PM-11S3 Integrated Amplifier
- Integrated amplifier delivers flawless audio performance
- Cutting-edge audio technologies ensure accurate sound reproduction
- Phono, CD, and auxiliary ports for versatile connectivity
- Supports multi-channel speaker systems
- Remote control for easy volume and playback control
Exclusive HDAM Technology Delivers Exceptional Dynamic Range
Featuring separate phono and line level circuit boards, the PM-11S3 is equipped with our exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technologies, which provide superior low noise wide band performance in an all-discrete configuration, compared to conventional op amp ICs. The PM-11S3 incorporates no less than 40 HDAM SA3 latest generation modules, which feature ultra fast slew rate for true wideband response and maximum dynamic range, including multiple HDAM SA3 modules in the phono stage.
Phono Input for Connections to Vinyl Record Players
The MM/MC phono section incorporates our latest Constant Current Feedback gain stage which features DC Servo equalization that eliminates the discontinuities in tonal balance caused by conventional RIAA equalization using ordinary dual band negative feedback topology, for the purest reproduction of your favorite vinyl recordings.
Robust Power Supply Supports Multiple Loudspeakers
Rated at 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms, the PM-11S3 features an extremely robust power supply and comparably rugged power amplifier output stages that together provide incredible low impedance drive capability, with a power output of 200 watts per channel into 4 ohms, easily able to drive virtually any audiophile loudspeaker with stability and utmost fidelity. The power supply features a massive 950 VA toroidal transformer wound with OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) for maximum headroom and operational stability, securely anchored to the chassis via its own solid metal sub-mounting plate which eliminates the possibility of transformer-induced vibrations. Instead of a conventional bridge rectifier, the PM-11S3 incorporates fast response, high current Shottky barrier diodes, which provide faster switching and lower voltage drop for a more pure DC output.
The front end of the PM-11S3 provides maximum control and configuration flexibility, as it can be configured as a conventional stereo integrated amplifier, or set up with another PM-11S3 as a dual component four channel configuration for bi-amp operation, and it can also be paired with an A/V surround processor/pre-amp and used as a stereo power amplifier for the main left and right speakers in a home theater system via the Power Amp Direct inputs. Line level inputs feature unbalanced (RCA) and fully balanced XLR options for maximum connection flexibility.
Intuitive Control Panel and Remote Control
Supplied with a newly designed remote control (which can also operate the matching Marantz Reference Series SA-11S3 SACD/CD player), the PM-11S3 features an all new digitally controlled analog volume control system, which provides the precision of tightly defined volume adjustment over the entire range with outstanding channel tracking (.5 dB) while keeping the audio information entirely in the analog domain.
Equipped with our distinctive Reference Series front panel design, the PM-11S3 features an improved contrast, ultra low noise LCD display that provides information including volume level, channel balance, bass and treble control levels, selected source as well as attenuation level, which can be user-set for -20 dB, -40 dB or full mute.
Rugged, Durable Construction
Weighing in at just under 59 pounds, the PM-11S3 features a new chassis design with beautiful casework that includes a new 5mm thick solid aluminum top panel for maximum chassis rigidity that allows additional components to be stacked on top. The chassis also features a dual layer bottom panel for additional strengthening, and all internal chassis surfaces are copper plated for maximum resistance to RF and electrically induced interference. Around back, the PM-11S3 is equipped with our newly designed reference grade multi-way speaker binding posts which feature pure copper contoured knobs for optimum connectivity with a wide variety of speaker cable terminations.
Whether your music collection is analog, digital or both, the Marantz Reference Series PM-11S3 integrated stereo amplifier sets a new benchmark in audio fidelity, configuration flexibility and control convenience that preserves analog signal integrity. You'll discover new levels of musical listening pleasure with the PM-11S3 at the heart of your stereo music or multi-channel surround sound audio system.
What's in the Box
Marantz PM-11S3 Integrated Amplifier, remote control, and user's manual.
- 2x 100 Watts (8 ohm) / 2x 200 Watts (4 ohm)
- Current feedback technology provides wide range, very fast and accurate signal handling
- Toroidal transformer
- Full discrete 3 stage amplifier construction
- New HDAM® SA3 circuitry
- Rigid Premium Chassis with 5mm thick Aluminum top cover for anti-vibration
- Copper plated chassis
- Marantz original high quality and high-purity copper speaker terminals SPKT-100
- Power Amp direct input for easy integration in an AV setup
- MM/MC Phono input with HDAM
- ECO Friendly : Auto standby, low power consumption in standby mode Linear volume control
- BI-AMP and Multichannel option
- Power Transformer: Toroidal
- HDAM version SA3
- Audio Inputs 5
- Phono Input: MM/MC • / •
- Audio Outputs 2 Balanced In
- Power Amp direct input
- Gold Plated Cinch
- Speaker A/B
- Speaker Terminal Marantz SPKT-100
- Number of terminals 4
- Floating Bus Control (3.5mm mono jack x2)
- Headphone Out
- Frequency Response 5Hz-100kHz
- Total Harmonic Distortion 0,01%
- Damping Factor 100
- Input Sensitivity MM 2.8mV/47kohm
- Input Sensitivity MC 270µV/100ohm
- Signal to Noise Ratio MM/MC 87dB/78dB
- Input Sensitivity: High level 240mV/20kohm
- Input Sensitivity: Balanced High level 480mV/40kohm
- Signal to Noise Ratio High level 96dB
- Available colors: Gold/Black • / •
- Metal Front Panel
- Power Consumption in W 300
- Standby Consumption in W 0.3
- Detachable Power Cable
- Remote Control RC001PMSA
- System Remote Function
- Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm 440 x 449 x 168
- Weight in kg 27.0
3 Stage Circuit
The 2-stage amplification concept for main amplifiers or the 3-stage one for integrated amplifiers offers an extremely wide frequency range needed for the high resolution formats like SA-CD and DVD-A. In addition it influences the overall performance in relation to speed and accuracy. The first amplification stage is built into the pre amplifier followed by voltage amplification and the 3rd and final is the power output stage to guarantee high current output driving speakers more vividly and dynamically.
Copper Plated Chassis
A copper plated chassis provides the best shielding against noise or electromagnetic distortion radiating from other components in the equipment. It prevents this noise from being amplified together with the audio signal. And even more important, it gives equal low impedance ground level to every point of the chassis, keeping the ground potential as clean as possible.
Marantz developed its own discrete circuit boards to replace standard IC's. These HDAM's consists of discrete surface mount components with short mirror image L/R signal paths. Those devices are doing exactly the same thing as the Op-Amps, but outperform the regular IC Op-amps dramatically in terms of the Slew Rate and reduced noise level, resulting in a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years Marantz developed different types of the HDAM to improve quality and to fit to the special requirements of a product category like CD or amplifier.
A Shottky diode is a special type of diode with a very low forward-voltage drop compared to normal diodes. This lower voltage drop translates into higher system efficiency. Shottky diodes have very fast signal handling, can easily stay higher temperatures and are sensitive very low voltages.
Super Ring Transformer
Toroidal transformer has several advantages over a normal EI core transformer. It is very efficient and therefore delivers more power compared to the same size of an EI core transformer. In addition, due to its shape, the electromagnetic radiation and the mechanical vibration are extremely low all ending in a better sound quality.
Symmetrical Circuit Layout
To achieve the best possible sonic performance, signal paths need to be short, direct and mirror imaged. The construction of our circuitry provides improved stereo imaging by ensuring close to perfect symmetry between right and left channel layout.