An audio system is mainly composed of two types of components: the speakers, which, as the same name says, have the task of spreading the sound in the environment, and the Marantz amplifiers, which are used to modulate the strength of the electrical signal that contains the sound message.

Other parts make up the system, for example, the source (the CD or DVD player), however, to obtain the best possible result in terms of sound quality, it is essential that speakers and amplifiers share some characteristics, and above all that they are compatible in terms of sound quality

Here we had listed out the best Marantz amplifiers that are present below.

RANK NO. 1
Marantz MM7055 Power Amplifier – 5-Channel Amp for Ultimate Home Theater & Audio Systems | High-Power Capability, Quality & Design | Gold-Plated Terminals
  • THE POWERHOUSE FOR YOUR HOME THEATER, this 5-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER delivers immense power and detail at 140 watts per channel into 8 ohms. Audiophile-grade, gold-plated, 4-way binding post terminals ensure that the connections are secure and power-packed
  • IMMERSIVE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE – For a thrilling home theater experience, pair it with the AV7005 pre-amp/processor, or for a more complex system, add one or more MM7025s for an advanced 7.1 or 9.1 surround sound and audio experience
  • All that power requires a DEDICATED COOLING UNIT to remove the excessive heat generated. The output stages are mounted on an aluminum 'thermal tunnel' that DRAWS OUT ALL THE HEAT for long term reliability and quiet operations even while music is playing
  • EASY INSTALLATION AND SETUP – Unbox the amp, power it on, plug the audio source you want to hear and start enjoying great music instantly. Choose between balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs, and configure each channel to your choice of input connector
  • With 60 YEARS OF INNOVATION and DEDICATION towards designing PREMIUM RANGE OF HOME THEATER ENTERTAINMENT AND AUDIO SYSTEMS, Marantz Power Amplifiers give you a massive boost to your surround sound and stereo listening experience
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Marantz PM6006 Integrated Amplifier | Pre-Amp or Power Amp Integration | Superior Sound from Hi-Res Audio Files | Gold-Plated Inputs/Outputs | Complete the Series with the NA6006 and CD6006
  • EXPANDED CONNECTION POSSIBILITIES - The successor of the multi-award-winning PM6005, the PM6006 is upgraded for peak current at the amplifier stage, which makes it possible to refine the sound for you in much more detail
  • FLEXIBLE OPERATIONS, DRIVES EVEN THE MOST DEMANDING SPEAKERS – 3 Digital Inputs - 1 coaxial & 2 optical inputs, 5-line audio inputs, including phono, 45 watts per channel (45 x 2) make it suitable for filling medium sized rooms with rich sound
  • WIDER DYNAMIC RANGE & LOWER AUDIO DISTORTION - Enjoy improved audio clarity from a host of music sources & players – from CDs to turntables to streaming audio. Features high volume control, wide-bandwidth & high speed-reproduction for better sound quality
  • ELEGANTLY CRAFTED PRECISION BUILD QUALITY & PROPRIETARY Marantz high-grade Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAMs) for powerful, dynamic, detailed sound, and a fully shielded extra metal housing that prevents analog interferences
  • A MORE EFFICIENT, POWERFUL & AESTHETICALLY PLEASING UPGRADE - Build to handle peak currents at the amplifier stage, with a massive energy reserve – encased in a cleaner look. Marantz gives you the best surround sound & stereo listening experience ever imagined
RANK NO. 3
Marantz MM7055 5-Channel Power Amplifier (Black)
  • New stylish front design
  • 140W(8 ohms, 20Hz 20kHz) x5 Power Amplifier
  • Current feedback power amplifier with marantz HDAM circuit
  • XLR&RCA inputs x5ch
