Marantz PM-78 Integrated Amplifiers

4.33/5 (9 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mark a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2012

Bottom Line:   
It is overally good amp, but my old CEMAC MS-800 is a lot better. Marantz is good sounding, clear highs, very good vocal, but a bit slow. Cemac is faster and more natural and clear sounding but it also costs more.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ian McCormick a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2000

Bottom Line:   
me and my friends was listening PM78 side by side with PM17

It was very suprising that PM78 are sounding very much alike PM17 (we're all preety much agree about it/with class a switch on). The vocal is clear, heaps of presence, coherence, sweet and detail. Which makes this amp a steal considering the price.
PM78 is really poor man PM 17!

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Arno a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I bought this amp because test results in a german magazine were very good, and it was really cheap.
As I had it installed and listened to it, I was disappointed rightaway.
I tried it with Dali 850 and B&W matrix 805 speakers.
In both cases the amp sounded constipated and non-dynamic.
The really high frequencies almost completely disappeared, and in the mid-section everything was mixed up. I remember it sounding as if someone had put sand in my equipment.
I couldn't hear much difference between class A and A/B.
Phono sound was awfull.
My 14 year old Denon PMA-250 amp. ($225) sounded a lot better.
After a few days I put the Marantz in its box and sent it back.
If you are looking for a cheap amp. NAD and Denon offer more quality at the same price.
If you want to spend some more, maybe other Marantz amps are O.K. I can Recommend Onkyo integra 9911, Or NAD 319.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Correct



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The FinLux a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Bought this beautiful amp for only fl.700,-
That is just so few for an amp like this.

It's so great to listen to.
It's very beautiful.
Source Direct! (I think it's one of the most important options)
Class A!


My equipment:

Marantz CD-67SE (modified)
Marantz PM-78
Musical Fidelity X-10D
Mission 780
Technics SJM-D100
Monster interconnects
Monster speaker-cables

I gave tha amp 5 stars, just because it was very difficult to find a simmilar amp for the same money

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   http://www.hifi.nl



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob willekens a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2000

Bottom Line:   
First off all, don't mind my english. I'm (just) 16 yrs. old.

I've bought this amp beacause my PM-57 from marantz didn't had enough power to drive my tannoy M3's. MY dealer made a really good price at Fl 800.-. I'm using it with the Tannoy M3's and two Visaton 10" subwoofers to have some fun. The sound is truly beautiful hooked up on the M3's, and the amp switched in Class A. It's a realy improvement compared with the Pm-57. The sound is much clearer and the lower freq. are much more detailed and deeper.

but, when I hook up my 2 subwoofers (passive) the marantz just won't get the job done in class A. When I switch over to class AB (95 @ 8 ohms / 150 @ 4 ohms). It really blows out the dust off the walls. And the sound still keeps controlled and doesn't distor (exept when I turn the volume over 3 O' clock).

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997




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