Marantz PM-88aSE

1 9 9 4 april 1994
1 9 9 5 1995

Upgraded version of the 1990 PM-80a bestseller launchd after the PM-90 and PM-99SE toppers because the "80" series proved so successful, it was worth making ultimate versions... which finally sold just as easily as the originals.

Visually, the 88aSE is a PM-80 stripped from its processor loop, third tape i/o and tone controls.

Inside, specifications included, is a PM-80a :
MOS-Fet output transistors, HDAM modules for each of the three blocks (phono, pre, power), HDAM active volume circuit for the copper-isolated 4-gang attenuator, 2x 15,000µF custom-ordered to ELNA, Marantz-tagged toroidal trafo, two CCNE noise-killer in the power-suppy lines and diecast sideburns.

The real differences with the normal PM-80a are the addition of copper-plating everywhere, a 3mm aluminium top-plate, black anodizing of the heatsinks, solid aluminium knobs and a bigga toroidal trafo instead of the regular EI.
And a very worthwhile 15,000¥ price increase.

A real PM-88aSE here.

Marantz PM-88aSE, image 1 Marantz PM-88aSE, image 2 Marantz PM-88aSE, image 3 Marantz PM-88aSE, image 4
Marantz PM-88aSE specifications
Title Value
Class A power output : 2x 20W (4 Ohm)
Class A/B power output : 2x 140W (4 Ohm)
2x 120W (6 Ohm)
2x 100W (8 Ohm)
THD : 0,008%
Frequency response : 10Hz...100Khz (+0 / -1dB)
S/N ratio : 111dB (lines)
Inputs : 1x phono
3x lines
2x tape
Outputs : 2x tape
PC : 250W max.
Dimensions : 45,4 x 16,5 x 38cm
Weight : 17,5kg.
List price : 90,000¥
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