Watts into eight Ohms and double that into four, hence the weight. Marantz calls the power amp section as an “analogue switched mode design”, a radical move for a brand that has not used class D technology before. Ken Ishiwata explains that it’s partly necessary because “today’s speakers are all current hungry”. But it has also been done because he feels that Marantz has managed to get sound quality out of the design that matches expectations for a Reference product.

The PM-10 is effectively three amplifiers in one box, a preamplifier with its own linear power supply and two bridged mono power amplifiers each with a switched mode supply. Being bridged means that there are two channels of amplification per stereo channel, an arrangement that delivers high power and keeps the return signal (from the speaker) away from ground.”

 

“You only have to hear the intimate yet open sound of Joni Mitchell singing ‘The Man I Love’ (Gershwin’s World, Herbie Hancock, Verve), over a chunky but soft bass line to appreciate just how close the 10 series combo gets to the heart of the music. The sound it produces is as sophisticated as the build and finish of the hardware itself but unlike that it has a soft side that gets you very close to the soul of the music.” – The Ear review

  • The new reference class Integrated amplifier
  • Four switching power amplifier channels in bridged mode (two per channel) for maximum grip and drive
  • True Balanced Concept from input to speaker to realise ground-free signal management
  • Massive power: 200Wpc per channel into 8ohms, and 400Wpc into 4ohms
  • Easy driving of a wide range of speakers
  • Wide-ranging dynamic ability thanks to instant high-current power supply
  • Fully balanced throughout: both preamplifier and power amplifiers
  • Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM) in preamp stage
  • Dual mono power amplifier configuration
  • Separate power supplies for preamplifier and control processor, and for each power amp channel
  • Discrete phono stage for moving coil and moving magnet cartridges in its own shielded case.
  • High-quality construction with double-layer chassis, 5mm thick aluminium top lid, solid aluminium front, copper plated chassis and high-purity copper speakers terminals
  • Double thickness copper PCB for the output section and main power supplies