Introducing the PM7000N, A New High-Performance Integrated Amplifier with Music Streaming Capabilities

Sep 26, 2019

The PM7000N is our first fully discrete integrated Hi-Fi amplifier with high resolution music streaming capabilities.

The PM7000N is our first fully discrete integrated Hi-Fi amplifier with high resolution music streaming capabilities. With HEOS Built-in, listeners can stream music from Amazon Music (HD), Spotify Free and Premium, Tidal, Deezer and more, or local music file libraries. The PM7000N is built for the music connoisseur, with hand-selected, high-grade audio components to deliver truly exceptional sound quality with Hi-Res audio support, outstanding phono stage, and more.

Designed with renowned Marantz technologies like the company’s proprietary Current Feedback amplification and Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM-SA3), the PM7000N delivers lifelike realism with extended dynamic range and low distortion to accommodate the demands of high-resolution digital music. The integrated amplifier 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. The PM7000N also boasts a newly developed preamplifier section that leverages the latest electronic volume control to achieve outstanding channel separation and exceptional signal-to-noise ratio.

“There is an increasing demand from enthusiasts and audiophiles who desire easy access to their favourite music streaming services, particularly high-resolution content from providers such as Amazon Music HD and Tidal,” said Emmanuel Millot, Senior Director Brand Management at Marantz. “The PM7000N offers the best of both worlds by maintaining Marantz’s rich audiophile legacy of Hi-Fi 2-channel integrated amplifiers while embracing market demand for access to streaming.”

Audiophile Performance with the Benefits of HEOS Built-in

With HEOS Built-in, the PM7000N will stream almost unlimited content and deliver music to any room throughout the home using other HEOS Built-in-capable speakers or electronics for a wireless, whole-home entertainment experience. Listeners can enjoy music from Amazon Music (HD), Spotify Free and Premium, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, local music file libraries including FLAC HD 192/24 as well as DSD5.6 and more. In addition, the PM7000N supports Spotify Connect streaming for users with free accounts, so listeners can select music from a mobile device or a computer directly from the Spotify app and stream it directly to the PM7000N. Streaming content can additionally be delivered using Bluetooth or Apple AirPlay 2.

Maintaining Signal Purity

To best isolate the analogue circuit from digital interferences or noise radiation, the digital circuit is installed into a shielded case, minimizing potential interferences. However, to fully preserve the signal when listening to analogue sources and provide the most musical experience, the PM7000N is also equipped with Pure Mode. Pure Mode enables listeners to disable USB-A, Network, Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, either individually or simultaneously to turn the PM7000N into a pure analogue amplifier.

Integrated Marantz Musical Phono Input

Vinyl lovers can easily connect their turntable to the PM7000N’s phono input and enjoy the classic purity of their entire LP record collection. The PM7000N introduces a new integrated phono input design that integrates a FET (field-effect transistor) in the input stage. This provides a high input impedance, eliminates the need for AC coupling capacitors and simplifies the signal path, lowering distortion and vastly improving the signal purity overall.

Inputs and Outputs

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 for high resolution audio files. Users 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) and enjoy the excitement and dynamic experience of movie soundtracks and TV shows. 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 to each unique listening environment.

The Marantz PM7000N (RRP: £999) will be available Mid-November at authorized Marantz retailers.