Marantz delivers a rock solid turntable for vinyl newcomers and enthusiasts alike: the Marantz TT5005 Turntable. The Marantz TT5005 is the perfect plug and play turntable.
Ready to go, straight out of the box If you’re looking for a quality brand of turntable that’s easy to set-up and use, then the Marantz TT5005 is ideal. With a preset tone-arm and attached MM cartridge, the TT5005 is ready to go. It has a built-in phono pre-amp, so will work with any hi-fi that has an RCA Aux input. Automatic tone-arm operation returns the arm at the end of each side, and selecting the speed is done by a button rather than by manually moving the belt on its pulley.
Good sound quality The belt drive system gives a naturally well-damped and low distortion sound quality. Solid construction, including an aluminium platter further enhances the sound quality by resisting mechanical interference.
Compact size Little larger than a record itself, the Marantz TT5005 is more compact than most turntables and so easy to place. The low profile lid keeps the dust out and helps keep the style neat and unobtrusive.
· Simple setup
· Works with all types of receiver or amplifier
· Built-in phono equaliser that you can switch on/off
· Automatic start-stop system
· Solid aluminium die-cast platter
From Marantz – “Thanks to the built-in phono equalizer the TT5005 is an easy to set-up turntable that can work with any amplifier or receiver – even it doesn’t have a dedicated phono input. It’s also effortless to operate, thanks to the start-stop system that automatically places and replaces the tone-arm, and which also helps ensure you do not accidentally scratch the vinyl. Its rigid die-cast aluminum platter produces uniform inertial mass for perfectly stable and consistent rotation. In addition, the TT5005 comes with an MM cartridge so that you can begin to enjoy your analogue record collection as soon as you connect the TT5005 to your home hi-fi system.”
S&I Verdict – Delivers the sonic goods! Perfect for bringing life back to your vinyl collection, the Marantz TT5005 is a solid performer. If you are looking for a reliable and quality vinyl record player, then choose Marantz TT5005. It is a bargain for its price tag.