Marantz PM-11S3 Integrated Amplifier Conclusion
The Marantz PM-11S3 integrated amplifier isn’t for the budget minded audio enthusiast. It is designed for the audiophile that values performance, and aesthetics equally without worrying about if he/she is getting the most watts per dollar they can afford. If you’re looking to assemble a great performing two-channel system with the possibility of expanding it to multi-channel someday, then this may just be your ticket.
With this Marantz
piece, you’ve got the three big things audiophiles look for in a product:
performance, aesthetics, and pride of ownership. Trust me, when your friends come over and see
the PM-11S3 all gussied up on your rack flaunting the seductive blue blacklit
front panel display, they’re gonna go Pavlov’s dog on you. Just be prepared with wine and spirits to
host long listening sessions as the PM-11S3 will bring out all of the fidelity
of the source material you throw at it and it will drive your speaker system
with the quality power they yearn for.
Marantz Audio Corporation
The Score Card
The scoring below is based on each piece of equipment doing the duty it is designed for. The numbers are weighed heavily with respect to the individual cost of each unit, thus giving a rating roughly equal to:
Performance × Price Factor/Value = Rating
Audioholics.com note: The ratings indicated below are based on subjective listening and objective testing of the product in question. The rating scale is based on performance/value ratio. If you notice better performing products in future reviews that have lower numbers in certain areas, be aware that the value factor is most likely the culprit. Other Audioholics reviewers may rate products solely based on performance, and each reviewer has his/her own system for ratings.
Audioholics Rating Scale
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Recent Forum Posts:
johnny fed, post: 1134445, member: 78329Hmmm……like……….vinyl………..crackles and pops.
can anyone tell me how vinyl sounds through a VPI classic turntable.
So, do you still have the PM11S3?