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Marantz PM-KI Pearl

Marantz PM-KI Pearl
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3 reviews

May, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews from international sources. The average review date is Feb 24, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 224700 reviews from other Receivers & Amplifiers. Last update: May 27, 2018.

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Expert review by : Greg Borrowman (

Marantz PM-KI-Pearl Integrated Amplifier Review


The world-famous Ken Ishiwata was allocated a larger-than-usual budget to ‘soup-up' the Marantz PM-15S2 Integrated Amplifier so he could celebrate his third decade at the company. Thanks to the additional budget, the PM-KI Pearl ‘30th Anniversary...

Thank you for searching out Australian HI-FI Magazine’s equipment review and laboratory test of the Marantz PM-KI-Pearl Integrated Amplifier originally published in Australian Hi-Fi Magazine, May/June 2010 (Volume 41 Number 3).

Expert review by : Greg Borrowman (

Marantz PM-KI-Pearl-Lite Amplifier Review and Test


I can almost hear the gasps of dismay when audiophiles take their first look at the Marantz PM-KI-Pearl-Lite. They'll look at those tone controls on the front panel and say: ‘Tone controls? On an audiophile amplifier? Ken just has to be joking!'

Tone controls ; Ability to defeat them ; First class performance

Mute only on remote ; No pointer on volume control

The Marantz PM-KI-Pearl-Lite is a damn’ fine amp! If I needed any more reason than that to buy it, I’d have to say that its tone controls would be a clincher for me. After years of living with and reviewing various ‘audiophile’ amps bereft of controls...