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Marantz PM-65AV

Audio Video Amplifier (1989-90)

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Marantz PM-65AV


The PM65AV brings together a true audiophile amplifier and an elaborate video switching unit in one box.

Any so called AV amplifiers sacrifice audio quality for convenience. Not so the PM65AV.

Compact Disc Video offers a high horizontal resolution of 400 lines. To maintain this quality of signal on its way through the amplifier to the TV monitor great care has to be taken in the design of the video circuit.

The video amplifier circuit boards for example have been specially developed and are made from high quality polyester, the video buffer amplifiers have been designed around discrete components as off-the-shelf chips will not preserve signal quality.

This care in design improves video cross-talk by 10dB. An electronic switch also operates in the video buffer whenever the audio stage is used. This cuts out the wire connections that could radiate noise from the video circuits into the audio stage.

For improved stereo imaging and dynamics the amplifier has been designed with totally independent video and audio input circuit boards, and independent power supplies for both the audio and video circuitry.


Power output: 75 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 15Hz to 70kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.02%

Damping factor: 100

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

Signal to noise ratio: 86dB (MM), 86dB (line)

Video Connections: composite

Dimensions: 420 x 136 x 334mm

Weight: 10kg

Year: 1989

Price: GBP £249.99 (1989)


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re: PM-65AV

A nice amplifier, buyed defective in 1997 but after restoration perfect for many years.The sound is not so good due to the STK circuit in power stage, particularly on high frequency.
Used with loudspeaker system AR 35BX ( Thorens 166 mkV - Mission 774LC - Goldring eroica - MARANTZ PM 65 - AR 35 BX).
Replaced by a more powerful PM-64 ll but with a deterioration in sound quality (especially on sound details and low level listen volume).

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