Marantz PM-10

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.

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 fi les and beyond, and with all the power and control required to drive the most demanding loudspeakers, allowing them to perform at their best.


Optimized Design

To achieve such high quality, while still delivering class-leading power, means optimizing each section of the amplifier for its task, just as would be done in a design using a separate preamplifier and monoblock power amps.

Fully Balanced, From Input to Final Power Section

By keeping the signal balanced all the way through the amplifier, and combining that with optimized power supply design, the Marantz engineers were able to achieve maximum noise rejection throughout the audio path, and the highest possible signal purity.

Pure Analog

An important part of noise-reduction is the fact that the PM-10 is a purely analog amplifier: Marantz keeps things as clean and simple as possible with its highly-developed all-analog design.  

Balanced, Bridged Power Amplification

For the PM-10, Marantz wanted the purest possible sound, plus the power and dynamics to drive and control some of the world’s most demanding speakers. To achieve this, Marantz continued the balanced working found in the preamp stage right through to the power amplifier stage to its speaker outputs and adopted bridged working to develop the power required while maintaining that balanced design. This True Balanced Concept realizes a ground-free signal management from the input to the output.  

Carefully Selected Components

Marantz has long built a reputation for choosing the best-possible components for its reference series products – and if we can’t find what we want, we design and build the required part.

Built to Perform

Like the partnering SA-10 Super Audio CD/CD player/DAC, the PM-10 is constructed to the highest possible standards, with a double-layered copper-plated chassis for excellent rejection of mechanical and electrical interference, and casework constructed from thick, heavy, non-magnetic aluminum panels. Both products also sit on aluminum machining feet to reduce vibration for you to enjoy your music uninterrupted.
Current Feedback TopologyYes
Sample Rate digital InNo
USB-B PCM sample rateNo
Streaming audio from PCNo
Wi-Fi / Wired LANNo
Internet radioNo
DSD-Audio network streamingNo
Gapless PlaybackNo
HDAM versionSA3
Power Transformer: Toroidal / ElSMPS
High Grade Audio ComponentsYes
Customised ComponentsYes
Copper Plated ChassisYes
Input buffer amp (all inputs / CD only)Yes / No
Source DirectNo
Power Amp directYes
Audio Inputs7
Audio Outputs1
Power Amp Direct INYes
Pre-out / Main-inNo / No
Number of terminals4
Power Output (8 / 4 Ohm RMS)200W / 400W
Frequency Response5Hz – 50kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion0.01%
Damping Factor500
Input Sensitivity: MM2.6 mV / 47 kOhm
Input Sensitivity: MC280
Input Sensitivity: High Level400 mV / 20 kOhm
Input Sensitivity: Balanced High Level800 mV / 40 kOhm
Signal to Noise Ratio: High Level111dB (2V input/Rated output)
Input Sensitivity: Power Amp Direct IN1,5 V / 20 kOhm
Signal to Noise Ratio: Power Amp Direct IN113 dB
Available ColorsBlack
Power Consumption in W270
Standby Consumption in W0.3
Auto Power offYes
Remote ControlRC004PMSA
Maximum Dimensions (W x H x D)440 x 168 x 453mm