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Marantz PM-8 250,000yen

DC Integrated Amplifier of a Low-TIM design.

The three-step hardwired-connection SEPP output type is used for the equalizer stage handling the delicate signal from a cartridge. Furthermore, it had the outstanding low-noise property and FET of the Marantz requests for price quotations which arranged the pair property thermally and electric nearly perfectly is adopted.
Moreover, the good thing of a property is selected carefully and supplied to the equalizer element.

The good BAX type of a property is used for tone amplifier. It has not only BASS-TREBLE but the MID control.
Furthermore, Low can change a variable span to 2kHz -> 10kHz with a TURN-OVER switchpoint at 500Hz -> 100Hz.
Moreover, it is the interlock with a TAPE-EQ switchpoint, and a tone correction is possible also in the source under sound recording.

In the main-amplifier part, super high fT-Tr borne by the crystal of an LSI process technology and a RF power transistor technology is adopted as dealing with Low-TIM. It is the newest power transistor of a Marantz requests for price quotations which is excellent in a RF property and a switching characteristic, and has an amplification performance of a margin to a super-high region.
And the power transformer is made into each pre & power with the special purpose. Furthermore, the mass type of 15000 micro Fx4 of a Hi-Fi design is especially adopted as a power transformer at the capacitor using a large-scale right-and-left independent-source scheme. This has realized the output of 150W+150W by a low distortion called 0.01% or less of a distortion.

To the deck of A, the independent sound recording of the source completely different from an AUX termination to each two decks can be carried out at the deck of a phono input and B, listening to FM music.

Since the impedance of a cartridge and the impedance of amplifier match correctly, five steps can be chosen with man-month type, and four steps of input impedances can be chosen with MC type.

Substantial equipment, such as an energy sensor protection network original with a Marantz which does not spoil high S/N ratio type MC head amplifier / musicality.


Rating of a mode
Form Stereo Integrated Amplifier
Output power
(20Hz - 20kHz, both channel drive)
150W+150W (8ohms)
190W+190W (4ohms)
Output bandwidth 5Hz - 100kHz (an 8-ohm load intensity, THD 0.05%)
THD 0.01% or less (20Hz - 20kHz, 8-ohm load intensity)
Cross modulation distortion 0.01% or less
Frequency characteristic + 0, -0.2dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
5Hz - 100kHz (+0, -1dB)
Dumping factor 100 (8-ohm load intensity) or more
Input sensitivity/impedance Main-amplifier input: 1.5V/80kohm
phono2 man-month:2mV /, phono1 and 1kohm, 10kohm, 27kohm, 47kohm, 100kohm
phono2 MC: 200 microvolts/10ohm, 47ohm, 100ohm, 200ohm
High SFT Level: 150mV/40kohm
An Output power/impedance PRE OUT: 1.5V/100 ohm
TAPE OUT: 150mV/250 ohms
RIAA deflection ±0.2dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
Input equalization noise 0.24 microvolt (phono-IHF-A)
Dynamic range 120dB(phono)
Tone control property ±10dB (low-pass 100Hz)
±6dB (mid range 800Hz)
±10dB (high region 10kHz)
Light-filter property High:9kHz/18dBoct.
Power consumption At the time of the maximum output: 850W
Electrical Appliance and Material Control Law: 400W
Power source 100V, 50/60Hz
Dimensions Width 416x height 146x depth of 437mm
Weight 26kg
Option Cabinet WC-76(walnut finish):8,000yen
WC-76N(mahogany finish):12,500yen
Exclusive rack handle RHA-7:7,000yen