  • Detachable Power code
RANK NO. 4
Marantz PM7000N Integrated Stereo Hi-Fi Amplifier HEOS Built-in Supports Digital and Analog Sources Compatible with Amazon Alexa Phono Input
  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE DISCRETE 2-CHANNEL INTEGRATED AMP delivers dynamic, accurate and hi-resolution sound at 60 watts per channel. With a network module and access to a host of music streaming services, the PM7000N is an ideal choice for audiophiles
  • EXPERIENCE MUSICAL ACCURACY WITH PURE MODE – It disables USB-A, network, Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, individually or simultaneously, turning the PM7000N into an analogue amplifier, preventing digital interference and noise radiation
  • MULTI-ROOM AUDIO EXPERIENCE – With HEOS Built-in technology play your favorite tracks through popular streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Tidal and others using AirPlay 2, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in one or more connected rooms simultaneously
  • REDISCOVER VINYL – Hook up your turntable to the amplifier's integrated phono input and listen to the most vivid and emotional reproduction of vinyl with minimal distortion and improved signal purity
  • VOICE CONTROL WITH LEADING VOICE AGENTS – Use your voice to play, pause & mute audio, regulate volume, skip tracks, switch inputs and more. Simply command Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri and smart home automation systems like Josh.ai
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Marantz MM8077 Power Amplifier – 7-Channel Power Amplifier for Ultimate Home Theater & Audio System | Uncompromising High Power Capability, Quality and Design | Active and Passive Cooling
  • THE POWERHOUSE FOR YOUR HOME THEATER, this 7-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER delivers immense power and detail at 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms. Audiophiles get enough instant, pristine sound you expect from Marantz
  • GET THE MOST DETAILED SOUND FROM TODAY'S HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO FORMATS. Each channel has a current feedback discrete power amp output stage and multiple high-current discrete power transistors to extract audio intricacies for music and movies
  • All that power requires a DEDICATED COOLING TECHNIQUE to throw the excessive heat generated. Featuring massive dual extruded heat sinks in a tunnel arrangement, this amp DRAWS OUT ALL THE HEAT while the music is running, and it does so with ultra-quiet fan cooling
  • For a thrilling home theater experience, pair it with the Marantz MM7705 or AV8801 pre-amp/processor, packed with the latest audio and video technologies - they are designed to complement each other and bring out the very best in any home audio system
  • EASY INSTALLATION AND SETUP – Unbox the amp, power it on, plug the audio source you want to hear and start enjoying great music instantly. Choose between balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs, and configure each channel to your choice of input connector
RANK NO. 7
Marantz PM8006 Integrated Amplifier with New Electric Volume Control and Phono-EQ for Vinyl Playback | Connect Multiple Audio Sources | Flexible Configurations for More Power to Speakers
  • BRILLIANT MUSIC QUALITY & FLEXIBLE OPERATIONS – 6 audio inputs, 70 watts per channel (70 x 2) make it suitable for producing and filling big rooms with rich sound
  • LOWER AUDIO DISTORTION & IMPROVED CLARITY – Enjoy the best playback from all your music sources – digital or analog – from CDs to turntables to streaming, with high volume control & Marantz’ Musical Phono EQ two-stage amplification for detailed sound
  • ENDLESS CONNECTION POSSIBILITIES – Includes a pre-amp output so you can connect a larger power amplifier or use the power amp input for integration into a multi-channel home theater system. You can also add two high quality speakers in a second room
