Special Edition Integrated Amplifier
Enjoy a fully discrete two-stage design amplifier with separate power supplies for the pre-amplifier and power amplifier for signal purity and exceptional audio quality, everytime.
Audio purity reimagined
Engineered and extensively tuned by a team, drawing on more than 65 years of Marantz amplifier design knowledge.
The team of Sound Masters located in Japan and Europe didn’t stop their intensive work until they were absolutely certain they reached the height of quality worthy of the Marantz name.
Built to leverage enhancements, maintain the purest possible sound and supply the power needed to drive the most demanding speakers.
Drawing on design elements of the PM-10, the PM-12SE is built to leverage enhancements, maintain the purest possible sound and supply the power needed to drive the most demanding speakers.
The amplifier output stage of the PM-KI Ruby allows a large power output, delivering 2x100W into an 8ohm load, and easily copes with high-impedance speakers thanks to a 2x200W output into 4ohms. The amplifier module connects directly to the rear panel PCB on the PM-KI Ruby to maintain signal purity and sound stability.
The result is a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years, Marantz has developed different HDAM technology to fit the particular requirements of players and amplifiers. The PM-12SE uses the latest high-grade HDAM-SA3 technology, combined with optimized circuit design layout and carefully selected components, the PM-12SE ensures exceptional sound quality and performance.
The result is a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years, Marantz has developed different HDAM technology to fit the particular requirements of players and amplifiers. The PM-KI Ruby uses the latest high-grade HDAM-SA3 technology, combined with optimized circuit design layout and carefully selected components, the PM-KI Ruby ensures exceptional sound quality and performance.
Designed to deliver optimal sound quality by simplifying the signal path, the Marantz Musical Premium Phono EQ stage in the PM-12SE amplifier can be used with both moving magnet and low-output moving coil cartridges.
Distortion is reduced by using two-stage amplification in the phono stage, and Marantz’ HDAM is combined with JFETs (junction gate field effect transistors) in the input stage, giving high input impedance. The exclusion of coupling capacitors further simplifies the design, reducing signal distortion and enhances signal purity.
Newly developed electric volume control uses the latest volume control IC to realize better channel separation, dynamic range and distortion-reduction, while retaining the operational feel of an analog volume control device. The amplifier employs new Marantz-designed electric volume control for high linearity and best-in-class channel separation.
|Current Feedback Topology||Yes|
|Full balanced circuitry architecture||No|
|Double Mono Power Amp construction||No|
|Phono EQ: Standard / Marantz Musical / Marantz Musical Premium||No / No / Yes|
|HDAM version||SA3, SA2|
|Power Transformer: Toroidal / El||SMPS|
|High Grade Audio Components||No|
|Symmetric PCB Layout||No|
|Aluminium extrusion heat sink||Yes (Separate)|
|Copper Plated Chassis||No|
|Tri Tone Control (Bass / Mid / Treble)||No|
|Balance / Bass / Treble / Loudness||Yes / Yes / Yes / No|
|Linear Drive Power Supply||Yes (pre-amplifier stage)|
|Liniear volume control||Yes|
|BI-AMP and Multichannel option||Yes|
|Input buffer amp (all inputs / CD only)||No / No|
|System block shielding: Copper / metal / none||Yes / No / No|
|Double Layer Bottom Plate||Yes|
|Low Noise OELD display||Yes|
|Phono Input: MM / MC||Yes / Yes|
|Balanced In / Out||No / No|
|Pre-out / Main-in||No / No|
|Power Amp Direct IN||Yes|
|Gold Plated Cinch||Yes|
|Speaker A / B||No|
|Speaker Terminals||Marantz SPKT-100+|
|Number of terminals||2|
|Floating Control Bus (3.5 mm mono jack x 2)||Yes|
|Headphone Gain Control (low / mid / high)||No|
|Power Output (8 / 4 Ohm RMS)||100 W / 200 W|
|Frequency response||5 Hz-50kHz|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||0.005%|
|Input Sensitivity: MM||2.3 mV / 39 kohm|
|Input Sensitivity: MC||250 mV / 100 ohm|
|Signal to Noise Ratio: MM/MC||88 / 75 dB|
|Input Sensitivity: High level||220 mV / 13 kohm|
|Input Sensitivity: Balanced High level||No|
|Signal to Noise Ratio: High level||107 dB(2V input/Rated output)|
|Input Sensitivity: Power Amp Direct IN||No|
|Signal to Noise Ratio: Power Amp Direct IN||No|
|Metal Front Panel||Yes|
|Power Consumption in W||130|
|Standby Consumption in W||0.2|
|Auto Power off||Yes|
|Detachable Power Cable||Yes|
|System Remote Function||Yes|
|Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm||440 x 453 x 123|
|Weight in kg||15.3|
|Carton Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm||557 x 536 x 243|
|Carton Weight (inc. product) in kg||18.4|
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