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Marantz PM-16

Stereo Integrated Amplifier (1996)

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Marantz PM-16

Specifications

Power output: 90 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 70kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.008%

Damping factor: 160

Input sensitivity: 0.2mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 76dB (MC), 90dB (MM), 111dB (line)

Dimensions: 458 x 167 x 474mm

Weight: 20kg

Accessories: RMC-16PM remote control

Year: 1996

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Reviewed Jul 22nd, 2016 by schlumi48

This little brother of the legendary PM15 is vastly underrated; its performance is remarquable with a particularly good bass performance paired with balanced mids.high, allowing for days of fatiguefree listening be it from analog or digital inputs. By today's standards, it may lack some details which is more than compensated for by its overall balance and self assured sound. Considering the insane low prices of today for such a gem, it represents a unique opportunity to get a high end amplifier that can be restaured easily with top components. I did so with mine and was rewarded with a fresh and dynamic sound that most probably is above the original performance.
Recent comparisons with modern amplifiers at around 2000/2500 euros put these modern items to shame!

 

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