Marantz PM-11S1 Integrated Amplifier Review
- Product Name: PM-11S1 Reference Integrated Amplifier
- Manufacturer: Marantz
- Performance Rating:
- Value Rating:
- Review Date: June 14, 2007 23:00
- MSRP: $ 4399
Continuous Power Output: 100 wpc x 2 (20Hz-20kHz, 8-ohms) Both
channels driven, continuous
|Bridged Mono Mode: Can Bi-amp
Transformer Type: toroidal
Control: RS-232C, D-Bus Remote (RC-5) In/Out (to sync multiple units)
Power Requirements: 115V, 60Hz; 380W consumption
Dimensions: 17 5/16” (W) x 6 1/2” (H) x 17 1/2” (D)
Weight: 57.2 lbs (26 kg)
- Best-in-Class Performance
- Elegant look and feel
- Balanced inputs
- Superb chassis and component shielding
- Hi-end binding posts
- Stereo and Bi-amp mode
- Preamp outputs for expandability
- Far exceeds its power spec
- Not inexpensive
- No DACs - analogue inputs only
- Remote not backlit
Marantz PM-11S2 Introduction
I drive a simple vehicle. It's a 2003 Jeep Liberty and I like it a lot. If I were offered the opportunity, however, to test drive a Hummer or Porsche Carrera - I'd do it in a heartbeat. Why? Because I'm not likely to fork out that kind of money in my lifetime and it's occasionally nice to see "how the other guy lives". The Marantz PM-11S1 is my Porsche Carrera this month. At a price tag of over $4k I'm not going to be able to afford to keep this baby in my reference system for long, but it is a superb machine with all the styling of a European sports car. It's the kind of product you don't want to leave fingerprints on and will find yourself taking extra time to install it into your system - not because it can't be manhandled or take the abuse, but because - like a fine work of art - you don't want to diminish its beauty in any way.
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Recent Forum Posts:
I always admired Marantz gears. I listen to PM-11S1 and it's indeed a very good amplifier.
But I recently own the PM-15 model (the original one - 1994, not current PM-15S1 or PM-15S2 model) and I must say it's a truly high-end masterpiece. Far better than any of other integrated that Marantz ever made.
I liked the amp comparison, really helps appreciate the quality of a great piece of gear.