Marantz has announced the PM7000N, the company’s first fully discrete integrated Hi-Fi amplifier with wireless music streaming capabilities. With HEOS Built-in, listeners can stream up to the highest resolution music from Amazon HD, Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, and more, or local music file libraries. The PM7000N features Hi-Res audio support, onboard phono stage, voice control, and more. 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.
With HEOS Built-in, the PM7000N will stream almost unlimited Internet-based 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. In addition, HEOS now 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 be delivered using Bluetooth or Apple AirPlay 2.
To best isolate the analog 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 analog sources, the PM7000N is also equipped with Pure Modes. Pure Modes enable listeners to disable USB-A, Wi-Fi, and/or Bluetooth, either individually or simultaneously to turn the PM7000N into a pure analog amplifier.
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, according to the company.
The PM7000N is equipped with four analog inputs and one analog 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 digital TV or cable/satellite settop box and a Blu-ray or DVD player to either of the three digital audio inputs (Optical 1 and 2, Coaxial 1). All of the digital inputs can automatically wake the PM7000N when sensing an audio signal from the television, 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 will be available November 15, 2019 for $999 at all authorized Marantz retailers.
For more information, visit www.marantz.com.