Amp comparable to the Marantz PM-68
Nov 22, 2016 at 5:39 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1


New Head-Fier
Nov 22, 2016
Hi everyone,
So for the last couple decades, I've been joyfully listening to my music on a Marantz PM-68.  But it's finally developed an electrical problem that I can't seem to solve, and I might have to replace it.  So I'm looking for suggestions on a comparable amp.
I listen mostly to vinyl records, with some CDs and MP3s in the mix.  Ideally I'd like an amp with a phono input, plus 3 other inputs and at least one tape out for digitizing records. I just need a stereo setup, since I use a different amp for movie-watching with 5.1.
I love the PM-68 for its warm, full sound.  But I never listen to it all that loudly– toddlers in the house means it really never goes past 50% volume.  I mostly listen to jazz and electronic music, so warmth and clarity are more important than massive bass.
Does anyone have a suggestion for an amp, ideally something I could get used for less than $250, that would give sound that's as good?  Thanks, everyone!

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