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Some questions about Marantz PM5004

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humblebee

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So , was thinking of buying this from hifimart; had some final questions before i finalize:
- is this a class ab amp?
- i might add a passive sub later if i feel the need. So can the second speaker output be used for connecting the sub?
- what is the sound signature? Neutral will be preferable, high treble not ok.
- my speakers are q acoustics 2020i. What will be the final sound sig? Sorry but i cant demo. I have to buy blind so help here will be very useful.

Thanks
Sorry for the punctuations, mobile typing is difficult.

Edit: the CA topaz am10 is also similarly prized. Is that class ab too? How about the sound sig if i match speakers with that?
 
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shibashis

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Does not look like it has Pre-Out for a sub, you can probably connect the sub to 'B' terminal but in that case you will have to run A+B simultaneously. I am not sure about this, others will be at a better position to suggest on this.

I however have heard the Marantz and Q Acoustics 2020i and the Concept 20 as well. With both there was very fluid mid-range, particularly clear vocals, better with the Concept 20s of course but they are quite superior to the 2020i. Sound signature I would say mostly neutral, will match well with the 2020i. Had enough dynamism for Rock / Blues to be very nicely enjoyable.

In my opinion Marantz would most certainly be a better bet than Cambridge Audio, Marantz is definitely a more balanced amplifier without any proper bias to one end of the spectrum.
 

humblebee

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Well, have placed an order for Marantz 5004.
Some complications for UP delivery as form39 is needed.
Lets see how it sounds. My speakers are sitting from the past 3 months.
Glad that all the waiting and patience has resulted in a true basic hi-fi setup at least.
Now lets hope that all the effort and knowledge gain is worth it and that hi-fi really is something worth having. I will be the first amongst people in my circle to assemble a hi-fi.

PS: This is my first hi-fi. Took me an year to assemble. Had to do it without auditioning but i have managed to get an idea of sound signatures and my preferences by listening on a good basic IEM.

Thanks for all the members who helped me in any way.
 
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ayoulidder

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Had to do it without auditioning but i have managed to get an idea of sound signatures and my preferences by listening on a good basic IEM.
 
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