  • HIGH QUALITY COMPONENTS INSIDE OUT – PROPRIETARY Marantz high-grade Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAMs) and newly designed electric volume circuit to match Super Audio hi-res music for wide-bandwidth & high-speed reproduction
  • Included Headphone Output gives you full control of the headphone unit so you can ENJOY THE BEST QUALITY MUSIC FROM THE MOST DEMANDING HEADPHONES, without disturbing others
RANK NO. 8
Marantz MODEL30U1B Integrated Amplifier (Black)
  • Custom-built preamplifier with Marantz HDAM technology.
  • Tuned with passion by the Marantz Sound Master.
  • Output: 100W + 100W (8ohm) 200W + 200W (4ohm).
RANK NO. 9
Marantz PM7005 High Class Integrated Amplifier with Digital Inputs and Full Discrete Current Feedback Amplifier
  • USB B input with IsolationOptical, Coaxial digital inputs
  • 192 kiloHertz / 24bit DAC (CS4398)DSD Playback (2.8 MegaHertz / 5.6 MegaHertz)
  • Jitter removerDigital circuit off mode (Analog Amp Mode)
  • Marantz Original Speaker Terminal SPKT 1 (The same type as PM8005)New system remote controller
  • App control via RC 5 with NA8005 ECO Friendly : Auto standby, low power consumption in standby modeCD ROM Interactive manual (except Japan) with Printed Getting Start guide (multilingual)
RANK NO. 10
Marantz PM-KI Ruby integrated amplifier
  • Marantz PM-KI Ruby Integrated Amplifier
  • Engineered and extensively tuned legendary Marantz sound master Ken Ishiwata and his team, drawing on more than 65 years of Marantz amplifier design knowledge Marantz high-resolution preamplifier stage with proprietary HDAM technology Switching power amplifier design derived from flagship PM-10 amplifier Generous output: 100W + 100W (into 8ohm), 200W + 200W (4ohm)
  • Fully-discrete, two-stage design for signal purity, with separate power supplies for preamp and power amplifier sections to reduce interference Toroidal transformer dedicated to preamp for clarity and powerful sound Current feedback design with newly-developed wide-range circuitry HDAM SA3 circuitry for clean signal and optimal dynamics MM/MC Phono input with new discrete Marantz Musical Premium Phono EQ circuit
  • Thick nickel-plated copper independent input terminals for CD and Phono, plus Marantz-original high-quality/high-purity nickel-plated copper speaker terminals Linear volume control with new electric volume system High-quality construction with double-layer chassis, 5mm thick aluminum top lid, solid aluminum front and copper-plated chassis
  • High-grade, carefully selected audio parts: ultra-low leak current Schottky diodes, low noise complementary transistors, high-grade resistors, newly developed custom electrolytic capacitors, audio grade film capacitors and mica capacitors. Laser-engraved Ken Ishiwata signature and Ruby motif, marking Ishiwata’s 40-year Marantz legacy
RANK NO. 11
Marantz AV8802A AV Pre-Amplifiers/Processor
  • 11.2 channel processing allowing for numerous home theater speaker configurations
  • Built in WiFi and Bluetooth for easy setup and playback
  • Network services included are Spotify Connect, Pandora, Internet Radio, Sirius/XM, AirPlay and DNLA
  • Audyssey MultEQ 32, Dolby Atmos and even Aura 3D with an optional upgrade
  • Premium parts and build quality including a three piece copper chassis for unsurpassed audio and video performance
RANK NO. 12
Marantz MODEL30SLG Integrated Amplifier and SACD30NBLK CD Player with HEOS Built in (Sliver Gold)
  • MODEL30SLG Integrated Amplifier (Sliver Gold)
  • SACD30NSLG CD Player with HEOS Built in (Silver Gold)
RANK NO. 13
Marantz Model 30 Integrated Amplifier and SACD 30n CD Player with HEOS Built in (Black)
  • MODEL30U1B Integrated Amplifier (Black)
  • SACD30NBLK CD Player with HEOS Built in (Black)

