Marantz Sneaks Another DAC into New Amplifier

The PM7005 is an integrated stereo amp with a USB-DAC.

Marantz has been on fire with the AV releases lately. (Click here for just a sampling of what I’m talking about.) Now the company is at it again, releasing the PM7005, an integrated amplifier with a USB-DAC.

Featuring 80 watts for each of its two channels (at 4 ohms), the PM7005 promises high-grade audio components, current feedback HDAMs, and a high-speed instantaneous current power supply.

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Marantz has also packed this unit with optical and coaxial digital inputs, as well as a USB-B port. What this means is that you can connect the PM7005 directly to a computer and get all of that goodness from the DAC CS4398 and the HDAM-SA3 module-equipped audio output stage.

Another bonus for your computer is that the amp can actually operate as a soundcard, with support for 192kHz/24 bits, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz high-resolution audio.

Also worth mentioning is that the PM7005 comes with the same high-grade speaker terminals that are used on the PM8005. A few other features include a built-in Analog Amp mode for vinyl, a current feedback phono equalizer, a signal isolator for the DAC Mode, and a remote control.

Available in black, the PM7005 will start selling in August with an MSRP of $999.

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