Written on: 11/08/2009 by musicnut123 (1 review written)
Ive got the KI signature version of this amazing Marantz PM7200 amp and have owned it for over four years now. The sound quality is amazing no matter what source you use ive also been through many pairs of speakers and the amp never struggles even in class A mode. You will not get a better amp at this price and if you find one second hand you will get a bargain. Im thinking about upgrading my amp but think I will have to part with a big wad of notes to improve on such a versatile amp. Like... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2009
Sweet sounding Amp, that has a nice warm sound to it without compromising on detail. Can be pushed when needed and it copes admirably well. Class A works! Match it with the right pair of speakers and it will reward you immensely. I've had this Marantz amp for about 3 years now and I've really grown to enjoy it with time. I had read a number of positive and negative reviews before I bought it. Thankfully, my experience with it has been nothing short of satisfying.
A word on the Class A... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2008 by bertdavies (1 review written)
I've owned this amp for just over 3 &1/2 years now and I've in that time had chance to own or listen to new and used Rotel, Rega, Nad, Arcam, Cambridge Audio and another Marantz amp as my 1st & 2nd system. Everytime I've gone back to this as my 1st choice amp as the others simply to not compare no matter the separates used.
It's been with Wharfedale, Tangent, Mordant Short, TDL and Monitor speakers; Rega 2&3, Pro-ject 1.2 & Expression mkII, Hitachi (vintage quality), Ariston and Thorens... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2008
The Marantz PM7200 are the top 4X speaker out puts 95 watts per channel top amp and they look the part. Sounds amazing built to last will drive any type of speakers giving the best sound. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2008 by endoxajamv
I am used to valve amps and real live music. I visit all the shows and have been at this for decades. I was taken aback by this humble amp and the cost effectively it offers in terms of dots for your buck. Once you own a 7200 the law of diminishing returns stares you squarely in the eye - you will have to spend many times more than this amp costs to get anything remotely like this sound quality!!!! (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2004 by david8946 (1 review written)
I have been very pleased with the Marantz PM-7200 Amplifier over the past 11 months and would probably buy it again. It is VERY solidly built and extremely heavy. It does run quite warm, but not worryingly so! The slight hum is a little disconcerting, but in use, it is not really audible. Marantz told me it was the Transformer, and it was normal - I held the Telephone to the Amp so their technician could hear it!! (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2004 by Mr Spock (1 review written)
I just bought the Marantz PM-7200 KI to replace my Luxman A384. It is really a very decent amplifier with a naturally sweet and detailed sound. The stereo image is focused and stands as a rock (much better than my Luxman). I use B&W DM 604 S3 LS and the Marantz stays in charge all of the time. Warning: this amplifier really needs to warm up for at least 10 minutes. Unless it is warmed up the sound is stiff and uninteresting. (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2004 by nout (1 review written)
The Marantz PM-7200 is an amazing amp for the money and it will surprise even spoiled audio fanatics.
I'm not that spoiled actually and I bought this amp to replace an old Pioneer.
The improvement in sound was amazing, right out of the box it sounded already better than my old Pioneer.
At first the sound was a bit on the bright sight but already smoother than the Pioneer.
After 3 days the rough edges disappeared and the amps true character made itself known: a sweet, gentle and refined... (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2004 by diatonich
In the year 2004, anyone that believes any reasonable amplifier costing more than £100 can seriously have much influence on fidelity, needs to see a psychiatrist. I smile when I read reviews that rate amplifiers like wine. I'd rather they spent the R&D money shaving 0.005% off the THD off amplifiers getting a few percent off the speakers. The only reason I bought this one was that it seemed to be a reasonable amplifier and, in my youth, I used to build class A audio amplifiers. I wanted to... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2004 by dharmasteve (6 reviews written)
Marantz PM-7200 - For the £250 for which this amp is on sale, it will punch above its weight, and this is one big heavy amp. Whoever has written a bad review has bought a bad one and should exchange it. This is a very good amp. In class A, of course it runs hot. That's the nature of class A electronics. If it's left to warm up for a while there is a limpid, liquid musical sound to this amp while in class A. It won't match Roksan or Musical Fidelity amps but it outperforms NADs. It's about... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2004 by JDUK (2 reviews written)
The Marantz PM-7200 Audi Amplifier has received mixed reviews. I read as much as I could before purchasing. However, so many mags HI-Fi choice and What Hi-Fi recommended it so highly I thought I would give it a go despite reading so may dissapointing reviews.
Out of the box the first problem is the sheer dimensions of the amp its a big, big amp. Add to this the heat it produces, which is considerable. You must have at least 1M vent space above the box (never,ever put anything on top of the... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2004 by davefinney (1 review written)
Bought the Marantz pm-7200 to replace my 2 decade old Technics Audio Amplifier so it shouldn't have had much competition but had to return the Marantz due to an irritatingly 'edgy' sound. This was particularly noticable on speech especially from the VCR (ie news etc) though spoiled music aswel. It seems that transients are falsely exaggerated perhaps to give the impression of detail but it doesn't work for me.
Other than this the sound is reasonable but still nothing to get excited about.... (read more)