Marantz Ma-5

October   1 9 7 9 october 1979
1 9 8 4 1984

Size-wise :
Foreshadowing the later Music Link Series : SC-22, PH-22, MA-22, similarily shaped MA-24, CD-23 or the close & distant cousin MA-7A.

Shape-wise :
Taking on the Model 15 of way back in... 1968 !


As anything named Ma, Sc, Sm, Pm or Tt, the Ma-5 bore the new Philips tag... somewhat : the Ma-5 had its roots in the (very last) Marantz USA design.
The Ma-5 had a long enough production run to have seen two versions : with the ESOTEC logo and without it.

Still, whatever, anyway - vivid little monoblock just the same.

Updated later in the 1980s as MA-6 and MA-7, mainly in Japan, then as MA-7A under the Music Link series, all three being full Marantz Japan products.

Also available, somewhat, as Sm-10 : two Ma-5s united by a 43cm front-plate - true dual-mono :)

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Marantz Ma-5 specifications
Title Value
Power : 1x 120W (Class B, 20Hz...20Khz, 8 Ohm, 0,01%THD)
1x 150W (Class B, 20Hz...20Khz, 4 Ohm, 0,03%THD)
1x 30W (Class A, 20Hz...20Khz, 8 Ohm, 0,008%THD)
Bandwidth : 5Hz...50Khz
Frequency response : 10Hz...30Khz (+0dB / -0,3dB)
DC...100Khz (+0dB / -2dB)
TIM : 0,01% (8 Ohm)
Damping factor : 350 (1Khz, 8 Ohm)
S/N ratio : 110dB (IHF, A-weighted)
PC : 230W
Dimensions : 20,8 x 14,6 x 33,4cm
Weight : 10kg
Features : MOS-FET devices (2SD757 / 2SB717)
2x 22.000µF
2 gold plated inputs (normal or dc)
ground plug
gain pot
Class A / B selector switch
great looks
LED display : 75W = +4dB (Class A)
300W = +4dB (Class B)
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