Marantz AV-500 A/V Preamplifier

3.67/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $700.00


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dolby prologic stereo preamp


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rudolfs a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I just needed a stereo preamp, so it was not the most obvious choice, but it was brand new, darn cheap and exacly what I needed.
I believe it is fine sounding, could be better but is kind of acceptable, remote was lost but now it obeys to Arcam DV27 handset's volume control.
Have not really compared with other preamps apart from Creek OBH 14 which is a dac with analogue input and passive volume control -- there were differences, but I cannot say if one or the other was clearly better sounding.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Hi-Fi ... smth. (Lux



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matthijs Claessens a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2002

Bottom Line:   
The sound is great, just as the gold connectors in the back, the only thing is that i have already blown out three inputs VCR1, AUX, and CD for no apparent reason. Shouldn't there be some protection against this?

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $240.00



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by michael george a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 31, 1999

Bottom Line:   
after owning my marantz 500 av preamp i decided to update it to the 550,boy what a mistake,while the 55o is newer i actually like the sound of the 500,i was told by a dealer that the 500 was built a little better and more of a audio preamp,the 500 has basically the same stuff as the 550,just a better build quality,the sound is excellent and probably the clearest you will hear the 550 is a good pre but for my money i am keeping the 500,my only problem is no phono stage so i had to add a outboard one adain this is a very good preamp

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