Integrated Amplifier, Marantz PM 11 S 2

In the bass, the Marantz PM tends 11 S 2 (4000 euro) even to a certain cosiness with big, habhaften, never aneckenden forms in the HiFiist almost fall and bathe in it.

  1. Integrated amplifier, Marantz PM 11 S 2
  2. Data sheet

After the Brinkmann, the new PM 11s 2 shows how different the approach to the topic of large integrated amplifier can be. Marantz feels the all-round coating with thick walls and profiles – including copper plating of the basic chassis and the back – as an obligation. And the immediate active mothering of the input signals as supreme virtue.

Before only a hairs can be bent to them, a high dynamic amplification built with twelve single transistors gives them each separately module, short HDAM, once the right stream format. Until then, it goes via input relay to a volume amp, the pro channel consists of three HDAMs and an additional transistor Sextet. A Wolfson IC Furthermore, that via feedback and thus largely keeping the noise ratio adjusts the volume.

In voltage-amps, allowing each equal support four HDAMs music vibrations recharge then fresh, before they migrate to the amplifier-boards. There numerous transistors girth on it and not only this. Also the correction signal is guided back from the output experiences a strengthening so that it can exert its effect not only voltage, but with current emphasis.

In contrast to the barren Brinkmann, the Marantz has a phono stage composed of individual transistors and four HDAMs for MM and MC cartridges. And he offers also true balanced inputs, which helps further eight HDAMs wage and bread, is clear: the Japanese butterten – from the power supply, not to mention – pure, only as regards.

We will also hardly anyone to explore the limits of the new Marantz. He plays always loose, relaxed and free. In the bass, he tends to a certain cosiness with big, business, never aneckenden forms in the HiFiist almost fall and bathe in it. Especially in panels such as “Lady” of friends ‘N fellow, where massive low-frequency energy from the Marantz absolutely not with stoic Milde sensitive voice of Constance friend and especially beautiful and sunny light on the delicate guitar Geranke to respond to.

The comparison was with the previous PM quickly 11 S 1 (12/05). The new customer Marantz played in three-dimensional, fine, including a yet more vivid phono MC playback came good. So there was a bravura 54 points for a most likeable bear.

Marantz PM 11 S 2

Manufacturer Marantz
Price €4000.00
Rating 54.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H x D) 44,0 x 16, 8 x 44.4 cm
Weight 26.6 kg
Genus (REC / GM) Integrated amplifier
Remote control available
System remote control / Adaptive /
Front panel Black / Silver / champagne / /
Front panel other FB.
Tone controls / switched off /
Monitor switch
Recording selector switch audio
Network jacks switched / unswitched 0 / 0
Memory / storage automatic 0 /.
Sendersp. with aut. Sorting No
Input phono MM / MC /
High level RCA inputs / XLR 5 / 1
Digital inputs RCA / XLR 0 / 0
Boxes outputs A + B / switchable /
Headphone Jack
Pre-Out / main 1 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 2
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 0
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 235.0 W / 146.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 268.0 W / 164,0 W
Noise line 106.0 dB(A)
Short conclusion How licked and powerful integrated amplifier, which combines great sweeping, rich power and radiant fine sense. In addition a very neat Phonoteil.
Sound Top-class
Sound points analog
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points Netzwerk-In
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points USB-In
(maximum 70 points)
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (maximum 120 very good-82 points
Price-performance ratio Very good
tested in issue: 5 / 09


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