Amplifiers are at the core of Marantz history Its very first product was a high-quality preamplifier designed to make the most of the then-new LP record format. And with a history stretching all the way to that ground-breaking Audio Consolette – which Saul B Marantz started manufacturing in 1952, and which soon became the first real Marantz product, the Model 1 preamplifier – , it’s no surprise that the company’s very latest Premium Series model, the PM-10, is an integrated amplifier built to set new standards with all of today’s music formats.
In fact, this massively powerful integrated amplifier is constructed more like a high-end separate preamplifier and a pair of monobloc power amps, but all in one beautifully finished case, designed both to maximise performance and create a strong visual statement.
Making an integrated amplifier with dual monobloc design fitting in a normal size cabinet is made possible by the use of a stereo switching amplifier. Its aim? To reveal the maximum musical involvement from everything from LPs to the latest high-resolution audio files and beyond, and with all the power and control required to drive the most demanding loudspeakers, allowing them to perform at their best.
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