Marantz/Klipsch CD Hifi System 1
Brand Miranda Hi-Fi
New to the Marantz collection, this excellent entry-level integrated amplifier breaks all the rules. That's because it's the first in its class to offer current feedback architecture a feature that normally is reserved for the more expensive models. This technology provides very fast and accurate signal handling, which results in perfectly balanced stereo sound reproduction as well as a very open and precise sound stage. It's also been recently enhanced with performance optimising discrete audio circuitry and fine-tuning components. In addition, this year's model looks a little more stylish than last year's, thanks to new elegant knob design. On top of that, it comes with a new remote and a new low-power stand-by and auto stand-by mode. But back to being an amp: the PM5005 offers 40W per channel into 8 ohm or 55W into 4 ohm, and includes a metal chassis and a front metal panel to ensure a very rigid and solid base. It also has a Phono MM equaliser, as well as a Source Direct functionality to ensure shortest signal paths. Without doubt, the PM5005 has raised the performance bar in the so-called entry level area. Great sound. Amazing versatility.
The new CD5005 incorporates everything its predecessor, the CD5004, offered including the Marantz-own HDAM-SA2, but this year it features an upgraded DAC CS4398 and new CD mechanism - both taken from its big brother, the CD6005. As you'd expect, it plays CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs as well as MP3 and WMA files. It includes customised components for sound tuning and an extra-reliable CD transport mechanism. The Audio EX(clusive) mode further enhances sound quality by switching off functions such as digital output and pitch control when not in use. The random play function will give you another option to explore your music in a new way. Also new for this year is an upgraded remote controller as well as low-power stand-by and auto stand-by modes. In addition, high-grade gold-plated analogue outputs guarantee best connectivity, while a well-defined headphone output, and an easy to read display rounds off this excellent player.
This affordably-priced bookshelf speaker model is another stand-out in Klipsch's Reference Premiere Series. They boast a 133mm (5.25") woofer - cones made out of specially treated aluminium that's strong yet lightweight to dampen and prevent distortion - plus Klipsch's signature 25mm (1") titanium dome horn tweeter for crisp, extended, highs.
With the Reference Premiere Series, Klipsch also gave these woofers a newly developed titanium voice coil former that allows more linear movement for enhanced efficiency, lower distortion, and extended low frequency response. Look around the back, and you'll see that instead of the conventional round port tube found on many speakers, Klipsch uses a Tractrix horn-shaped opening for smoother, more efficient airflow in and out of the cabinet. The resulting decrease in air turbulence makes for cleaner, more powerful bass with reduced port noise and low-frequency distortion. They can handle up to 75 Watts RMS and 300 Watts of peak power.
Includes 3 metres of Wireworld Stream speaker cable and 1 metre Wireworld Luna RCA's