Marantz PM-17 KI Signature Integrated Amplifiers

PM-17 KI Signature

50 watts

User Reviews (5)

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Erasmo Macera   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 26, 2013]

I found the Marantz pm 17 mk 2 ki in a nigerian store where it was used as demo with little or no use at all for many years.
Finally i bought at a very convenient price and I enjoy it manly for cd listening (marantz 12s1) and web and sat radio.
A superb set up to drive my pre-IAG Castle Stirling 3.
The performance for web radio had a dramatic improvement by the use of Maverick d2 DAC tube pre-out. Fantastic! A great combo.
I can listen jazz, blues, and also rock for hours with no fatigue at all!!!

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fcord   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 26, 2009]

This integrated amp is so good that I still own two of them, one in gold finish (which is in my bedroom for accasional listenings), and another, in black (which is in my main system). First of all, it produces an extraordinarily smooth, harshness-free sound, and an open and very deep soundstage. And it is the quietest, background-noise-free amp I have heard so far, even at full volume. I run it with a Marantz CD-10 player and Monitor Audio Studio 6 Speakers; Audioquest Emerald interconnects and Supra cables. All I can say is that my sound system pleases me very much and I do not intend to replace any of its components.

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William   AudioPhile [Jul 17, 2008]
Strength:

sound, quality, designe.

Weakness:

electric cord is terrible !

The best amplifier that i ever had. It sound fantastic, i use speakers Bowers & Willkins Serie 600 bi wiring. It has 65 watts per channel which is more than enough for een audiophile like me. Ken Ishiwata has again made a miracle of electronic. Beautiful designe, super heavy in weight but i am very happy and i will be for years to come because i am not thinking in updated for what !

Similar Products Used: None
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Henri   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 12, 2001]
Strength:

Fabulous mellow sound

Weakness:

KI plate is ugly, power cord is a disgrace

Used with a pair of Tannoy R3, this amp is a marvel.
Tested the standard PM17 with same setup before, and the difference with the KI is huge, it sounds like a different amp. Price difference is well worth it.

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Philip Croeser   an Audiophile [Jun 22, 1999]

What an amp. Although only rated 60W into 8 ohms, this amp handled my B&W 604 S2's with total control. Superb build quality and I liked the old fashioned looks.
But I guess that is not the most important issue - they sound divine! They produce a large, open soundstage and closely pin-pointed stereo image. It produces a warm and transparent sound. The phono stage clearly got a lot of attention and sounds wonderful!

Clearly an audiophile integrated amp with very little (if any) competition in its price bracket.


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Marc D   Audiophile [Jul 02, 2000]
Strength:

Very,very much detail,fast bass,wbt speaker terminals,

Weakness:

Powercord,only one set of speaker terminals,

I love this amp.I first checked out a few others,see above.I ended with the original pm17 but changed it for the K.I. What a difference!Much,much more detail better midrange and fast bass,even when pushed loud the K.I.got it all under control.My system is:Marantz pm17 K.I. Marantz cd17 K.I. Marantz st17 tuner,Mission 753F speakers,Siltech SQ80 interconnects,Nordost flatline gold mk2 speakercable,Atacama audiorack.If you are considering to buy the pm17 or the pm17mk2,give the K.I.a serious listen.It's well worth the extra money.

Similar Products Used: Marantz pm17,Cyrus 7,Arcam 10,
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