Buyer Guide to Choose Marantz Amplifiers

Power Output

We can simplify everything by saying that the output power is directly related to the volume that the speakers will deliver. But as we have just mentioned above, the final result is also linked to the speaker itself and its characteristics, including sensitivity.

Do not be fooled by the numbers of the compact supermarket: the power of 10 W RMS already corresponds to a reasonable volume with the vast majority of speakers, wherewith 100W, you risk going crazy!

Tdh + N

THD + N is an acronym for Total Harmonic Distorsion + Noise and is a measure that establishes how much the amplifier “colors” the signal as the volume increases. The higher the value, the lower the sound quality of the amplifier since it generates a higher level of distortion.

The lower it is, the more the sound output from the amplifier will be similar to that from the source. It is clear, however, that it is the speaker itself, throughout the system, that has the most significant impact on the sound produced. Therefore the numerical value can tell us very little if it is not combined with the result obtained with a specific speaker.

Snr

SNR means Signal to Noise Ratio and defines the background noise produced by the electronics transferred to the speakers. The producers aim to reduce as much as possible any rustling and background Noise so that it is imperceptible even at very high listening volumes.

In this case, a high value indicates a better result, therefore a higher musical volume in the absence of background noise.

Crosstalk

The Crosstalk identifies what the right channel is independent of that of the left, and vice versa. Traditional amplifiers contain the electronics of both power amplifiers in the same enclosure. Therefore each of the channels may be dirty by the signals coming from the other.

A low crosstalk value (careful, -100dB is more economical than -60dB) is, therefore, the ideal situation and translates into greater simplicity in distinguishing the precise position in the space of one of the musical instruments present.

Connections

Of course, the connections do not establish the quality of a product but make it more or less versatile. An amplifier that only has speaker connections or RCAs for sources forces you to purchase a traditional source, such as a CD or DVD Audio player.

In reality, there are now several models that support the Bluetooth standard, integrate USB ports, or even the Lightning connector for iPhone and iPad. It is clear that in choosing the amplifier, the available connections are indispensable.

Other Characteristics

If you are very attentive to the final quality of the sound output from your amplifier, I suggest you also look for two options: Pure Direct (or Source Direct, not all manufacturers call it the same way), and Loudness.

There are two ways of listening literally at the antipodes: Pure Direct allows you to circumvent most of the electronic components (for example, the one to configure the high and low tones) to offer output audio that is as clean as possible.

While Loudness is a listening mode with exaggerated tones at the two extremes (high and low) to make the sound result more engaging (but at the same time false).

Finally, there are two essential features to consider when buying an audio amplifier:

  • Impedance: is an electrical quantity that measures the ease with which alternating current passes through an electrical circuit. When buying an amplifier, it is good to check that the value supported by the speakers is compatible.
  • Frequency Response: man can hear in optimal conditions a range of audio frequencies ranging from 20Hz (solemn sounds) to 20,000 Hz (very high tones). The amplifier should, therefore, try to cover the entire audible frequency range without strong attenuation, and it is even better if it goes a little further.

Multichannel Amplifiers and Receivers

For sinto-amplifiers or multichannel amplifiers, of course, all the considerations that we have made so far for those devoted to stereo apply. The sound quality of a sinto-amplifier is, in fact, based on the same technical characteristics, but as we have already said, at the same price, the products are less “musical”.

But not worse, since in addition to being able to connect to the same source usually more than five channels, they are also much more versatile and can meet different needs. Being also designed especially for films and cinema sound, they can be connected to a TV and manage its video streams.

Also, in this case, the choice is to be made in consideration of the speakers that you will connect: if our “speakers” are too pushed on the highs, it is good to choose a softer and warm sounding amplifier, and vice versa.

Some sinto-amplifiers can connect from 5 to 7 channels, and there is the possibility of combining one or two LFE channels, for low frequencies, with as many subwoofers.

The sound of the films is, in fact, more scenographic and less precise, and explosions, thunder, and barrels of all kinds are exaggerated thanks to the use of the subwoofer. Compatibility with various supports should not be underestimated, a sector in rapid and constant evolution.

The receivers often offer digital outputs, because it is the most used type of connection for home audio systems. With a single connector, it is possible to route the audio to a large number of channels; however, to do this, the system must be compatible with the format expected by the source.

Many films use the Dolby Digital or DTS format, mainly with five channels plus 1 for the subwoofer (LTE), but there are also more advanced variants and with a higher number of channels. If your goal is to watch a lot of movies, I suggest you buy a sinto-amplifier that has both supports, in order always to enjoy the highest possible audio quality.

A sinto-amplifier is usually much more complicated than a traditional stereo amplifier and uses an advanced user interface to allow maximum customization of the options offered.

Some models also allow you to automatically configure the equalization of the frequencies of each channel using a microphone offered, which will enable you to “listen” to the acoustic characteristics of the environment and choose the best settings. As is now the case with stereo amplifiers, many models are equipped with remote control with which to manage all options even from a distance.

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