Integrated amplifiers are the best choice for anyone looking for superb performance without the complexity or cost of a comparable receiver or preamplifier/power amplifier combination. Their minimalist design (no tuner, no fancy processing) means that the engineering team concentrates on the essentials that directly contribute to better sound. So, depending on your point of view, you either get a lot more than you paid for or spent a lot less than you thought you would. That sounds like a 'win-win" situation to us. And the PM5003 will sound even better to you.
The PM5003 features something called current feedback design. That's engineering-ese for a circuit with better ability to accurately track quickly changing, wide bandwidth musical signals than more conventional voltage feedback topologies. The amplifiers themselves are custom-designed entirely with discrete components so you don't suffer any of the built-in limitations of off-the-shelf integrated circuits.
That means that whatever input you select, whether it's one of the five line level circuits or the phono stage, you'll enjoy superb sound quality. And these inputs feed a buffer circuit that minimizes any interaction between the source and the PM5003. For the ultra-golden eared folks, there's a Source Direct switch so you can bypass tone and balance controls for the shortest signal path from input to output.
Want to record your favorite sources" Just connect the recording device of your choice to the Record Out jacks and begin!
Connecting speakers is easy, too. The new transparent terminals are easy to use and let you see if there are any problems with your wiring.
The PM 5003 even comes with a variety of connections that make for easy system integration in a custom-installed whole-house arrangement. You can select any of the three built-in remote control command sets so you can individually use up to three PM5003s in a single system. A separate IR flasher input and detachable AC cord allow easy placement in a cabinet or rack, too.
Of course, the PM5003 comes with a hand held controller so you can adjust your amplifier from the comfort of your favorite armchair.
So, from the composite aluminum/glass-reinforced resin front panel to the new speaker terminals, this is amplifier fulfills the needs of any music lover whose room isn't quite as big as the sports stadium down the road. And it's a Marantz " your assurance of the best sound around.