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PM7000N Amplifier From Marantz

Marantz has announced the PM7000N, the company’s first fully discrete integrated amplifier with high resolution music streaming capabilities

PM7000N Amplifier From Marantz

With HEOS Built-in, you can stream music from Amazon Music (HD), Spotify Free and Premium, Tidal, Deezer and more or local music file libraries.

Designed with the company’s proprietary Current Feedback amplification and Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM-SA3), the PM7000N features a toroidal transformer and high-speed instantaneous-current power supply, which provides 2x 60W into 8 Ohms or 2 x 80W into 4 Ohms.

There’s a newly developed preamplifier section too. 

PM7000N Amplifier From Marantz

Te DAC handles up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD5.6. Streaming content can additionally be delivered using Bluetooth or Apple AirPlay 2. 

The digital circuit is installed into a shielded case, “minimising potential interferences” said the company. You also get Pure Mode that disables USB-A, Network, Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, either individually or simultaneously. A phono amp is also featured that integrates a FET (field-effect transistor) in the input stage. 

PM7000N Amplifier From Marantz

The PM7000N is equipped with four analogue inputs and one analogue output, and features one coaxial and two optical digital inputs, along with a USB-A input.

You can connect a TV or cable/satellite set-top-box and a Blu-ray or DVD player to either of the three digital audio inputs (Optical 1 and 2, Coaxial 1).

All of the digital inputs can automatically wake the PM7000N when sensing an audio signal, and the TV remote control can be programmed to directly operate the master volume control, mute, power on/off and source selection of the PM7000N.

The subwoofer output features an adjustable low-pass crossover to tailor bass response.

Price is  £999 from 15 November. 

To learn more, click www.marantz.co.uk.

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  • Reply
    3rd October 2019 at 5:21 pm

    It seems this model could clash with the NR1200 receiver for potential customers, especially since the latter has DAB and is much less expensive though may not sound as good.

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    9th October 2019 at 3:26 pm

    I was thinking of the NR1200 to go with the QAcoustic 3020i’s if they sound ok.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      9th October 2019 at 4:03 pm

      Indeed – sounds like a nice choice, Mike.

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      9th October 2019 at 7:13 pm

      There’s a casual review of the NR1200 on YouTube. It seems to me the NR1200 would benefit from a slightly livelier speaker like the B&W 606.

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      Howard Edwards
      24th September 2022 at 5:20 pm

      I only use DAB on my portable radio. For reasons which I won’t mention here, I run two hi-fi systems. In one, I use a Cambridge streamer for listening to radio stations through that system, and I don’t miss DAB for hi-fi use. They keep varying bit rates on DAB. My other source of radio (BBC Radio 3 for live concerts) in my other hi-fi system is my FoxSat FreeSat receiver, and the quality is very good. I wouldn’t worry too much about the lack of DAB on the PM7000N.
      The ancient Marantz amp that I have in this system has given sterling service, but now needs replacing. I’m trying to decide whether to get a PM7000N or a P8006 purely analogue amp and subsequently, when the bank account recovers, get a separate digital streamer eg a Marantz or a Denon. Denon, being a sister company to Marantz also use the Heos software.
      I have a Marantz CD6007 and it is superb.

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    31st October 2019 at 1:18 pm

    hey Paul –

    Did you have a chance to hear this? And how would this fare against a Marnatz Reference system? And, what about compared to an Accuphase entry model (E-270)?

    Any thoughts on this will be deeply appreciated

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      31st October 2019 at 4:35 pm

      I haven’t properly tested these Mac, but casual listening and comments from colleagues say that the PM7000N is the better of the two Marantz units but the Accuphase is the best of your bunch in terms of basic sound quality.

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    1st November 2019 at 10:08 am

    Thank you Paul. I am trying to choose between an all inclusive Marantz 7000N and an accuphase E-270. Haven’t seen any reviews of the latter, I am wondering which way to go, and which would provide serious longevity. I currently drive a set of Dynaudio Evoke 20s with a Macintosh MAC 4100 receiver. The receiver is 45 years old, and although I serviced it 3 times in the past 4 months in Mac’s Mecca (Audio Classics), it still seems to be giving up.

    Any advice would be deeply appreciated.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      1st November 2019 at 10:39 am

      Hi Mac – yes, as I said earlier, I’d plump for the Accuphase. What’s your budget on this and what’s your priority in terms of sound and the required hifi features/facilities?

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    2nd November 2019 at 12:28 am

    hey Paul – I value your insights, so thanks for engaging with me on this issue. I dont necessarily have a budget, but have found an E-270 that is somewhat affordable. In that context, I was also considering the Maratz due to the reviews from whathifi etc. will it be as musically full, detailed and rich as the Accuphase?

    What I value the most are – transparency, musicality (smooth, clear tones), and warmth. I found the Luxman to have all this – but it happens to be a Class-A based system, and the lady of the house didn’t approve it due to its “ungreen” nature. I also had a bad reaction to the heat Class-A AMPS generate.

    Anyway, I am looking to drive Dynaudio Evoke 20s, connected to an Arcam DAC, and a ClearAudio Concept record player.

    Thanks again

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      3rd November 2019 at 4:22 pm

      I could think of better balanced amps but, of the list you offer, the Accuphase would be my choice.

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